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Spring Valley Sheriff’s Deputy: “Exceptional Role Model?”

COP WHO VIOLENTLY ARRESTED BLACK STUDENT GOT “CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE” AWARD LAST FALL The white, male Richland County (S.C.) sheriff’s deputy who violently arrested a black female teenager at Spring Valley High School this week was recently given an award by the school district where he works. Richland County deputy Ben Fields…

COP WHO VIOLENTLY ARRESTED BLACK STUDENT GOT “CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE” AWARD LAST FALL

The white, male Richland County (S.C.) sheriff’s deputy who violently arrested a black female teenager at Spring Valley High School this week was recently given an award by the school district where he works.

Richland County deputy Ben Fields – whose violent arrest has become a national news story – was presented with Richland School District Two’s “Culture of Excellence Award” last fall for his work as a school resource officer.

According to the district, Fields “has proven to be an exceptional role model to the students he serves and protects” since being assigned to the district in 2008.

The award was presented to Fields at Lonnie B. Nelson elementary school last November 12.  It was later referenced in a February/ March 2015 issue (.pdf here) of The Deputy, a Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) newsletter.

Cell phone videos taken Monday by students at Spring Valley High School showed Fields grabbing the female student, flipping her out of her chair and dragging her across the floor as other students sat in stunned silence.

Richland County sheriff Leon Lott initially defended Fields, but has since said through a spokesman he was “very disturbed” by what he saw on the cell phone videos.

Fields has been barred from setting foot on district property while this week’s incident is investigated.

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287 comments

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Don’t ya just hate it when the racist doesn’t turn out to be a racist after all?

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Quit Baiting October 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

It’s not about race. It’s about abuse. Why are you apologists constantly bringing up race?

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Just normal racists October 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Because they are racists themselves. Their entire world view is filtered through skin color.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

That is true, I was born a raciest, but change can happen. Now I see both sides.

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Doobster October 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm

You got that right. Anything happens and one’s black and the other’s white then people run around screaming racist! racist! racist! They are the racist fools!

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Don’t you just hate it when the abuser turns out to not have been an abuser after all? Better now?

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Quit Baiting October 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

He already is being sued for abuse before this incident happened. Then there’s the other video of this guy acting like an unproffessional thug in a classroom. So, yeah, he abuses people, especially young girls. No doubt about it.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The first time he was sued for “violence” he won. The current suit is because he identified the student as a gang member and he was expelled – he’ll likely win that one as well, it has nothing to do with being an “unprofessional thug”.

Policemen who have no complaints on their records are either not doing their jobs or hiding the bodies better than most.

Quit Baiting October 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

“…or hiding the bodies better than most”
Says it all.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Once again, my obvious point is that officers who are doing their jobs are going to get complaints. Particularly when the “entitled generation’ comes in contact with law enforcement in any matter involving more than being directed through a intersection.

Quit Baiting October 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm

That’s a funny way of saying ‘holding cops accountable’, but you’re getting there.
Your apologist facade is slipping.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

My apologist facade never existed. Be happy to discuss facts any day though. I’ll even debate opinion as long as all agree that at the end of the day it’s all just opinion.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

I’m willing to rack it up to a bad day. You sometimes gots good days. Sometimes you gets bad days. One day doesn’t define a career. Yesterday is what insurance is for.

Writenow October 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Don’t know what you’re smoking, but it’s working. You have successfully left reality.

Writenow October 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Have worked for police departments. He wasn’t doing his job. Unless his job was to commit the crime of assault.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Do you always solve the crime without all the facts?

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Fee October 28, 2015 at 12:48 am

OJ Simpson won too! Does not mean he was innocent!

35TWW October 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

He was exonerated by a federal jury in the first lawsuit. The second lawsuit, which is still pending, has nothing to do with abuse.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

that award has nothing to do with what he did yesterday, john wayne gacy was voted man of the year in springfield il., does that make him cool in your book too?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Some people think Dubya is still a hero !

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

No that award had nothing to do with yesterday since it was a 2014 Award. My abundantly obvious point is that he is not an “out of control unprofessional thug” like many would like to claim.

stumptard October 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

bravo . great comparison. crickets

Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Sheriff Lott said he almost threw up when he watched the clip. He was so disturbed that he immediately complied with the request for an outside, independent investigation into the matter and now the FBI is involved….yeah, this officer is a stand up guy.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Turns out there is a back story with the YLIQ (Young Lady In Question).

Fields will be exonerated.

erneba October 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Yes, I agree with you. Most people are basing their ire against the officer on what occurred in the short video. This girl was responsible for her actions and she alone put herself in a position to be physically removed after having been asked three times. I agree, he will be exonerated.

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 8:10 am

No, no one said anything about race at all: “I’m comfortable with saying that race is a factor,” said Columbia’s Lonnie Randolph, the NAACP’s state director. “Race is indeed a factor. … We do have a problem in South Carolina. We do have a problem in America.”: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article41609259.html#storylink=cpy

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 28, 2015 at 12:18 am

Bacon is always is bacon.

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Mike at the Beach October 28, 2015 at 2:03 am

…and folks who write juvenile, outdated nitwittery like “bacon” in cop conversations are a ubiquitous part of what passes for intelligent debate on these sites.

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erneba October 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Yes, nice comment, this guy is a one tune wonder. I just don’t pay him any attention. If he can make it about race, he will be on here in a heartbeat with the same ole crap.

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USA October 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Obama got a Nobel Prize, so why not give this prick an award for excellence.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Obama deserved the Nobel Prize.He is a great pResident.

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Quietus October 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

“as other students sat in stunned silence.”

They sat in silence, I didn’t see any that looked stunned. They were likely silent because applauding wouldn’t not be appropriate. Contrary to popular belief most students don’t like disruptive students disturbing their classes.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

They looked embarrassed to me.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

this guy has a history of beating up young girls in classrooms.
You don’t think the students knew that already?
They are well aware of that thug’s violent mentality.

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Quietus October 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

That’s not what the majority of the students in that room or around the area are saying. He was very well liked by the students that behaved themselves appropriately.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I bet. I mean, why disparage a cop with a history of violently abusing young poeple AT SCHOOL. Imagine what that thug is like on the streets with zero recourse?

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Quietus October 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Of course nothing that can be found matches your narrative.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSSSdUAUwAA3bLx.jpg:large

https://instagram.com/p/9USCrLCnDz/

Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Wow. Two whole social media posts. One saying he’s not racist (his isn’t about race, it’s about abuse). You are joking, right? Derp, indeed.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Why would any kid in that school now, every go to a SRO for anything. Anti-police sentiment is quite often generated, directly, from the police themselves.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Espically when they lie and cover up for each other regularly.
Look at the cop who murdered that kid trying to by some pot.
Video shows him shooting that kid dead for no good reason….
Off scott free by his peers.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Really, a history of beating up young girls in classrooms?!? Please cite any or all of the other incidents where he beat anyone else up.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

There are two on video. If he’s gotten away with it before, you can bet more stories will start coming out. What normal man would treat young girls like that? Would you?

