Law Firm Raising Funds For Spring Valley Student

A law firm run by S.C. House minority leader Todd Rutherford is soliciting funds for Spring Valley High School student Niya Kenny, who was arrested and charged with “disturbing schools” during last week’s violent arrest of one of her classmates. The Richland County, S.C. deputy who made the arrest – Ben…

A law firm run by S.C. House minority leader Todd Rutherford is soliciting funds for Spring Valley High School student Niya Kenny, who was arrested and charged with “disturbing schools” during last week’s violent arrest of one of her classmates.

The Richland County, S.C. deputy who made the arrest – Ben Fieldswas fired after cell phone videos depicting his takedown of the female student made national news.

The incident has polarized the Palmetto State: Some believe Fields was disrespected and provoked by the student – part of a culture of thuggery in our government-run failure factories.  Others – including us – maintain no amount of disrespect or provocation warranted Fields’ violent reaction.

A FITS poll conducted last week found 67 percent of respondents believed Fields should not have been fired compared to only 33 percent who believe Richland County sheriff Leon Lott made the right call in getting rid of him.

Of course the bigger question is this: Why are law enforcement resources being taken away from core public safety responsibilities to babysit a bunch of high school kids in the first place?

Isn’t that just another indictment of South Carolina’s failed government-run school system?

Um, yes.

Anyway …

“Ms. Kenny, a Spring Valley upperclassmen, was arrested by former-Deputy Ben Fields for being brave and urging onlookers to stop Fields from brutally attacking a young female classmate during their algebra class,” Rutherford’s firm wrote on the fundraising page.  “The funds raised for Ms. Kenny will go towards counseling, future educational expenses, and a car.”

Hold up … a car?

Hmmmm …


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CorruptionInColumbia November 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Damn! I would help out but I need to save my money to wipe my ass with. Maybe next week…….., or NOT…

Rocky Verdad November 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

I find the more used $1 bills work best, they’re softer from handling. The newer $20 is too harsh.

shifty henry November 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

I don’t know how to reply to that, except….. donate those used $1’s to her fund — it would be appropriate.

easterndumbfuckistan November 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm

I hear the strippers prefer $2 bills these days. I figured they were like Quilted Northern or something like that.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 2, 2015 at 8:17 am

I thought they smelled a little different.

rdj November 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Maybe if she starts a black lives matter, looting incident, they’ll get her a house.

Sweet Dreams November 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

Nah, you will help purchase her new home with your tax dollars. Why loot when the staye will just hand your money to her after her lawsuits. I wonder how nice of a house she’ll get with your tax dollars? Don’t forget to thank Mr Fields for making her rich with your money!

Enesto November 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

…and a free ticket to the DNC convention -shame on you Todd – is identity politics all you have left?

Elfego November 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Yes Black Lies Matter and so do these folks that support them and the actions they take. This is a law firm and a Legislator that is encouraging young blacks to show no respect for authority and to create the problems they can in society. I see this a very detrimental and if they wish to live in a jungle so be it!

Sad life November 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm

I’m assuming she needs a car because she has no parents and now can’t go to a local school?

Squishy123 November 1, 2015 at 7:35 pm

What “no parents”, Rutherford has been in touch with her mother and her grandmother. The little “orphan” is nothing but a lie, she is living with foster parent but her mother and grandmother are alive.

She is expected to be in school at Spring Valley tomorrow morning.

Rocky Verdad November 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Well let’s hope this works out better this time.

nitrat November 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

This story is about the other girl, not the one assaulted by the cop.

Ken November 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

I hear the student in question dates black guys.

CorruptionInColumbia November 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm


Squishy123 November 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

What about the other girl? Ol’ Scarhead has set up a GoFundMe page for her as well and it’s up to $43k.

How much will be left after Rutherford takes his legal fees. Someone has to pay for that cast and back brace.

CorruptionInColumbia November 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm

That just reinforces the old saw about some people having waaay more money than sense.

CoC November 2, 2015 at 10:40 am

Unlike you, who has neither sense nor money.

CoC November 2, 2015 at 10:42 am Reply
CorruptionInColumbia November 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Hi little troll. Please go play in traffic and let the adults talk.

Penny Pemrose November 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Just another black thug wanna be looking for a free ride.

Un-elect Rutherford November 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Checked the balance and It’s up to $43k Awesome this is what you get for disrespecting teachers, administrators and police. Todd Rutherford is holding down a job as a SC Rep sucking tax payers, an Attorney suing tax payers and an ambulance chaser for every black case that has any publicity. I.e.: pole climber, basketball players having sex with under age girls, it’s time for someone to help him out of his role as a representative for SC which will give him more time to look for his conscience, I suggest looking up Jessie Jackson or Al Sharptin Asshole!

