"Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department's use of force guidelines, said pepper spray is a "compliance tool" that can be used on subjects who do not resist, and is preferable to simply lifting protesters."When you start picking up human bodies, you risk hurting them," Kelly said. "Bodies don't have handles on them." (emphasis mine) After reviewing the video, Kelly said he observed at least two cases of "active resistance" from protesters. In one instance, a woman pulls her arm back from an officer. In the second instance, a protester curls into a ball. Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.
"What I'm looking at is fairly standard police procedure," Kelly said."
What horseshit. Which would you prefer: Going limp and being lifted upright or having your face and throat drenched with pepper spray?
And remember not to curl into a ball when being beaten, that's "active resistence".