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Disturbing Video Shows What Public School Looks Like in a Police State as a Cop Beats a Student

Baltimore, MD — An extremely disturbing video was posted to social media this week showing a Baltimore school cop, whose identity is being protected, treating a student like a punching bag.

In the brief video, the officer is seen throwing punches and kicking the student.

The assault happened Tuesday at the Reach! Partnership School in Baltimore and both officers in the video have been placed on administrative leave, said Karen Parks, spokeswoman for the Baltimore public school system.

“As a parent of a Baltimore city school student, I was appalled by what I saw,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said of the video. “The behavior that was demonstrated … is certainly something you never want to see. … Certainly not a school officer acting in this way, particularly with a young person.”

Baltimore School Police Chief Marshall Goodwin was also placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, which is an out of the ordinary move.

“The boy had a right to be at the school where he was an enrolled student,” Lauren Geisser, an attorney for the teen and his parents said. “With respect to refusing to leave the school, the student didn’t want to leave the school where he had a right to attend.”

“I am completely appalled and disappointed by what is depicted in the video,” the school system’s CEO, Gregory Thornton, said in the statement. “Our school police officers are entrusted with ensuring the safety of our students and staff, and I know that most of them take this job seriously while maintaining a high level of professionalism. The behavior in the video is completely unacceptable.”

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Recent videos have revealed a myriad of school cops attacking unarmed students. In December, Officer Rigo Valles was cleared of any wrongdoing after grabbing a student by the neck and slamming him to the floor. In October, Richland County Deputy Ben Fields was fired after students recorded him flipping over a girl’s desk and dragging her across the floor. Oklahoma City Master Sgt. Thomas Jaha was charged with assault and battery in October as well, after repeatedly punching a student in the face for not having a hall pass.

In November, prosecutors agreed to dismiss assault charges against Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Hardin for punching a student in the face if the former officer completes anger management classes. Hardin still faces wanton endangerment, official misconduct, and assault charges for choking another student unconscious in a separate incident five days later. In separate incidents earlier this year, school cops have also been caught attacking an autistic boy, body-slamming a child, and raping nearly two dozen students.

This is education in a police state.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • Chris Cee Jay

    Cops, in a 100% corrupt, totalitarian, police-state, should be hunted, covertpy encountered, tortured and killed, along with their families. Stamped out.

  • Greg McGowan

    And still police wonder why people aren’t treating them like heroes.

  • Ernesto De La Serna

    Ernest De La Serna

    That cop better not return to that school, because if I was the kid’s father, I would pay the school cop a little visit and smoke ‘em right in the school hallway. Clip emptied, gotta go… Dead cops are unable to bully anyone any further.

  • marlene

    As bad as it looked, I don’t think the Officer hurt the boy so why is this so blown up? I suspect there was provocation against the cop who lost it, although I don’t condone his behavior. I just understand it. I’ve seen so many far worse incidents of police brutality against young children and THOSE are the ones where everyone should be suspended and fired.

    • JennaTrull

      Fuck you if you think it’s all right for a grown-ass man to violently retaliate against a CHILD over some kind of bullshit “provocation.” Apparently, you think it’s OK to smack children around, so long as they aren’t “hurt.” How much injury does it take for you to give a damn – bruising, bloodshed, or broken bones?

      • marlene

        Fcough. Your mouth belongs where you brain is – in the gutter, snipe!