UW-Madison police recorded this video of the arrest of Denzel McDonald Thursday morning on vandalism and disorderly conduct charges for spray-painting messages such as “White supremacy is a disease” and “Racizm in the air. Don’t breathe” on campus buildings in recent months. Police said McDonald caused more than $4,000 worth of damage.
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UW-Madison's campus police chief apologized Friday for the disruption caused by an officer who entered a class to contact a student suspected in a string of anti-racist graffiti.
About the worst thing you can say about the officer's deferential behavior is that he continually refers to McDonald as "man."
The arrest became a flashpoint for students and professors near the end of a semester in which the university was rocked by several high-profile, racially charged incidents.