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Spring Valley Police Assault Makes National News

ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA … The assault of a black female high school student by a white male sheriff’s deputy is making national news – getting top billing on the Today show and other national broadcasts. Several students took cell phone videos of the violent incident – which occurred Monday afternoon…

ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA …

The assault of a black female high school student by a white male sheriff’s deputy is making national news – getting top billing on the Today show and other national broadcasts.

Several students took cell phone videos of the violent incident – which occurred Monday afternoon at Spring Valley High School in northeast Columbia, S.C.

Those clips show the deputy grabbing the student, flipping her out of her chair and dragging her across the floor as other students sat in silence.

The deputy who made the “arrest” – Ben Fields – has been barred from setting foot on school property pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.  Meanwhile Richland County sheriff Leon Lott – who initially defended Fields – said through a spokesman he was “very disturbed” by what he saw on the cell phone videos.

Adding fuel to the fire?  Reports that Fields has been accused of using excessive force in the past – and has possibly targeted black students.

Obviously we’ll continue to follow this story as it develops …

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229 comments

Wait and see October 27, 2015 at 7:41 am

If the SRO was in the room almost 100% chance he was called there by teacher or administrator.

If she refused commands from both the teacher / administrator to get up and leave the classroom and then refused the same directive from the officer what was the officer supposed to do?

I wish that the officer was given the same presumption of innocence / presumption he followed policy until proven otherwise that the media is affording the student by portraying her as a “victim”.

Much like the recent “clock boy” arrest I think the details that trickle out over the next few days will cast a different light on this incident.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

good post.

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

Sometimes in the temporary absence of a good solution, the best you can and should do is no harm–regardless. Sometimes there are places you don’t go and paths you don’t take–period. Granted, a “least harm” choice is often very difficult to accept, especially when your training, culture, and ego tell you to use force.

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just a fact October 27, 2015 at 8:38 am

The CULTURE racist Obama has created in this country caused this incident.

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Rakksan October 27, 2015 at 8:45 am

Only in that his being elected brought racists like you out from the shadows and closets. To wit: your broken record comments whose only redeeming quality is being able to make any topic and subject Obama’s fault, at least in deep recesses of your racist mind. You were that kid in school who used to incite something and then run and watch from behind other kids.

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RakkaKunt's folly October 27, 2015 at 9:04 am

You were the no good ‘closet’ faggot that nobody picked to play dodge ball.invited to prom or played sports.

Becoming a race hustler mad you feel important as a majority of whites figured you out to be a gutless weirdo.

You contribute NOTHING race masterbater but HATE.THis is Obama’s deal.

Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

I think you lost me – are you saying that after all of the multiple requests from the teacher, asst. principal, and a cop that the “least harm” route would have been to continue that debate? Ignore the issue and let the student continue? Move the rest of the class to another room? I would think removing a disruptive and unreasonable student so that the rest of the (behaving) class could continue. If I have misunderstood your point, I apologize…

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 8:55 am

This is armchair quarterbacking but if have just dragged the desk, girl and all, into the hall and then shut the door, she loses her “moral support” (who don’t look scared to me, they mostly look embarrassed) and then if he needs to go “rodeo clown” on her there are no witnesses except the administrator.

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Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 9:03 am

Agreed! I am certainly not saying that the cop handled the matter in an elegant fashion…

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

Indeed, boss. There were other alternatives. At least he might claim that he didn’t make physical contact (if he dragged the desk). Anybody remember that comedy movie from the 70s (called COPS I think) where the cop tells a person smoking a cigarette to put it out and the person refuses? The cop tells them again, more aggressively, and another refusal. Eventually the cop blows the person away, then puts the cigarette out. We laughed cause it was so absurd. Well, it’s Pogo time: we have met the enemy….

The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

Thank you for referencing the REAL Pogo.

And yes, compared to the raving asshole who uses that handle and a thousand others on here, the brilliant Walt Kelly’s wise possum is real, indeed.

Dick Tracy October 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

Please.You ARE Rakkasan and several others on Fits.Your IP address gives you away.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

Buzzman has no idea who or what a Rakkasan is. Nice try with the IP address lie.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

It may or may not be that simple. How do you know she would remain in the desk as he drags it out of the room? He may have witnessed or been a party to incidents where this was tried snd only looked silly, because the party in the desk exited it as it was being dragged.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

If she gets up as he starts to drag the desk, he’s won – it is far easier to take control of a standing person than one who is sitting or lying down.

I don’t know if dragging the desk would have worked – as I said, I’m armchair quarterbacking this. I do know that regardless of whether he’s exonerated or not, this will come up every time he breaths on a suspect and every time someone googles “Spring Valley High” and the next time that Lonnie Randolph, Al or Jessie need some press attention (to late on that one).

Col.Flagg October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

Call your ‘friend’ Col. and give us an update.Just amazing you know every politician and police officer in SC,have time to bring the confederate flag down, teach class while posting on FitsNews 24/7.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

If you’d get out of the basement more you could make some friends too…

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

Thats the point they get up

The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

Yes, that could have worked. Good point.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

The do look embarrassed.

flip October 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

The boy in red was laughing.It was going to be great lunch room fodder.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

I’d add, if he did drag the chair into the hall, bet $10 she’d have gotten up.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

Betcha $10 that that’s a better alternative than being turned upside down while in the desk. Cop and student VERY lucky serious physical harm (like a broken neck, spinal fracture) didn’t result. Truly reckless

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:58 am

That is true, though he’s a big guy, he could have been holding her upside down so she never really “hit” the floor. But yeah, somewhat unacceptable risk taken at the time.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 8:57 am

Hi Mike. Let’s compare class disruption to the outcome that did result. I will grant you that the officer likely never envisioned this outcome when he went down that path. He and lots of others will receive some additional training on this soon, I’m certain. Nor did he likely envision being in a “live–film at 11:00” moment. He should have.

