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Old 04-07-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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I'm certainly not one to defend the police, but it didn't look that bad. Some of the kids were laughing.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Sorry about the link!

I thought it was the San Antonio incident!

I must have had the Mesa incident in the cue and forgot it.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think this event is all that. But there is an incident at Stevens High School that is one click from being out of hand. A girl has been bullied by a group of female thugs and threatening her. Her parents went to the school and asked for help and the parents were assured it would fine. Last week the thugs cornered the girl and beat her senseless. The law was called and.......nothing. The thugs are now saying they aren't thru with the beatings yet and SAPD......(crickets chirping). The school can only do so much and can only help while students are on campus but where's our supposed police? Why are these thugs still on the streets? Where are the thugs parents and why hasn't SAPD brought their buts downtown for a chat? I guess we have to wait until they kill somebody.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I'd be filing criminal charges against the girls involved.......and more'n likely having a little "Come to Jesus" meeting with her parents - especially her dad, if you get my drift - if that's what it takes. Problem being, we're so busy wringing our hands over the little special snowflakes and their hurt feelings that the REAL physical assault cases are being lumped in with the others.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - it's past time for a return of Corporal Punishment to the schools. And NOT as an "option" - if junior OR little missy gets out of line, then CP is an option. If you don't like it, take your kids out of school.

Further......I honestly think a good part of the issue is that kids don't really care about school at all. I think if they'd bring back some of the vocational training they used to offer, it'd be a way to get more kids engaged with their schools and their futures again. It's time to realize that not every child is college material - whether scholastically or financially. Let's teach them a trade that will enable them to earn a good, honest living AND return a sense of hope and future to the kids!
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The incident with the 12 year old is bad...if a parent picked up his child and slammed her to the ground like that, he would go to jail. I saw photos of the girl with a lot of swelling around her eye, and a video interview where she has a black eye and a bruise in the middle of her forehead. I think school cops should be taught more effective and safer ways of restraining children...you don't need to use as much force on a hundred pound child as you would on a grown adult.

I read the social media comments about the incident also. I didn't read any that claimed first-hand knowledge of the incident or the conflicts that led up to it, just criticism of the girl and the way she was raised. You can tell from watching video interviews of the mother that she probably doesn't have a lot of education or money, and I think some people look at someone like that and at the side of town where the incident took place, and automatically assume that she's not doing her best for her child or that her child must be a thug who somehow caused the entire problem, and I think that's what a lot of those comments were based on.

I'd want to see video of the children's interaction before the officer's intervention, and also video of her kicking him, before I made any judgement. There were a lot of kids with phones in that video, I'm sure a couple more were recording when it happened, and I'd assume the school would have cameras that would probably have captured the incident as well.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:45 AM
 
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I don't know what happened, but I'll just say, if you don't comply with an officer's orders, you risk getting yourself hurt.
Whether she kicked him or not before the video, you can clearly see her struggling some in the video.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There's a side to this that is not being seen or told. I'm holding off.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:00 AM
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She's been suspended, and her mother admits she's been in trouble before. They're not at all credible to me, and it's hard to muster any sympathy for the girl. I don't care what side of town they're from. There's another girl and mother from the same part of town that I haven't heard from, but they would likely have my sympathy. ( the girl who was going to be beat up)

San Antonio middle school girl suspended after being thrown to ground by officer - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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This girl is enjoying her fame right now.

Girl body slammed by SAISD cop reportedly shares pic with wad of cash touting newfound fame - San Antonio Express-News
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