I don't believe in superstars
Organic food and foreign cars
I don't believe the price of gold
The certainty of growing old
I believe in Kurt Wagner. And I believe in you.
Its very mechanism, though, should remind us to be wary. As the North Carolina researchers point out, any compound that can influence nerve function is, by definition, risky. Research tells us that pepper spray acts as a potent inflammatory agent. It amplifies allergic sensitivities, it irritates and damages eyes, membranes, bronchial airways, the stomach lining – basically what it touches. It works by causing pain – and, as we know, pain is the body warning us of an injury.
And when she emerged, there was one of the most amazing scenes so far related to the Occupy movement. As Katehi and another woman walked three blocks to an SUV, they passed through a gauntlet of several hundred students — who remained silent in a powerful show of their disdain.
Earlier this year, Ms. Quan rehired some officers and obtained a federal grant to hire 25 more. But as police staffing levels begin to drop to unprecedented lows, some inside City Hall say she has told them she fears that Mr. Batts’s resignation will hinder voters from passing her primary solution to the problem, a tax to pay for more officers. Like the city’s costly legal battle over an antigang initiative, the tax is likely to inspire anger over the misuse of city resources.