Sunday, November 20, 2011

UC Davis officers placed on leave

UC Davis officers placed on leave.
Two UC Davis campus police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave over their controversial use of pepper spray on student protesters, university officials announced Sunday. A video that showed an officer dousing a group of students who were huddled on the ground Friday quickly went viral on the Internet, drawing outrage and calls for the chancellor's resignation.
The university decision is fair, but let's not be naive. It was the video of the pepper-spraying going viral that did it and not the concern of the consequences of the policing methods on campuses throughout America.