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Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 9:02 am

I see where you’re coming from, but I still posit that at some point the class must go on. Can you imagine public schools if the “endless debate” policy became codified into a standard practice? In many districts, there would be no more class.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

I don’t know, “rodeo clown” move, drag her out of the classroom and the teacher gets back to work – 2 minutes max. By the time the video started the “young lady in question” had already disrupted the class for about 20 minutes.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:55 am

Maybe she was just young and struggling through the “red tide” which was a new thing for her.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Not 5 minutes ago on CNN the head of National Association of School Resource Officers was saying that SC is the only state in the nation that is not a member and does its own training of SROs.
So, who knows if SC SROs get ANY school/student specific training at all or if they are just dumped in schools for one reason or another.

Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 9:22 am

I think the “Count to Ten” or “Time Out” theory is being forwarded. No gold star for you Sally!

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

“are you saying that after all of the multiple requests from the teacher, asst. principal, and a cop that the “least harm” route would have been to continue that debate?”

I’ve heard this claim before, did asst. principal request her to leave as well? I haven’t seen anyone link a story to that tidbit yet.

Please share if you have one- I’m not being snide either, I’m curious.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 9:09 am

Often officers are taught that a fast strike is safest for both officer and perp. If he would of slowly tried to restrain her, she would of struck the officer and there might have been greater potential for injury.

The officer’s actions appear very violent, but the results are no serious injury.

Sometimes they react quickly when not nessasary. The former pro tennis player in NYC is an example. But still no serious injury.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

except Thumper, she was clearly being Passive aggressive and the quick strike was not called for. for all the good he may have done in his 8 years there, he clearly snapped and he has to be held accountable, i have no doubt that he is not the only one on the loosing end of this, i’m sure he did a lot of good keeping young men on the straight and narrow when he was a coach and weight trainer and that is very sad.

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Rakksan October 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

She was being actively hostile

Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 9:40 am

She was being defiant. It is not easy to de-escalate a situation like that without undermining school and police authority. Under reacting can have negative consequences and send the wrong message.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

was her head bowed down when he got physical with her or not? there are degrees of being defiant, when people do sit in protest, the cops do arrest them, but they don’t body flip them and throw them around first at least since the civil rights movement they have’nt.

Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 9:55 am

Her head being bowed, made his actions safer. The element of surprise. She was unable to react. Police training in action.

memories October 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

Think that is how Fits and Haley got it on in the SUV?

Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

Memories? Try Fantasies.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

the cop was bone breaking huge, people who know him have posted to that affect, just curious, at what grade level would you find his actions repulsive? first grader, second, third?

Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:13 am

No bones broken. As long as there is no injury, any age. Social media posts are not facts.

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:13 am

I hope he sits in on parent teacher conferences when you American hating socialists come in bad mouthing the teachers,school and country.He needs to kick a little parent ass, in my opinion.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

So now they’ll need to hire smaller cops to make everyone happy? Then it will tie up three or four everytime Shitniqua decides to have an “episode”. Then everyone will whine because they were ganging up on her.

Were any bones broken? No?
Then what’s the problem?

35TWW October 27, 2015 at 7:56 am

Gee. Prejudge much? You label the incident as an “assault” right out of the starting box. He was in there for a reason. Pretty clearly the “young lady” was refusing to get up and leave. If you watch the video, the desk flipped because she fought the SRO. She threw her weight back and over it went. Then all he did was separate her from the desk.

Why don’t we wait for the facts?

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 8:18 am

Because that doesn’t generate clicks, duh.

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Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

Wait for facts?! You’re on the wrong website, friend.

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Thomas October 27, 2015 at 10:29 am

“Richland County sheriff Leon Lott – who initially defended Fields – said through a spokesman…”

Sheriff Leon Lott is not even in South Carolina. He is in Chicago. I am sure he has his hands full in chi-town.

Win Win Aviation Inc. on February 2015 sued the U.S. Department of Defense and South Carolina’s Richland County Sheriff’s Department over an alleged threatened seizure of two aircraft that the sheriff had exchanged for a Win Win plane under a 2013 contract.
In a complaint filed Thursday in Illinois federal court, the aviation company claims it inked a contract with the sheriff’s department in June 2013, agreeing to swap one of Win Win’s planes for two Sherpa aircraft the sheriff’s department obtained under the DOD’s 1033 program, which allows law enforcement agencies to acquire excess military equipment.

But now, Win Win says, the sheriff’s department has been terminated from the program and wants the Sherpa planes returned to the DOD. That request not only violates their agreement, the company alleges, but also would cause “irreparable harm [and] damage” since Win Win has pledged the Sherpas to various contracts with the U.S. military and spent “upwards of $500,000 per aircraft” on allegedly necessary modifications and upgrades.

“If any of the defendants are successful in seizing the aircraft, [Win Win] will be prevented from completing the contracts to which it has pledged the Sherpas, subjecting it to causes of action sounding in breach of contract brought by the various branches of the military,” the company says. “Furthermore … [it] will be subject to a negative review by the Commercial Airlift Review Board … [and end] access to future contracts available to air mobility command vendors for its noncompliance with the contracts.”

