A UC Davis Assistant Professor is demanding the immediate resignation of the University’s Chancellor over Friday’s pepper spraying of unarmed, non-violent students who were passively sitting on the ground while in the midst of an Occupy Wall Street protest.
“I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis,” Professor Nathan Brown writes, in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the Davis Faculty Association.”
I write to you and to my colleagues for three reasons:
1) To express my outrage at the police brutality which occurred against students engaged in peaceful protest on the UC Davis campus today
2) To hold you accountable for this police brutality
3) To demand your immediate resignation