Black-On-Black School Violence Ignored

WHERE’S THE MEDIA OUTRAGE? Last week’s violent arrest of a black female high school student by white sheriff’s deputy Ben Fields – and Fields’ subsequent termination – has been South Carolina’s top news story of the last few days. Everybody has been talking about it … and not just in…


Last week’s violent arrest of a black female high school student by white sheriff’s deputy Ben Fields – and Fields’ subsequent termination – has been South Carolina’s top news story of the last few days.

Everybody has been talking about it … and not just in the Palmetto State.

What does no one talk about, though?  Similar incidents involving black police officers.

Like this one …

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According to Brooke Bosca of Top Right News, the incident depicted in this video took place last fall at Spring Valley High School – the same school where Fields worked as a “school resource officer.”

Wherever the incident took place – the officer’s conduct is unacceptable.  Not only did he provoke the student, he threw the first punch in the ensuing altercation.  In fact we would argue this officer’s behavior is far more egregious than what Fields’ did.

So … who is this cop?  Was he fired?  And if not, why not?

And the most important question: Why did the media ignore his story?

We don’t know the answers to the first three questions … but we’re pretty sure the answer to the last question is “because he is black.”

Of course the media’s selective outrage really isn’t the “most important” part of this story … that would be the ongoing failure of South Carolina’s government-run monopoly to prepare students (especially low-income minority students) for the 21st century economy.

Oh, and failing to protect them while they are being failed academically …

“Our government-run schools have become war zones – creating fresh taxpayer obligations on top of the billions of dollars already shelled out annually on the nation’s worse government-run school system,” we wrote in the aftermath of Fields’ termination.  “As we’ve said all along, we believe in putting the free market in charge of education.  We believe instruction, testing and accountability, transportation and yes, security obligations would be far more efficiently discharged by a system in which parents had choices.”


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Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

Well, clearly that RCSD would not fare well in a hand to hand combat scenario, but yes where is the outrage? Leon? Bueller?

Derp November 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

It’s odd that the only people around here crying racism are the racists all butthurt over him getting fired.

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

Well Derp, I’m not questioning Fields’ firing. I didn’t have a problem with the takedown, but the midget toss was over the line. I think Lott was justified in firing him. Gee, I really do sound like a racist, don’t I?

Toyota Kawaski November 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

Spring Valley where all we care about is Football. I so wish he would of knocked that alleged student out!!!!

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 8:34 am

Give him a chance that might have been the first round remember Ali’s rope dope Foreman never saw it coming

All Dope, No Rope November 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

Ever heard of punctuation?

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

Yes, I have, and it hurt when I never saw it coming…

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

I sure have and it sounds like you are on your period.

All Dope, No Rope November 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

*I sure have. It sounds like you are on your period.*

Are you sure you weren’t educated in SC!

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 9:29 am

No, but I banged my English teacher.

Megyn November 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Is that you Donald?

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

Hey FITS…maybe you ought to tell them you got the flag taken down, and you GUARANTEED that would end ALL strife, and make us a liberal, ass-kissing Utopia…like you…

What gives? Is the flag panacea ANOTHER one of your leftwing lies????

flip November 4, 2015 at 8:50 am

Did you see the ass kicking the socialist degenerate liberals and Fits libetards took last night in America?

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 9:03 am

I know a Democrat mayor lost and a Conservative mayor, the corrupt Democrats targeted, was re-elected.

Have not had time to see the others. And you know FITS will ignore any ass-kicking the Democrats took. Can you link, or discuss the others?

As the next election nears, it may be a good idea to fire up ol’ SCPD so we can be even more aggressive versus these leftwing creeps. They are reeling, and it will get worse as the presidential nears.

49th in the Nation November 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

Were you educated in SC?
It reads like it.

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

I bet you are a product of Richland One…LMAO…

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 10:07 am

You better watch out. Your punctuation blows more than mine. Dog catcha’s gonna get ya.