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and his department assured Win Win that the exchange was allowed under the 1033 program contract with the DOD, which allows an agency to sell some goods after at least one year of usage, according to the complaint.

Win Win claims it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to revamp the planes, on the understanding that the company would eventually take formal control of the planes’ leases. Without the upgrades, the company alleges, it could not have lent them out for contract services.

Win Win seeks a favorable ruling on its continued use and eventual ownership of the planes and injunctive relief against the threatened seizure.

“[Win Win] does not have an adequate remedy at law or otherwise for the harm or damage threatened to be done by defendants because the totality of monetary damages is not only speculative in light of the defense of contract breach claims but, more importantly, crippling of [our] ability to function as an ongoing concern,” the company states.

Representatives for the DOD, Win Win and the sheriff’s department were not immediately available for comment Friday.

Counsel information for the U.S. and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was not immediately available.

Win Win is represented by Chris Cosentino of The Cosentino Law Firm LLC and Mark P. Doherty of The Doherty Law Firm.

The case is Win Win Aviation Inc. v. Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Dept. et al., case number 3:15-cv-50051, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

http://www.law360.com/articles/625898/sc-sheriff-dod-sued-for-reneging-on-aircraft-swap

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

LMAO!!!!

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SCBlues October 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

“You’re on the wrong website, friend.”
Have you switched from “dude” to “friend” now??

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Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Ha! Sorry, but I have a whole collection of ’em! My people say they can usually gauge my level of engagement, disinterest, pissed-offness, etc. from the tone of the “friend,” “amigo,” “dude,” or “hero” I throw out there. Much of that is, of course, lost in translation on here. Kinda like we used “hooah” in the Army…

http://learninginlife.hubpages.com/hub/DefineHooah

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jimlewisowb October 27, 2015 at 9:40 am

This comment is directed to Will Folks, not to 35TWW

Every now then I get a belly full of your (will folks) bullshit

For the most part you lay out a story and let the comments flow wherever they go

Then you post a headline like the one above which apparently signifies you have taken on a God like status

So I will pay homage to your new status – you can take your Goddamn blog and shove it up your Goddamn ass and if you had a brain as big as your balls you would learn you are not the Goddamn know all to be all

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

Who are you addressing, Jim? The site shows it is 35TWW, but that doesn’t seem to match the narrative.

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jimlewisowb October 27, 2015 at 10:16 am

First line reads – “This comment is directed to Will Folks, not to 35TWW

I initially was going to make it a stand alone comment but wanted to reinforce comment by 35TWW so made it a reply

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

Ok, thanks for the clarification!

Bye Bye Pig October 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

He’s done the exact same thing before. There’s video of it too. That pig is going down.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

The desk flipped because he grabbed her under her leg so he could turn it over and slam her on the floor.
Did you not see his hand under her leg giving him the leverage to overturn the desk?

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35TWW October 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

His hand was not under her leg. He grabbed her pants leg. How else was he going to pull her out of the desk? She fought him. Leaned way back and tried to hit him with her right arm. She threw her right leg straight up in the air. All of that momentum carried her over backwards.

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

How lame is our culture when a disrespectful teen is treated like Rosa Parks? How are phones in the classroom helpful? Like most events, this will be twisted to fit whatever far right, far left, or racist narrative a poster wants to forward.

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The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 9:20 am

Agreed. It was far from a cut-and-dried situation. In the atmosphere that exists these days, though, it’s going to be impossible to sort it all out. The SRO is screwed, blued and tattooed, right out of the box. Regardless of who was really at fault, the system is stacked against him.

This is not even close to what Dr. King’s Dream was all about.

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pOgo October 27, 2015 at 9:26 am

Sharpton and liberals like YOU hijacked Dr.King’s dream of equality.You enslaved blacks into generational poverty for votes.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

The second video clearly shows the “young lady” swinging at the officer and resisting as he attempts to force her to stand. It’s also clear her violent response caused the desk to topple over. Based on the response from the administration and Brother Leon, Deputy Fields is still in trouble. Lott has called in the “fedral gubamint” investigators in an attempt to appear unbiased (but mostly to escape blame if the investigation determines this to be appropriate)

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

My guess is that she is has this culturally-based script in her head that tells her “ain’t no man gonna put his hands on me”, and “fights back” to try to stop the contact. I have spent many hours trying to advise women that assaultive and abusive behavior is unacceptable, but responding like this is too often a ticket to the ER. The guy has an even more power script in his head: “ain’t no woman gonna do that to me” and the force and consequences escalate quickly. This is in no way saying that all parties have equal responsibility for the outcome.

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just a fact October 27, 2015 at 8:36 am

Wrong you fucking dumb ass….she was thinking “ain’t no WHITE man gonna puts his hands on me cause Obama told me whites be bad”…?

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 8:37 am

You just had to go there. Speaking of people who have a self defeating script in their head, good morning Flip

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flip October 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

If the girl would have been white we wouldn’t have even heard of this incident you racist hac.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 8:49 am

Back to school for you, boy. -10 for spelling. While some people have delusions of grandeur, you, dear Flip, have illusions of adequacy. All the women in your life who tell you that are not being mean, just telling the truth.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

“Illusions” of adequacy or “delusions” of adequacy? Works either way I guess..

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:07 am

Illusions, boss. Too inadequate to have real delusions.

Col.Flagg October 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

That was hilarious and why the liberals love you on Fits.You are one of em.
A ‘trained to kill’ liberal-trained to kill young minds of mush with liberal dogma.

RakkaKunt October 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

That was hilarious ya dumb fuck faggot! Only time you ever come out of the closet is when a story comes on Fits about racism or pedophilia.

