Thursday, April 14, 2016

Texas Take Down

"Texas school police officer caught on video body-slamming girl" by Lindsey Bever The Washington Post   April 07, 2016

Texas officials said a school police officer has been put on administrative leave after cellphone video surfaced on social media seemingly showing him body-slamming a sixth-grade girl to the ground.

The San Antonio Independent School District said it is investigating.

Video emerged on YouTube on Tuesday seeming to show the police officer, identified by the district as Joshua Kehm, struggling to hold the girl from behind as her schoolmates called out, ‘‘Janissa! Janissa, chill!’’

The officer then hurled 12-year-old student Janissa Valdez to the ground — and a loud crack can be heard as her head hit the brick pavement. The crowd gasped and then fell silent.

Judith Browne Dianis, co-director for Advancement Project, a civil rights organization, said the Texas incident ‘‘demonstrates the urgent need to take action to remove police officers from our schools.’’

I have bad news for you; they are being militarized even more. 


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