[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers.
Via Instapundit, Berkeley students are revolting.
A somewhat more measured take on the situation (God knows it wouldn’t be hard) can be found here. Essentially, the students are up in arms because UC-Berkeley students have to pay a whopping 20% of the average tuition for a private, comparable school like Stanford (to use the MercuryNews.com example). They’re having to do this because California keeps spending money that it doesn’t actually have, which makes things like fully-subsidized college educations a thing of the past, at least if your family makes more than seventy grand a year.
Personally, I’d handle this situation by expelling everybody who participated in this thing. Not because it’d solve the fiscal crisis*, but because it offends me that these people so blithely toss around the phrase ‘police brutality.’ We have standards by which to judge that, these days. Or did we start executing students for protesting these days, and I just missed it?
*Although if said expulsion didn’t come with a refund, that’d be a good one-time fix.