Breaking Brown

October 30, 2015

Spring Valley Students Walk Out in Support of Ex-Resource Officer Ben Fields

Spring Valley Students Walk Out in Support of Ex-Resource Officer Ben Fields

Former resource officer Ben Fields dumped a teenage girl from her chair and slid her across the floor. Fields arrested her as well as another student who was yelling at him over manhandling the girl. Both teens were charged with “disturbing school” and taken to jail. Still, some students at Spring Valley High School staged a walkout in support of Fields, who was fired over his use of excessive force.

From The State:

A group of Spring Valley High School students staged a peaceful walkout Friday morning in support of former Richland County deputy Ben Fields who was fired after a video surfaced of Fields forcibly removing a student from a classroom.

Spring Valley Principal Jeff Temoney said that the protest was “an orderly student-led activity.”


“Our students and our staff were safe and are on campus,” Temoney said.


“I addressed the students to let them know that we understood their need to make their voices heard,” Temoney said. “Then I reminded them that Spring Valley high is all about the business of teaching and learning, so it’s time to go back to class.”

In the minds of the students who walked out, what Fields did to their peer was OK. Firing him was not OK. In their minds, he’s the wronged party here.

Watch the video of these (mostly black) students standing up for the officer who flipped their orphan classmate’s desk and dragged her across the floor.

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6 thoughts on “Spring Valley Students Walk Out in Support of Ex-Resource Officer Ben Fields

  1. SkyChopper says:

    At the end of the day, this had everything to do with just getting out of class (and attention)… These teens don’t give a d*mn about the race soldier!

  2. HANNIBAL the VICTOR says:

    Black people need to stop trying to save NI**AS!!

  3. Rick Manigault says:

    ministerbruce I agree with the father but his presence at that meeting makes him complicit in the abuse.  That school system exist to demean and destroy young minds so abolishing or abstaining are the only options.  The students reaction to the cop being fired means he’s probably the nicest overseer and student abuse goes way further than what we see in that video.

  4. TheLadySource says:

    How institutionalized are our children if they do not see the wrong and injustice committed on this young girl? If you thought that it only happens in prison, here is proof otherwise.

  5. Johnw11 says:

    ministerbruce  Thanks for being a decent person, sir.

  6. AMAC7210 says:

    The Oppressor has gotten more aggressive with their attack on us they were just attacking Black brothers…then our sister and now our Kids… The Oppressor strategy which to befriend us then use it to control our mind. As Dr. Kamau Kambon stated the First One to the Control the Mind is the Winner… This statement is so true in almost every aspect of life from religion..politics.. to slavery/oppression. Until we learn Self and Self Worth these types of situations would continue to occur.


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