The task force gathered to assess the UC Davis pepper-spraying-in-the-mouth incident has reached a verdict, and that verdict is… “objectively unreasonable.” Wow, stinging. Also: “should and could have been prevented.” (PDF here.) So harsh. Will anyone recover from this blistering report? Just the students who are suing the living daylights out of the officers and the school, I guess. To be fair to the report, it’s actually a pretty good account, and really does hang the thing on the Chancellor’s office too, which seems right. In 17 or 18 years there’ll be a big fat settlement.