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Raven-Symone Under Fire For Spring Valley Assault Comments: 'You Gotta Follow the Rules'

Raven-Symone Under Fire For Spring Valley Assault Comments: 'You Gotta Follow the Rules'

Raven-Symone is under fire again, this time for her comments on the violent assault against a Spring Valley High School student, which took place earlier this week.

“The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone,” the 29-year-old The View co-host said on After The View. “There’s not right or reason, for him to be doing this type of harm. That’s ridiculous. But at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school. First of all, why are there cell phones in school? This shouldn’t even be a problem to begin with, and he shouldn’t have been acting like that on top of it.”

Raven has received a ton of backlash on Twitter and Facebook after her comments went viral.

If you have not heard about what happened, Spring Valley High School resource officer Ben Fields slammed a female African-American student on the ground and was seen dragging her in a disturbing viral video. The officer has been fired.

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  • sydney jane

    Amen to that! Not saying she deserved to be thrown to the floor, but it wouldn’t have happened if the girl just got up and left as she was TOLD to do. A lot of kids these days don’t have respect for ANYONE in authority – poor home training is what they used to call it. Thanks to Raven for being brave enough to say it!

  • sydney jane

    Amen to that! Not saying she deserved to be thrown to the floor, but it wouldn’t have happened if the girl just got up and left as she was TOLD to do. A lot of kids these days don’t have respect for ANYONE in authority – poor home training is what they used to call it. Thanks to Raven for being brave enough to say it!

  • sydney jane

    Amen to that! Not saying she deserved to be thrown to the floor, but it wouldn’t have happened if the girl just got up and left as she was TOLD to do. A lot of kids these days don’t have respect for ANYONE in authority – poor home training is what they used to call it. Thanks to Raven for being brave enough to say it!

  • nohemie mawaka

    Kids have done far worse in schools, I myself included, but no human deserves to be treated like that by a police officer.
    I am extremely confused if Raven’s comments are out of desperation for media attention, or coming from a place of genuine intellect.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    ………this bitch is really serious about ruining her image huh?

  • j k

    She is right

  • Sandy McFarlane

    how does it feel to be this brainwashed you ignorant hoe

  • Aoedele

    Does she seriously think her uneducated opinions make any sense? Someone needs to give her a wake-up call.

  • devvv

    It wouldn’t have happened if the police officer had acted like “anyone in authority” should act. There is no circumstance where a child/teen who is sitting in school should be literally dragged by a grown man. I’d say poor home training also leads to dragging and throwing people who are weaker than you.

  • Mike1288

    Sorry but if you interrupted and prevented others from learning then you are a selfish person. People go to school to learn if you dont want to learn stay home and be uneducated. However the cop was completely. But She didnt listen to 3 different people and she is 18 years old. Be mature and show some restraint what is the real world going to treat ou like? College professors will embarass you. If I was the principal I would have called her parents to pick her up beacuse it would be her last day at the school. No one wants to fave consequences.

  • Mike1288

    she instigated the whole thing. She is 18 and it was her first taste of the real world.

  • Mike1288

    The only people who do not agree are the ones who are as uneducated as the girl in the video. This girl obviously does not respect authority and Idc where you are in life someone is always going to be above you. Even if you own your own business the customer is always right.

  • lilian alcasid

    Just follow the rules simple as that!!! She is 18 not a baby for goodness sake. How many people asked her to stop but she resisted. We watched so many videos regarding these type of situation but they don’t learned!!

  • SaneN85

    Eff outta here with that. These people are trained and paid to deal with people who are not listening. That is their job. The teachers are paid and trained to deal with kids. There are little to no kids out there that behave perfectly and absolutely none of them deserve to be man-handled the way she was.

    Although it shouldn’t even be relevant. That girl had recently lost two people in her life and obviously had behavior issues. Like I said, it shouldn’t be relevant. She could have been a kid with a history of violence and in that moment that officer had absolutely 0 reason to do that. This is not, I repeat NOT, justifiable in any way.

    I’m also 99% certain that you wouldn’t be trying to justify this if it were your loved one that was thrown across the room like that. If you’re thinking, “well my loved ones would never act like that”, you have absolutely no way of being sure of that and regardless if they had acted that way, they should never be treated that way.

    It’s disgusting the way people are justifying this ish.

  • AnEternalEnigma

    So you really, REALLY think it’s okay for a male police officer to violently slam a female to the ground because she wouldn’t put away her cell phone as long as she’s an adult?

    Apparently, you “don’t learned” anything ever.

  • SaneN85

    1. You don’t know that she’s uneducated, especially considering the girl is in school, obviously.

    2. You are being an ass assuming that people are uneducated if they don’t agree with a person who last time I checked isn’t exactly a PhD.

    3. The people the most passionate about this that I know tend to be above average in the education department.

  • cutitout

    Raven is 100 percent right and she is not defending what the officer did. People are acting like this girl was just sitting in class reading Romeo and Juliet or doing algebra and the officer came at her for no reason. His job was to remove her because she was being disruptive/defiant, he was just too rough and out of control. I’m convinced that all of this outrage that keeps happening over and over again is because we have a few generations of kids who were too busy texting in class instead of learning some basic comprehension skills.