Sweet Dreams November 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

Thank god Mr Fields was there to make sure Rutherford gets even WEALTHIER off of your tax dollars. This is just the beginning too. Fields immature behavior is really going to cost…! What a great day in SC.

Tazmaniac November 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Disrespectful little bitch makes the teacher’s salary by ignoring him. Who is teaching the lesson?

easterndumbfuckistan November 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Equal time is equal time…Here’s officer Fields crowd funding site.–2

bitch better have my $$$ November 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm

well one was fired without real reason other than Lott bowing to make sure people don’t claim racism (even though in no way was this anyway a racial thing) and needs money to pay his bills, the other one has a law firm raising money for her so that know they can get it paid out of that money because without it she cant afford said attorney. Don’t kid yourself or try to change the subject Jr

No MoMo for the PoPo November 2, 2015 at 8:26 am

Damn, he has 1/8 the money she’s raised.

shifty henry November 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Just proves that there’s more than one kind of maggots….

Todd November 1, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Look at the bright side, when (not if) she gets a nice fat settlement from a Richland county jury at least you won’t have to worry about having to hire her.

wrong girl November 2, 2015 at 7:38 am

this girl has zero chance to get a settlement from Richland county. she was not the one allegedly assaulted and was arrested for disrupting school which is against the law. at no time did anyone place a hand on this girl or violate her rights in anyway. so how could she possibly have a lawsuit? the other girl that was thrown around a bit might if you can get past her assault on thos cop first.

Wouldn't you like to know November 2, 2015 at 7:52 am

They should taze and water board her fucking ghetto ass!

cops gone wild November 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

I see the cop that was arrested and fired for shooting the black man who was retrieving his license has been arrested for shoplifting. Isn’t that black man a client of Todd’s too?

The Colonel November 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wow, $3,300 dollars to pay for “counseling, future educational expenses, and a car” She’ll be able to buy one fine automobile once ol’Ambulance Todd gets done with the fund.

Rocky Verdad November 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

Escalade baby!!!! Or the used Crown Vic.
Or to relive a great early 90s song – “I got me a Chrysler it’s as big as a whale and it’s about to set sail.”

The Colonel November 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

The Love Shack Babeeeeeeeee

Yes, I have been to the original love shack.

Rocky Verdad November 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

Changes is constant. Saw Hootie and Blowfish in 5 Points in 1991, but that don’t happen anymore either.

The Colonel November 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

I can beat that – I saw Hootie and a couple of the Blowfish (I think they were calling themselves “The Wolf’s”) at Pappy’s in 1987. Pappy’s was a beer and hamburger joint across the street from the old honeycomb dorms at South Main and Blossom.

Tennessee November 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

As the great Calvin Broadus Jr said” Want some get some bad enough take some” No 64 for her today

dwb619 November 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

Duh, would it be a “CORE FUNCTION” if the armed deputy were in the school to take out an “active shooter”?
Now, having said that, I will opine that the deputy appears to suffer from ‘roid neck’.

LouieBouy November 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

PS: Rutherford owes someone a boat payment…

staffer November 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Why can’t Todd just take the case on contingency?

Sandra November 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Hide your white daughters Todd Rutherford is looking to spread his seed even further. ..Lol..he like the white girls….he like dem white pages at the statehouse!

TroubleBaby November 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Just so I have this straight, this is the girl that told everyone to take video and was then arrested, correct?

So the child that was assaulted wasn’t charged with a crime, but the girl who told everyone to take video was?

I want to make sure I understand this properly.

Take A Picture November 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Bad cops see video evidence as a threat. They see themselves as the next Officer Fields when they overstep their bounds. It isn’t even a rarity anymore, not in SC. That one cop that shot the guy simply running away from him. That one officer who shot at the guy reaching into his truck for his wallet. That one video in Five Points with the lawyer. The list goes on, and this is just in SC, and in recent times.

Cameras are hard to intimidate.

Speak D Truth November 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

I bet Todd Rutherford gets a cut of the money also. If this girl wants a car then she needs to get a job.

Barry1234 November 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

33% fee.

Speak D Truth November 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

That would be after GOFUNDME gets their 20%.

Lone Ranger November 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Leon Lott said…of course I knee-jerked like Joe Wilson and Haley on the flag but you have to understand that I figga
A moral compass or the law don’t mean a tinker’s damn to me because I always bow at the unGodly altar of… !!!

LouieBouy November 3, 2015 at 12:33 am

Most citizens forget that old Leon is a politician 1st, and a law man 2nd. He has to get re-elected to keep his job. That means he’ll do anything for votes.

Reply November 3, 2015 at 8:47 am

well when the President did not come through on the car…. its best to let an alleged SC Rep. get ya one!!!

obama gonna pay my mortgage November 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm



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