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Spring Valley High update: Lawyer says student is not an orphan  

The video of a Black teen girl at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina being violently slammed to the ground by a school resource officer has caught the attention of the nation. The video spread rapidly through social media along with some misinformation. Her lawyer, Todd Rutherford, was a guest on the Joe Madison Black Eagle Sirius XM show and stated that the girl’s first name is Shakara. Rutherford is also the South Carolina House Minority Leader.

J. Todd Rutherford (Image Source: Twitter-@RepRutherford)

J. Todd Rutherford, lawyer for injured girl and also South Carolina House Minority Leader (Image source: [email protected])

Rutherford also stated that Shakara is not an orphan, which was widely reported. Both Shakara’s mother and grandmother are alive. Apparently, a New York Daily News article misquoted Rutherford and the misinformation spread throughout the national media narrative. But one piece of her story is apparently true, she is in foster care. The young girl has been charged with disturbing school, a unique South Carolina law. She faces up to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 fine. A GoFundMe page has been set up and $26,964 was raised in 12 hours.


  1. Debbie Kidwell on October 31, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I didn’t think GoFundMe would let criminals have an account – they wouldn’t let bakers have one

    • BenFran100 on October 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      DYLANN ROOF-The Guy that KiLLED those 9 people in Charleston, SC was a criminal . NOTHING stopped him from having a GoFundMe

      • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        He didn’t have a go-fund me that was his sister who set it up a go-fund me for her canceled wedding.

        • Anastasie on November 1, 2015 at 12:39 am

          Was her wedding canceled because of him?

          • John on November 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

            Ya I think It went down and they cancelled the wedding and lost the deposits and stuff. But if I remember they shut it down.

    • Cowman777 on October 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Your mom is a criminal for having sex with her brother to conceive you.

      • GoodPeople on October 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

        and what did your mom have sex with to produce a Cowman?

        • Cowman777 on October 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

          Don’t know. This is just a screename. Inbreds like yourself will confused it for a real name.

          • Whitesharecropper on November 2, 2015 at 7:37 pm

            Will confused it. lol

          • Cowman777 on November 2, 2015 at 10:44 pm


          • Whitesharecropper on November 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm

            Actually it’s pathetic you inbred ghetto trash. It just goes to show that your ignorant butt should have payed attention more in school yourself. You can’t blame the White man for holding you down. I feel sorry for your offspring.

          • Cowman777 on November 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm


    • BestOfTheBest on October 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      so that’s why you don’t have one?

    • Ceede O on November 1, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      where do you miz white female privilege get off calling a blk child a criminal? How dare you curl you lips to say such. You have been the reason for so many injustices meted out to blkpeople in this country and you have worn that badge w/pride. Stop and check out your own criminal behavior before you try to use your white skin privilege, egregiously, to falsely label a child.

      • mcr285 on November 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

        Okay, first off, the young woman in question is at least 16 years old. She is not a child. Sure, legally, she isn’t an adult, but let’s be honest, she isn’t a child, either. She is a young woman.

        Second thing, this young woman made stupid choices and suffered the natural consequences that came with the stupid choices she made.

        Watch all of the available videos of this incident. Several authority figures asked the young woman to put away her cell phone and she refused. They asked her to leave the classroom and she refused. The officer was called in because the young woman would not cooperate. The officer tried several times to give the young woman a chance to get up on her own and leave the classroom. She refused. He warned the young woman that if she did not get up on her own, then he would have to remove her himself. She still refused…. in that last refusal, the young woman CHOSE to have Officer Fields physically remove her from the classroom.

        The officer grabbed her pant leg at her knee, and went to put his arm around her shoulder. SHE leaned back into his arm, which makes it look like he was putting his arm around her neck, but nope…. SHE did that. The reason she leaned back was because she was turning to swat at the officer. I don’t think she was trying to punch him, but she was swatting at him like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum. It was her leaning back and swatting at the officer that caused her desk to flip over. SHE caused that, not the officer.

