Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A search into the recently-infamous Lt. John Pike’s past behavior has unearthed that he is not only a total douche who casually pepper sprayed UC Davis students, but that he’s also a racist homophobic super-douche giving him the esteemed crowning of Queerty’s Douche of the Week. Shock of the century, right?!
The Daily Mail reports:
…an alleged anti-gay slur by Pike also figured in a racial and sexual discrimination lawsuit a former police officer filed against the department, which ended in a $240,000 settlement in 2008.
Officer Calvin Chang’s 2003 discrimination complaint against the university’s police chief and the UC Board of Regents alleged he was systematically marginalized as the result of anti-gay and racist attitudes on the force, and he specifically claimed Pike described him using a profane anti-gay epithet.
Officer Calvin Chang says that he was not surprised when he saw that it was Pike who pepper sprayed the students. Chancellor Katehli, who is not short of criticism herself, says that the students were in their rights to peacefully demonstrate.
We’re not the only ones who think Pike is a major douche either. Anonymous, a group associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, recently published Pike’s phone number and address online. They called and left a computer-generated voice message that stated among other threats, “We have no problem targeting police and releasing their information even if it puts them at risk because we want them to experience just a taste of the brutality and misery they serve us on an everyday basis.”
Harsh, indeed. Deserved? Drop us a comment and tell us what you think.
All together now: What a douche!