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VIDEO: Cop Pepper Sprays School Kids as they Express Outrage Over Officer Assaulting 8th-Grader

Las Vegas, NV — In a blatant abuse of authority, a Las Vegas cop was recently caught on cell phone video pepper-spraying a group of high school students. Instead of committing a crime or threatening the officer’s safety, the teens were simply asking why he was physically assaulting an 8th grader when he suddenly fired pepper spray into their eyes.

On Friday, a student recorded a cell phone video of a Las Vegas police officer slamming an eighth-grade student’s head against the hood of his patrol car while pulling the kid’s hair. The 8th grader had been taken into custody after he allegedly trespassed onto the campus of Eldorado High School and refused to leave. According to police, a crowd of students gathered around the officer when the boy’s sister asked the aggressive cop to leave her brother alone.

“What the f**k are you doing to him?” a girl asks the cop a moment before he shoots her and nearly half the students in their faces with pepper spray.

If you look closely, a small rock appears to hit the officer on top of his head as students become outraged over his treatment of the student. However, in response, he unleashes the pepper spray on the girl in the opposite direction.

Although the cop got hit in the head with a rock, the teens absolutely had the right to question his use of force on a child half his size. Despite the fact that the students maintained their distance from the violent cop, he suddenly sprayed them without warning. As the children covered their burning eyes while choking and struggling to breathe, the officer appeared to threaten someone else off-camera with his can of pepper spray before the first video abruptly ended.

While the parents question the officer’s vile actions against their children, the image of a brutish cop pepper-spraying the nonviolent students evokes the memory of Lt. John Pike firing the chemical into the faces of protestors. On November 18, 2011, Pike was caught on video pepper-spraying a group of Occupy UC Davis students sitting together on the ground. Unlike the Occupy protestors, the students in the recent video are children and were not breaking the law when the officer pepper-sprayed them without warning.

Last year, several school cops were caught on video assaulting and abusing students in separate incidents. 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 after repeatedly punching a student in the face for not having a hall pass. In two separate incidents, Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Hardin was captured on video punching a child in the face and choking another student unconscious five days later.

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  • ᵀʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ˢᵒ ˢᵐᵃᶫᶫ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵉᵛᵉᶰ ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘ ᵇʳᵒ⋅ ᴰᵒᶰᵗ ᵗʳʸ ᵗᵒ ᶜᵒᶰᵗᶦᶰᵘᵉ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ʷᶦᶫᶫ ˢᵗᵃʳᵗ ᵗᵒ ʰᵘʳᵗ ˢᵒᵒᶰ ᶦᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ⋅ ᵂʰʸ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵗᵒᵖ﹖⋅⋅⋅⋅ᵍᵒ ᵃʷᵃʸ ᵇʳᵒ ᵃᶰᵈ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵗʰᵉ ᶰᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗ⋅ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ﹗ ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʷᵃᶰᶰᵃ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵘᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ﹖⋅⋅⋅ʷᵉᶫᶫ ᵒᵏ, ʸᵒᵘ ʷᵒᶰ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢʰᵒᵘᶫᵈ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵐᵉ ᵃ ᶫᶦᵏᵉ ᶠᵒʳ ʷᵃˢᵗᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ ᵃᶰᵈ ˢᵗʳᵉˢˢᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ᵗʰᵒ

  • ᵀʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ˢᵒ ˢᵐᵃᶫᶫ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵉᵛᵉᶰ ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘ ᵇʳᵒ⋅ ᴰᵒᶰᵗ ᵗʳʸ ᵗᵒ ᶜᵒᶰᵗᶦᶰᵘᵉ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ʷᶦᶫᶫ ˢᵗᵃʳᵗ ᵗᵒ ʰᵘʳᵗ ˢᵒᵒᶰ ᶦᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ⋅ ᵂʰʸ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵗᵒᵖ﹖⋅⋅⋅⋅ᵍᵒ ᵃʷᵃʸ ᵇʳᵒ ᵃᶰᵈ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵗʰᵉ ᶰᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗ⋅ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ﹗ ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʷᵃᶰᶰᵃ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵘᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ﹖⋅⋅⋅ʷᵉᶫᶫ ᵒᵏ, ʸᵒᵘ ʷᵒᶰ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢʰᵒᵘᶫᵈ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵐᵉ ᵃ ᶫᶦᵏᵉ ᶠᵒʳ ʷᵃˢᵗᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ ᵃᶰᵈ ˢᵗʳᵉˢˢᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ᵗʰᵒ

  • F.n sick. Why that overweight pig do that?

  • F.n sick. Why that overweight pig do that?

