One of the Spring Valley High School students arrested last year is raising awareness about girls in the school-to-prison pipeline. Niya Kenny has graduated and now interns for a social justice nonprofit.
There's insufficient evidence to prosecute the White S.C. deputy who dragged a Black female student across the floor. Charges were also dropped against the teen and a witness who recorded the confrontation.
Joining the many talking heads discussing the termination of school resource officer Ben Fields for his excessive handling of a Black student at a South Carolina high school, two Fox 26 Houston guests squared off in a fiery debate that reveals everything that's wrong with how Black communities are portrayed in America.
Todd Rutherford, the attorney for 16-year-old Shakara (last name withheld), spoke to reporters on Thursday about the student's version of events. Rutherford says Shakara put her phone away but refused to leave class because she believed the punishment didn't coincide with the crime.
Resource officers are commonly trained by police, with each department setting their own standards of force towards students.
Soon after the video was uploaded and gained national attention, Fields was placed on administrative leave. On Tuesday afternoon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that Fields was suspended without pay.
On Tuesday, Roland Martin, former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, and the NewsOne Now panel discussed Comey's comments and his explanation that increasing crime rates are a result of cops being afraid to do their jobs because they don't want to be video taped.
What has been revealed is that Ben Fields has been sued twice in federal court, with a one case going to jury trial at the top of next year.
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