Reprinted from Paul Craig Roberts Website
Believe it or not, I received emails from three males defending the goon thug who slammed around the female student in the classroom. These three apologists for police violence must be very ashamed of themselves, as it turns out that the goon thug nazi was too much for the Sheriff who fired the thug.
Here is the report:SC sheriff fires deputy who slammed black student in classroom
"From the very beginning that's what's caused me to be upset, and continued to upset me is that he picked the student up and threw the student across the room," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a press conference Wednesday, announcing that Fields was being let go.
The department interviewed witnesses and reviewed several cell-phone videos taken in the classroom, and concluded the moves Fields used in the confrontation were "not acceptable."
After talking to Fields, the sheriff said the deputy "tried to do his job," but that he should not have used force against the student. While the teen was non-compliant and disrespectful, Lott said, she was not a danger to the deputy.
"This has been a very difficult situation for all of us," Lott said, urging the community to use the incident as a teachable moment.
"Police officers make mistakes too, and they have to be held accountable. That's what we've done," said the sheriff, adding that the student should also be held responsible for disrupting the classroom.
Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)