UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident: What Really Happened
Two weeks ago Claire Berlinski wrote a post titled UC Davis Cops: That's Illegal in which she said
I watched this video with incredulity. ... No one of common sense can watch that video and say, "That's just how the cops should have handled that."
The video showed an officer the police department at the University of California, Davis liberally applying orange pepper spray onto the faces and hands of a line of seated protesters. Admittedly, without any context that kind of police action is always jarring, and some members agreed with Claire in that they had trouble imagining the context would exonerate the police.
Well, here's a video that shows the interaction between the Occupy protesters and the campus police in the minutes leading up to the pepper spraying. It has some profanity sprinkled in toward the middle, so watch at your own discretion.