~~October 27, 2015~~
HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH CAROLINA
I was watching the news tonight and finally received clarification about the videos and memes that were coming through my Facebook Timeline.
I am totally aware that teenagers can be a handful.
They know it all, they frequently show no respect, they are distracted by technology, they refuse to listen.
Yet, there’s no doubt in my mind, and no one can convince me otherwise, that this is a clear cut case of excessive force. The parties aren’t “balanced” at all ….
a high school girl (sitting) versus a grown, muscular, trained man (standing).
If this police officer has a record of similar situations and lawsuits are pending …. there’s no doubt he has an anger issue, power freak mentality and who knows what else.
The video says it all …. oh wait, there was a video on Eric Garner’s death in New York City.
What does that say?
“There is no context that justifies a grown man slamming a child around a classroom like that. None”
Ryan Dalton via Twitter
Video shows cop body-slamming high school girl in SC classroom
By Tim Stelloh and Tracy Connor
Federal investigators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, have opened a civil rights investigation into the matter.
”The Columbia FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a student at Spring Valley High School,” FBI Special Agent in Charge David Thomas said in a statement Tuesday.
“ The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence in order to determine whether a federal law was violated.
As this is an ongoing investigation, per Department of Justice policy we are unable to comment further at this time.”
The FBI has been asked to investigate an incident at a South Carolina high school Monday in which a police officer appeared to body slam a female student and drag her across a classroom.
In a news conference, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Curtis Wilson, identified the deputy in the video as Ben Fields, one of two school resource officers assigned to Spring Valley.
Fields had been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, Wilson said, adding that the officer was declining interview requests.
Fields, who is white, is named as a defendant in a 2013 federal lawsuit that claims he “unfairly and recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”
Deputy involved in body-slam arrest of Spring Valley High student is dating a black woman so he can’t be racist, sheriff says
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott
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~South Carolina Cop Body Slams High School Student To The Ground~
~Published on Oct 27, 2015~
Columbia, South Carolina
A video shows school police officer Ben Fields slamming and dragging a student from her desk.
The sheriff’s office says the student was asked to leave the classroom but refused.
School officials have banned the officer from the district and an investigation is underway.
We ALL are ONE!!