by Max Brantley
The photo above by Louise Macabitas has gone viral. As Nate Silver of the NY Times said in sending it out on Twitter, "That the police officer in this photo has not been fired yet is profoundly embarrassing."
It was taken Friday at the University of California Davis, where students resisted being ousted from a demonstration site on campus. The link will take you to video, if indiscriminate macing of non-violent demonstrators is your cup of tea.