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Bill O'Reilly On UC Davis Pepper Spray: We Shouldn't Second-Guess Police (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/22/11 08:27 AM ET Updated: 11/22/11 11:01 AM ET

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Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly discussed the shocking pepper-spray incident that rocked the UC Davis campus on Monday's "O'Reilly Factor."

Kelly called the pepper spray "a food product, essentially," but both wondered whether the particular mix the campus police used to repeatedly spray student protesters had been diluted. "A lot of experts are looking at that and saying, is this the real deal?" Kelly said, though she added that the spray was "obviously abrasive and intrusive."

She then said that it was not clear that the police had overstepped their boundaries, since they were trying to disperse a crowd practicing civil disobedience.

"I know that the tape looks bad," she said. "I agree it looks bad. All I'm saying is from a legal standpoint, I don't know that the cops did anything wrong."

O'Reilly was a tad less nuanced in his comments. "I don't think we have the right to Monday-morning quarterback the police," he said.

Watch (via BuzzFeed):

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DAVIS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Occupy protesters set up a tent as they re-occupy the quad area during a demonstration at the UC Davis campus on November 21, 2011 in Davis, California. Thousands of Occupy protesters staged a demonstration on the UC Davis campus to protest the campus police who pepper sprayed students sitting passively with their arms locked during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on November 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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