Video: UC Davis Police Casually Pepper Spray Sitting Protesters

When it gets down to having to use

Violence, then you are playing the

System’s game. The establishm­ent

Will irritate you – pull your beard,

Flick your face – to make you fight.

Because once they’ve got you violent,

Then they know how to handle you.

The only thing they don’t know how

To handle is non-violen­ce and humor.

-John Lennon

Mother Jones

Here’s your blood pressure raiser of the day: Campus police casually pepper spray a group of Occupy Davis students who are sitting on the ground in protest after refusing to remove their tents from the quad. It’s not Kent State or anything, but it’s sure as hell an outrageous overreaction. Don’t watch unless you have a fairly strong stomach for casual brutality.