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

It’s the same incident filmed by two different people you loon. I had two sons go through SVHS. Fields is well liked by the majority of students (the exception being the troublemakers). He’s in a difficult position dealing with 1,960 students, many from challenged backgrounds.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Would you treat a young girl like that for not listening?

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

First let’s deal with the facts – she’s a senior and 17 years old, not a “young girl”. She had failed to follow the instructions of the teacher, Assistant Principal and the lawful order of the SRO.

Would I have “calf roped” her? I’d like to think I’m smart enough to resolve the issue without going quite that far. I’ve offered the idea that he could have dragged her, desk and all into the hall. I might have asked the teacher and other students to step out of the classroom to allow her to save some face and respond appropriately to the Assistant Principal’s demands (de-escalation is the technique).

In the end – she caused the situation to escalate by failing to follow the school rules in regards to cell phones.

In the end – she caused the situation to escalate by failing to follow the instructions from her teacher.

In the end – she caused the situation to escalate by failing to follow the instructions from the Assistant Principal.

In the end – she caused the situation to escalate by failing to follow lawful order of the SRO.

In the end – her own actions caused her to flip over backwards as she resisted and fought with Deputy Fields.

But here’s the thing, I wasn’t there, we only see a very brief snippet of what went on.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

She didn’t cause that man to act the way he did. That is his fault and his alone.
It’s not her duty to make sure he knows how to act proffesionally.
His response to her behavior is what caused this. Blaming others for his actions is ridulous.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Why was he there in the first place? Not blaming the offender for their actions is equally ridiculous.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

nobody is arguing that she did something to get her thrown out of class, we are arguing over whether he used excessive force and even you said you could have done a better job, and i believe you would, i disagree with you most of the time, but i don’t think you are a bully or an asshole.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Neither a bully nor an asshole (much, I’m an Army Officer, it sometimes comes with the job). Could I come up with a way to better handle the situation from the comfort of my office chair – sure but I could have won Gettysburg from here as well. we only get to see a snippet of what happened. It looks bad (though the second video shows the “young female” swinging at the SRO)

I haven’t tried to defend Deputy Fields but instead want to focus on what started the events and why did they go so far? is there a history between Fields and “the young female”? What did the Assistant Principal or the teacher say or do? It’ll all come out in the wash and maybe Fields shouldn’t be working with kids but he has done a good job there (I know this from experience), is well liked by a majority of the students and is now getting thrown under the bus and backed up over several times a minute.

Think about this for a minute, there are cities in South Carolina with smaller populations than Spring Valley High has with much larger police forces. Turbeville, SC has 900 or so residents and four “policemen on patrol”.

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm

fox.com has a new video, at least new to me, and it is pretty damning, like i said before, if he were going to catch a break, it would be there

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Seen both videos the Fox video clearly shows her flailing (ineffectually) at the officer.

Check this capture from the video – the kid in the red striped shirt looks as if he’s hoping Fields will hurry up and get her out of the class already. he doesn’t look scared to me. http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/l1npu4/picture41523771/ALTERNATES/FREE_960/Spring%20Valley%20SRO

Derp October 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Now, you’re not defending him. You have been blaming the girl the whole time for his choice of actions. Now, you have a more nuanced view. Funny.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

I’ve never defended him and I have always blamed the girl for starting the incident.

I have insisted that we try to stick to facts here (course this is FitsNews so that will only go so far…)

Derp October 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Blaming the kid is a way of defending his actions. Don’t be dumb.

It’s sad that a grown man who claims to work in education wants to blame an unarmed student for a law enforcement professional losing his composure and violently attacking her, for simply sitting there and not listening to him. That she caused him to act in such a way. No wonder kids aren’t listening and have no respect for teachers. If they think like you, they don’t deserve it.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

No, it’s not. As I’ve posted any number of times, this could have POSSIBLY been handled in a different manner but the bottom line is the “young lady” brought this whole thing on herself. Maybe her calculations were flawed “…they won’t do nothing to me ‘cept maybe suspend me and I could use a couple of days off…” or “…I don’t have to listen to them…” or “…I can’t back down in front of my friends I’ll lose face…” But the blame for the event is clearly hers.

How can you not blame her?!? Whose phone was it? Who had the phone out and was using it? Who refused to comply with the teacher’s request? Who failed to comply with the Assistant Principal’s request? Who failed to comply with a lawful order?

Does Fields get censured for his actions? We’ll see, I’ll be surprised if he isn’t canned.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Possibly been handled different? SROs use nonviolent methods on disobedient students everyday, but for some reason this small girl, sitting alone, unarmed, with another adult in the room was so threatening that an armed police officer couldn’t handle her without brutalizing her? Got it. But you’re not defending the guy or anything, just that it’s not really his fault. It’s hers. That’s not defending his actions at all. Please…..

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm

There were two other adults there, the Assistant Principal and the teacher.

In my high school, the Assistant Principal was a retired NBA player he was like 6’6″ 270, if he said jump you asked “how high” on the way up. If an athlete got in trouble you could count on running laps, picking up trash, cleaning the wood shop or dragging fields after school for a week or more. If it got to your parent’s attention you’d get in more trouble when you got home.

Kids no longer respect school authority. Bad grades got you a rap on the head or ass from your parents and maybe a “parent teacher conference” where you were talked about and the teacher laid out a plan for you to improve. Now, the “parent teacher conference” is likely to be a session where the teacher is talked at about by the parent seeking to determine why “my perfect little princess” isn’t getting A’s.

I see these kids here at the Chicken Coop all the time. I get the “Can I have some extra credit” question every semester from at least one of my students. My answer is always the same – “No, you should have done the assignment and turned it in on time”. The entitlement generation is growing and getting worse by the day

Derp October 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

So, now it’s the ‘entitlement generation’ to blame? Why not just go all the way and blame Obama for this thug’s actions? Man, talk about not wanting to take responsiblity for something. Kids are kids and every new generation is the worst and will never succeed to ‘old farts’ like you. But they still aren’t to blame for a cop choosing to brutalize a girl in class. The fact that you teach and defend that SROs shows why kids don’t respect their teachers. You guys are the same as the cops to them.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

I see success every day, I see kids who are not “entitled” but who feel they need to earn what they get, who serve their fellow man in a variety of capacities, who have worked hard and achieved much.

But I also see a lot of “the entitled”. White, black, brown color is not the issue. Single parent, traditional family doesn’t seem to matter, there are a group of “utes” who think they are above it all.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Then why use a blanket term like “entitlement generation” to paint a whole group of people as disrespectful and to blame for cops losing control? First, you’re defending the SRO, then you’re not? The new generation is lazy and entitled, now that just describes some of them?
Man, you’d make a great politician! Haley’s got nothing on you!

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

This young lady clearly falls into that group of “entitled”s. Not all kids are that way but many are, far more than were in my time.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 7:23 am

I’m sure a jury or judge will determine that during the civil suit that will follow.

my generation October 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

You’re correct about each generation thinking the next one are worst. Mine was called a bunch of pot smoking lazy hippies. Now a good portion of that generation is part of the tea party.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

This Chicken Coop?