        Everyone keeps going on and on about the poor child, but she is NOT a child. She is a young woman, she knows right from wrong and on that day, she chose WRONG. Officer Fields is obviously loved by the students he works with. He is obviously NOT a racist cop on a power trip. If he were, then why in the world did hundreds of Spring Valley High students stage a walk out in his support, hoping to get him his job back?

        • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

          Actually she is 18 and an adult. In most states you are no longer charged as a Juvi once you reach 16

          • BohoHoney on November 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm

            Where did you find her age???

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

            It was in another story I had read.

          • BohoHoney on November 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

            If she was 18 wouldn’t they release her name????

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

            Sorry I miss read that the other girl.

      • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        MMM how about the fact she committed several crimes. I will call the “victim wambulance” for you.

      • Whitesharecropper on November 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

        Debbie is no matter the reason for the social injustice to Blacks as you are the the reason this girl behaves as she did. But truth be told you are condoning this girls behavior. And you have the audacity to say someone is using skin color to justify something. lol, grow up.

      • Jeff Lynn on November 4, 2015 at 2:30 am

        Did you go to public school? Are you a white racist trying to make black people look uneducated and ignorant?

    • Deandra Tucker on November 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      I’m a ope minded person but what did she do that was criminal ? The most she could have gotten for not giving up the phone some days out of school.I think it was bad for both of them so to show the world that we can have misunderstandings maybe they should share the money..IJs

      • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        Actually she committed several crimes. Had she had gone to the office when she was first told you are correct. But the fact she didn’t is disruption of a public assembly a violation in every state. She could also be charged, (and should be) with disorderly conduct and breach of the peace. Then it goes a step further and resists arrest and assaults and batters the police officer, both of these are criminal acts. You are correct it was bad for both of them, the officer was put in a no win situation by the schools inept administration.

  2. mcat1754 on October 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    She is not a criminal. Not giving up a cell phone in school, is not on the law books in the state of South Carolina.

    Was she wrong in not giving up the phone when asked, yes, however, that does not mean she deserved the treatment that she got. That SRO was set up to fail, and should not have been in schools with his numerous use of force complaints and lawsuits against him.. Oh yeah, and in one of those cases, he actually admitted in an IA investigation that he used racist comments during one of those use of force complaints.

    • libsmakemelaugh on October 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest IS illegal. People like you are what is wrong in this country. Go get an education

      • Craig Yake on October 31, 2015 at 1:19 pm

        You are part of the problem is our country! Corporal punishment for all right? Maybe you need too be in one of Obama’s FEMA camps.

        • libsmakemelaugh on October 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

          You’re a moron

        • John on October 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

          When exactly was corporal punishment applied here?

          • seventensandnine on November 1, 2015 at 1:28 am

            Shhh…. don’t interrupt the delusional liberal when he’s in middle of misunderstanding key concepts and misapplying his rhetoric.

            The progressive mind is challenged enough — please be more sensitive.

          • John on November 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

            Yes you are right, how insensitive of me.

      • Cowman777 on October 31, 2015 at 1:56 pm

        She did not assaulted the cop you inbred hick. She reacted to him grabbing her. You do know that just because she is black does not mean she is less than human right. Slavery is over where blacks now have the right to not let anybody beat on them without showing some type of defensive reaction.

        • GoodPeople on October 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm

          have you not watched ALL of the videos? Watch them very carefully she DID hit him before he did anything to her. Yes, I think he was a bit excessive, but she should have complied with the 3 adults who asked her to put the phone away and participate in class. She refused and acted like a little spoiled, entitled brat and got put down.

          • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

   Read this it will change your mind about it being excessive

          • Ceede O on November 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

            So she got what she deserved trying to act like a white child…w/privilege. How dare she. She got rightfully put in her place. Huh? Dayum “wanna be” entitled [not] black child! Showed her who she really was! Didn’t he. Almost got her blkself murdered by a 300lb bench pressing white male. Mmmmm! Like that little attempt to hit she made when he grabbed her around her neck was gonna do something. tsk!