  • 1st I wasn’t there!! 2nd The Officer is Lucky he didn’t get whopped, and the kids weren’t Bold enough… He could have been in a world of hurt! 3rd to the Teacher/Admin. who says turn it off/erase it FUCK YOU! 4th This is a grown man against an 8th Grader…. I HOPE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS INTO THIS THOROUGHLY!!! Nuff Said

    • Cop or not you go bullying and 8th graderas a damn adult is the day you cease to exist

  • 1st I wasn’t there!! 2nd The Officer is Lucky he didn’t get whopped, and the kids weren’t Bold enough… He could have been in a world of hurt! 3rd to the Teacher/Admin. who says turn it off/erase it FUCK YOU! 4th This is a grown man against an 8th Grader…. I HOPE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS INTO THIS THOROUGHLY!!! Nuff Said

    • Cop or not you go bullying and 8th graderas a damn adult is the day you cease to exist

  • You’re absolutely right, this cop was out of line. He shouldn’t have used less-lethal force after being assaulted by someone in the mob, he should have pulled out his weapon and shot them.

    • As a fucking adult if you cant get a crowd of kids under controll you dont deserve to be a cop. Dick your talking about kids.

    • Brandon Head, whether it was a group of kids, a group of adults, or a group of chimpanzees, the key word here is group. For starters, I was being sarcastic. Secondly, one of those kids did assault the cop first by throwing a rock at his head. TFTP’s story even mentioned that fact. The cop was using the appropriate level of force here in regards to the crowd.

      Brandon, I’d love to see you get a crowd of kids under control when they’re chucking rocks at you.

    • The uniform he’s wearing is a target.

    • I wouldnt of had that happen cause i would of handled the first kid with out excessive force.

    • Look, I’m not arguing that he didn’t use excessive force on the kid he was arresting. What I am saying is that when faced with an agitated mob who had already made a violent move, the cop used the appropriate level of force to subdue the mob.

    • As much as I don’t want to, I agree Jason Edward.

    • I’m more concerned about the people liking your comment believing it was serious.

    • Jason… Ive read all of your comments and replies as a meerkat. It’s made my day and makes total sense that a meerkat would have said your opening statement. Hahaa

    • Ken Mullins, for shame! It’s a weasel, not a meerkat! It’s a tribute to my favorite saying, “Eagles may be smarter than weasels, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”

    • Haha. Well I do apologize kind sir. A weasel is ten times better. I think only time will reveal the age old question …”is man at heart truly a weasel?” I support your weasel. No homo.

    • Lmao, best comment ever!

    • We are going to take our children out of public schools. Let them beat and kill white children

    • If children knew the difference between right and wrong, and knew there was a time and place for everything, things like this wouldn’t happen.

  • You’re absolutely right, this cop was out of line. He shouldn’t have used less-lethal force after being assaulted by someone in the mob, he should have pulled out his weapon and shot them.

    • As a fucking adult if you cant get a crowd of kids under controll you dont deserve to be a cop. Dick your talking about kids.

    • Brandon Head, whether it was a group of kids, a group of adults, or a group of chimpanzees, the key word here is group. For starters, I was being sarcastic. Secondly, one of those kids did assault the cop first by throwing a rock at his head. TFTP’s story even mentioned that fact. The cop was using the appropriate level of force here in regards to the crowd.

      Brandon, I’d love to see you get a crowd of kids under control when they’re chucking rocks at you.

    • The uniform he’s wearing is a target.

    • I wouldnt of had that happen cause i would of handled the first kid with out excessive force.

    • Look, I’m not arguing that he didn’t use excessive force on the kid he was arresting. What I am saying is that when faced with an agitated mob who had already made a violent move, the cop used the appropriate level of force to subdue the mob.

    • As much as I don’t want to, I agree Jason Edward.

    • I’m more concerned about the people liking your comment believing it was serious.

    • Jason… Ive read all of your comments and replies as a meerkat. It’s made my day and makes total sense that a meerkat would have said your opening statement. Hahaa

    • Ken Mullins, for shame! It’s a weasel, not a meerkat! It’s a tribute to my favorite saying, “Eagles may be smarter than weasels, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”

    • Haha. Well I do apologize kind sir. A weasel is ten times better. I think only time will reveal the age old question …”is man at heart truly a weasel?” I support your weasel. No homo.

    • Lmao, best comment ever!

    • We are going to take our children out of public schools. Let them beat and kill white children

    • If children knew the difference between right and wrong, and knew there was a time and place for everything, things like this wouldn’t happen.

  • Why are you not fighting back? Oh yeah Americans are pussies.

  • Why are you not fighting back? Oh yeah Americans are pussies.

  • it wont stop till people step up.

  • it wont stop till people step up.

  • I see what you did there

  • They should have stepped back and given the officer space. I fully support him. Act like hood rats, get treated like hood rats.

  • They should have stepped back and given the officer space. I fully support him. Act like hood rats, get treated like hood rats.