JROTC Program: Established in 1993 as the nation’s first Junior ROTC Program in a juvenile correctional setting, DJJ’s JROTC program serves both boy’s and girls at DJJ’s Birchwood School in Columbia.

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

Plausible deniability – while our mascot is an “ass kicking chicken”, it’s still a chicken.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 8:50 am

You sly devil. Bonus points for not saying “I can neither confirm nor deny”. I was going to comment something about my time working in low-level corrections in the Army in a similar mission, but since you don’t work there (maybe), I’ll save it

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

No, I don’t work there but I have visited on occasion.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

Me too. Broke my heart when I spoke with the folks in the JROTC who were working hard to try to turn their lives around, thinking that they would be able to go AD when they were released. BTW, I used to work/teach across the Horseshoe from you–before you were there.

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 10:26 am

There are a percentage who escape that life and wind up amounting to something. I don’t like to visit there because of the utter despair some of those kids live(d) in.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 10:35 am

Truly. I reiterate my earlier comment about calling these folks lazy, unmotivated, and uncaring is oftentimes simplistic and reductionistic. A well respected author says that trying to escape poverty and the associated despair is akin to the thrust a rocket needs to escape Earth’s gravity; that it takes synergy of forces to facilitate that effort. COL, I genuinely salute for your work in helping young folks have hope and positive options and a solid grounding in their life.

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

I wasn’t talking about the kids at DJJ when I wrote about the “entitled class” I was talking about kids like my middle son who think they are entitled to something merely because they draw breath (I dissuade him of that notion from time to time).

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

Come on, drawing a breath is very important and has great payoffs. It’s all I do and then govt money keeps showing up in my account every month. Oh, yeah, there was that 26 years service, etc. Almost forgot about that. Your point: It’s true. And it takes active effort to “dissuade” that attitude, cause peers carry it and reinforce it. You know, like looking at the student parking lots at local high schools. On the other hand, there are plenty that work hard but are unwilling to trade quality of work/family/personal life on traditional success ladders that involved hierarchies that require “paying dues” as a junior employee. Can’t really argue that. Legit life choice.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Answer yes or no: Had the “young lady” complied with either the teacher’s, Assistant Principal’s of the SRO’s request would the “calf ropin” have happened?

Derp October 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

There are disobedient children who are dealt with nonviolently everyday by SRO, so that question doesn’t make the point you’re hoping it does. That’s like saying if she didn’t go to school, this wouldn’t have happened. Getting a visit from a SRO doesn’t mean an automatic thrashing.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

So you’re still unwilling to answer yes or no…

But I’ll agree with you for the furtherance of the debate. For the last 8 years, Fields has ridden herd on a city of 1,900 students and has never had a complaint against him – now suddenly, he’s an “evil unprofessional thug” because a situation we only have a snippet of information about “looks bad”.

I agree that it looks bad and I’d hope that putting hands on a student is always a last resort, I can’t ever remember touching a student other than to make a correction in technique – I can’t say the same for my Scout Troops (before we go into the gutter here, I’m referring to behavior not sex). I’ve separated a fight or two, grabbed an older Scout by the scruff of his neck to dissuade him from torturing a new one over the twenty years or so I was a Scout Master.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

If your question was relevant, then it would get a yes or no answer. Read my last reply to you.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm

I read it – and responded to it. I agree that having the SRO show up does not equal “ass whuppin” every time. And for eight years, there have been no complaints of that sort of thing where Fields is concerned.

Could he have handled the situation differently? Yes
Should he have handled the situation differently? Time will tell, at least one main stream “authority” has chimed in saying he in proper form (I posted the link to the CNN story earlier)

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

950 students. There are 2 SROs

The Colonel October 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

Yeah, and we have cities of 800 with four and five policeman (see my post on Turbeville) – point still stands.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 8:47 am

Sometimes people need the right opportunity to show you their character, good or bad. He showed us his best stuff. He won’t have any more LE opportunities cause he made us real believers. You DID call for facts, so I added footnote about 2nd SRO

Teacher Asst Principal October 27, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Do you think the teacher or Asst principal said grab her around the neck, toss her backwards and then drag her across the floor? I don’t remember having resources officer when I was going to school. Seems the teachers were the ones breaking up fights – maybe the janitor would too.
I have read 4 college websites and how they deal with a student refusing to leave a classroom. If the student isn’t being too disruptive they suggest ignoring it and speaking with them after class. Or dismissing the class. The only time college police intervention is advised is if the student is violent or acting irrational.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Got it but answer the “yes or no question” because that question is at the heart of this whole situation.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

She did open the door to physical restraint when she resisted. BUT, doesn’t he still have the duty to use the minimal force necessary to restrain, given the circumstances? I think he does and that’s where I think he crossed the line. And, isn’t what so much of the complaint has been is other recent cases of alleged excessive force by police.? Rear strangle take downs with knees in the middle of backs for something like jaywalking. Or was it the “resisting” that triggers the overreach? I can hear someone saying “if he didn’t jaywalk and then “resist” he wouldn’t have gotten killed so it’s his fault.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

To people like the colonel, police can’t help their actions. It’s always the fault of the victim.
Why did she just sit there? Justified beating. Why did he sale a loosey cigarette? Choked to death on the street. Why did he drive AWAY from the police? Shot in the back and killed.
I mean, people must obey and do exactly what a cop is thinking at that exact moment or they’ve are opening themselves up to a beating or death. This is America. Police are there to be obeyed or suffer the consequences. Don’t you just love these ‘freedom’ types?

Derp October 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

She is in no way responsible for how he CHOSE to handle the situation.
The whole reason we’re even talking about this is because he acted violently.
Kids don’t listen to authority figures daily. You don’t see them getting beat up in a classroom.

dwb619 October 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm

It is HER duty to obey the direction of the teacher and assistant principal.
When she DID NOT, she invited the NO BULLSHIT handling.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Why is he not allow on district grounds and facing termination, if he acted so appropriately?

stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

if he had drug the desk out of the door, that too would have gone viral and they would be pinning a medal on him for being smart about defusing the situation, but he used excessive force and his ass is in a sling for it. Col. i’m following this play out on fox news because i think they would be the most sympathetic to him and they are pounding him too.

Rakkasan October 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

We’ll see if the deciders think she caused herself to flip over backwards. Any bets? I’d say it’s much more likely that she will win a civil suit against him. I hope the Police Officers Association has a fund to help him out. Otherwise, he’s toast financially. And, since we’re chatting, WTF was he doing in a school, dealing with those challenges, after he was involved in a suit for excessive use of force in the past? Did the S.D. not think he might be high risk.? Yes, the court sided with him, but as we know that doesn’t mean he was innocent. I’m guessing it was more about provability (no camera; alleged victims’ word against his, credibility, etc)

Mom October 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Caught ya. You’re making up shit now.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

It’s called speculating. We’re all doing it, because none of us were there.
Now go make me a sandwich!

