Before you open up your wallets to this “victim,” you may want to see what really happened…
The South Carolina video of a classroom confrontation between a white sheriff’s deputy and a black student just got a whole new angle.
Speaking with NBC News earlier this week, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott revealed that a third video existed that shows the Spring Valley High School student flailing her arms and trying to punch Deputy Ben Fields as he flipped over her chair.
The incident began Monday in Columbia after the student refused to turn over to a teacher a cellphone she was using in class and then refused to leave the classroom. Fields was called in to assist, and after the girl refused to comply with his orders, he took action.
Two videos of Fields ripping the student from her chair and dragging her along the floor soon went viral, leading many to argue that this was a clear-cut case of police brutality and racism. But as has happened before, the new video might tell a different story.
When the second video emerged showing what really happened in the classroom, Americans were outraged. They were angry the lie the media was telling about this “innocent child minding her own business before she was the random victim of a violent racist cop” was being told on every major news network.
Here’s the video that shows what really happened:
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This discipline issue that quickly escalated didn’t just pay off for the “victim”, it’s paying off for her buddy as well, who did nothing more than mouth off at the cop who was brought into the room to remove her obstinate friend:
Apparently, being a disrespectful punk has paid off for the poor “victim” in this video:
The Attorney representing the “victim” and her friend and state Rep. Todd Rutherford has created two GoFundMe pages for both teens.
The fundraiser for the student slammed and dragged in the video has already raised over $43,000 in just three days, according to the GoFundMe page.
“Jane Doe was the victim of police brutality,” the page’s description said. “While seated in her desk, doing her math work, former Deputy Ben Fields forcibly removed her from the desk by choking her, flipping the desk over while she was still seated, and slinging her six feet across the classroom by her clothes. As a result, she suffers injuries to her ribs, back, neck, shoulder; a broken arm, and abrasions to her face. The funds raised will be put towards medical costs, educational expenses, and any other expenses she has to endure.”
The second page, created for Niya Kenny — the other teen arrested in this case, has raised over $3,300 in the same time period.
“Ms. Kenny, a Spring Valley upperclassmen, was arrested by former-Deputy Ben Fields for being brave and urging onlookers to stop Fields from brutally attacking a young female classmate during their algebra class,” the page’s description said. “The funds raised for Ms. Kenny will go towards counseling, future educational expenses, and a car.”
Supporters of fired deputy Ben Fields have raised more than $7,498 on a page established on IndieGoGo by a man named Joe, who describes themselves as Fields’ best friend.
“He was a great guy,” student London Harrell told local WISTV. “He protected us and everything. He was our school resource officer. We always could depend on him and everything. Every time I saw him, he was always joking around with people. It was never like ‘Oh, I’m about to body slam you.’”
The kids at the high school got together to hold a protest against the decision to fire the cop involved. Hundreds of kids stood side by side in his defense. Read the rally the students held for the fired cop HERE
“I’ve known him for over a decade,” the statement on the page reads. “He is a solid, conscientious person who I believe has been unfairly treated in the court of public opinion. That said, he has been an outstanding police officer, athletic coach, and mentor to young people who are flourishing around this country. Ben is both humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support that he’s received regarding the incident at Spring Valley High School. However, his trial is far from over and he has many hurdles to cross.” Via: wistv