  • guess school isn’t a first amendment zone

  • guess school isn’t a first amendment zone

  • they are public enemy number one !

  • they are public enemy number one !

  • The schools are trying to break every law in the book to reinforce schools are a prison. Getting them ready to be in society on their own.

  • The schools are trying to break every law in the book to reinforce schools are a prison. Getting them ready to be in society on their own.

  • Cops keep getting aggressive. Youths will start turning against them.

  • Cops keep getting aggressive. Youths will start turning against them.

  • Biggest point missed by everyone here is: no one knows why the enforcer is handling the student in the first place.

    However, if the student has not stolen/damaged property, not hurt anyone nor is suspected of doing so. Ppl have every right to defend themselves against being violated.

    • Trespassing. It was in the article.

    • Didn’t see the video here I saw it on another page, thanks.

      So, the question is:

      Is trespassing an offense to be handled in a manner such as detention, arrest and force?

    • If the kid left when they asked, no. But I’ve always looked at trespassing as a gateway charge. It’s not much of a charge initially, but the cop can tack on disorderly conduct, resisting, and possibly assault if you touch the cop. And if the kid was resisting and causing a scene, I can see why the cop would take out his frustrations on the kid, which resulted in excessive force.

    • Let me clarify. I DO NOT condone the excessive force. But as a human, I can see how someone can let frustration get the better of them and have them act in a manner that’s not appropriate. It’s no excuse, though.

    • Fairly agreeable. No fan of the so called law myself. Yet it’s the first thing ppl will call when they cannot or will not handle a situation myself. So I ask some not so easy questions to see how ppl think in these not so easy situations.

      Appreciate you doing so ; )

    • Plus don’t fight it. Just let it happen, you’ll only make it worse for yourself

    • Nope that’s far from what I’m suggesting bruh ∆

  • Biggest point missed by everyone here is: no one knows why the enforcer is handling the student in the first place.

    However, if the student has not stolen/damaged property, not hurt anyone nor is suspected of doing so. Ppl have every right to defend themselves against being violated.

    • Trespassing. It was in the article.

    • Didn’t see the video here I saw it on another page, thanks.

      So, the question is:

      Is trespassing an offense to be handled in a manner such as detention, arrest and force?

    • If the kid left when they asked, no. But I’ve always looked at trespassing as a gateway charge. It’s not much of a charge initially, but the cop can tack on disorderly conduct, resisting, and possibly assault if you touch the cop. And if the kid was resisting and causing a scene, I can see why the cop would take out his frustrations on the kid, which resulted in excessive force.

    • Let me clarify. I DO NOT condone the excessive force. But as a human, I can see how someone can let frustration get the better of them and have them act in a manner that’s not appropriate. It’s no excuse, though.

    • Fairly agreeable. No fan of the so called law myself. Yet it’s the first thing ppl will call when they cannot or will not handle a situation myself. So I ask some not so easy questions to see how ppl think in these not so easy situations.

      Appreciate you doing so ; )

    • Plus don’t fight it. Just let it happen, you’ll only make it worse for yourself

    • Nope that’s far from what I’m suggesting bruh ∆

  • Damn, that’s HOT!! But somehow I think the carpet doesn’t match the drapes…. Gingers are WoW!!!

  • welcome to the reservation

  • welcome to the reservation

  • Probably no carpet anyway

  • No respect on either side.

  • How to condition fear of authority and create systematic control 101.

  • Bully

  • I wasn’t there, some kids have no matters. But to put your hands on anyone is wrong. What if someone just walk up to the Police a punch him in the face? Just because, would that be right? I feel the School have alot to do with it. There should be
    rules they follow, and believe in. No child should be harm for no apparent reason. Send them to their parents, let them work it out.

  • ‘Kids should learn

  • ACAB

  • US cops are so fucked up

  • Just like when I was in 8th grade ten years ago. Except no one had cameras then..

  • You know what I mean Obviously

  • He will claim he thought his life was in danger and get a paid vacation for a week or so.

  • wheres Obamas tears these are teens in their own surrounding, these cops are out of control..

  • I am a Las Vegas local, they are not showing the rock the size of a que ball that was thrown into his back just prior to the pepper spray! Deceptive media again!

  • i bet he get a medal and the award for the best cop in town

  • They only brutalize and kill people to make themselves feared, and of course because the love it

  • THE POLICE HAVE ONE JOB. TO PROTECT US. HOW CAN WE TRUST THEM WHEN THEY HARM US. #POLICETHEPOLICE

  • So an 8th grader is asked to leave the high school, refuses, thus commits the offense of criminal trespass. Since said 8th grader committed the criminal offense, the officer goes to arrest him, and 8th grader resists. While trying to place him under arrest, a crowd of high school students surround him. A rock is thrown, even if it hit him or not, he goes to disperse the crowd using pepper spray. The pepper spray worked and the crowd disperses, thus making it safer for him to finish affecting the arrest. I don’t see any issue.