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 10:09 am

Punctuation is a skill that can be learned and corrected. But being a Brain-Dead and Ignorant FUCK – who can’t think for himself – like you…is permanent.

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 10:12 am

You enjoy cussing people out I’ve noticed.You are not even good at that. You sound like a little kid whose learned all these colorful words for the first time. It must be why you are so popular amongst your crowd.

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

You jumped in and took a shot, and I slapped the FUCK out of you. Made you look like the carping little hateful and liberal bastard you are…You’re not used to that, I bet.

Now you’re running all over the place…and looking as fucking stupid as you did in the first place. Are you in high school, trying to play Big Boy…or middle school? You sound like a cliche of the rank-and-file Democrat…void of an original thought….

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

You did nothing of the kind. Take care ma’am.

Ur a whiny bitch November 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

Thank you for all of your original thoughts. The same damn ones every single day. The same damn phrases and ignoring of the subjects, every single.

flip November 4, 2015 at 8:48 am

Further proof that the previous incident was ONLY about race.Only issue Democrats can run on.Whitey and cops are bad.Whitey cops are REAL bad in a liberals sic mind.

Big T November 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

Just to racists. His white boss fired Fields’ white ass. Simple as that.

flip November 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I’m the real racist here. LMAO!!!

HD November 4, 2015 at 8:55 am

Does that look like a RCSO uniform? No, it does not. I’ve no idea where this took place, but it wasn’t SVHS.

Bible Thumper November 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

I can’t quite make out the state flag in the video, but it appears to be a Georgia flag. Red, White, Red with blue corner.

Bad Southern Parents November 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

Why are students in the South so poorly behaved?
You bumpkins shouldn’t be allowed to have children.
They end up dumb, violent and beaten down….
Oh well, send them to the military.

erneba November 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

Yeah, we should send our children to Chicago, New York, or maybe even Detroit, so you guys can teach them how to behave.

Bad Southern Patents November 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

You should. Those kids are a lot smarter.
How is SC so far behind the States those cities are in?
I guess some, more intellegent, out-of-state minds can figure that off for you.

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 9:26 am

Need to read the latest data on Detroit public schools, it’s shocking.

Bad Southern Parents November 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

OK, but SC is still behind nearly every state in the country.
You diss on other places, yet you can’t get your own shit together.
So dumb…..

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 9:49 am

My son is an honors student at a public high school in Columbia. At the age of 11 he was scoring higher on the psat than 60% of rising high school junior. South Carolina public school, and my guidance at home, seems to be working out famously for him. What’s your kid’s excuse?

Bad Southern Parents November 4, 2015 at 10:01 am

Honor student in SC? That’s funny. So, your kid is maybe on par with a general studies kid everywhere else? Say ‘Hi’ to the lil Shit for me, Fecal Matters.

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 10:08 am

He’ll likely have his choice of full ride academic scholarships, if that’s “on par with general studies kids”, I’ll take it. Don’t you have a low paying job to get to?

blueyescrying November 4, 2015 at 9:54 am

You say it’s southern parents that have dumb children but did you bother to break down the statistics instead of using the total number? When you break the SC stats down you will see that the White and Asian children scored much higher than the Black children. So, is it all southern parents and children that are dumb or just the Black and Hispanic ones? When you break it down, it shows the truer picture and all the children aren’t painted with one broad stroke. Or am I racist for pointing out those facts?

The Colonel November 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

He probably also ignored the percentage of students taking tests like the SAT – South Carolina has one of the highest participation rates in the country…

blueyescrying November 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

Also, those stats they love so much don’t usually include private schools, which tend to have a higher graduation rate and better scores on the SAT and ACT.

RogueElephant November 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

Several years ago a rep. from somewhere in the up state crunched the numbers . The highest states in SAT scores only let the top 5 or 10% take the test. When compared to our top 5 or 10% we were on par with any of them. So you are right.

