The Black Lives Matter movement has made headlines over the past year for crying out against police officers who use force against members of the black community.
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement feel that white police officers too often use force against African-Americans and that this use of force is indicative of the “systematic racism” in America.
Now, a video has surfaced online that has sent the Black Lives Matter movement into a feeding frenzy. The video, posted by the Facebook page “Mediatakeout,” showed an officer breaking up a fight between two black girls by picking one of them up and throwing her to the ground, where she struck her head.
Mediatakeout posted the following caption with the video:
“15 Yr Old GIRL Is SLAMMED To The Ground … Knocked UNCONSCIOUS … By Police Officer Breaking Up A HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT … She’s Now In The HOSPITAL With A CONCUSSION!!! (This Happened In Sherman TEXAS … And That Level Of Force Is UNACCEPTABLE)
Many of the comments underneath the post were disparaging of the Black Lives Movement and showed little to no sympathy for the girl and her alleged concussion.
“He didn’t slam her hard! She shouldn’t have been fighting in the first place, you’re in school to learn. Keep all that rowdy s*** on the streets and keep your head in the books! smh,” stated the top comment with almost 6,000 likes.
“So black lives matter only when the police is slamming down black people? How about when black people are beating the s*** out each other? This is why nobody takes that movement seriously,” stated another comment with over 3,000 likes.
Mediatakeout conveniently left out the part of the story, reported by KXII, where the teacher trying to break up the fight had also been injured. An investigation into the incident was ongoing, but the officer had not been suspended as of Saturday morning.
The fight did look very violent, and in violent situations police officers must do what it takes to resolve the situation before it escalates.
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