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

            You are 100% right Ceede O what we need here is some restorative justice were we can sit around and discuss her criminal activity and blame the victims of that activity. Then we can fire the teacher, Vice Principal, and the police officer because the law cannot be applied to her equally because of her skin color. then suspend all the white kids in the school, because they are responsible for slavery. And in the end we can hold hands singing Kumbaya while we validate her victim-hood. Oh wait we can’t we can’t fire the teacher or the Vice principle they are both black. And what about the kid who released the film where you can see her punch the officer in the head twice, he said it wasn’t racial at all and she got what she deserved, he is black to. I guess he is a race trader or an Uncle Tom right. What about the black students who walked out of school Friday in support of the officer? What about the black members of both the football team and the weight lifting team who are speaking out in support of the offcer. Sorry pal nobody ids buying you pathetic crap any more it’s 2015. Oh and by the way you do know that there were more white slave in the Americas than black slave until the mid 1700s right?

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm

            Most white children would not act this way Ceede you know why? Because their parents would punish them for acting up thats why. Guess it’s kinda hard to discipline you child while in the can or strung out on drugs, and Grandma can only do so much right. Raise your kids with no respect thats what you get. Ever wonder why 56% of all violent crime is committed by black youth in this country? Especially since they make up roughly 16% of the population. Must be that white privilege you keep talking about. I wonder why we didn’t see all the outrage over this incident, Just a couple of black people acting like black people?

        • libsmakemelaugh on October 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

          Who invited you to this conversation, you pathetic racist?

        • John on October 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm

          She punched him twice in the head and thats assault and battery on a police officer. She did so after being told she was under arrest, thats resisting arrest.

          • Cowman777 on November 8, 2015 at 12:29 am

            She reacted to him grabbing her like a ragdoll you stupid inbred. Again, she is a human being. Blacks are humans. And she a underaged female. She reacted naturally to a 270 pound man man handling her. You stupid inbred retard. What the hell is wrong with you? Plus she was not charged with assault. Go die.

          • John on November 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

            Um no she assaulted him after he told her she was under arrest. Sorry but I hope you didn’t teach your kids to fight the police if they ever get arrested cause that will just get them an ass whoppin, and a case just like this little hood rat.

        • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:42 pm

          Oh thats right white people can no longer tell black people what to do, even it the black person is committing a crime. How silly of me come over and rob my house. I owe you that much even though my family didn’t get her till the late 1800s and never owned slave. Are you aware there were more white slaves in America than black slave until the mid 1700s?

          • Cowman777 on November 8, 2015 at 12:30 am

            Lol @ more white slaves. Of course you will believe that you cross burning inbred hick.

          • John on November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

            Actually I just finished reading a book about just before a trip to Bermuda. And while touring the old fort it was right there on display how white slaves had been used to build the fort and the Governor’s mansion. Seems that all the natives died from diseases brought over by the English. The book I was reading said that at one point in time the white slave population of Montserrat was 75% of entire population. The first slaves in the American colonies were all white, the first black slaves didn’t arrive until 1619. They were brought from a British Privateer ( a kind of legal pirate) who captured them from the Portuguese slave trader who bought them from the muslims in North Africa. There were”20 odd” Negros according to the documentation. And 10 years later there were still just 20 odd in Jamestown. The slave trade in Blacks didn’t start in earnest until 1700. Fell free to look up the ships White Lion and Treasure. Or order the book yourself it, it was a very good read . And here is the history about the first slave owner in America, a black man from Angola, See they can’t really teach the truth in public schools because it doesn’t fit the liberal narrative. But once you get outside the USA it’s all there. Why do you think there are so many Anglo sir names in places like Montserrat and the west indies?