The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 9:16 am

Meh. At least somebody comes out of it. More than can be said for you and GT, pogo.

pOgO October 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

Mom let you on the computer today? Maybe she will give you a buck for a soda at the Kangaroo?

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

Oy vey!!!!! I think we would have. And white parents would have stormed the schools.

flip October 27, 2015 at 9:49 am

No.It would have been handled ‘inside’ the school district-NOT on CNN.This is all about race.FBI director even said so yesterday.You racists have made it impossible for them to do their job.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

Not really, but proceed.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

The FBI director was alluding to the so-called “Ferguson Affect.” The theory that cops are not wanting to interact with the public or intervene in alleged criminal matters because it may go viral. Well, RCSD helped prove that affect does not exist.

Goobersmacker October 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

Because the cop wouldn’t have treated her that way, you white trash piece of shit.

Mike at the Beach October 27, 2015 at 8:43 am

…or she could simply be a socially ineffective dumbass who disrupts class, and ignores wholly reasonable commands from teachers, administrative staff, and cops (with extremely predictable results). Life is easy, if you let it be. Like most people, I had it figured by the time I was in high school. Hopefully she gets it eventually, but I doubt that she will.

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:16 am

…and that script is one of 100s she has learned that result in being self-defeating if not self destructive–and a major part of why some people get “stuck”–socially, economically, geographically, mentally. Some people describe it as not caring or not being motivated, but that’s too simplistic

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 9:15 am

Why should a cop put his hands on any student/human being/citizen who has not assaulted someone and needs to be restrained to prevent more injury?
This is insane overreaction and display of ineffectiveness by a cop, school teacher and administrators.

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blueyescrying October 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

And just how is a cop supposed to restrain said individual if the cop can’t put his hands on the individual? Is he supposed to taze the individual, pull out his gun and use it…please explain how someone can restrain someone without touching them. The individual had already been asked to leave and clearly didn’t comply with verbal instructions; so please tell me what solution you have when words don’t work?

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:38 am

Why do you need to restrain a kid for not putting up a cell phone?

If I had been the cop, I would have grabbed the back of that school owned desk and slid that desk on that slick school floor with the kid in it right outside the classroom door.
If you cannot get the kid to get up from the desk to get her out of the room, don’t try to throw and pull her out of the desk. Get the desk out of the room while she’s still in it.
She might have tried to grab the door frame as we went through it and I might have needed a couple of administrators helping to prevent that from happening.
As a sub, I have slid kids and desks to another area of the class if they are doing something that they won’t be able to continue doing if they are somewhere else in the class.
A cop on CNN right this second is wondering why a SRO was even called…like me.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

LOL, a cop on CNN. Wonder what liberal guest list they selected him from.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

Oh, then you’ve never seen GOPer Rudy Guiliani’s convicted felon police commissioner/almost our first secretary of Homeland Security Bernie Kerik on CNN.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I don’t have cable.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

Maybe it was an overreaction – but let me rephrase your question. Why would a student who knowingly violated school policy, refuse to respond to the directions of the teacher, the assistant principal and the very clear directions of a sworn law enforcement officer.

This “100 pound little girl” was closer to 160, a senior and was well aware of the phone nazi policies at Spring Valley.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

” Why would a student who knowingly violated school policy, refuse to respond to the directions of the teacher, the assistant principal and the very clear directions of a sworn law enforcement officer.”
hormonal teenage brain

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

She was BLACK-he was WHITE. End of the story.

Quit Baiting October 27, 2015 at 11:57 am

Funny, the ONLY people bringing up race are the ones defending that piece of shit cop.
He abused a small female junvenile. That’s what’s wrong in this situation.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

You’re nothing but a bad behavior apologist.

Boot Licker October 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

You’re an abusive cop apologist. You would have loved East Germany.

TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

“The second video clearly shows the “young lady” swinging at the officer and resisting as he attempts to force her to stand.”

Nah.

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Hypocrites October 27, 2015 at 11:53 am

It’s funny how some people call Obama a dictator who’s ruining the country and then they defend a clearly out of control cop who has a history of beating up small girls in classrooms. This is what is wrong with the country.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Funny how you can not find me defending the Deputy anywhere other than to point out that the “small girl” (all 160 pounds of high school senior, whose boy friend was also arrested) took a swing at him when she should have obeyed the assistant principal’s order to leave the classroom.

My friend, I don’t think she deserved an “ass whuppin” but the “little girl” brought it all on herself.

Had she left her phone in her purse and obeyed the well established school rules regarding cell phones there would have been no issue.

Had she obeyed the teacher and put the phone away there would have been no issue.

Had she obeyed the Assistant Principal there would have been no issue.

Had she obeyed the lawful orders of Deputy Fields, there – yes you guessed it – would have been no issue.

Ergo – she brought it all down on herself.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Where to begin with regard to so much stupidity, jam-packed into such a brief post?

1) The cop is not “clearly out of control”.

2) A “history”…
Really? What other “small” girls has he “beaten up”?

3)…of “beating up”…
He didn’t beat her up. Please tell me where he punched, kicked, or otherwise struck her

4)…on “small” girls?
I didn’t know 160 lbs was “small”.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

Damn Will, you working for Sharpton, now? You seem quite ready and willing to slant this more than a little against the deputy.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 8:23 am

lol…the BIGGER NATIONAL story is that racist Obama and the racist DOJ have destroyed any chance of law enforcement doing their job per the FBI director yesterday.
Blacks have been told to have ZERO respect for authority-particularly any white in an authority position.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

Will must have found out the deputy is a Christian conservative?

