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Posted on 05/30/2014 8:58:26 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor
OAKLAND (CBS SF) A security guard at a high school in Oakland has been arrested and charged with a felony for an assault on a student in a wheelchair, caught on video by school surveillance cameras.
According to a letter from Oakland High School principal Matin Abdel-Qawi to parents, a student in a wheelchair was lingering in a hallway as security officers urged them to get to class on May 19.
One security officer then ordered the student, identified as freshman Francisco Martinez, to move along and either Martinez didnt comply or was slow to do so, according to Abdel-Qawi.
Martinez suffers from cerebral palsy. His delay prompted the security officer, identified as 23-year-old Marchell Mitchell, to push Martinez by his chair handles. Martinez objected by slapping the officers hands away, Abdel-Qawi said. The incident then escalated even further, according to the letter:
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Justifiable lawsuit to follow.
Justifiable asskicking to follow.
Both work for me.
We have waaaay too many people wearing badges and uniforms these days. Put a uniform and a badge on an a-hole and you’ve still got an a-hole. But now he’s got a badge and a uniform and he just can’t wait to use them.
Good grief - the *security* guard smacked so hard that he knocked the wheelchair bound kid out of his chair! The students injuries were so bad, he had to be taken to the hospital.
The kid had cerebal palsy. His “crime” was being in the hallway too long. Don’t most these kids have aids to help them from class to class anyway?
I think by high school, some of these kids are allowed/able to get to where they’re going on their own.
I remember seeing our neighbors son - who has CP - moving about in the hallways alone, his senior year. I’d imagine the aides go looking for them, if they’re not in class a few minutes after the bell.
And yet the security guard was supported by some students at the school. No doubt black students, maybe a few white leftist spew as well, since the guard was black.
“Matin Abdel-Qawi” ...the principal...I guess we live in stan land
That’s a shame. Our students were VERY protective of our Special Needs kids - regardless of race. But, so were our security guards.
Seems as though some training and getting to know the handicapped students would be in order.
Seems as though not hiring sociopaths would be in order.
Sick. What’s really sick is the fact that there are even security guards at a school. We sure didn’t have any at the schools I attended in the 1950s and ‘60s. Just WWII combat vets as teachers. Everyone stayed in line.
A very bad situation.
“Despite the violent attack, Oakland High students started a petition demanding the school to bring back the popular security guard. They said the victim is a known troublemaker and provoked the attack.”
This is an Oakland school system which is probably like trying to teach a bunch of school age GITMO detainees that are allowed to roam the halls. I imagine the kids that would like to learn are terrorized by the feral students. I watched a video of the kid and he seems none the worse for wear. Looks like a punk who’s future would be jail except for the fact that being in a wheelchair will probably prevent him from committing crimes that he otherwise would probably be involved in.
It IS a shame. But usually black people are protective of black people first. And the security guard was black.
It’s a good thing the security guard wasn’t a cop. The kid would have been arrested for spitting on the cop, obstructing justice, interfering with an officer and given a prison sentence. Meanwhile the cop would have been held faultless. Dumping the kid out of the wheel chair was a defensive move approved by the PD in situations where the officers security is at risk.
The only thing missing is the ‘justice for treyvon’ banners and the rent-a-cop yelling ‘this is for treyvon’ you white-hispanic black hater. Jesse, Al and the black pampers soon to follow in backing the security guard from the raysists.
Matin Abdel-Qawi ...the principal...I guess we live in stan land
Um...are y’all NUTS? This “kid” assaulted an adult! So do we now support “slapping” someone who does something we don’t care for??
There was nothing preventing the kid from using his words and saying “Please don’t wheel me, I got this.” but instead his first thoughts were that it was ok to swing on an adult in authority.
This “kid” is a special needs kid. Yes they sometimes to this. Is why I asked where his aide was. My best friend has to have an aide for her high school son because he has trisomy 21 and can’t to from class to class without one. Some special needs kids, even in high school have to have diapers changed. This kid being in a wheel chair more than likely is one of those kids. Either that or an aide has to take him to the bathroom.
I know there is more to this story and more will develop.
If it turns out the kid is all there, throw the book at him or everyone is going to think it’s open season on adults in authority.
“If it turns out the kid is all there,”
All there? Dude! The kid has cerebal palsy he has not been “all there” since birth!
Actually, a quick check says that the mind is only affected in roughly 1/3 of the cases. That means in roughly 2/3, the person should theoretically be accountable, at least enough to understand “Hitting is bad, and may result in others hitting back.”.
A wheelchair or a movement disorder aren’t automatic indicators of a lack of intellect or understanding.
Obviously, you know nothing about cerebral palsy.
The child is not a paraplegic. He has motor skills deficits (pretty obvious, since he is in a wheelchair) due to brain damage (hence the "cerebral" part of cerebral palsy). All motor skills will be effected, including speech.
Depending on the individual, this student may be unable to speak at all, or able to speak but be difficult to understand.
Irrelevant. Hitting an adult in authority who isn’t trying to commit a crime on you is absolutely never correct.
Even if he can’t speak, slapping and spitting wasn’t the correct solution and if he’s capable of being held accountable, should be.
You’re making my view a lot more complicated than it actually is.
I don’t care in the slightest about reasons...if you’re a kid who has enough mentality to know hitting is bad, and you hit an adult for any reason other than self defense, there needs to be punishment enough to remind you why you chose poorly.
Dear God, did you watch the video? The school security moron clobbered the kid three times and then dumped him on the floor. The kid had to be sent to the hospital, and you’re fine with that?
Nah, wouldn’t load and I didn’t feel like messing with it further. I suppose I’m not ok with the hospital, but I’m still not at all happy at just how fearless and disobedient children are these days.
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