    For the students complaining about being pepper sprayed; guess what, you shouldn’t have been there. For all those calling the officer a coward, its easy to talk while you cower behind your keyboard, too afraid to do the officers job.

    • It’s my belief that a midget swat member was dressed as a school lad and chucked the rock as an agent provocateur as proved in the various riot videos of the last few years. Was probably peddling pop rock candy to get them all hyper too. I truly believe this.

    • Ken Mullins How come this officer was alone without a partner who could drive the crowd away, or at least explain what is going on, for what reason the 8th grader was being arrested. I think the procedure to deal with minors is flawed and you guys should redesign it.

    • Law enforcement, for the most part, isn’t a frightening job. There are parts that are, quite frankly, terrifying, but you get through it. Sadly, most people who are applying have never been put under the high levels of stress that occur on occasion and they don’t know how to handle it. You think cops are bad now, wait until most of the departments in your area are millennials.

    • “Too afraid to do the officers job” Well, you have definitely put on your “I’m the dumbest fuck in the world” name badge on today, didn’t you? “Hide behind a keyboard”? I guess hiding behind body armor and guns and the rest of your gang members while murdering 12 year olds is “not being a coward”. You know what being a coward REALLY is? Defending low-life murderers because YOU are too afraid to stand up for yourself or even face reality. It’s feeble morons like you that allow and even champion the state sponsored terrorism that is the police state. You are just as guilty as the cowards you defend. Pathetic ass-hat.

    • I didn’t see a 12 year old being murdered in this video…oh wait, you’re bringing up Tamir Rice. Tamir Rice was an example of an officer not prepared for the level of stress law enforcement can throw at a person. There is no way to simulate that stress in training.

      But lets play devil’s advocate here. The officer gets a call over his radio, “Kid with a gun pointing it at people in the park, it probably isn’t real.” The word “probably” means it may still be real. As a cop, you can’t just say, “Well shoot, I’m not going to die, let someone else handle it.” Do some research on the ooda loop (essentially action is quicker than reaction). Are you really going to take a chance and get shot with a realistic looking airsoft gun? Not 100% excusing his actions, because he could’ve done things a little better, but there has been a lot of uneducated criticizing of cops lately.

    • Gee, you must be psychic to get all that from a 48 second video. I can’t see any resisting arrest.

    • You don’t? So the kid is handcuffed immediately, right? Smh.

    • Richard Lee you’ll never convince these whining liberals. They know they’re wrong. They’ll just never admit it. They’re fools and morons.

  • So happy I don’t live in America. If he had done that to my child, I would have hunted that pig down …

  • I fail to see how a kid can be getting arrested for trespassing on school grounds, even if he is not attending that school. I know that when I was in school I would often go to other schools for various reasons. If the kid lives in that school district (and it is likely he does as his sister apparently attends the high school) then he has every right to be there.

    • If you’re not attending the school then you’re trespassing what’s so hard to get about that? We had the same rules in my school except when the officer told people to leave school property they actually listened

  • and you wonder why they bring guns to school? fukking swamp him,lets see him pepper an entire schoolyard,wont save his fat ass from the beating he deserves!

  • It’s my belief that a midget swat member was dressed as a school lad and chucked the rock as an agent provocateur as proved in the various riot videos of the last few years. Was probably peddling pop rock candy to get them all hyper too. I truly believe this.

  • These are really sick people, and authorities should review their hiring and evaluation processes a.s.a.p. It’s a real shame for “democratic” (my ass democratic) America to tolerate these kinds of behaviors, and to still tolerate them, although it’s a recurring and never-ending phenomenon, with ongoing protests by citizens !!!

  • He should be sack and prosecuted for child abuse

  • What’s the “right” way to remove someone who’s trespassing on the school property and refuses to leave? Did the cop have any choice but to physically remove the person?

  • He should have used the whole can.

  • MoFoing pig!

  • Pigs will be pigs,why is anybody surprised?

  • Good job. Punk kids today need parenting to bad their parents are either baby daddy’s or thugs

  • School police are funded by taxpayer money through grants given by the federal government. Less money to criminal with badges and divert the money given to the mafia and improve classroom conditions across this nation.

  • In Tulsa there are 4000 children of color in our public schools they are not succeeding. We are changing this through Met care in the fall of 2017 we plan to take these children out of these schools and out them in Charter schools.the only way our children will be safe and learn in school Is to take them out of public schools and raise and teach them ourselves

  • What a total lie! Liberal propagandist Andrew Emmett should be pepper sprayed.

  • Kid was resisting, cop was being surrounded by a mob, a rock was thrown at his head, I’m pretty sure he was within his own limits to pepper spray