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 8:48 am

Will is overly eager to have Fitsnews mentioned as a ‘source’ — he’s keeping all lines open today, a head wax (non-reflective), and Mrs. Folks [bless her heart] ironed his Palaui Kumbowee floral shirt, and took his bottle of Italian cologne out of the safe, and hid the kids — Will is READY!

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Bibi October 27, 2015 at 8:22 am

I encourage all Black females to take the following action when a male attempts to assault them: allow the male aggressor to get within striking distance, then with all the force you can summon, violently attack his groin area with your teeth biting through his pants as hard as you can. Do not release until you have severed his penis or his nuts.

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

Hmmm, did that work for you, “bibi” ..?

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The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

To do some extreme linguistic mixology …

“Bibi?” Nyet. Ein Yahoo.

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Terry Myacin October 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

Yes, the cop acted like ein Yahoo. But we have medicine for that

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

It staved off his hunger pangs until lunch, at least.

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Speak D Truth October 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

Leon will fire the officer before the day is over. Liberal political correctness will cost this officer his career and his job.

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

disagree …..

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 8:54 am

Leon and Biden are thick as thieves, Speak is likely correct.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

It certainly wouldn’t be the first, or sadly the last, time Leon will throw a Deputy under the bus for political expediency.

I bet he is secretly thankful that this happened and continues to eclipse the shooting that happened at the State Fair, despite his Deputies confiscating boces and boxes of pocket knives and pepper spray from citizens at the gates.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 8:44 am

My high school aged son tells me about the disrespect he sees every day at AC Flora, but only in his “related arts” classes (i.e.: spanish, keyboarding, etc) where he’s in with general population. His core classes are all honors level classes. Very structured, organized and a certain decorum is followed by all the students, whether they’re black, white, latino or asian. His related arts classes sound like a zoo. Disrespectful kids talking over the teacher, playing music on their cellular phones, back talking the teacher and other similar disruptive behavior. Honestly, I wish more SROs would drag combative, morons like this out of the classroom, so that the kids who want to be there can focus.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 9:03 am

Don’t you think or expect that teachers and school administrators should know or learn how to deal with non-criminal behavior from students?
Why in the world should cops be dealing with ‘disrespectful’ students?

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flip October 27, 2015 at 9:06 am

It didn’t used to be that way.Now that the NEA and AFT are run and controlled by the Democrat Party the public schools are jungles and war zones.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 9:18 am

I couldn’t tell you how many times my son has seen a “child” punch, slap or push a teacher, between his time at Crayton and Flora. So you tell me, how should teachers and administrators be dealing with disrespectful students? When I went to high school, way back in the 80s, kids didn’t even think about ignoring verbal commands or would dare punch a teacher. Now, it seems to be commonplace.

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just a fact October 27, 2015 at 9:22 am

The liberals on here don’t want to hear that.A BLACK kid could burn the school down and they would find a white teacher to blame and justify it.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:02 am

Watch the video. It sure looks like a black teacher/administrator at the front of that class with the walkie talkie on his belt. And, if he had anything to do with calling the cop in, he’s the incompetent who can’t manage a student who won’t get out of her desk.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

It’s apologizers like you that empower these nitwitted teens to act the way they do. Stop enabling.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

I’m not apologizing for the kid’s behavior.
I’m just appalled at the ineffectiveness of the educators.

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

Blame the Democrat Party.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

You should be equally appalled by a 17, almost 18, year old not having the capacity to comply with simple authority.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

Do you not think there is a monumental difference in ‘disrespect’ and physically assaulting someone by punching, slapping or pushing a teacher?

‘Disrespect’ is different from assault and battery by punching, slapping or pushing. When you equate them, you just set up the kind of overreaction that happened here. One is NOT as bad as the other.

That a kid mouthing off can’t be handled without involving a cop shows the teacher and administrators don’t know how to manage hormonal and/or teenage brain behavior.
Why don’t they? Why are they not taught classroom management techniques in college education classes?

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

Clearly, this disrespectful “child” was intent on the confrontation turning physical, otherwise she would have gotten out of her seat. When the officer tried to initiate the arrest, she became combative. It’s simple cause and effect. She could have easily avoided this. Instead, she escalated it and now we have yet another case of perceived police brutality and/or racial injustice.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

There have actually been books and studies about the teenage brain. There was a great synopsis of the studies in Time Magazine about 15 years ago. Do some research. It’s interesting stuff.
I’m happy that your child is mature and acts like an adult. Some, maybe most kids don’t.
I had a middle school principal tell me once about how he expected hormonal/teenage brain behavior from the kids he dealt with…but, that was 20 years ago when principals didn’t yet dump all their discipline problems on the SROs, who were just showing up in schools. And, perhaps, before the education college curriculum got as dumbed down as it appears to have become.
Why you would think this girl was ‘intent’ on this confrontation with a grown muscled up man becoming physical, I don’t know. But, she might have been prepared/scared that it might. When you see this cop grab her under her leg to facilitate overturning her desk – without any apparent thought that her head could crash into the floor and bust wide open – it’s obvious she was right.
I have heard nothing that this kid was assaulting anyone in this class. That means the cop overreacted.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 10:02 am

Ignoring multiple verbal commands is going to lead her down a path. Certainly common core hasn’t dumbed her down so much so that she fails to see this coming, or maybe it has. She was likely asked by the teacher multiple times to exit the classroom, to which she apparently decided to disobey. So, enter an administrator (black man with walkie talkie on his belt) and the SRO. She most likely had a dozen chances to do the right thing.

