Tuesday, October 27, 2015

California NAACP takes stand on limiting role of School Resource Officers #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh | Cloaking Inequity

California NAACP takes stand on limiting role of School Resource Officers #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh | Cloaking Inequity:

California NAACP takes stand on limiting role of School Resource Officers #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh



MSNBC reported,
A cell phone video shot inside a South Carolina high school Monday appeared to show a police officer body-slamming a female student and dragging her across a classroom.
The confrontation, at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, has drawn intense criticism on social media, from the school district’s Black Parents Association — the student is African-American — and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, which called the deputy’s actions “egregious.”
“There is no justification whatsoever for treating a child like this,” the ACLU said in a statement.
In a news conference, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Curtis Wilson, identified the officer in the video as Ben Fields.
The sheriff, Leon Lott, was out of town, Wilson said, but had watched the video and was “disturbed.”

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