Actually, the fact that Congress is responsible for "oversight" actually would tend to indicate a reasonable expectation of being able to observe and influence the actual negotiations, not just vote on the final product of the negotiations.
However, the police's own footage put the situation in a bit more context, including showing the police clearly reading out warnings to the crowd that if they don't help police remove obstructions in the plaza, that they will need to take enforcement action.
I wasn't aware it was within the power of the police to order people to help them remove obstructions.
It seems a number of schools are even requiring to students to sign over rights to anything they may create as part of a class project while attending school. I, for one, would never agree to sign anything along those lines, and would probably start looking for a different school.
I believe Mike already addressed that concept in the previous article. In this instance it's all about the perception by those other than the college administration and the lawyer. Keeping in mind that how they perceive things is their reality when something looks like a turd, smells like a turd, and squishes into the tread of shoes like a turd, the students are going to believe it's a turd. What do you think happens after that?
You can hold Mike to it if you want to, but I refuse to be bound by that statement. The RIAA's of the world are evil and deserve to be beaten until they can no longer exist in this version of the universe.