Video Reveals Proviso West Faculty Officer Arrested For Brutal Pupil Assault

It seems that there’s a world the place an incident involving a violent and overzealous faculty useful resource officer (SRO) body-slamming, manhandling and/or brutally assaulting a pupil ends in instant motion that doesn’t embrace placing a sufferer on trial for their very own assault—it’s the world the place the officer is Black and the kid is, effectively, not.

A video taken from a classroom inside Proviso West Excessive Faculty in Hillside, Illinois, that was launched by authorities on Friday reveals a Black faculty worker grabbing and throwing a non-Black pupil to the bottom. The video, which was revealed by ABC 7, is fairly grainy. However what’s abundantly clear is a grown man handled a a lot smaller teenager like an novice MMA fighter—there isn’t any query as as to if he’s within the incorrect. 

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Actually, the officer was simply as incorrect as the college useful resource officer in Florida who was cleared of wrongdoing after he body-slammed a Black lady to the bottom knocking her unconscious. Or the one who assaulted the Black teen in South Carolina. Or the one in Pittsburgh. However all these college students allegedly earned their assaults by misbehaving. None of them attacked the officers they had been harm by—however, boy, did they’ve dangerous attitudes. (I’m simply going to should have religion that I’m laying the sarcasm down thick sufficient right here.)

However, based on faculty officers, the Proviso West pupil sufferer in Hillside was fully harmless and the “unprompted assault” he suffered by the hands of the Black officer was simply an occasion of egregious conduct on the a part of an grownup authority determine—who cares what the kid’s angle was like?

“He was not combative, and he was not partaking in any disruptive conduct,” the faculties’ chief stated in an announcement, based on NBC Chicago.

Isn’t that handy?

Nevertheless it was Supt. James Henderson of Proviso Township Excessive Colleges District 209 who stated the factor that ought to all the time be stated throughout situations the place a pupil is attacked by an grownup within the classroom.

“No grownup ought to ever put their fingers on a baby in that method–particularly not in a college setting,” he stated. “The conduct exhibited by the SRO is in line with what we see flash throughout our TV screens virtually day by day–with Black and Brown younger males being targets of cops. Our students deserve higher than that and we’ll do every part in our energy to guard them.”

Henderson additionally stated the incident started when the officer “made calls for of the coed,” but it surely’s unclear if the coed complied. (Not that it ought to matter exterior of the truth that non-compliance is often the justification for cops treating Black folks like ragdolls.)

Perhaps we’re all incorrect and race didn’t play an element in how the altercation was dealt with. Nevertheless it certain could be good if non-violent Black college students, no matter whether or not they instantly complied with the calls for of officers, had been regarded with the identical care and presumption of relative innocence—as a substitute, all of that vitality tends to be reserved for demonstrably brutal white cops. 

Anyway, it seems the officer is probably not an officer in any respect.

Based on ABC, “the college’s preliminary assertion stated the offender was a college useful resource officer, however the Hillside Police Division stated the assailant is just not an authorized Illinois police officer.”

District officers stated the investigation into the incident continues to be ongoing, however the unnamed “officer” is in custody.

I’m simply saying that was some swift motion.


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