"I don't think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police," said Bill O'Reilly of Fox News.
OK. But can't we at least Saturday-evening quarterback the police? See, the problem is that these police did not make bad split-second decisions in the heat of the moment. Technically, tactically, and legally they did nothing wrong (which doesn't make it right). (Of course had students rioted and attacked them, maybe it wouldn't have been such a tactically harmless maneuver.)
Using force against passive-resisters is a logical decision based on their training. It can, will, and shouldn't happen again.
And, uh, also, anybody who dismisses pepper mace as a "food product" is an idiot.