Speaking of baton thrusts
This paragraph seems particularly revealing:
A number of UCPD regulations also govern the specific use of batons. As a threshold matter, “[o]nly impact weapons issued or authorized by the Department may be carried,” and published departmental regulations do not authorize the use of 36-inch straight batons, but designate the 26-inch baton as the appropriate “crowd control impact weapon.” In fact, UCPD changed from the 26-inch baton to the 36-inch baton in 2011. UCPD officers were trained for the change in early June 2011. General Order F-6 has not yet been updated to reflect this.
So we have here a clear violation of written campus policies, but the only problem the review board notices is that the policies have not yet been re-written to retroactively make this not a violation.
After the unprovoked police assault on the pink papier-mâché dinosaur, I think Occupy Cal needs to escalate and deploy a real dinosaur to stand guard over protests. Hopefully the comrades in the division of Genetics, Genomics and Development are on that.