Follow-Up: Utah Policemen Who Pepper Sprayed Polynesians Cleared of Wrongdoing, “Feared Riot”

A disturbing follow-up to a story in October of two Roosevelt, Utah Policemen who used a baton and pepper spray of a group of Polynesians performing a haka at a high school football game: the policemen have been cleared of any wrongdoing, because they were unfamiliar to what a haka was and assumed the group would riot. “Stradinger said he wasn’t familiar with the dance and was concerned because the group was blocking the only exit from the field for the football teams. ‘I have never seen such an event, or even heard of such a thing,’ Stradinger said.”

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I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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