I suppose I am behind the curve on this since the video supposedly came out on Saturday, but I caught the full video on Headline News this morning. This article contains the full video from start to finish of the University of California Davis – Occupy Movement incident. From what Headline News reported these students were carrying on a peaceful demonstration because the University of California Davis recently announced they plan to increase tuition 16% each of the next four years. I have to admit I was shocked !
I guess what always surprises me about incidents like this one is didn’t the security police/administration do some preliminary planning and run through the different scenarios that might play out when the police confronted the students. Did they expect the students to just get up and leave ? And if the students didn’t leave did they decide that one of the security officers was going to nonchalantly walk in front of the protestors and spray pepper spray directly into the faces ?
If the facts are as reported the students have every right to protest, but a suggestion to school administrators in the future – always expect there to be someone video taping the incident and how it will look. The University of California Davis clearly has egg on it’s face and deservedly so.