Many of you have probably seen versions of the first video below, showing campus police officers armed with riot gear at the University of California-Davis spraying pepper spray into the faces of nonviolent “Occupy” student protesters last Friday.
Two campus police officers and the campus police chief have been placed on administrative leave as a result of the action. The president of the 10-campus California university system said he was appalled by police action and would ensure it was not repeated. UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi is also under pressure from students and alumni to resign. On Saturday evening, with campus emotions still raw, Katehi was forced to exit her office to her car through a gauntlet of protesters outraged at what had happened.
But it wasn’t quite what you think it might be:
Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud to see that.
– Jay Bookman