Nor should they.
(bow down to this photographer, Louise Macabitas, who doesn’t have a site I can link to)
“Hundreds of students and faculty members at UC Davis gathered Monday in the campus quad to protest the use of pepper spray on students by university police last week.
“The police on Friday sprayed a group of students who were sitting down in a peaceful protest as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Eleven students were treated for the effects of pepper spray, including two who were treated at a hospital.
“Since then, two campus police officers and UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza have been placed on leave. UC officials are investigating the incident.”
Hundreds of UC Davis students protest pepper-spraying by police, LA Times Blog, November 21, 2011
UC Davis Pepper Spray Video: Chancellor Launches Probe as Faculty Members Seek Her Ouster [An Open Letter], International Business Times, November 20, 2011
Give a cop pepper spray and everything becomes a protester, alas. Good thing those UC Davis security guards didn’t have tasers.
Note: Here’s the remarkably cynical set up for that cartoon. Never mind the text, the jack-booted pepper spray thug image in today’s comic says it all.