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

This deputy has been involved in two lawsuits involving excessive force, including one scheduled for trial in 2016. Role model my ass.

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neither is innocent October 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

and the new video angle out clearly shows the girl punch the cop in the face before he grabs her hip when she kicks her legs that cause the desk to flip. the cop used excessive force and lost his cool by throwing her around, but don’t paint this girl to be innocent either. that’s why you don’t rush to judgment. no one had that video until now

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

You are right. Neither are innocent. She should be expelled and charged with disturbing schools. He should be fired and charged with assault and battery. Both consequences are not mutually exclusive. There is no where in my post where I paint the girl as innocent.

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neither is innocent October 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

you are correct, my reply was by accident to your post when I meant to on another

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Being a bratty kid doesn’t deserve that level of violence.
Why not pick up the desk with her in it and take her into the hall?
If she wants to stay in her desk so bad, handcuff her to it.
There are serveral things he could have done nonviolently.
This guy hates mouthy girls and likes beating them up.

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neither is innocent October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

no one said he should have used that force in fact I said he went too far, but the first fall was on her not him, and none of this would have happened if she listened to begin with. again he should not have done it, but she still should have listened.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Not listening deserves that level of violence.
If you did that to your OWN child in public you would be arrested.
How is this any different?
The whole she should have listened arguement is stupid.
It’s not her duty to make sure some out of control cop does his job right

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I couldn’t agree with you more. I am sick of hearing “she should have listened.” Sure, she should have but when she does not, that is not cause to slam her to the ground while in the desk, then fling her to the front of the room. As I have said in other posts, force to make an arrest is legal. Excessive force is criminal. No sane person can think what he did was not excessive for the situation that was at hand. Place a pressure point on her to make her stand, take the desk and her out into the hall, handcuff her to the desk, as some have suggested. Expel and arrest her for disturbing schools AND fire and arrest him for assault and battery.

Quietus October 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm

She was not obeying the teacher or administrative staff. She was asked to give put away her phone or stop chewing gum (reports vary) multiple times by the teacher and then asked to leave the room. She refused to leave, the administrative staff was called and she was asked to leave with them, she refused. She was told the SRO would be called and she continued to refuse. The SRO asked her multiple times to leave and she did not. How many chance do you get before it escalates? She was asked nicely to stop by at least two people and she didn’t stop, she was asked to leave and refused, she was asked to leave and advised that the SRO would be called if she did not, the SRO came and asked her nicely to leave she still refused. The SRO attempted to lift her from the desk calmly and she resisted by refusing to get up and then throwing punches and pulling at his arm and neck.

She had multiple options and refused to take any of them. At some point you will be removed by force and if that fails and you continue to escalate you will be removed by any force necessary. She’s in high school not preschool she understands this.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

“The SRO attempted to lift her from the desk calmly.” What video did you see? He took his arm and grabbed one of hers. Then he took his other arm and placed it around her neck. When she did not come out of the seat easily or quickly for him, he slammed her and seat to floor. THEN he picked up her arms and legs like a sack and flung her to the front of the room. LE cannot do whatever in the hell the want to make you leave. Force to make an arrest is okay. Excessive force is criminal. For the situation at hand, teen girl sitting at her desk, non combative, refusing to leave-what the SRO did was clearly excessive.

Quietus October 27, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Watch the second video that came out. It shows him going behind the desk attempting to lift her up. She then became violent and he reacted. She wasn’t injured so obviously he was being measured in his actions. You’re reaching if you believe this was excessive.

https://instagram.com/p/9USCrLCnDz/

You're wrong October 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Sorry, he undoubtly used excessive force. A man that size couldn’t pick the desk with her in it? He could have easily done that. Why would you defend a grown man violently throwing that small girl across the room like an animal? If she hit her head the wrong way she could have been killed. You’re reaching, and getting nothing in return, trying to defend this thug. Do you just hate mouthy girls?

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm

So you consider being stupid and mouthy a desirable trait in anyone? That might explain a lot.

You're wrong too October 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm

No. Teenage girls can be the worst. But somehow, as a grown man, I’ve managed to not beat one up. Why? Do you think throwing young girls around like an animal is cool? That’s what coward pussies think.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

It doesn’t matter who or what you are. Act like an animal and get treated like one. Act human and be treated accordingly.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

You believe this girl was acting like an animal? The girl was just the opposite. She was sitting in her chair, non combative, not in the cop’s face, etc. She refused to leave, so arrest her-fine. However, to slam her down and fling her to effect an arrest is excessive and animalistic on the COP’s part.

Quietus October 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

She started the excessive force when she threw started garbing and trowing punches. She wasn’t injured so what. He was attempting to extricate her the best manner possible. She started a fight with a police officer and he ended it. She was willful and churlish and was given multiple opportunities to comply. Nothing excessive happened. You sir or ma’am are wrong.

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm

There is not one video of her throwing punches. She is falling back and grabbing to hold onto something, anything. If you think that a trained LE should engage that girl in that manner, to arrest her, you are wrong.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Would you ever treat a young girl the way he treated her?
If you did that to your own kid, you would be arrested.
So explain how this guy, in any way, acted appropriately?
And don’t say she caused it, cause that’s bullshit.

Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Tazing her would been a lot funnier, she’d probably start a new dance craze with all that twitching and flipping around.

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Squishy alright October 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Wow, you really hate young black girls.

Quietus October 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The first civil case was dismissed. The second is not for excessive force. It’s because some student says he had them expelled for being in a gang. Since the school board expels students not SROs I don’t see how he could be responsible for that.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

He and the school district are named in the suit. He is named because he identified the the kid as being in a gang. He and the school board will likely prevail.

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Who knows? October 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

I don’t know. If he went to the administrators and falsely claimed this kid was in a gang and mess up his academic career, he might be in trouble. Guess we’ll find out later.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Yeah, the whole process is far more complicated than one SRO going to the principal and saying “little Johnny” or “little Tyqwan” is in a gang. It’s actually state law that drives expulsion policy: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t59c063.php

There are hearings, appeals and opportunities for review at several levels.

Who know? October 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Good to know. It would be frightening if one person’s claim could potentially ruin you academically.

he's a bully October 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

I just read the documents about the first lawsuit. I’m inclined to believe the plaintiff since the prosecution never showed up for his trial and charges were dismissed. This was over a called in noise complaint, with Fields following the guy from the parking lot to his apartment – where as the plaintiff claims Fields became irritated when he called him dude. That escalated with him being thrown to the ground, kicked and maced. His wife took pics/video of this on her cell phone which the cops took and arrested her too. So all this over a relatively minor offense which was never brought to trial.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

A litigious fool and an opportunistic lawyer will always find each other.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

He saw black, then saw red.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Okay, out with it. Which police department gave Will a ticket, yesterday? Did Fields write him one a long time ago.

Someone sure has a hard-on for the Po-po and Fields, in particular.