          • Cowman777 on November 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm

            Noone ever denied there were white slaves, but you seemed to use that as a basis to wanna have people forget about black slavery which was spread out for many more centuries resulting in way more deaths and ethnic cleansing. Just admit that you are an inbred hick who hates black people. That’s all.

          • John on November 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

            Better check your history most of the slaves went to central and south America not the United States Even Henry Louis Gates says that only about 300 thousand black slaves ever made it to the US out of the 12.5 million who were sold into slavery. The black slave trade in the US really started in 1700 and until the middle of the century white slave outnumbered black slaves in the states. The importation of slaves into the states in 1808 and slavery was abolished in 1865. White slaves came to the colonies as far back as 1606 and remanded the largest population of slave for almost 150 years. Blacks became the predominate slaves from around 1740 until slavery was ended in 1865 so they were predominate for about 125 years. Thats the history of it. I owe black people nothing since I or none of my family never owned a slave. In fact the chances are very very great that some of my relatives were sold into slavery. Know why Irish people never complain about the history of white Irish slavery? Because It’s ancient history, nobody alive today was a slave in the British colonies, and they know that the descendants of the Irish slaves were better off than those left behind. By the way I have two Bi-racial grandsons so clearly you have no idea what you are talking about.

      • NotTodaySatan on November 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        She wasnt being arrested at the time, just being retrieved from class. As well the girl didnt touch him until he put her in a choke hold. So to that’s self defense from a pig with no right to touch any child…unless hes shooting up schools which…..

        • libsmakemelaugh on November 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm

          Ok dum mass. How would you have handled it?

          Do you know the definition of a chokehold?

          • krystal keys on February 25, 2016 at 4:28 am

            Thanks for defending my daughter

          • libsmakemelaugh on February 25, 2016 at 8:10 am

            You’re confused

          • krystal keys on February 25, 2016 at 8:34 am

            Don’t know how this got there

          • libsmakemelaugh on February 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

            It’s all good. Have a great day.

        • ceede on November 1, 2015 at 6:35 pm

          tell it! Ditto!

        • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm

          No she was being arrested if you listen to the tape the officer asks her for the 6th time to come to the office with him and she refuses. Then the officer says OK your under arrest then lets go and grabs her left wrist and left leg then she smacks him twice in the head. He never put he in a choke hold. And there is no right to resist arrest. She is not a child she is an adult and charged as such. And children get arrested every day thats why the have Juvenile court. Not only do they get arrested every day the commit crimes like assault and murder all the time. But let that all go right.

        • John on November 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

          Actually noooo she was being arrested the officer even says so after telling her 6 times she had to leave.

    • AverageJoe on October 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I’m curious as to where you’ve obtained your information? And I’d also like to know when this officer’s personnel file was made public?

      For the record, anyone can complain about anything. Doesn’t make them justified or true. When you work LE, people complain, doesn’t make their complaints justified, right or true. Judging because of the amount of complaints is pretty bigoted, how many of those were justified and action taken against him on?

      This kid resisted. She should be charged. The Sheriff acted prematurely and the department will probably pay dearly for it. It’s called Due Process and everyone’s entitled to it.

    • GoodPeople on October 31, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      She IS a criminal. She is being charged with disturbing school, a unique South
      Carolina law. She faces up to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 fine. She also hit a police officer before anything was done to her. If it walks like a criminal, talks like a criminal and acts like a criminal, guess what it isn’t a duck!

      • Cowman777 on October 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm

        Women in Afghanistan who show their faces are also consider criminals you inbred hick. You should be concerned that a law even exist where kids are criminalized for being kids.

        • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:10 pm


          Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

          SECTION 1. Section 16-17-420 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 273 of 2010, is further amended to read:

          “Section 16-17-420. (A) It is unlawful:

          (1) for any person wilfully or unnecessarily (a) to interfere with or to disturb in any way or in any place the students or teachers of any school or college in this State, (b) to loiter about such school or college premises or (c) to act in an obnoxious manner thereon; or

          (2) for any person to (a) enter upon any such school or college premises or (b) loiter around the premises, except on business, without the permission of the principal or president in charge. for a person who is not a student to wilfully interfere with, disrupt, or disturb the normal operations of a school or college in this State by:

          (1) entering upon school or college grounds or property without the permission of the principal or president in charge;

          (2) loitering upon or about school or college grounds or property, after notice is given to vacate the grounds or property and after having reasonable opportunity to vacate;

          (3) initiating a physical assault on, or fighting with, another person on school or college grounds or property;

          (4) being loud or boisterous on school or college grounds or property after instruction by school or college personnel to refrain from the conduct;

          (5) threatening physical harm to a student or school or college employee while on school or college grounds or property; or

          (6) threatening the use of deadly force on school or college property or involving school or college grounds or property when the person has the present ability, or is reasonably believed to have the present ability, to carry out the threat.

          For the purpose of this subsection, ‘person who is not a student’ means a person who is not enrolled in, or who is suspended or expelled from, the school or college that the person interferes with, disrupts, or disturbs at the time the interference, disruption, or disturbance occurs.

          (B) Any person violating any of the provisions who violates a provision of this section shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on upon conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of, must be fined not more than one two thousand dollars or beimprisoned in the county jail for not more than ninety days one year.

          (C) The Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 22-3-540, 22-3-545, and 22-3-550, the summary courts are vested with exclusive jurisdiction to hear and dispose of cases involving a violation of this section. However, if the person is a child as defined by Section 63-19-20, jurisdiction must remain vested in the Family Court.

          (D) The provisions of this section do not apply to school-sponsored athletic events.”

          SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.

          SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

          • ceede on November 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

            this sounds more like the SRO should be prosecuted. He was doing all the disturbing and violence from the looks of the videos. The child was trying to do more of the protecting. Telling someone “no” or “wait a minute” last I heard was not a criminal offense. I’m gonna put my money on the child winning this case and gon’ do all I can to help organize support in her defense.

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

            Really, so you have no issue with this little hood rat refusing to hand over her phone to the teacher. Or refusing to go to the office when the teacher told her to. And then refusing to go when the Vice Principle told her to go to the office. Or refusing to go when the officer asked her very politely I might add six times to come with him to the office. Or the fact that when the officer informed her she was under arrest and grabbed her left wrist and leg and she smacked him in the head twice. Please if she was my daughter I would have smacked the snot out of her for this. I wouldn’t bet the farm since there are three other tapes and since they have come out the Sheriff is walking it back on firing the officer. She broke the law and the officer did her a favor by not adding resisting arrest and Assault and Battery on a P.O. But he learned a valuable lesson, no good dead goes unpunished.

          • krystal keys on February 25, 2016 at 4:30 am

            Thanks sweetie we will win

        • BohoHoney on November 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

          Really, kids being kids????? Not my kids or any other kids I know!! If yours do, I’m sorry for them.

      • Ceede on November 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        in reality, the SRO disrupted the school by using unsually excessive force on a child. But it’s okay. he a big-azzed white boy and his job is to save flk from little blk girls who tell “men” no. okay. I get it.

        • John on November 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

          Right and if Grandma had balls she’s be Grandpa to.

    • John on October 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      She is in fact charged she did disturb a public assembly, disorderly person, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer. The officer did her a favor by only charging her with disruption. But no good deed goes unpunished, although the Sheriff is now walking it back since the third film shows her punching the office twice in the head when he grabs her wrist before the desk goes over. Also the students walked out in support of the officer yesterday. She was just being a little hood rat thats all

    • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Actually he has two complaints. None have bee sustained by IAD. In one a suit was filed by a US Army vet. It went to court and the jury dismissed most of the charges against the officer and found in his favor on all the other. The second involves a gang banger who he had expeled from school after a brawl involving gang bangers. Any time you complain against an officer it stays in his file regardless of the outcome. The press loves to trot that out. Arrests are ugly, he did nothing wrong. Read this it might give you an understanding of what happens

    • Shield on October 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Your gullible !

