“Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate, they arrested, kneeling on their bodies and pushing their heads into the ground. Those they could not separate, they pepper-sprayed directly in the face, holding these students as they did so. When students covered their eyes with their clothing, police forced open their mouths and pepper-sprayed down their throats. Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood.”—
Nathan Brown, Assistant Professor University of California at Davis in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi (via cultureofresistance)
These officers are a disgrace. They should all be fired, their pensions revoked, and they should all face criminal prosecution.