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Nölff October 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

What’s up with that dude’s eye?

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BooHoo October 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Some girl wouldn’t listen to him at the mall, but was off duty and couldn’t beat the shit out of her.
So he cried.

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Or he accidentally saw you naked and tried to scratch his eyes out.

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BooHoo October 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

So he’s gay too? Maybe that explain his intense hatred for young women?

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Did seeing your dad step out of the shower turn you gay?

BooHoo October 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

You constantly coming up with gay scenarios is making me think you’re gay.

boohooboohoo October 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

boohoos a gay wad boohoo likes fudgems. you fag

TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm

He does “Phantom of the Opera” in his off time.

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jimlewisowb October 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

What a difference a few hours makes

Headlines have gone from Police Assault to Violently Arrested

Is the pendulum of public opinion swinging the other way

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afmajret October 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Some questions not asked: 1) Why was the resource officer called to the classroom to begin with? 2) What level of combativeness is appropriate for a student to use to resist being arrested? 3) What is the appropriate amount of force for an officer to use when trying to control a person who is resisting arrest? A questioning mind wants to know.

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The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

In regards to number 3, from CNN:

Analyst: The officer was within his rights

CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck, though, cautioned against jumping to conclusions about Fields, even if the video “looks really bad.”

If an officer decides to make an arrest, Houck said, he or she “can use whatever force is necessary.”

“So if you don’t comply with my wishes … then I can do whatever it takes to get you out of that seat and put handcuffs on you,” said Houck, a former New York police detective.

That said, Houck questioned why the officer was even called in to deal with the student in the first place.

“Cops are at a school in the event a crime is being committed,” he said.

“Too often, these teachers in these schools are calling on the cops because they have a disruptive student in the classroom. This is not a cop’s job.”

He was seconded by Sunny Hostin, a former federal prosecutor and current CNN legal analyst. Hostin doesn’t think anything could have justified the deputy’s actions in the first place, but generally challenged the idea of law enforcement being involved in incidents like this one.

“We in our schools, at least in the United States, are too quick to call in the police to deal with behavioral situations,” Hostin said.

There were more than 82,000 school resource officers working full or part time at 43% of the nation’s public schools during the 2013-2014 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Such officers have the same credentials and capabilities of any police officer. But in light of where they work, they also have a distinct role as what a 2013 congressional report calls “a hybrid educational, correctional and law enforcement officer” serving as mediators and educators as well as law enforcers.

And in this case, Lavarello from the School Safety Advocacy Council doesn’t think this school resource officer should have ever been involved in what “should have been left in the school discipline area.” Once the officer was involved, he could have deployed “a lot of strategies” like having the other students leave the room first.

“It’s something that can be handled relatively simply with training and having school administrators know when to best use a school resource officer,” he said. “And this doesn’t appear to be the case.” http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/us/south-carolina-school-arrest-video/index.html

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

BS. Cops cannot do whatever in the hell they want to for you to comply with their wishes. Force is legal to make an arrest and LE are trained on how to do so, with the least force needed i.e. pressure points, etc. He was not within his rights to slam her to the ground, while in the desk. Then fling her to the front of the room. That was clearly excessive for the situation at hand i.e. girl sitting non combative at her desk.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm

THey can in Carolina son!!!!

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afmajret October 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Thank you, Sir.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Maybe it’s the asprin I took for my headache – but a guy named “Harry Houck” – that’s priceless. At this point I don’t really care anymore. If babes was not injured, and she’s suspended for being an idiot, it’s all good.

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cop defender October 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Harry Houck never saw a bad cop he couldn’t defend. I’ve watched him plenty times on CNN and no matter the situation he sticks up for the cop.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Guy over reacted – OK. It happens. She also is partly to blame. the DOJ will find her civil rights were not violated, her downtown Columbia attorney will get 40% of the $150K made on the school district’s insurance, her parents will get a new Crown Vic, and life will go on.

Wheel Man October 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Spic asshole, they stopped making Crown Vics several years ago.

Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Next time the bitch will get up out of her seat when instructed.

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Sweet Dreams October 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Nah, she’ll have the latest, greatest iPhone thanks to her settlement and your tax dollars.
And super thug will be jobless.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Is she gonna get a iPhone20, or just waste it on Sam’sHung.

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Unlikely, word out now is she struck him in the face, prior to being body slammed. She’ll be pregnant and on welfare by the end of the school year.

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Sweet Dreams October 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Oh, you’ll be paying for her baby too? It’ll probably have the latest, greatest iPhone too.
All from your tax dollars. Make sure to thank that angelic SRO after the trail!

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not a chance October 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

she wont get anything

Sweet Dreams October 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Oh yes she will. Hell, the offers from TV are probably already pouring in.
Then the district will probably settle out of court and your tax dollars will now go to whatever she feels like spending them on. Then she’ll probably get more out of court tax payer money from the settlement with law enforcement. Her ignoring that immature hot head was the smartest thing she’s ever done. She’s gonna be living the good life and you’re going to help pay for it.

speaking of sweet dreams October 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

she wont get jack, there is a video showing she punched the cop first. if she tries to sue, she will get arrested for assault and he will countersue for anything she gets.

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Sweet Dreams October 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Too bad. It just shows him putting her in a headlock, dumping her over in her desk and then violently dragging her across the floor. Just like the other one. She be OK, though. All that settlement money made up of your tax dollars will help her move on. I wonder what kind of car she wants?

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The road to oblivion October 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

She won’t, and many others won’t either, because she’s about to be rewarded with the tort claims act limit, if not more.

We get what we deserve for enabling this garbage. When this country eventually crumbles, we’ll wish for the day when our suffering was limited to being tossed five feet (the equivalent of about 5 minutes of football practice)

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

here is how this is going to play out, leon is going to tell him to resign or the is going to throw him under the bus just as fast as he threw that student across the room

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm

i take that back, fox news is reporting leon has called in the fbi and doj to investigate fields, his ass is already under the bus

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Lott investigates his own department complaints, including officer involved shootings. The general assembly considered a bill this session for all such shootings to go through SLED. They did so because of Lott solely. Governor Haley stated this, specifically, in a press conference, in her support for such a bill. It is only because this Spring Valley incident went national that Lott has decided to call in the feds. Ordinarily, he would self-investigate like Chris Christie.

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Mall Cop October 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Bingo!

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Bibi October 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The Black males in the class room should have blitzed this bastard & beat him within a inch of death. Black men must be taught to defend their women. This is not slavery time.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

SC black folk are tame and compliant. Just sayin’

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SWAT October 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Sounds good. Then the SWAT team could have summarily executed them all. RCSD has some pretty good snipers.

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Because that’s how black thugs roll, violence is the only answer. Black men are so respectful of their ho’s and bitches.

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dwb619 October 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Maybe the black men in the room had already had enough of her actions.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

They all had her?

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dwb619 October 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Geez, and for once I was being serious.

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Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Let’s lighten it up.

“Whatcha’ gonna’ do with all that junk, all that junk, up in your hump” – Bam!!!!

