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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Links for November 22

DAVIS: THE CRISIS CONTINUED

Pepper Spray Off Campus: Letter Calling for Chancellor Katehi to resign. And Facebook page.  Katehi addresses campus as outrage grows.  Audience unconvinced.

UC Davis Student Leaders condemn use of pepper spray.

UC Davis Strike Call.


CHALLENGES TO UCOP 

Susan Gillman: Police Violence and University Finance.

Yudof appoints William Bratton to head inquiry into Pepper Spraying.  Really?   And he appointed UC Counsel and Christopher Edley to look into systemwide police protocols.  Really???

UC Struggles with protest.  Administrators remember Kerr.

Chancellor Yang "responds" to police violence and "defends" academic freedom.

Legislature to hold hearing on police response to UC protests.

IT REVERBERATES BEYOND UC

"From Cairo to California": Police turn to chemicals to control protests.

Fox News seems to think Pepper Spray is like Broccoli.

In fact, it is a dangerous chemical compound

There is debate whether the use of pepper spray is even legal in the Davis situation.

Nationwide Faculty Open Letter on Police Violence and Free Speech.

OF COURSE THIS DIDN'T START WITH DAVIS

The Chancellor and the Police: Birgenau wrote a statement explaining police actions in 2009 before the action occurred.  More on the Berkeley Administration's script to control 2009 protest

2 comments:

cloudminder said...

not like broccoli
(broccoli is a vegetable
broccoli is like --pizza!)
no, just to be clear, pepper spray is more like a condiment- like, say-- mustard gas
-- the woman who said that pepper spray is like a food product is a graduate of Syracuse U. and Albany Law School and practiced for almost ten years.

Reclaim UC said...

Here's a selection of some of the best emails from that document dump that we pulled out in the summer of 2010. A lot easier to navigate than the 300+ page PDF.

http://reclaimuc.blogspot.com/2010/06/corpses-in-mouth.html

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