More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
Henerson, Mary Anne; Platt, Brianhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/26/more-than-a-few-rogue-cops-the-disturbing-history-of-police-in-schools/
Date Written: 26/04/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19259
Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."