Being Black in America….











59 Responses to “#AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh”

  1. 1 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Jail is where that “cop” belongs!

  2. 2 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    ‘disturbing’ video, motherjones? how about disgusting video?

    the ugly is spreading despite all the exposure.

    • October 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      And if you didn’t see the video you’d think from most reports that the student violently resisted his efforts to remove her, instead of just sitting there quietly until he assaulted her. I think the fact that she didn’t melt with fear when he confronted her probably enraged him, because that’s the reaction he’s most probably used to and wants – it was just like when he beat up that guy for calling him ‘dude’. If any person of color engages with him like they are equals, he explodes.

    • 7 vcprezofan2
      October 26, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      ‘the ugly is spreading despite all the exposure’

      THIS is one of the aspects of all this that I find frightening, Amk. Blacks, from toddler to youth to senior, are clearly of no value even in 2015 AND police – supposedly sworn to protect – really do not care who knows it!! In the beginning I honestly thought that such violent reports would taper off as the country became more aware of what had been happening under cover. Heck, when the first couple of cases caught on video/camera came to light, I foolishly thought there would have been convictions! I cannot describe the impact these visible instances of police violence make on the psyche of this Black person. Like, where in America *do* you turn to be accepted and treated like a human being, or for justice?

      • 8 amk for obama
        October 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

        They know the system has been refined to such an extent that they can literally get away with murders even if they are caught doing the heinous act redhanded.

    • October 26, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      “the ugly is spreading despite all the exposure.”


  3. October 26, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks a million for these Nerdy, there’s just no ****ing end to the horror.

  4. 12 Jeff
    October 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Watched the video on HP and am outraged. Hope the cop gets fired and possibly thrown in jail. Of course we know that no such thing ever happens because this country has an authoritarian complex.

    • 13 Betsy
      October 27, 2015 at 1:26 am

      As a teacher I am saying to myself, WTF are you doing to let that cop treat the NEW girl that way! So.not.ok. We are supposed to protect our students.

  5. 14 sherijr
    October 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I just saw this on the news not 10 minutes ago- that poor kid being thrown around by the cops. I don’t even know what to say anymore.

  6. October 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    R.A.G.E. is what I’m feeling. Pure rage!

  7. October 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    WTF?!?!? I don’t even have the words right now. My blood is boiling. //SMDH If a guy did this to his girlfriend/wife in the streets, we would be outraged and call it domestic violence (regardless of who or what started it). If a father did this to his daughter (regardless of who or what started it), again we would be outraged and call it child abuse.

  8. October 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    No excuse. This has got to stop!!

  9. 23 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  10. 24 sherijr
    October 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    How do we repair the damage this child will now have? I honestly want to hurt that cop just from seeing the video. I cannot imagine the horror she is living through right now, her terror and the rage of her parents.

    I had a verbal encounter with a police officer today. I won’t go into the details- but this cop lied to me and that is so common in my experience- they lie, they say really stupid things to protect THEMSELVES at all costs. My point here is that we are seeing all across this country the terror they are visiting on black Americans, people of color- something that is not only not new, but also escalating… and they just continue to get away with it. This cop told me today that cops are quitting all over Baltimore because of the “riot”. I said good, they shouldn’t go around killing citizens. This cop was so busy protecting the cops, she forgot her/their job is to protect the citizens. I cannot even articulate how I feel about this poor child tonight and about police in this country in general.

  11. 27 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Anybody want bet on how long before the school system bans camera phones on school property?

  12. 28 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 10:43 pm


  13. 29 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    • 30 99ts
      October 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      And in the timeline it is said the other person arrested was the girl who made the video

      And I note the young men with their heads down – knowing full well if they say a word they will get worse.

      And the US dares to tell other countries how to treat their people.

  14. October 26, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Police officers feel like they can do whatever they want and get away with it. Now from what I saw the officer life was in jeopardy from what, the girl sitting in the seat ignoring him. What a dam disgrace, how are we suppose to have respect for police officers when they don’t respect black lives one bit. That officer will get away with what he did, after all he is a officer, he is a saint, they never does anything wrong.

    • 32 sherijr
      October 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      I live in a neighborhood where drug dealing and prostitution are literally rampant right outside my door.. I do not call the police, because my biggest fear is that they will over react. they either do absolutely nothing or they act insane. I just don’t think this is that unusual in America anymore. The cops are dysfunctional, someone thought is was a good idea to hire violent racists as cops across this country. And nobody is stopping them. Nobody polices them.

    • October 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      That bastard officer can’t let that officer get away with what he did.

