Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard acknowledged Monday that the school is facing challenges when it comes to student drug and alcohol use, but he says an off-campus melee that erupted Saturday is counter to the university’s culture.
Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party — threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, officials said.
A photograph of an Occupy Portland demonstrator blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer became a defining image of the month-long encampment.
Fights, vandalism and arrests marked the release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes as a shopping rush on stores across the country led to unrest that nearly turned into rioting.
The release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes caused a frenzy at shoe stores early Friday, with police using pepper spray on a group of rowdy customers at Southcenter Mall.
Protesters with Occupy Seattle report that a pregnant teenager suffered a miscarriage after she was doused with pepper spray last week as the movement clashed with Seattle police.