Call it a case of curious timing.
Vlogger rgomez805 writes:
This was recorded October 25th in the field by Barrows [Hall on the Berkeley campus]. In light of massive police violence against protesters in Oakland, and recent UCPD violence against students and community members, this video is both alarming and disgusting. In other countries in Latin America and Europe, police are not allowed on campus because of these very reasons. It’s time we throw the UCPD off our campus!
Perhaps such practice sessions are routine, but given the rising incidence of police violence and the pervasiveness of the Occupy movement, we can’t help but feel this little exercise may have been in anticipation of suppressing things to come. . .
H/T to the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization [UCMeP].