LT. JOHN PIKE PEPPER SPRAYS JESUS

From THE WASHINGTON POST:

Lt. John Pike, the U.C. Davis campus police officer who pepper-sprayed passive student protesters, is popping up in some of the world’s most famous paintings as part of an Internet meme intended to shame him for his actions. On Friday, Pike casually pepper-sprayed protesters in a video that quickly went viral. Over the weekend, Pike’s visage popped up in Photoshopped into other scenes of languid passivity, such as Edouard Manet’s “Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe." The images are a cheeky way of fighting back against what students say was an unwarranted use of forceful policing tactics. The university has defended Pike’s actions, though he and two other police officers have been suspended pending an investigation.

MadPriest is not a photoshopper who backs away from a challenge.

So, here is my entry:

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LT. JOHN PIKE PEPPER SPRAYS JESUS — 11 Comments

  1. Great Shop, MP (will check out the others).

    Please pray for my alma mater (I have to take my dad to the doctor today, or else I’d be there).

    JCF, UCD BA 1984 [Date looks kind of ironic, huh? I was involved in anti-nuclear, anti-interventionist (in Central America) and anti-apartheid activism in my misspent youth at UCD. But I never got freakin’ PEPPER-SPRAYED for heaven’s sake!]

  2. Excellent. The original photo made it looks as though he is peeing on them which, for all practical purposes he was — like a dog marking its turf… just doing it with pepper spray.

    WV: a real word! indent

  3. Well done, MP! I’ve been laughing at these all day — except for the ones that are actually heartbreaking, like the photos from Kent State and Vietnam.

    I’d like to see one with the Sermon on the Mount.

  4. Brilliant MP! “Whenever you did these things to the least of these you did it unto me.”

    WV: midst

    Yep, good old Jesus is in the midst of all this OWS stuff.