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TARevolution October 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

FITS and Nikki SWORE that there would be NO MORE racial strife if the flag came down…

Are you LYING again?….

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mamatiger92 October 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

No they didn’t, you goon.

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mamaslut92 October 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

‘goon’? You stupid bitch!

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Big T October 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Is GT already drunk today?
A little early don’t you think?

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God October 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

No Rocky.

mamatiger92 October 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Have a great day, flip!

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Mirror October 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

As long as racist like you make everything about race, it’ll keep coming up.
Luckily, y’all are dying off, so keep that up.

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nitrat October 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

As long as people like you are on this planet, we will have racial strife.

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TARevolution October 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm

You mean as long as BIGOTS, like you have someone to hate…right???

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

You have to be right because that is the only thing that keeps BIGOTS like nitrat alive.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Yep.The race hustlers won’t be happy until reparations are paid to african Americans.

The perpetual welfare train the Democrats enslaved them on was just a down payment.They use Haley and the media as tools to further their agenda.

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9" October 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Violence begets violence.He shouldn’t have been there in the first place

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Although it’s a government school….

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The Buzzman October 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

OK. So apparently, the SROs are deputies of the Sheriff’s Department. So, in fact, there is a basis for calling them “cops.”

Whether this guy is racist or not is, in my opinion, HIGHLY debateable. The different videos, shot from different POVs, tell different stories. And it does look as though he followed established procedures.

None of this may matter, though. He appears to be a marked man.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Every video shows the same thing. A kid, sitting at her desk, non-combative, but refusing to leave. None of which warrants how the cop engaged her physically. Again, force to make an arrest is legal. Excessive force is criminal.

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Quietus October 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

People who know him personally are saying he dates an African-American woman. Somehow I doubt he’s raciest.

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Derp October 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

It’s not about race. It’s about abuse. The only people I see bringing race into the conversation are those trying to defend the SRO.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

It is ALL about RACE. If the girl was white we would have never know about this.

Obama ain’t running so the Dems/MSM got to try and ‘gin’ up the black vote!

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

If the girl was white, the cop would have never physically engaged her in that way.

sheep October 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

really, thats it?.the aformentioned white girl would have gone peacefully. next

riiight October 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

What a load. When a young white girl goes missing it is all over the news. This white people are getting picked on and ignored cocka is really old.

Chief Yellerbelly October 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Boz sees a racist around a corner. He is a liberal.That is what they are all about.

Boz has made crude and hateful comments about my grandchildren in the past.Claims to be some kind of Indian.

In my opinion, Boz is a racist.

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Batman October 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

School resource officers are a waste of tax payer’s money and creates a police state within the schools they are suppose to protect. The SROs walk around the school thinking they are teachers and they don’t work on relationship building at all. Most incidents that occur in the school are handled by the school district and staff anyway and most incidents are not told to the public or hidden so it will not bring a negative light on the school or the district. The SRo crave was a knee jerk reaction after columbine shooting. The bottom line is that the SRO program doesn’t work and should be abolished in the schools. There hasn’t been an incident that has stopped any violent act in schools and there still are school shootings. The fact of the matter is that the SRO are overpriced security guards. School districts should hire non certified security officers and let the cops work the streets. Usually the cops that cant make it on the streets are the ones that are put in schools anyway. The bottom of the barrel crap

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Is this just an opinion or do you have statistical data to back these assertions up?

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American People October 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Gotta love it. Many of the same people who post ‘Obama is a dictator!’ and ‘He’s taking our freedoms and ruining America’ are ecstatically cheering a jacked boot thug beat up children in A FUCKING CLASSROOM. You guy can’t get enough of a police state mentaliy. What foolish hypocrits. No wonder the republicans are done.

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

as far as SROs being on campus, i’m all for it, with all the school shootings, i’m glad some of my tax dollars are going to fund them

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Do you want to know what underscores the total ridiculousness of this mountain made from a mole hill, “story”?

If she had been shot dead in front of her home on Sunday night, by another hood rat, not 1/10 of the ink, electronic or chemical, expended so far on this “event” would have been used to cover it. This is not hyperbole, but fact. FitsNews would not have devoted one keystroke to it and other than brief mentions on local MSM, nobody much, other than her friends and family, would have noticed.

Leon would not be worrying about cutting his trip short. The FBI, DOJ, and probably SLED, would have no involvement, save for possible filing and storage of routine paperwork.

Here we are though, no broken bones and not even minor injuries to her were reported, and the world shits itself over this “terrible” event.

Amazing!

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

what i am getting from your post is we not setting the bar for our police officers behavior to that of a “hood rat” so?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

What I am not getting is dead would not be as big a deal as deserved manhandling with no injuries.

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CorruptionOfReality October 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Dude, you think Sandy Hook is a hoax and you’re criticizing others on what they are upset over.? What an un-self aware idiot. Police officers violently attacking young girls in SCHOOL is something to be concerned with. Not stupid ass, ignorant hoaxer theories. Fuck off!

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

She asked for it and she got it. No known injuries and this is a Federal case. Tell me I’m wrong with a straight face. If another hood rat had killed her the night before, as in dead, there wouldn’t have been a fraction of the uproar this has generated, Mr Hoax swallower.

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Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

What people like you fail to always understand is that when a person is hurt by another, non cop, the perpetrator, if caught, is arrested. There is no question about arrest and allowing the process to occur. Justice has prevailed in the “hood rat” scenario you describe. Justice is hardly EVER served in cops hurting citizens. People are upset because once again, a copy abuses his authority, and justice seems far away if at all.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Okay, so what were her injuries?

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

I said abuse of authority. Whether she has injuries is irrelevant to such abuse, but it is fortunate that she doesn’t. Black on Black crime, which is what you are referring to, is not special. Whites hurt other whites, at similar rates, and in similar ways as blacks hurt each other. Why is this national? Probably the video being available, the excessive, ridiculous force by the cop seen in video, regarding a teen girl who is not doing anything to warrant such a physical encounter. All happening in a place that is suppose to be safe, in front of other kids who did not deserve to witness this cop’s jack boot thug behavior. .

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

All about RACE.Ferguson and Baltimore are long ago and Black Lives Matter has been exposed.

This event will ‘gin’ up the race hustlers like YOU!

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

You do know that not taking your medication is a violation of your probation? When you are lucid, re-read my post. I am responding to CoC, who references race and I answered his question. Shut up and make your way to a Wal-Mart parking lot, so you can be at the front of one of those Jade Helm tunnels.

Chuck Norris October 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Dammit! I’ve been trying to sign up for the Stop Jade Helm Defense Force for a while and all the time Flip knows which Walmarts have the tunnel entrances? BASTARD!

John Rambo October 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

You’ve been trying to join up too? WTF, Adrian? We heroes can’t even get connected to some action any more.

