Sunday, November 1, 2015

Due Process

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/29/us/south-carolina-school-arrest-videos/

A school resource officer was called into a classroom to deal with a disruptive student.  The officer has a physical confrontation with the student and the video is posted all over the Internet.  The student was arrested, and was no injured. The sheriff fires the officer soon after the incident.

The FBI and other agencies almost immediately started to investigate this incident.  Local incidents should be investigated by local police or one level above.  So a county sheriff should be investigated by the state if the county does not investigate or asks for help.  There is no need for the FBI to investigate such a minor incident as this one.

The sheriff also seems to have been quick to fire the officer.  Police officers have rights and they have the right to be presumed innocent, even if there is a video that looks bad.  Police have a right to due process, just like everyone else; that's what the SGT Says.

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