Penn State students gathered en masse to show support for former (former!) football coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by the school's Board of Trustees for not taking the opportunity to stop former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky from raping many children. If it's time to gather en masse, it's time to break some stuff, and if it's time to break stuff, it's time for the police force assembled from various jurisdictions to use pepper spray and tear gas.
The former does a fine job of dispersing one pack of students. A pair of true pros in the middle is even able to get out of harm's way while still partying.
Tear gas, however, only seemed capable of sidelining an ABC reporter on the scene. Watch this and wonder why Dan Harris is the only person in the shot who appears to be feeling the affects. I don't know either.