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Monday, November 21, 2011

UC Davis Student Protesters Pepper Sprayed by Campus Police

This weekend, the world watched footage of UC Davis' student protesters being pepper sprayed by the UC Davis police. The students were protesting police brutality in solidarity with students at UC Berkeley. According the the Chancellor, the actions of police officers were horrific. The chancellor has been asked by students and faculty to resign, but she has declined and asked everyone to move forward.

As the chancellor claims to have the campuses' students safety as her number 1 priority, she refuses to step down from her position. I feel that she should resign in order to set a precedent for accountability. By being an example of what will happen when authority is abused, she can protect future political dissent and create a safe place for students.

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