By now, everyone knows the story of how a teenager in a South Carolina classroom was pulled out of a chair onto the floor by a white, male officer. That officer, Ben Fields, has since been fired from the the school. But what amazed many people is that the incident happened in a classroom taught […]

A lawyer for the 16-year-old student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina who was seen in a viral video being flipped over in her desk by a school resource officer, says the girl suffered injuries from the attack and lives in foster care.

  On Tuesday night, Sheriff Leon Lott indicated that he would do as much by saying “The video is pretty explicit and speaks for itself” after I asked him which way he was leaning. Lott said the officer used excessive force. “There’s techniques that we’re taught. There’s pressure points. There’s other things that you use. […]

Just weeks after Raven-Symoné's offensive “Watermelondrea” rant, The View co-host has offered another unpopular opinion on the Spring Valley High School assault.

Roland Martin talks about the lack of support from women’s organizations in light of the South Carolina teen who was slammed to the ground by a white police officer. “Where are the black female organizations? Where are the Linx and Ladies of Distinction? Where are the sororities? Alpha Kappa Alpha yesterday released their statement condemning what […]

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy was fired Wednesday after video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across a classroom, with the sheriff saying the officer did not follow proper procedures and training. Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields was told of his firing late Wednesday morning, Richland […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the confrontation between a South Carolina deputy and a student recorded on cellphone video (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A student who was in a math class when another female student was dragged out of her chair by an officer says that she was arrested […]

Based on a viral video of Deputy Officer Ben Fields assaulting a Black female high school student, a local sheriff has requested that the SC FBI and the US Justice department intervene for an independent investigation.

  I have some new information to share about the Columbia, South Carolina school resource officer caught on tape manhandling a high school girl. CNN learned last night that he is Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Department deputy named Ben Fields. He has been placed on administrative duties and will not return to the high […]

Once again, a video of officer misconduct is going viral. A female student in a high school classroom in Columbia, South Carolina refused to leave the classroom after she reportedly became disorderly. A school security officer was brought in to escort her out of the class. Instead, he threw her out of her chair and […]