    • mcr285 on November 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      One lawsuit 10 years ago that was laughed out of court, and one lawsuit where the officer was one of about 10 officers named for outing a gang member do not count as “numerous” lawsuits. And where are the “numerous use of force complaints”???

      If this officer was such a bad guy, why did hundreds of students (of all races) participate in a walk out at school to show support for the officer and demand that the officer be brought back?

    • BohoHoney on November 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Is assaulting or attempting to assault a LEO a crime in So. Carolina?

      • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

        Yes it is, as well as disorderly person, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest all of which she did by the way.

        • BohoHoney on November 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

          Get her for all!!!!

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 1:33 pm

            I am pretty sure the officer was trying to cut her some slack. But like I always say no good dead goes unpunished. They are charging her with what we call disturbing a public assembly. It is a pretty broad law really. You can be charged with it if you get in a fight at a hockey game. Really a minor offense. Had he thrown the book at her he could have really screwed her life up. Most likely this will end up CWAF 6 months and it will be removed from her record. The Sheriff has walked it back a little since the other tapes have come out showing her striking the officer but as of now he is still out of a job. Probably thinking he should have nailed her good now.

    • John on November 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      True not giving up your cell phone is not a crime. However disturbing a public assembly, Disorderly Person, Breach of the Peace, Resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer are all crimes and on the books in South Carolina.

  3. GoodPeople on October 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Godfund me is a bullshit site who is so far left liberal in their “judgements” that it is perfectly fine for this little criminal to use their site for jail fines and lawyers, but when Chief Halstead tried to have one set up they closed it down ASAP stating you can’t use it for that purpose even though that wasn’t what his was set up for.

  4. John on October 31, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    It is a law in every state in the country. Most states call it disturbing a public assembly. She should also be being charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

    • Cowman777 on October 31, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      It is not a law in every state you inbred.

      • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        Actually it is. What is it with you and the inbred thing? I gave you the S.C statute but every state has a law about disturbing public assembly. Now I don’ know where you got your law training but perhaps you should not have gone with the online university thing. Just saying. I have the number for truck master you could get your CDL in about six months if you would like it just let me know. You can read correct?

      • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        Oh by the way I forgot she should also have been charged with disorderly person, breach of the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer. The cop probably thought he was doing her a favor. Well like I teach all my people no good deed goes unpunished.

        • ceede on November 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

          why do you hate black children so much. Did one flip you the bird or something? A weak male who wants to use his systemic privilege to destroy a child. Help me to understand why this SRO is more of a valued humyn that this child? The only reason I can see is that you have some kind of [ab] normal/dysfunctional hatred of dark-skinned children. I’d be curious to know why. Is it for all people of color? It’s okay to admit it. Be true to yourself. Man up! If you can’t stand them then just say so.

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

            I could care less what color she is she was wrong. She was ordered by the teacher to hand over the phone and she refused. The teacher told her to go to the office she refused. The vice Principle was called and ordered her to the office and she refused. The SRO was called and very politely asked her six times to go to the office with him and she refused. The SRO the told her and you can her it on all the tapes very politely again OK your under arrest let’s go, he grabs her left arm and left leg to remove her from the desk and she punches him in the head twice and then the desk goes over. The question is not who has more value as a human-being, the question is why does she feel and you for that matter that she is exempt from the rules? I am going to go out on a limb since you feel the entire incident is race based that you feel the rules should be applied to her differently because of the color of her skin. That being said I would like to point out the officer actually gave her a break by not charging her with the additional crimes she committed, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer and failure to obey a lawful order. This entire incident was brought on by a spoiled girl who feels she is exempt from it all. The fact that her mother doesn’t have custody of her speaks VOLUMES on how she was brought up. Now if she was my child the only lawyer would be to defend her on the charges. There would be no law suit no GO-FUND-ME page and I would have broke my foot off in her arse for disobeying the teacher, the Vice Principle, and the police officer and for making a fool of herself. With that I make it a stead fast rule that if I have an interaction as an officer I tell you three times what I want or expect and just three times then you get arrested. I tell you once so you know, twice unless you did not understand, three times just to make sure. After that it is clear I am wasting my breath and I lock you up. I don’t care what color you are, if you are a male or a female or not sure you are gone and you can talk to the judge.

