UC Davis Puts Two Officers on Administrative Leave (Video)
Caught on tape spraying students.
Two police officers at the University of California, Davis were placed on administrative leave Sunday after they pepper-sprayed nonviolent student protesters Friday. Video and photo of the incident spread on the internet, prompting widespread outrage and renewed demonstrations on the university’s campus. UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi said she took “full responsibility” for the incident, and, despite being inundated with calls for her ouster, she would not resign.
Police Abuse on ParadeBy Andrew Sullivan
Whatever it is on the campus at UC Davis, it is not a democracy. It's a police state. For helmeted cops to be openly pepper-spraying unarmed peacefully demonstrating students at a fucking campus is not American. The over-reaction, the lack of professionalism, the random sadism of this boggles the mind. The chancellor of the university, Linda P.B. Katehi, who invited these goons to break up Occupy Davis on the grounds of a campus those students and their parents pay for, has some explaining to do.