I got this in email from a friend:
“We all have seen the media coverage of the police pepper spraying the kids at UC Davis, but what really happened before and after that event? This video is 15 minutes long, but it shows all of the events leading up to the pepper spray heard round the world. The news failed to mention that the students had surrounded the police and were threatening them by not allowing them to leave or giving them an exit. They also had been given multiple clear warnings and sometimes even personal warnings of what would happen if they didn’t comply. Funny, I don’t remember hearing that on the news. Seeing this video, I think the police acted in a very professional manner, managing to keep calm…I knew there were two sides to the story, but didn’t think the agenda would be this blatant.”
UC Davis Pepper Spray – What Really Happened @ http://youtu.be/hhPdH3wE0_Y
Same video without text comments @ http://youtu.be/yjXcaoEAkq4?hd=1
Description on the video: This video shows the events leading up to the use of pepper spray by UC Davis police officers. Occupy protesters and the media have sensationalized this story by only showing short clips of the officers spraying the students with pepper spray. This video shows in chronological order how the protesters trapped the police and demanded the release of those they had arrested before they would be allowed to leave.
CtH: What I see is a handful of Leftist agitators surrounded by a bunch of disrespectful, ignorant, spoiled brats who are being used, loser-sheeple-fashion, to instigate an event (pepper spraying) that the Leftist agitators can use to further their agenda at the expense of the rule of law and the kind of calm and respectful society we need if we’re going to have anything good in our lives. Like, say, universities.
What kind of parenting did these class-cutting twerps have? The kind where Mommy and Daddy caved in and gave them whatever they wanted if they yelled loudly enough? The kind where Mommy and Daddy threatened to punish, but never actually did?
If you’re pressed for time, push the slider bar to 12:52. Thirteen minutes into the confrontation, the protesters have been repeatedly told to clear the quad. When police arrested some of them, the crowd moved to surround and menace the much smaller group of officers, yelling that the police could only leave if they let the arrestees go.
The police have given the protesters many, many warnings of the consequences of their behavior, including taking out their pepper spray, announcing what it is and very clearly shaking the cans to show their intent to use it.
At 14:00, one of the agitators is leading the kiddie crowd in a little exercise in mob rule where they surround the police and scream how the police will be PERMITTED to leave.
At 15:00, look how big and loud this crowd is compared with the police, who are backing themselves into a smaller, protective bunch.
Also check out how much laughing and horsing around there is among the students, even after the pepper spraying. My guess is that most of them are just there because a mob on the quad is more fun than classwork.
At 15:44, the Leftist agitator gets them yelling “Look at how they react to peaceful assembly.”
Dear God in Heaven. Peaceful?! Those police behaved very professionally. The students … I’m just glad none of them are MY kids.
Of course, my kids would know better!