SC Cop Flips Black Student In Her Desk

Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, and Hannah Cranston | (The Young Turks Video) | – –

“A cop in South Carolina was called in to deal with an unruly student at a high school. The student was on her phone and not listening to teachers or administrators. The officer tried dealing with the student verbally but then flipped the student out of her desk and tossed her across the floor before arresting her. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich (Pop Trigger), and Hannah Cranston (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Was the police officer out of line and used excessive force?How would you have dealt with the student? Let us know in the comments below. . .

“South Carolina high school student who witnessed her classmate being physically abused by a school resource officer was arrested and held on $1,000 for filming the incident.

Niya Kenny, 18, told WLTX she was shocked and disturbed when she saw Officer Ben Fields flipping her female classmate out of her desk and pinning her to the ground for refusing to leave class.

“I was screaming ‘What the f, what the f is this really happening?’ I was praying out loud for the girl,” Kenny told WLTX. “I just couldn’t believe this was happening I was just crying and he said, since you have so much to say you are coming too. I just put my hands behind my back.” ‘

The Young Turks: “Cop Flips Black Student In Her Desk (VIDEO)”

13 Responses

  1. Nowhere in the report or the video is there any discussion of the idea that the officer might have first tried to reason with the girl.

    A good cop is one who knows how to use his brains and his ability to communicate verbally. Alas, in this dysfunctional society of ours, brute force prevails.

  2. RevTiberius

    @cenkuygur As a European who recently moved to the US as a permanent resident, I have to say I’m truly appalled at this #madness

  3. Billy-San

    @cenkuygur we all know how stubborn undeveloped brains can be. That goes for both the student and the officer. Be reasonable.

  4. DKisUnstoppable

    @cenkuygur cops do this in the real world. He’s just used to it & did it in a school. Sad that same standards don’t apply outside.

  5. PEEPS

    @cenkuygur I’m glad I wasn’t in that class, because there is no way I could have stayed in my seat

  6. Its a straight forward case of excessive force.

    No need to pussyfoot around the issue with apologetics based on the victims poor manner.

    It seems in the US the threshold for police escalation to violent response is much lower than in other democracies, so much so that the public and media has become largely inured to it.

    When discussion is reduced to finessing the justifiable degree of gratuitous violence directed toward malcontent children then you’ve a greater issue at hand than that.

    Only death or grievous harm seems to raise an eyebrow, which of itself speaks volumes about its culturally endemic nature.

    Within the video, the officers main opponent was the chair.

    She doesn’t so much resist as instinctively try to maintain physical composure after being thrown of balance by the officers choke hold and lift, that itself is the cause for her becoming wedged in the chair due to it’s wrap around configuration. As demonstrated by the flip which takes the chair with it in perfect union.

    In effect his force trapped her in the chair, which he read as resistance. He then lost his temper and threw the child across the room out of displaced frustration at a poorly considered and badly executed maneuver.

    He’d be more justified in kicking himself for the error or failing that displacing his anger onto the chair.

    This officer shouldn’t be allowed near children if he doesn’t have the mental maturity to cope with teenage rebelliousness.

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