Lt. Pike pepper-spraying the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World."

Video of a UC Davis campus cop, Lt. John Pike, in full riot gear confronting peaceful student demonstrators and then casually pepper-spraying them went viral on Friday. The reaction from authorities to the viral clip has been swift: two police officers and the police chief were placed on leave, and UC President Mark Yudof has called for a review of police procedures across the entire system.

The school said in a statement that police Chief Annette Spicuzza was placed on “administrative leave to restore trust and calm tensions.” The campus is in an uproar. And rightfully so.

Besides the damage that this has been done by this truly disturbing video, a clever Internet meme has popped up to comment on the outrage.

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