The words “police brutality” feel overwrought to me, extreme, something somebody else says, somebody who is not me.
But we have seen too many examples of police brutality recently, and especially on university campuses.
As of now, I am one of 769 wordpress bloggers who stand with Nathan Brown, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Program in Critical Theory at the University of California at Davis and his open letter to the Chancellor of his school who authorized the actions that led to pepper-spraying peaceful protesters, injuring peaceful protesters, abusing peaceful protesters. I stand with the students and faculty at UC Berkeley. I stand with those who exercise peace in the face of violence.
The horror is, this is not the worst of what has happened in recent days and weeks.
Is this really who we are as a nation?
Not my nation.
“Chancellor, do you still feel threatened by the students?”