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

It was ALL about RACE!!! Cut all the other bull shit out. Why do you think CNN ran non-stop clips of this for hours last night?

Election 2016.Blacks ain’t turning out for Hillary like they did for Obama.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

Sure they are taught that stuff–at the 5 weeks of training provided by Teach for America. Where in the la-la land of education you never have more than 10 kids in a class and they are never disrespectful and God forbid, would never use racial slurs, attacks, or assault.

flip October 27, 2015 at 9:46 am

You are clueless.The liberal.Democrat Party owned teacher unions have destroyed public schools and have made it impossible to for administrators or teachers to control students-similar to police officers-they feel they will lose their job if they try and maintain order.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

I’m sure you would be happy to sell the schools to the highest bidder–the same way you want to sell the country

flip October 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

Obama already sold the country to The Muslim Brotherhood,ISIS and Iran.He is trying to sell our children’s souls to the devils like YOU.Ain’t gonna happen.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

Allah akababa snacka-hummus sintar.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

Not true Flip, that’s just your narrative. I know school districts that are destroyed more by Tea Party school board reps than by teachers.

mamatiger92 October 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

See Pickens County.

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

Rocky we have 30 years of this Democrat Party controlled NEA/AFT teacher union bull shit.

Teachers can’t do a damn thing to em except teach em to put a condom on a banana and refer em for abortions.Why would they and lose their jobs.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

Condoms on bananas. I think that big fat lady from Planned Parenthood at my NJ High School, so used a dildo – I think. I know it weren’t no banana. She probably ate the banana.

GaryJR October 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

Hot head meets wiseoff punk kid. Classroom version of road wage.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:04 am

respect my authority or i’ll beat your ass is a long way from serve and protect

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flip October 27, 2015 at 9:08 am

Problem is you liberals have now taught TWO generations of children NOT two respect authority.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

actually i tell kids there is no upside to disrespecting a cop, you never know if he is a psycho who might beat the shit out you or worse, then have you jailed with a criminal record on some trumped up charge.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

You are an idiot.That is really child abuse fucking with your kids minds like that.What else did you do to em?

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

taught them to never be like you

just askin October 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

Are they uneducated, liberal retards like you?

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

Again, not true Flip.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

You have never been an administrator or teach and have not a clue about public schools.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

I know this doesn’t occur at the ones my children attend.

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

That you know of.

Rakksan October 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

And your school didn’t teach you to spell or use grammar properly. -20

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:19 am

That is carefully worded, but a fragment never the less.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

LMAO!!! That from the class faggot who hasn’t post a rational thought on any subject in the year I have contributed.

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Superfly October 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

Essentially this boils down to, from Mayor Hood and the the usual activists (Black Parents Association, Et al.) to the fact that Columbia, (and Richland County) is a Chocolate City, and no matter what the situation, black criminals are free to violate the law, and law enforcement basically must risk their career when they insist otherwise. They run this hood, the rest of us here are just guests, now get on across the river, or to your gated subdivision and private schools, and let us run wild, we’ll be fine.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

When have black criminals been allowed to freely violate the law in Richland County? Please, go across the river, where meth, pedophiles, Dylan Roof, and government corruption thrive. We’ll be fine here.

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Superfly October 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Roof is from Eastover you dumb fuck. Your Mayor begins his tenure killing someone DUI, then the entirety of city government covers it up, meanwhile all of his cronies are shaking down “Community Development” deals, and in jail now. Not to mention your too numerous to mention McBride voter fraud scandals. You’ve got more per capita of corruption in Richland County then anywhere else in SC. Your Mayor’s wife lets violent gang members out on reduced and consolidated bail, while suspects in other violent crimes, allowed to roam free to kill at mother of 4 at 3:30 AM is but one example of your people, your Village Chiefs allowing their tribe to roam free, to rape, rob, and pillage, exactly where this Jr Thug-in training and Spring Valley is headed towards.

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 9:26 am

We didn’t have SROs, in my day that was Coach’s job and you weren’t gonna like it when he showed up.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

It wasn’t Sandusky I hope.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

spitting coffee all over my keyboard, thanks a whole helluva lot Sic

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

I was Sanduskied by my Sgt. and never forgot it.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 9:36 am

Everyone knows that pogo, flipo, got.

Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

No, we didn’t have that kind of stuff where I come from.

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Josh D. October 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

No, where you come from they never let kids have sex with anyone other than family members. Works for my family!

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 9:39 am

He said “showed up” not “shoved up”

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

There was a time when teachers and principals could handle students and cops were not on the grounds. I remember it, too.

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

Hell you used to dream of the Cops coming to peel the Principal or Coach or your parent off of you.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

That was before liberals and the Democrat Party took over the public schools with things like ‘assertive discipline’.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

There was also a time when teachers could whip a student’s ass to maintain order, if necessary. This was almost always followed up with a worse ass-whooping at home, administered by the father. Those days are long gone, as are classrooms where the teacher maintains control, soon to be followed by schools snd streets where the cops maintained control because of incidents and reactions like this. Soon, you will rightfully see cops figuring out that their best bet for making it to retirement, with their reputation ,career, and freedom, intact is to do nothing or as little as possible to upset the undisciplined elements of society.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

If cops don’t want to do their government jobs, they can find new ones.
They are certainly the only class of government employees where some in the public think it’s fine for them to NOT earn their pay.

