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New Video And Facts Reveal What Happened Just Before Classroom ‘Police Brutality’ Incident

New Video And Facts Reveal What Happened Just Before Classroom ‘Police Brutality’ Incident

By Jack Davis for Western Journalism

The viral video. The minority victim. The white police officer. The clicking of outrage as fingers fly and Twitter howls.

Into this clichéd scenario of 2015-style outrage, it might be time for a few facts.

On Monday, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Fields, working as a school resource office at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., was called to remove a student from a classroom. An altercation followed, which was videoed and shared on social media, with liberals calling this an unprovoked instance of police brutality.

Commentator Steven Crowder has a different perspective, based on both some rational thought and a different video.

“I’m not saying this cop was right, but I certainly don’t think he can be unilaterally condemned from a 15-second clip,” Crowder wrote on his web site, Louder With Crowder.

“Does the video look bad? Of course. It’s an adult cop vs. a teenage girl. It’s also an adult cop who has been routinely rewarded for the work he has done in the past,” Crowder noted.

Crowder went through the contents of a new video, breaking down the action.

“The new video … shows the girl punching the police officer and kicking wildly in her desk,” Crowder wrote.

“Does this mean the cop is right?” Crowder said. “Of course not. But we now have more facts. These facts have already changed the context. We should wait for the rest of them as well.”

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