Shorter Verbatim Regent of the Kingdom of UC Davis Linda Katehi: “I do not think that I have violated the policies of the institution. I have worked personally very hard to make this campus a safe campus for all.”
Look, show me the language in the rules of UC Davis that specifically forbids using pepper spray on peaceful protestors, which absolutely nobody could have predicted would happen. My conscience is clear!
Katehi has now ordered an inquiry into the police actions she personally authorized because the students left her “no option.” I’m sure it will be very thorough in exempting her from any responsibility.
…and, indeed, this is an excellent example of the para-militarization of our police forces.