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UC Davis launches probe after pepper spray video - Yahoo! News

"The Chancellor's role is to enable open and free inquiry, not to suppress it."  --UC Davis faculty association

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marmoe
Nov. 20th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Students have filmed the incident.

Here's the video starting with the spraying and what happened afterwards
http://youtu.be/WmJmmnMkuEM

And here's another one of the time before the spraying
http://youtu.be/wuWEx6Cfn-I
marmoe
Nov. 20th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's worth spending the time and watch the videos in their entirety. This open letter is worth reading, as well:
http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/open-letter-to-chancellor-linda-p-b-katehi/
coyoty
Nov. 21st, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
They're going to have a hard time explaining how the videos don't match the official stories. The officer with the spray didn't look concerned at all, and actually made a presentation of spraying the students. He waved the can in the air to show his "audience", then nonchalantly strolled down the line of students spraying them as if they were weeds. Or like he was pissing on them.
marmoe
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Foxnews: http://youtu.be/MNXPB6TFZgE
Note how they only use photos from UC Davis and put in violent protest footage from UC Berkeley.
brombear
Nov. 26th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
The part that's pissing me off is that they're going to have an inquiry to see what went wrong...which is political speak for "We're not going to do anything." There's too much wrong with this situation and not enough right. We the people should be really paranoid about police in riot gear these days, but until we give up the mentality of "The dirty hippies deserved getting bashed/pepper sprayed/tazered for protesting," we're going to keep allowing travesties to occur.
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