Once again we have to say thanks to the folks who brought us cell phone cameras, because without the cell phone camera we would not have been able to once again see what goes on when certain folks believe that no one is looking.
This police officer clearly lost his mind, and his "color arousal" issues caused him to go into full combat mode on a female (emphasis on female) high school student.
But alas, that is not the reason for my post. What I want to blog about tonight is the response from the officer's superior to the incident.
This is what Sheriff Leon Lott said. (Yes, that's his name.)
"The sheriff did not release the footage but admitted he was revolted by what he saw in the first two student-made videos that drew nationwide outrage.
“I'm very disturbed by it," Lott said. "I wanted to throw up."
"He’s no racist, he’s dating a black woman.
Deputy Ben Fields has been dating an African-American woman for “quite some time,” Richard County Sheriff Leon Lott said.
“Would that have a bearing on his thought process?” Lott mused. “It may have, but I would think that would have effected it in a positive way, not a negative way."
But Lott said both the student’s teacher and the administrator “felt the deputy acted appropriately.”'
I guess all those plantation owners who raped their house slaves back in the day were just trying to understand their slaves a little better, and they were in no way racist. Noooo.
Sadly, folks, sometimes the response to a horrific incident such as this can be just as bad and as telling as the incident itself.
Just wait and see all the support this officer will get from a certain segment of the population.
For example, this was from Mediaite's comments section after a post about the incident: