After video of UC Davis police officer Lt. John Pike's shockingly nonchalant use of pepper spray against peaceful, passive protestors went viral yesterday, chancellor Linda Katehi scheduled a press conference for the afternoon. Students were refused entry and began to chant and protest outside the building; Katehi refused to leave for three hours, because "the crowd outside was perceived to be hostile." It was. But it wasn't violent: Here's Katehi leaving the building, finally, after the sun had set, given a wide berth by the hundreds of students who had gathered there, each of them staring on in silence. It's as creepy as it is moving. [The Second Alarm]