The issues a lot of these kids have that people like you complain about are exactly because they are indeed the victims of excessive, abusive corporal punishment in their homes and are, thereby, taught that reacting with violence is normal.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Yeah, look what happens to the cops when they try to do their jobs. Public opinion, the media, sometimes even their bosses, convict and persecute them. They want to do their jobs but when they do and the problem resists, sometimes violently as with Michael Brown, and the cop has to deal with it, suddenly everyone is an armchair quarterback and wants to throw them under the bus. Mistakes and procedural errors happen in ANY and EVERY job to ANY and EVERYone who works. Fortunately for most (non cops), their every move is not being recorded and documented, looking for an iota of “wrong” they might do throughout an otherwise useful and productive career with jeers of “fire him” coming from the audience.

I understand Baltimore and other areas are reaping what they have sown, with increases in murder and other violent crimes, because the police have successfully been intimidated into not doing their jobs over just such silliness as this.

You have touched on it a bit, but it was the education weenies who initially “failed” to control her. They have the cops in schools to call on when a problem is out of their league to handle. If Leon throws this guy under the bus, as I expect him to, I hope he soon sees a mass resignation of his SRO’s.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

A good cop doesn’t get in these situations.
They have better judgment and try to protect and serve, not intimidate and manhandle when it’s not called for.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

ANYbody working ANY job will eventually make less than stellar judgement calls if they work a job long enough. That includes you and me. Most are just lucky enough that they aren’t caught or if they are, they are fortunate enough to have a boss who understands that such can and WILL happen to the best of the best, and will weigh their mistakes in relation to overall good they have done on the job over time, rather than the lynch-mob mentality screaming for this guy’s head over what I am not even ready to call a mistake.

Fecal Matters October 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

How long have you been in law enforcement?

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

Yeah, I remember, it was back when they could still paddle some ass. Kids didn’t act foolish, because they didn’t want to be made to look like a fool.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

I um, er, uhm, remember those days, the coach (once) or the shop teacher (once). I ran laps for practice for the rest of that week the first time and cleaned the shop for two weeks the second time – ever had to shine a mason’s trowel?

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Sandusky & Bryant, LLC October 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

“Shine a mason’s trowel?” Is that what the shop teacher called it? Wow, Colonel

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

Colonel, you set yourself up for that one.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

Yeah I knew when I wrote it that I was setting myself up. At least I had the good sense to leave out the part about “oiling the handles” (with boiled linseed oil). But I did in fact spend a day scouring trowels and other masonry tools to a high shine and putting boiled linseed oil on every tool handle in sight.

Col.Flagg October 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

LMAO!!! The Col. posted last night he was a trained killer-must have meant up his ass!

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:28 am

Now now, keep it in reason.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

DOINK

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

this is not a black or white issue, that video was going viral regardless of the race of the cop or student.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 9:35 am

Horseshit.If the girl was white NOBODY would have seen it and the MSM would have ignored it.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 9:39 am

oh right the students in the class are thinking, hey this is a white girl lets put our cell phones up, you are just going to have to be stupid all by yourself on this one, all kids break out their cell phones when something out of the ordinary is going on.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:29 am

Break ’em out? They never have them put away.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 9:52 am

Not true. But don’t let that impact your narrative.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

In other news, standard Obamacare plans going up 30% in some states next year.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

I read the average is 7.5% for next year. You must be on Breitbart or that Fuzzy Weazal sight. Hey, did you hit Casa Maya in St. Augustine yet?

flip October 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

I didn’t but it was beautiful in St.Augustine.In south Florida.Trump was in Miami last Friday.Bush is finished in Florida.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

I don’t doubt it. The FLGOP has gone pretty far to the right. They don’t even like Marco. You gotta go to Casa Maya. Get a table on the upstairs balcony – awesome.

TARevolution October 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

SO: FITSNews swears to be something unique and original…but prides itself on being nothing more than the same old, lockstep, ol’ boy, race-bait, cop-hating media like all the rest of the liberals.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

Wait until Fits finds out he is a Christian and votes Republican.Shit will really hit the fan then.

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TARevolution October 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

No doubt… this guy will get sentenced to lethal injection after Haley and FITS consort w/ the DNC to make sure they are acting like pop culture demands they act.

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Superfly October 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

Last time I checked, Failure to Follow a Lawful Order, was still a crime in South Carolina. He told her to get up, leave, whatever it was, she refused. At that point, she’s subject to arrest. She resisted arrest, and the rest ensued. This is much ado about nothing, other than Nullification of the law, by black “leaders”.

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

And about that use of force?

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

Resisting arrest is a crime. Excessive force to make an arrest is ALSO a crime. LE cannot do whatever, in the hell they want to, to arrest a person or make them leave.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

The officer acted quickly by surprise, resulting in minimum force.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

The deputy acted excessively, resulting in a violation of the student’s constitutional rights.

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Barack Obama October 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

I have taken away the Constitutional rights of 350,000,000 million people on a number of issues.

Your point?

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

Please list what constitutional rights President Obama has taken away from anyone. I will wait.

Barack Obama October 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

Mandated health care or fine
Religious Freedom

I’m am working on guns and free speech.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

Obama care is not a violation of your constitutional rights. The US Supreme Court just ruled, for the second time, that the law IS constitutional. Your rights end, where mine begin. I should never had to pay for others ER care because they are too lazy or arrogant to obtain health insurance. You can be a personal bigot against anyone you choose-if your religion calls for such. However, if you are in the free market and open for business, you should never be allowed to discriminate. No constitutional violation there either. Next…

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

Slamming a kid in a desk on the floor to get her out of it is not ‘minimum force’.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

Use of force to make an arrest is legal. Excessive force is never okay and is criminal. The LE professional should have used his training to remove her i.e. use pressure points to make her stand up, move her out with the desk or call in another SRO to help take her out of the room. The student is wrong and should be expelled and have a disturbing school charge. The deputy is wrong and should be fired and charged with assault and battery. Both persons can be wrong AND both be punished. These consequences are not mutually exclusive.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

The officer was successful. She was not injured.