          • John on November 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

            Oh and by the way the students walked out in protest of the officer being fired, the Football team and the weightlifting squad have come out in his defense also. And one of the students who released one of the taps, (a black student you should know.) has come out and said it was not racial, that she caused it and got what she deserved. MMM And he actually say the entire incident beginning to end. Well good for him at least he is an honest young man.

        • Cowman777 on November 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

          LOL @ assault and battery. It’s sad how you inbred hicks are so obsessed with hating black people that it really creates false delusions in your brain to the point of you warping reality. Kind of disturbing if you ask me. Might be a result of your parents being siblings.

          • John on November 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

            Just telling you what the law is. Could care less what color she is, fact is she was wrong from the jump. Of course I would bet it’s because of the way she was raised since she is clearly a product of the system and not a product of correct parenting.

      • John on October 31, 2015 at 6:38 pm


  5. John on October 31, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    The Go-Fund me site was set up by a Con-Man anyway the story is breaking now. Apparently this person has done this a couple times.

  6. John on October 31, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    A little help for all of you internet lawyers, cops, and hand to hand experts.

  7. De'Shawn on October 31, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    People want to give this girl sympathy but she was asking for it. Her teacher asked her to put away her phone and she didn’t. He then called the security officer in and he asked her to put the phone away, and she didn’t. The officer then warned her that he was going to physically remove her from her desk, and she didn’t put away her phone. He then throws her across the floor and people are saying there’s something wrong with the system? No, there is something wrong with people who disrespect authority. As an educated black man, I hate watching my people attempt to be “defiant” when they know what the outcome is going to be. The sad part is that when things like this happen, people always defend the innocent victim, when in fact they’re the guilty party in most incidents. If she would have put away her phone, none of this would have happened.

    • Ceede on November 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      De’Shawn. I guess the news got to you later than it did other black peoples…even in SC…slavery is no more. it’s okay to speak up and out, okay to say “no.” Okay to not do w/out the “oberseer” coming to crack a whip cross your azz or beat you into submission. Right? Oh, that’s right, most blkmales in SC know their place. You are allowed to speak down there w/out lowering your eyes, aren’t you? You all still have to ask for permission? Even educated Negropeans? The sad part is you even acknowledge that he ” throws her across the floor”–a [blackwomun-]child and you find nothing not wrong about that–an educated blackmale. [there is a qualitative difference between a male and a man.]
      Gosh! i’m still stymied that a teacher needed to call a big burley police to make a little teenage girl put away a phone, which she had done anyway, or leave the classroom. No, I do not approve of her telling the teacher, “no.” But i’m wondering what kind of relationship he created for her to not have that kind of respect for him as an adult. He’s a teacher, he knew that was a power play and should have used a better way to handle it, w/out he and the police disrupting the class. [from the video, I didn’t see the youth yelling, up out of her seat, taunting others, cursing the teacher or anything that showed me that she was violent or disruptive.] Liars, liars pant on fire.
      I know you hate seeing ‘black people’ be defiant when they know what the outcome will be ,[ie Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Assata Shakur, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Jo ann little, Sojourner Truth], the list goes on just so you can be able to say how “you” hate defiant black people. I’m quite sure those words had to have been spoken by those fearless, yet frightened Black folks once in slavery who fought defiantly to liberate themselves and others just like you–Not. It would also behoove you to not use that “my people” claim too loosely.