  15. 37 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Working tomorrow so this might be a good time to take my feeling of despondency out of the village and go put it to bed. G’Night, TODobots. /muttering ‘There is an endless supply of brutality’/

  16. October 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm

  17. 42 99ts
    October 27, 2015 at 12:05 am

    If you decided that you didn’t like your job – so why show up – would you still be paid?

    “That’s why I’m missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I am not running for reelection,” Rubio said in the last Republican debate

    The guy is paid to represent his state for 6 years – OR resign – and lose his pay. They cannot live without their government pay.

    • 43 99ts
      October 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Presumably if he were elected President and discovered a few folks were against his ideas – he would give up visiting the west wing?

  18. 44 globalcitizenlinda
    October 27, 2015 at 1:08 am

    a heavy heart will try and seek some rest tonight – but it will be very hard;

  19. October 27, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Congrats on 1st Dudette 🙂

    Thank you NW for ‘front paging’ yet another police (systemic) atrocity against a person of color.

    Be sure not to miss Gov O’Malley’s response to the assault ….

    good night TOD


  20. October 27, 2015 at 1:32 am

  21. 47 globalcitizenlinda
    October 27, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Have a fantastic day!

    • 48 tnmtngirl
      October 27, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Good morning, gcl. Seems it’s the two of us most mornings. Good morning all!

      • 49 jackiegrumbacher
        October 27, 2015 at 8:12 am

        Morning TN. I’m still reeling from the assault on the young woman in that classroom. I hope every punishment in the world is meted out to that policeman from criminal to civil charges, but I fear the criminal, at least, won’t happen. We have to keep fighting against this kind of police brutality. It has to end.

  22. October 27, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Another offensive attack on Black people’s thinking and voting decisions. This sounds almost like something Bernie Sanders said a couple months ago.

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      October 27, 2015 at 8:15 am

      The day when anything Gloria Steinem said had any value, has long since passed. Sounds to me as if she wanted to stir up controversy and gain attention since people no longer care what she thinks. What she’s done, instead, is marginalize herself. She no more knows what she’s talking about than the random man in the street.

    • 52 criquet
      October 27, 2015 at 8:37 am

      GM all.
      I guess that’s why PBO won Iowa in the primaries and all those other “majority” AA (not) primary states !!!

  23. October 27, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Link contains interviews with two students that taped the assualt.

  24. October 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  25. October 27, 2015 at 8:43 am


    Poll Watch: Ben Carson Edges Ahead Nationally in Times/CBS News Poll

    Ben Carson has taken a narrow lead nationally in the Republican presidential campaign, dislodging Donald J. Trump from the top spot for the first time in months, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released on Tuesday.

    Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is the choice of 26 percent of Republican primary voters, the poll found, while Mr. Trump now wins support from 22 percent, although the difference lies within the margin of sampling error.

    The survey is the first time that Mr. Trump has not led all candidates since The Times and CBS News began measuring presidential preferences at the end of July.


    • 56 jackiegrumbacher
      October 27, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Ben Carson won’t be the nominee, but he’s providing amazing ad fodder for Democrats. Yes, the things he says are so extremist, bigoted and misogynist that they sound like the ravings of a demented time traveler from the Middle Ages, but do we hear ANY Republican expressing outrage? Eventually one of those R bozos will be the nominee and I would love to see Carson’s outrageous statements run next to an image of silence from the nominee. If they haven’t the guts to take on people in their own party, how can they take on the challenges of the world? They are cowards–every single one of them. And if they actually agree with Carson, well then that tells you all you need to know about them.

  26. October 27, 2015 at 8:59 am


    you brought the twitter truth to this outrage. It’s unacceptable. This CHILD was BRUTALIZED.

  27. 59 desertflower
    October 27, 2015 at 9:11 am

    good morning everyone…I’m horrified about what happened to the student in the classroom. Horrified! This must stop and stop now. Every single school district with resource officers must ALL review their policy of addressing students on campus. That school district will get the pants sued off of them, but those children all deserve better! What they don’t have, that they rightfully deserve,is respect from the get go. Instead, it seems to me like they are all suspect from the start and the officers just lie in wait to force another into submission because they had all this coming anyway…these guys seem to all have a huge chip on their shoulders and take it out on anyone they deem a threat or who they think needs some disipline. This is horrific and these kids are hurt forever because of this. You can’t “unsee” this. What you see on these campus’ or with this police brutality, is just a peek into what certain people in the Republican party think should just be simple law and order…this would be common and accepted in some circles. Towards, kids, kids of color, POC in general, immigrants,women…you get the drift. Amerikkka. Can you just “feel” the greatness and exceptionalism? We have GOT to do better. We have GOT to be informed and use the power of our votes to make this country for EVERYONE and make it work equally FOR EVERYONE. damn. pissed off already at 6am.

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