Arizona State University campus police assault black professor

ASU Professor Ersula Ore
ASU Professor Ersula Ore

It’s surprising how far police officers will go when making an arrest. They have to determine whether a person is a threat and the law that is being violated. But when it came to ASU Professor Dr. Ersula Ore, jaywalking to avoid construction was worthy of a brutal assault. Campus Officer Stewart Ferrin was recorded on his dash-cam brutalizing the black female professor of cultural studies last month.

The video assault has gone viral for its brutal nature. The university has stated that the use of force and the arrest will be reviewed but in the meantime, Dr. Ore is facing serious legal charges. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is prosecuting the assistant professor on three misdemeanors and one felony count of aggravated assault over the arrest.

The incident has created a firestorm of controversy, some say showing the racist nature of law enforcement at ASU. Ore intends to fight the charges leveled against her and has launched a website and legal defense fund.

See the video below:

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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