      De’ Shawn, Yah needa man up down there in “the S-C.” Stop being skurr’d o’ dem folks. They are really no better than you, infact, trust they are not at all. How every I know they love you, and other blck males like you, no matter –they have always loved their darkies who know how to stay in their place. Peace n luv

    • Ceede on November 1, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      please accept my apologies–for assuming that you are a SCarolinian. Where ever you are …man up!

  8. Jonah Hill on October 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Shaun King is a LIAR

  9. BrigidBernadette on November 1, 2015 at 1:54 am

    The student at the school–the girls at least–call him Officer Luscious, because they think he is hot. He comes from a loving slightly liberal family, who run a non-profit providing services for the homeless. The mostly black football team loves him, the weight training students love him, and his last two girlfriends are black. We are integrated here in South Carolina, one of the least segregated places in America–Chicago is one of the most segregated. So she is NOT an orphan, and if Tod Rutherford (know him too), is giving her first name, then is it also possible she is 17-18? We’ll see. Nothing is EVER what it appears to be on first look. The teacher in the class and it looks from the video the administrator who was called whom she also refused to comply with is also black. That being said, police officers should not be maintaining order in a classroom. The teacher needs some major re-training for not being able such a silly situation, a cell phone in class, she wasn’t having aloud conversation, she should have been written up and dealt with later out of respect for the other students in the class who are there to learn. Over one hundred students staged a walk-out on either Thursday or Friday in protest to support Ben Fields and demand he is reinstated, by the way.

    • Ceede on November 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Still does not justify this big azzed man ‘attempting to kill’ her. there is no excuse for the way he handled that child and if this were to have happened to your ‘daughter’ I know dang good and well you would be after his balls with a rusty knife. Regardless of what she did or didn’t do. I wonder if the girls at the school stil think he is hot after the way he handled this student. I also wonder if she was one of the girl students who didn’t think he was hot. the mostly black football team who love him…I can see why now. Being integrated. [in case you haven’t noticed, racism is still rule] has nothing to do w/whether a school or someone is supremacist, etc. Dating someone of the other race does not mean that one is not still racist, prejudice or bigoted and neither has nothing to do w/this male brutally attacking a 16 year old child—boy, girl, white, black, Asian, Hispanic, indigenous, island pacific or whomever. But you and I both know that a white child would not have been handled like this, especially a white female child be the attacker white or [and definitely if he were] Black. The worst and mot prolific sign of racial posturing was stating that, “the girl is not hurt.” Once again telling the victim that what they are feeling or is happening to them is really not happening unless the perpetrator says so. Or defining the experience for the oppressed. It’s kinda like pissing on someone’s head and telling them it’s rain.
      To imply that this child “attacked” the SRO [especially when the video is blatant] is the same thing as telling a domestic violence survivor that they caused the problem and should not complain. Especially, if the predator is seen as an ‘upstanding pillar in the community and well-liked by er’body.” I just think the real monster reared it’s head when the SRO brutally assaulted this blkwomun-child and he needs to be held accountable in every sense of the word.
      You all at this school and this SC community created and nutured this monster and not doubt hundreds more. Watch and see. The woodwork is about to be splintered.

      • DevilDoc on November 2, 2015 at 12:34 am

        Please, do the world a favor and not breed!! Your obvious racism against whites and people in the South speaks volumes as to your hatred towards authority. You must be a criminal that hates cops, blames them for “putting charges against me”, and dropped out of school because your mother was 13 when she had you. You probably had no positive male role models in your life, so you were raised by ignorant thugs that blamed everyone else for them being an ignorant and bigoted thug! Instead of trying to educate you about the truth, because you would just refuse to accept the truth, I will pray for you and hope that someday you will reach enlightenment with the truth. Perhaps you may even one day begin to take responsibility for your own actions rather than blaming others.

  10. John on November 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    MMM she is in foster care but not an orphan huh? Well that indicates she has a bad family upbringing doesn’t it now. Guess the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

  11. John on November 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    • Whitesharecropper on November 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Must be a rough school. Why was this video of a black officer fist fighting a student not shown?