CurruptionOfReality October 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

What does that even have to do with this? Beside you’re weak ass attempt at race baiting. We are talking about this because of the officer’s actions. There are bratty girls everyday, in schools all over America. Do we talk about them? No, because out of control cops aren’t beating them up. The SRO brought all of this on and because there are videos (from other students who didn’t get the same treatment for using their cellphones) it’s been taken up by the media. Why are so obessed with race? Oh yeah, you’re an idiot racist hoaxer.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

It is ALL about RACE.Votes.Money.

Big T October 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

With racists, maybe.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

BINGO! Liberals are ALL racists.

Big T October 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

I Google it. You’re wrong again.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Try again.If you are going to be stupid please don’t tell us.

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Coming from a fuckrard like yourself, I’ll take that as a huge compliment.

flip October 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

LMAO!!!!Tell him boss!Arguing with these idiots is as easy as an illegal getting an EBT card!

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm

What’s an EBT card?

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

It’s one they give to Everybody But Tango

vanzred October 28, 2015 at 4:40 am

Thank you. These people don’t get

vanzred October 28, 2015 at 4:40 am

The teacher asked her to either put up her cell phone or leave the room. When the student refused, the teacher called in the principal. The principal did the same thing and again the student refused. That’s when the Resource Officer was called in. He, too, asked her to leave. Not only did she refuse, she held onto the desk, refusing to be led up from her seat.Then she punched the officer twice when he attempted to remove her from the chair.

Dan October 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

You would know about easily obtaining an EBT card illegally. That’s for sure.

flip October 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Good post however don’t be in denial that this is all about the RACE of the girl.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

No man, the race of the cop. If a honkster had killed her on Sunday night, it would have still been an issue. One of her own, not so much. I don’t get it. Black citizens , some of whom are good and decent people, are murdered. by other Blacks all the time and it’s like, “no harm and no foul”. Let a white person touch one, even if it is a bad person and they asked for it, and all hell breaks loose.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

You are right.93% of homicides are black on black and they don’t give a shit.No money in it for the race hustlers.

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Big T October 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

And 137% of flip’s ‘facts’ are completely made up.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Google it dipshit.I think you can do that at the library.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

What’s a library?

Journey Bell October 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bullshit. Whites are 6 times as likely to be murdered by another white person as by a black person; and overall, the percentage of white Americans who will be murdered by a black offender in a given year is only 2/10,000ths of 1 percent (0.0002). This means that only 1 in every 500,000 white people will be murdered by a black person in a given year. Although the numbers of black-on-white homicides are higher than the reverse (447 to 218 in 2010), the 218 black victims of white murderers is actually a higher percentage of the black population interracially killed than the 447 white victims of black murderers as a percentage of the white population.

In fact, any given black person is 2.75 times as likely to be murdered by a white person as any given white person is to be murdered by an African American.

Real facts, from a real source: FBI crime stats and supplemental report.

Original Good Old Boy October 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

You are torturing the statistics to fit your agenda. Here is another statistic for you. A black is roughly 14 times more likely to kill a white than the other way around.

Source: the same crime stats you used.

#blacklivesmatter October 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Unless it’s a white cop. Then there’s a nearly hundred percent chance they’ll murder a black person.

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Please show your math.

Black Lives Matter terrorists October 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Aren’t you a fucking piece of shit! How’s that Black Lives Matter doing for you in Chicago? Baltimore? Black Lives s THERE don’t Matter!

The Colonel October 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

6 times a likely to be murdered by a white person! I’d hope so since whites outnumber blacks 9:1, of course 6:1 means it happens more often than it theoretically should.

Rakkasan October 28, 2015 at 7:16 am

But since minorities vastly outnumber whites among the poor and the vast majority of this type of crime is committed by poor minorities….You left out an important variable

Mike at the Beach October 28, 2015 at 2:33 am

You have so mangled those stats through lame-ass freshman year statistical massage as to render them silly. The demographic breakdown in homicide (and, for that matter, all violent crime) rates is fairly constant and well-documented, and your effort to take advantage of the much lower percentage blacks in the US had been tried many times. Facts are, however, pesky things.

Let’s examine your same UCR data in a way that compares black and white crime apples-to-apples. There are approximately three-quarters of a million interracial crimes committed each year in the US – blacks commit about 85% of them, whites 15%. Blacks are 7 times more likely to commit murder than all other races; 8 times more likely to commit robbery. I’ll stop boring everyone now.

There are tons of sociological, cultural, psychological, economic, and moral reasons for these facts, but they remain…facts. Here’s a quick tidbit of data for the histrionic, anti-cop reactionaries who see a rampaging killer cop behind every tree in America: cops engage in about 35-40 million interactions with citizens each year, and over 3,200 of those cops (on average, over the past ten years) are assaulted with deadly weapons each year. The best estimates indicate that US law enforcement officers kill approximately 300-400 persons a year nationwide (the vast majority of whom are actively engaged in one of the aforementioned assaults). In all of those interactions, cops generally threaten force 300-400,000 times a year or so (and actually use the threatened force less than a quarter of the time). This is not what an epidemic of out-of-control cops looks like.

Derp October 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

You don’t get it because you’re a racist. This isn’t about race.
It’s about police brutality on a kid in a classroom.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

All about YOU RACISTS dividing this country.Girl was white nobody would give a shit.

Big T October 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

You don’t care about white girls?
You’re shitty at being a cracker ass racist.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Obama and DOJ hate whites.Pay attention.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

That’s why so many are gettin’ killed – right?

CorruptionInColumbia October 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

I’m a racist for calling attention to this racist way thatvthings happen. I knew that twisted logic was coming butvyou know what, I really don’t give a chit.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

DOJ just opened a civil rights investigation into this.Fix is in.

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erneba October 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Good Post!!

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school chaos October 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Nothing riles people up more than some sort of controversial school story. Ever seen how heated school board meetings can get? Some of them look like lynch mobs.

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Duh! October 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

It’s weird. It’s like people care about kids and their education or something.

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school chaos October 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Correct. That’s why this thread having so many comments isn’t odd. Plus 99% folks commenting on school stories have gone to school so there is common ground.

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Doobster October 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Exactly! Excellent point!

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Writenow October 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Hood rat?

God. You are a great example of “Parental FAIL.”

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

The award at the Elementary school trumps videos & lawsuits everyone.

Game over man, game over.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I would say what the community thinks of him is more important than what a low life like you thinks of him.

Where do you live? You sound like an idiot,Libaretard.

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Well based on the feedback so far it seems like the community is more concerned about his behavior than him.

This community generally speaking considers you the lowlife- but I don’t hold THAT against you.

Why do you want to know where I want to live? Are you gay?

Sorry to let you down but I’m not.

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flip October 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm

No.Not gay.You were the one asking asking questions the other day about where I lived and what I did for a living.I own you and don’t forget it.Rocky was in the conversation.I didn’t answer because you appear to be a real weirdo.

I own ALL liberals minds.

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

lol…I was generally curious about what you did for a living because you spend all day here.

