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Small Black Children Arrest By Police in TN for Failing to Break Up a Schoolyard Fight

WTF is wrong with these Cops? Arresting and handcuffing a 6 Year Old and 4 other children…

For not breaking up a schoolyard tussle between other kids? And it turns out 3 of the kids weren’t anywhere in the neighborhood of said fight?

Tennessee showing it’s ass again.

Children arrested at Tennessee elementary school (WKRN)

Parents furious after cops arrest kids ages 6 to 10 at school for not stopping neighborhood fight

Parents in Tennessee are furious after at least five children — between the ages of 10 and 6 — were handcuffed and arrested last week at their elementary school over an incident that happened in their neighborhood.

The children were accused of failing to stop a fight that happened near their homes, and angry parents and community members lashed out at the Murfreesboro police chief and city manager Sunday at a neighborhood church, reported the Daily News Journal.

“There are innocent kids that have been arrested that have been entered in a system they have no business in,” said Zacchaeus Crawford, who said that three of his children were handcuffed in front of classmates at Hobgood Elementary School.

During a community meeting at First Baptist Church, City Manager Rob Lyons and Police Chief Karl Durr promised changes to prevent similar situations, but neither official offered any details.

Police obtained arrest warrants for the students after watching video recorded of the fight and determined the children had not done enough to break up the altercation.

The school’s safety and education officer praised school officials and employees, but he said the arrests deeply disturbed him.

“I hope we’re not setting a precedent where there’s a fight and we send everyone and their mom to jail,” said Christopher Williams, a youth pastor at First Baptist.

Crawford, whose children were arrested, said the situation added to the already tense racial climate in Murfreesboro, and school board candidate David Settles demanded police and city officials address the situation.

“I’m sorry for the new police chief because you came into a fireball, and when I say fireball — hell is about to break loose if you do not get a handle on this,” Settle said.

School officials have not commented about the arrests.

Parents complained that their children were handcuffed in front of their peers, and some said police did not immediately notify them of the arrests.

“They are getting carted off and being detained for something they didn’t have anything to do with,” Crawford said. “My anger is not just festering. I’m not going to lie to you, my anger is over-boiling.”

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Knoxville Tenn Teen Killed Shielding Friends from Gunfire

The only good news about this is police have at least one of the suspected shooters in custody.

Hero High School Football Player Killed Shielding Girls From Gunfire

Police believe that the shooting was random.

The Knoxville, Tennessee, community is reeling after a high school football player was killed shielding three girls from gunfire.

Zaevion Dobson, 15, jumped on top of the girls to protect them as gunmen opened fire in their neighborhood at around 10 p.m. Thursday, local news station WATE reported. The girls were uninjured.

Known as “Zae,” the teen played on the Fulton High School football team with his brother, Zack.

“He came home from school, did his homework, watched film, watched documentaries of it, players. That’s what he loved — football,” Zack told news station WVLT.

His coach, Rob Black, described Zae as a well-liked leader.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told ESPN that investigators believe the shootings were gang-related, but don’t think Zaevion and his friends were specifically targeted.

“Unfortunately, they picked a random group of young men and women who were just hanging out and trying to prepare to celebrate the holiday,” Rausch said.

Rausch explained that the shootings kicked off when someone shot and wounded 46-year-old Lisa Perry, who was inside her apartment. Perry’s 23-year-old son, Brandon Perry, and others then allegedly drove to the neighborhood where Zaevion lived and began firing at random.

Brandon Perry was later found shot after crashing his car into an apartment, and died of his injuries.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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