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Video: Police Use Pepper Spray on UC Davis Students

Despite angry calls for her immediate resignation, which includes the faculty board, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi will not resign her post.

Katehi admits the video footage that shows police shooting peppery spray into the faces of peaceful, passive Occupy demonstrators is "chilling, sad and really very inappropriate." However, she claims she has not "violated the policies of the institution."

The Davis faculty board sees things quite differently: "Given the recent use of excessive force by police against 'occupy' protestors at UC Berkeley and elsewhere, the Chancellor must have anticipated that, by authorizing police action, she was effectively authorizing their use of excessive force against peaceful UCD student protestors. The Chancellor's role is to enable open and free inquiry, not to suppress it. Here is the video:


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