Justice is being served in the Spring Valley High assault case. But not like you’d think.
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Shakara, the girl who was thrown to the ground by a school resource officer, and Niya Kenny, the student who filmed it, are now in legal trouble. While Officer Ben Fields was promptly fired, the two girls face a misdemeanor charge of disturbing schools. If found guilty, they could face 90 days in jail or be fined up to $1,000.
But on Thursday, several organizations, including ColorOfChange and the Alliance for Educational Justice, submitted a petition calling for the charges against the two teens to be dropped.
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“These two young women have suffered enough without the justice system dragging out the process of eliminating these ridiculous charges,” said Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange’s executive director, in a statement.
Dan Johnson, the judicial circuit solicitor in charge of the case, doesn’t want personal bias or feelings to play a role, and would rather follow the letter of the law. Stay tuned.
SOURCE: NewsOne, Huffington Post, Twitter
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