I never actually asked where you live, Rocky volunteered that.
(to Rocky)

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Liar.You asked me if I lived in Ohio and voted for Kasich.
It is always just a matter of time before I catch you liberals in a lie! :)

TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

No, I didn’t ask you if you “lived in Ohio”, I asked if you WERE living there at the time.

See, that’s your problem, you live in a reality distortion zone.

flip October 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Unlike you I think outside that little box you live in.Try it sometime and you may come up with a comment that means something or can at least translated by GT or I.

You liberals suck in the area of critical thinking skills.

TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Ok brah.

Big T October 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

“I think outside that little box….”
That’s when we leaves his trailer to use the outhouse.

Rocky Verdad October 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

I love you Flip.

GrandTango October 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Give it up flip. Everybody already knows about us.
You can openly be a self-loathing queer now.

Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Nobody has said what class this was? To me it appears to be a classroom with problem students… not a white student in the room (Spring Valley isn’t exactly on par with Eau Claire) and the video shooter had every question on his paper wrong.

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lawyerup October 27, 2015 at 2:37 pm

these young adults know what their doing. their not fooling anyone. they are seeing $$$$ signs. kfc for everyone

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officermiller October 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

if i would have done that i’d be in traction today

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leehaneysillegitimatebasterd October 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

looks like roid rage to me

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Looks like a police officer punching bitch getting her ass deservingly kicked.

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Sweet Dreams October 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

Hope you really enjoy that footage. Your tax dollars will be making that girl rich. Thank that bitch Fields if you see him.

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Daniel Boome October 28, 2015 at 9:19 am

Thank him for our tax dollars making the girl rich? No, you can thank the racial grievance industry for that along with their ignorant co-conspirators in the media.

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freecollegeforeveryone October 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

vote democrat get free shit

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Bernie October 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Poor little buddy. You really could’ve used some free college.
Instead, you are a low-info republican voter.
We’ll make sure your children don’t suffer the same fate.

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unreal October 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

in the future they could call a coach and just pick the desk up like a piece of furniture and physically remove the student still sitting in the desk and then they could purchase a dolly with you know those wheely like things that roll and place the desk with the student still sitting in the desk on that dolly and roll the creature to the office or the boiler room or wherever of course the student would have to sign a waiver er something. to be cont.

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UPdate October 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Lott says they have suspended him without pay. Lott is the one who called the FBI and US Atty to investigate. Internal investigation should be completed tomorrow.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Anything from Keel is a joke.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Leon is a great statesman -leader. A true republican. !

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Squishy123 October 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Neon Leon is reporting that the little bitch refused to listen to repeated requests by the teacher, school administrator, and resource officer. She was asked to leave class by each member and refused. When the resource officer attempted to remove the bitch she punched him in the face, then the little bitch learned the lesson that she was not in control. Good toss by the resource officer.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Why do we have armed thugs enforcing petty classroom discipline in the first place? What next, “She refused to wash off that disruptive orange lipstick! Give her some stick, officer!”

Why are they not there simply for student/faculty safety and law enforcement (e.g., against drug trafficking).

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Doobster October 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

He did his job. She ignored the orders and punched him when he walk beside her. When are people going to learn to not resist the police! Sure as hell isn’t racist. The feds and the naacp need to stay the hell out!

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stumpknocker October 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm

if you see that as a punch, you are beyond pussy sissy pansy boy, really, jellyfish would not call that a punch, you are not a man.

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Doobster October 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm

You can call me all the names you want it doesn’t change the fact she resisted (cuz you’re such a big tuff key behind your keyboard). They need to bring paddles back into the school. Paddle their asses a few time and they’ll learn, it worked great for all previous generations. We didn’t have disrespectful asshole like her and kids weren’t running around shooting kids in school (gun laws were more lax imagine that!). I guess it take a real man to call someone pansy ass now-a-days. I’d just beat your punk ass in the ground when I was a kid. So go keep knocking you pecker into that stump numbnuts!

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soldierbob October 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

i dunno man. when my 2 year old had a tantrum and i had to lift him kicking and screaming from the playground i didn’t feel like i had to counter punch. this kid is an awful kid no doubt about it. but cops are trained to handle this stuff. he snapped and ignored his training. cant have that.

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nitrat October 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

Obviously, they are NOT ‘trained to handle this stuff’.
But, thanks to the head of the National SRO Association on CNN yesterday, at least we now know that SC LE/SROs are not members and receive none of that organization’s training.

Doobster October 27, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Call it what you want she resisted and she got the take down. Good police work. Would have never happened when I was a kid. Bring back the paddle and smack the little heathens! Never had kids acting like this or shooting other kids in school (gun laws were more lax, imagine that!). You’re the big man with all the name calling! WOW, welcome to the 3rd grade. When I was a kid I’d just kick you punk ass. Go back and to knocking your little stump!

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Writenow October 27, 2015 at 8:09 pm

So does Bernie do steroids, too?

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Scooter October 27, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Don’t worry Lott will fire him. He does not have the back bone to stand up for his employees.

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King-tut October 27, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Leon ‘Neon Don Johnson’ Lott will investigate his own deputies when white officers shoot a black man, but will call the feds for this crap?

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LouieBouy October 28, 2015 at 2:18 am

Dang… Did the choke hold cause the child’s death? Or was a firearm used?

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FoneboneBesterTester October 28, 2015 at 9:19 am

Wonder what his response would have been if it was an impossibly cute young lady with red hair and a perky countenance…

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nitrat October 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

Who was the inept administrator?
Who was the inept teacher?
Did the principal at this school not have a clue that he was performing evaluations on administrators and teachers and had no idea they have no skills for dealing with raging hormone teenage brains?
What was the cop doing before he came to the room? He got so mad so fast and went so overboard, what had happened to get him in that frame of mind immediately? Or, what was he hurrying to get to that was interrupted by dealing with this kid? Or, is this his constant frame of mind why he got pulled off the street and put in a school where Leon thought he would incite no further lawsuits? I’ve read his father’s CEO of Oliver Gospel Mission, was he just part of the government jobs program for the well connected?
Who made the decision decades ago that SC LE/SROs would not be members of the National SRO Association and, therefore, not participate in their training?

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Daniel Boome October 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

All your questions are essentially irrelevant in regards to this story. I’m not even sure why you’re asking them. Digging on them doesn’t even remotely help in ascertaining the truth regarding this situation.

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nitrat October 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

They only matter if we want to prevent this kind of idiocy from happening in a school ever again.
Are schools the dumping ground for connected cops causing lawsuits on the street and once there, are they receiving no specialized training?
WHY don’t the educators here have a clue how to handle a kid sitting in her desk refusing to put up a cell phone?
Since when was that a crime and a cop needed to be called?
It’s not like she’s the one who got violent here…

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Guido Sarducci October 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Ah, Leon: always the
quintessential political animal: Throw your “officer of the year”
under the bus before all the facts are known.What a guy! I have two suggestions
for you; seek employment with LeRoy over at DPS who ascribes to your management
style, and schedule an appointment to have a sit-down with Sheriff David A.
Clarke, Jr. I’m sure you would find that to be enlightening

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