Mike at the Beach November 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

That’s the point that so many (who’ve never suffered through a stats course) don’t understand. The inclusion of students who never intended to drag their ass into a college classroom dramatically impacts averages, obviously…

The Colonel November 4, 2015 at 9:57 am


erneba November 4, 2015 at 10:17 am

I don’t mean to embarrass you, but you should check your spelling before you make a fool of yourself.

RogueElephant November 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

It will take more than spelling.

erneba November 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

You are right on that one.

Tazmaniac November 4, 2015 at 5:16 pm

No, I think he is trying to say that shitty, bad kids were invented in the South. I would think the patent is expired by now though.

erneba November 4, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Could be, and he has to realize that no region of our country excels at raising kids because of geography.

Mike at the Beach November 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Maybe he really meant “patents.” He probably thinks we patented misbehaving yutes.

erneba November 4, 2015 at 11:47 pm

Now, that makes sense.

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

BS, try this exercise, very slowly:

Tazmaniac November 5, 2015 at 5:20 am

There is a certain karma in mispelling intelligent whilest in the process of calling others stupid.

The Colonel November 4, 2015 at 9:56 am

“… Chicago, New York, or maybe even Detroit, so you guys can teach them how to behave…” if they should manage to live long enough.

There, fixed it for you.

blueyescrying November 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

“But all those places have strict gun control laws so there shouldn’t be any gun crime. And all you bible thumping, racist rednecks who cling to your guns so much should be getting shot and killed by the minute!” Funny how those statistics that the libs/yankees love so much show a different picture.

Mike at the Beach November 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

What a dumb thing to say. Do you really think the South has a lock on shitty kids?! You should compare juvenile homicide rates, juvenile gang membership numbers, and juvenile conviction rates by region. Nitwittery…

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

(1) I also question that this is Spring Valley, (2) the ‘cop’ didn’t follow control procedures, (3) another reason that the other students should be removed from the room (3)

The Colonel November 4, 2015 at 9:55 am

Definitely a Texas flag posted with the US Flag to the left of the board (In the wrong place by the way)

jimlewisowb November 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

C”MON MAN there ain’t no money involved

Raid November 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

No ‘cockroaches!!!!!’?
You’re slipping….

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

….. younger pissant cockroaches learning to become older pissant thug cockroaches (how’s that for ya’?)

Bad Southern Parents November 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

Whatever? You shitty Southern parents are ruining this country.
Stupid is as stupid does, right?

shifty henry November 4, 2015 at 9:18 am

Calm down, take a bowl of grits (with the fixins’) and your dog — sit on the front steps and enjoy the peacefulness of a beautiful morning ….

Bad Southern Patents November 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

Sorry, I’m not an unemployed bum. I have to go to work.
Enjoy my Federal tax dollars keeping you losers afloat.

Fecal Matters November 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

Yes, I would like fries with that.

The Donald November 4, 2015 at 11:32 am

Oh, I do. Sorry you have to work to earn a living. Maybe if you worked a couple more jobs and learned how to invest you’d be successful–loser.

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

Did anyone see the extended version where the trainer comes in and says “get up you sonofabitch cause Mickey loves ya.” If SV made national news this and the hundreds others most likely out there should’ve too. When I was in this district growing up I saw incidents like this biannually if not more frequent at times. Some involved police and some didn’t. They sure as heck didn’t make national news. The power of the phone camera. I miss Apollo Creed.

All Dope, No Rope November 4, 2015 at 9:36 am

Ever heard of a ‘question mark’?

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

Is that you Professor? I told you that I am married now.

Hillbilly November 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

married, so how is your sister then?

Tennessee November 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I’m an only child. Please give your mom my best as I know you’ve already given her yours. All Rope No Dope will Cut that ass for not starting your comment with a capital letter.

Elfego November 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

Blacks are immune when race is involved in anything. America is making the problem worse and the Democrat Party in my opinion along with the Mainstream News Media are directly responsible.

Bad Southern Parents November 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

FoxNews is the highest rated news channel, so they are the mainstream media.
You dumb southern parents are putting a burden on our nation. Just because you are a racist idiot doesn’t mean your children have to be too.

