This explains why Occucommie protestors would be willing to goad police into using pepper spray:
The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday. …
Under the proposed settlement, UC would pay $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split.
[Chancellor Linda] Katehi, who has publicly apologized for the incident, would be required to issue a formal written apology to each of the plaintiffs…
The settlement also calls for UC to set aside $100,000 to pay other individuals who can prove they were arrested or pepper-sprayed. The university would give the ACLU up to $20,000 for its work reviewing free speech and protest policies at UC Davis.
In short, the university had its pockets turned inside out. But since our dysfunctional legal system is run by moonbats, going to court would have cost it even more.
This sort of nonsense also helps explain why college tuition is shooting through the stratosphere, even as Big Government pours ever more money into education. Ironically, the protests were largely over tuition hikes.
On tips from Mattius Maximus and Bob Roberts.