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

He failed. He used excessive force, broke the law, will lose his career, and made a teenage martyr out of the student. She’ll either drop out or go to Alternative Academy.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

Excessive force? It was over in 10 seconds. He used minimum force.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

Excessive isn’t based on how long it lasted, but WHAT WAS done.

Barack Obama October 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

I have been excessive in my desire to destroy America for 7 years.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

You’ve been doing a magnificent job of it too, Sir!

Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

Excessive force is based on injury, the risk of injury, pain inflicted, duration of pain and if force continues after person is restrained.

nitrat October 27, 2015 at 11:44 am

Oh, BS.

Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Or odds are in favor of her being knocked up and on welfare by the end of the school year.

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Fecal Matters October 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

Where did you earn your law degree?

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:18 am

Only reason this is an issue is RACE!!! All about RACE. This stuff happens everyday in public schools as the policies of the NEA/AFT teacher unions have taken control away from the teachers.

Now Obama and the DOJ have tried taking control and authority away from police officers. I guess we will have to put the National Guard in schools to manage the zoo.

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TARevolution October 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

In Obama’s America, offending the race-hate Gestapo – like FITS News and the desperate Democrat vote gobblers -is the WORST of crimes….

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

Well stated.They don’t even care if you agree with them.They just want you to STFU.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

I remember when I was a store clerk, as a student, a black kid came in and, without any attempt at hiding, grabbed a case of beer and started for the door. I locked the doors and called the police. One white officer arrived and spent a half hour restraining the kid never hitting him once. The officer’s shins and pants were drenched with blood from the kids kicks.

That was a dangerous situation. The officer was carrying a gun which might have been grabbed in a prolonged struggle. It would have been safer for the officer to have initiatiated a surprise take down like at Spring Valley.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

Thank you for understanding that, BT! The Monday morning armchair quarterbacks in the group gained a lot of their police procedure knowlege and experience from watching TV and movies, where a choreographed incident with multiple retakes will ALWAYS have the desired outcome.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

I spoke to the officer days later. I asked why he let the kid kick him so badly. He said, that kid could head butt me, bite me and kick me, but the only way he could get my gun and shoot me is with his hands. That was my entire focus. Restraining his hands.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

But you are correct! A quick and DECISIVE maneuver such as was done by Deputy Fields would have negated the kicking AND the gun hazard.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

The SRO handled this badly when he tried to pull and throw the kid out of the desk when he could have grabbed the back of it and slid it and her out the room.
She might have even jumped up out of it and left the room when she realized she was going out any way.

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Adam 12 October 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

The black trash got what she deserved.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

Good for you for saying the one thing that most of the people here are thinking…but, they are being too politically correct.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

He took her down in a few seconds. No one was hurt. That is called success.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

Ever since Haley succumbed to these race hustlers on the confederate flag things have gone to hell in SC.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

I thought this shit was supposed to stop when that “symbol of hate and oppression” was removed. What went wrong?

flip October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

You can never give these agitators or haters enough.THey own Haley now.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 10:51 am

…OR, she might have chosen to sit at another desk that was unoccupied, or run around the room to avoid the Deputy, creating more of a hazard to other students, property, the Deputy, and even herself.

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Violence on children October 27, 2015 at 10:38 am

Most of the nations understand the concept of “proportional justice”, even if they can elucidate it.

This is making news because when most people watch the video they recognize excessive force when they see it, even though it’s an objective standard.

Those that argue against it or can’t understand it are obviously in the minority. It doesn’t necessarily make them wrong, it just means that they are OK with the level of violence on display in response to a child’s disobedience.

They don’t care whether it’s a parent or officer doing it. The violence level is acceptable. The few that inside know that most people don’t hold the same value judgement will try to claim the child “hit” or “punched” the officer, but few will accept that as reality after watching the video- and again, most seem to know that.

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Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

Indeed. A lot of people hold the belief that if you acted badly, or even more broadly, didn’t meet their expectations, then the conclusion is that you ARE bad and deserve to be punished, because that’s how it works in a “just” world. They make themselves judge, jury, and provider of consequences. Works for children, partners, friends, others in general–but is worst when there is a major power difference. It’s the mental sequence that plays out in LOTS of abuse and violence and use of excessive force situations. The part that escalates it is that in judging, it is not that the person did a wrong thing, it’s personalized: they are a bad person for doing it. So, the abuser views self as justified.You can hear the sequence playing out when the abuser tells their account of the welts, bruises, etc.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

Surely to God you stole this bull shit from somebody because one would need a translator to figure out WTF you just posted.

You are either insane or drunk.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

How do you feel about abortion.Is that ‘proportional justice’?Killing the innocent unborn, I mean.

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Vinny Gambini October 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

All dis would be avoided if we just let deez angry black yoots act a fool.

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

What class was this? Not a white student in the room, and the initial video showed the test paper of the person shooting the video, he had every question wrong. Seems to me that this was some sort of detention or class for problem students.

What was the 2nd student arrested for?

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LouieBouy October 28, 2015 at 2:24 am

Will brother Al Sharpton be attending the funeral? I voted for him every time.

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