So the Black Lives Matter people are freaking out over a new video showing a police officer taking down a kid in a classroom.
Here it is:
Well. OK. That actually does seem kind of excessive. He doesn’t talk to her much and either drags or throws her to the other side of the room. I’m usually on the side of the police, but I think this event should be investigated and appropriate action taken.
The 14-year-old was being disruptive in class, and wouldn’t leave when ordered:
A video has surfaced online of an incident between a Spring Valley High School student and a school resource officer that occurred inside a classroom.
The video began spreading on social media sites Monday afternoon. In it, a female student can be seen sitting in her chair in a classroom where several other students are present. An officer can be seen grabbing the student out of her desk, causing the chair to flip over. Once the student is on the ground, the officer can be seen grabbing the student and dragging her for several feet.
The officer then tells the girl to put her hands behind her back. The video stops at that point.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is the agency that has school resource officers at Spring Valley High. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott tells News19 that a disruptive student refused to leave after a teacher asked her to. An administrator was called to the room, and also asked the student to leave, Lott said, and she refused again. Finally, the school resource officer came to the room. Lott said the officer forcibly removed the student and she resisted arrest.
So, she was being an idiot. But I’m not sure that action was appropriate.
As is typical, the left believes there’s absolutely no reason ever ever for a cop to do this, and the right believes a cop can do this always all the time for whatever reason they say.
But to be honest, this better video makes me have more sympathy for the cop, as she clearly strikes him multiple times:
The Right Scoop has a poll on it if you want to register your opinion. Tell me what you think in the comments, especially if you’re in law enforcement.
And check out my op-ed defense of the police featured at Fox News Latino for more context on my thoughts on the matter.