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Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair...
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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 didn’t 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 officer’s hands away, Abdel-Qawi said. The incident then escalated even further, according to the letter:

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: education; homeschool; school

1 posted on 05/30/2014 8:58:26 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Justifiable lawsuit to follow.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 9:03:00 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Justifiable asskicking to follow.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 9:05:43 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Both work for me.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 9:07:05 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Morgana

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.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 9:10:20 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Morgana

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.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 9:11:53 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

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?


7 posted on 05/30/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

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.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 9:20:39 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

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.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: Morgana

“Matin Abdel-Qawi” ...the principal...I guess we live in stan land


10 posted on 05/30/2014 9:24:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Shimmer1

That’s a shame. Our students were VERY protective of our Special Needs kids - regardless of race. But, so were our security guards.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 9:24:41 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Morgana

Seems as though some training and getting to know the handicapped students would be in order.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 9:30:56 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

Seems as though not hiring sociopaths would be in order.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 9:31:55 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

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.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 9:38:33 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Morgana

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.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/05/30/oakland-students-voice-support-for-security-guard-accused-of-hitting-student-in-wheelchair-hitting-student-in-wheelchair-marchell-mitchell-caught-on-tape-video-assault-attack-special-ed-cerebral-palsy/


15 posted on 05/31/2014 2:53:22 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Jane Long

It IS a shame. But usually black people are protective of black people first. And the security guard was black.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 6:27:03 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: MagnoliaB

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.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 9:18:00 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Shimmer1

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.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 9:21:32 AM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: Nifster

“Matin Abdel-Qawi” ...the principal...I guess we live in stan land


“Oakstan”


19 posted on 05/31/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT by AFret.
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To: Morgana

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.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 10:44:24 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High; Jane Long

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.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

We’ll see.

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.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 4:26:06 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

“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!


23 posted on 05/31/2014 4:43:47 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

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.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:55:20 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High
There was nothing preventing the kid from using his words...

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.

25 posted on 06/01/2014 12:17:41 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: rmh47

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.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 1:32:06 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: rmh47

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.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

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?


28 posted on 06/02/2014 2:23:08 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: rmh47

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.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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