Bible Thumper November 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

Fitsnews is such a jerk. Top Right News is practically speaking a satire news site. They have been sited by Snopes.com for numerous false stories. http://www.snopes.com/tag/top-right-news/

The Flag above the bulletin board appears to be Georgia or Texas.

Gotcha! November 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

Why miss a chance to race-bait, right?

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 9:50 am

He’s a Democrat, ain’t he???…Race-Baiting is all y’all have left, since you’ve crashed the country, implementing your ignorance-based policies…

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 9:49 am

Typical Liberal Response…if you can’t handle what you see…you simply attack the source….or lie about it..

It’s how y’all claim a 5.1% unemployment rate with 94 million (the most in history) unemployed Americans.

Have you EVER taken a math class???…or removed your head from under the rock of Democrat propaganda….???…

Democrat Black Voters are the most RACIST people in America…except you will not acknowledge that, because y’all HATE white people these days, instead of like you did 75 years ago, when you hated Blacks…You’re STILL the party of RACISM…regardless.

Bible Thumper November 4, 2015 at 10:28 am

—– 94 million (the most in history) unemployed Americans.—–

You must be right. US population didn’t surpass 94 million until after 1910. That covers over half of our history right there.

You fail to mention the employment in August was 149,036,000 (the most in history).

flip November 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

I have to admit, watching you two fight gets me hot. Are you into poo fetish?

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

The Obama-Democrat economy is a disaster. If you are not aware of that, you’re either on a government check payroll, or you have your head up your ass.

Bible Thumper November 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

With my head up my ass, I make more sense than you.

TARevolution November 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm

The Democrat Party loves a man w/ anything up his ass…especially your head…that way you’ll continue to vote for them, despite the colossal failure of your party.

Ur a Jeb voter, huh? November 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Hey dumbass, you just got your ass kicked and you make the same damn comeback you always make. Come up with something new for a change.

flip November 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Can I put something in there too?

Quietus November 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

This isn’t from Spring Valley High School. Look at the officer’s shoulder patch, it’s not an RCSD patch nor do I know of any agency in the midlands that uses a patch that looks remotely like that. I’d say that’s a Texas flag in the background, but either way that wasn’t shot in the Midlands nor likely anywhere in SC.

jovan1984 November 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

The reason why black-on-black school violence is ignored is because that’s extremely rare. Most black-on-black violence happens on the street, not in schools.

J. Wilson's Hood November 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

There were no winners in this fight, no one likes an uppity negro.

Max November 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

Well the thug of the student left the class because he knew he could not push the officer around after the officer stood up to his punk ass. Parents will not take corrective measures at home, teachers can’t make unruly kids listen, so this officer had to take it to the thug kid. But afterwards you see the thug leave the class.

Jackie November 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

That’s a NC flag. This vid would make a great ad for private schools … Who would want their child in this hell-hole?

Mike at the Beach November 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

What an epic fail (as the cool kids useta say) for Top Right News (and, of course, FITS) How does one not notice the non-SC flag on the wall? Geez…

Bad Cop No Doughnut November 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Every bad cop needs their face in the papers and on TV. Shame the fuck out of every last one of those rotten scumbags.

CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Pot, meet kettle! Fits decries the double standard, while being a big part of that double standard. Between the flag issue, the Spring Valley event, and numerous stories by Fits on both, I really do wonder if Will is vying for Sharpton’s job when he retires.

What is going on, there? These days, Taylor is writing sensible, thoughtful, and interesting, articles, while Will is writing cop-bash articles and the like that would make HuffPo cringe. Did Will and Taylor figure out how to do a brain swap?

As I noted on one of the multiple SV stories, if that girl had been shot dead by another hood rat the night before, there wouldn’t have been 1/10 the electronic and chemical ink devoted to that story. Other than a few friends and family, most would have read the story and forgotten it within 24 hours. Fitsnews, would not have devoted one single keystroke to the incident. I know this because we see such incidents all the time on local MSM, without a single mention on Fits. Look at the kid who was shot at the SC State Fair. I get the feeling that Leon was glad to have the SV story come up and the deputy to throw under the bus so he didn’t have to deal with barrages of embarrassing questions about how the person who shot the fifteen year old got their gun into the fair.

It might expose the paper tiger that are the metal detectors and deputies at the gates; ensuring that fair-goers are protected from old men with little pocket knives, women with cans of pepper spray, CWP holders, or maybe cops from out of state or retired cops who are armed. Never mind that there are a million and one ways to get a loaded gun past that high-falutin security at the gates if a criminal really wanted to.

I’d love to know the back story on the SCSF shooting. Leon, who is normally quick to blame Black on Black shootings on “gangs” was early-on, quite adamant that this one was NOT gang-related. I later saw a snippet on a local news site where Leon blamed this on an on-going dispute between “people in two different neighborhoods”. WTF??? As I seem to recall, the two “neighborhoods” were in the Bluff Rd area and the Monticello Rd area. Again, WTF? How do people in two neighborhoods, so distant from one another, wind up in a dispute so bitter that a fifteen year old boy attending the State Fair gets shot? When and how do the residents of the two neighborhoods get the opportunity to interact and develop such animosity? I wouldn’t think it would be at school, as I’m fairly sure the residents of the two areas don’t go to the same schools. Could it be (in my best Church Lady from SNL voice) “GANGS”? If not, what then? If gangs, then why is Neon Leon wanting to downplay it so? Is it to try and make SCSF look like a safe, gang-free, family, event when it may not really be such? Maybe RCSD should have confiscated moar pocket knives from old men and pepper spray cans from women, and this would have never happened (sarc).

Squishy123 November 4, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Black on black crime is not a money making issue.

Wheel Man November 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Must be a slow day for Fits…….when all else fails post a race baiting, nonsensical article and that will generate clicks from the usual suspects, i.e., the mouth breathing, knuckle dragging, redneck racist that toll this site.

After all, clicks equals cash, right Will?…

tomstickler November 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm

AdBlock is the best donation I have ever made. Current count of ads blocked on this page is 3, with cumulative count at 169,350.

I guess that makes me the “Click Nazi” — no payola for FitsNews (or any other site visited).

Rakkasan November 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

So Wil. Lay out your argument for your support of free market education. The whole thing, to include how you accommodate special needs kids, low performance, kids who need remediation, truancy, public involvement, funding, transportation for kids/families, meals–to include for those on free lunch/breakfast, extra-curriculars, determination of the the curriculum, advantaged placement/college credit courses…Ok, you get my point.

If you aren’t able and/or willing to do that, all you have is a request for people to accept your ideology, or at best, face validity of your argument because at face value is might sound good to some. Until then, you’re not proposing a valid or valuable policy alternative. Kind of like the Repubs.

Tazmaniac November 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

I’ll bet that school district blames the low test scores of those kids on low teacher pay. The majority of that class was acting like they were residents of Riverbanks.No matter if the issue is “global warming climate change” or stupid kids, Liberals think they can bend nature’s rules if only they could collect more taxes. Not all people are meant to have a 4 year degree, That kid needs a life of swinging a framing hammer instead of his fist at a Cop. Not to excuse the kid, but there is a lot of frustration trying to achieve a level of education that people expect out of you. Sometimes this violence is a way trying to hide that fact.

nitrat November 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Did this video immediately get uploaded to the internets and go viral?
If it wasn’t and didn’t, how would the media know about it?
FITSNEWS didn’t, did they? Or, did you guys sit on it for a year?

M Stone November 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

LOL! Man, its not going to stop until the police departments stop dumping their problem cops in schools. COPS DO NOT SIGN UP TO SIT BEHIND A DESK AT A SCHOOL! ITS A PUNISHMENT ASSIGNMENT AFTER THEY SCREW UP!!!!! Lock a wild animal in a cage and watch what happens….. same effect with these cops.

Mguzman November 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

Where are the parents of all these kids who misbehave?


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