    When a teacher tells you to put away a phone, put it away, it never should have been out in the first place because it is against the rules during class in pretty much every school in America. What happened to this girl was awful but the girl is not some unimpeachable martyr so get off of it. There are plenty of people to blame, her parents/guardians, the teacher, the administrators, the resource officer, and who ever did or did not train him. The list goes on.

  • cutitout

    Raven is 100 percent right and she is not defending what the officer did. People are acting like this girl was just sitting in class reading Romeo and Juliet or doing algebra and the officer came at her for no reason. His job was to remove her because she was being disruptive/defiant, he was just too rough and out of control. I’m convinced that all of this outrage that keeps happening over and over again is because we have a few generations of kids who were too busy texting in class instead of learning some basic comprehension skills.

    When a teacher tells you to put away a phone, put it away, it never should have been out in the first place because it is against the rules during class in pretty much every school in America. What happened to this girl was awful but the girl is not some unimpeachable martyr so get off of it. There are plenty of people to blame, her parents/guardians, the teacher, the administrators, the resource officer, and who ever did or did not train him. The list goes on.

  • Bunny Montey

    It wouldn’t have happened if she didn’t disobey the rules in the first place, it wouldn’t have happened if she had left when the teacher asked her to leave, it wouldn’t have happened if she had left when the principal asked her to leave, it wouldn’t have happened if she had left when the officer asked her to leave, it wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t heavily resisted the officer and fought back, causing him to use excess power.

    It wouldn’t have happened if she had any ounce of respect for authority. If I were her, I would be so embarrassed if the teacher scolded me and asked me to leave, and I would have left. But I 100% would have left if an officer had asked me to. She should not have let it get so far, but she doesn’t believe there will be any consequences for her actions, and now for the future, there won’t be. She will end up doing this again, disrespecting the teacher and disrupting the class because she thinks she can do whatever she wants and get away with it. And because of this incident, no-one will challenge her again.

  • hazeldust

    I don’t think what he did was okay. But I’d be lying if I said that I felt bad for her.

  • devvv

    @aaron___j on twitter is a student who was in the class. He had no clue what the young woman did. No one in the class did. The teacher STILL hasn’t said what she did. So I find it funny that YOU know she was disrupting the class when students in the room said the girl was silent before and after the officer was there and that there was no disruption until the teacher caused one. This shouldn’t have happened. The cop deserved to be fired. You and everyone else saying that this was justified are just as disgusting as the cop. Bye.

  • Bunny Montey

    Obviously, if she was a saint and doing nothing wrong, she would have gotten up. If an officer wanted me to get up, whether I was completely innocent or not, I would have done it. She was heavily resisting the cop and fought hard to stay in the desk, which is why he had to flip the desk in order to get her out of it. I would never have done what she did. Cops are heavily trained and powerful and should not be messed with, which is why their struggle got so out of hand.

    But you’re trying to tell me that this girl was just sitting there doing nothing wrong and the teacher just randomly had the police come for this innocent student, out of nowhere? Yeah… sureeeee~ Totally believable. 100%. But if in your imaginary world, where this cop was being mean :( to this poor, innocent, helpless child :( then of course he is in the wrong. She could have just been silently texting (which is why the other student says she was quiet before the struggle) and then the teacher wanted her to leave and text her friends outside, since she was more interested in texting than learning the lesson. And eventually the cop came in.

    But in any case, you can see in the video that the student struggled with the cop and refused to leave her chair. She fought hard to stay in her chair and ended up getting dragged out of it because the cop had more power than her and she lost when she tried to challenge that power. It’s still her fault she ended up getting flipped and dragged, when the officer tried to get her out of the chair, she should have just let him. But she didn’t. I don’t believe she was just some completely innocent person like you do.

  • Suz

    Raven what are you doing? Stop

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  • LINDA

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/29/1441968/-The-Truth-about-the-Spring-Valley-Officer-Slam-Assault-on-a-Teen-Girl READ THIS SO YOU STOP SOUNDING SO INCREDIBLY IGNORANT. THESE ARE INTERVIEWS WITH THE KIDS WHO WERE there, IN THE ROOM.

  • LINDA

    She is 16, not 18. Read the facts, not your imagination.

  • LINDA

    The girl did nothing wrong to even have to leave class. Read these accounts from other students who were there, in the room, before you write anymore half truths you are just repeating from others opinions. Here are the facts. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/29/1441968/-The-Truth-about-the-Spring-Valley-Officer-Slam-Assault-on-a-Teen-Girl

  • Bunny Montey

    So I read it and I was right that this is her fault. She brought out her phone, which is against the rules by the way, and refused to hand it over when she got caught. She adamantly refused to hand it over, so an administrator had to be called! Then she refused to leave when asked to, and then she struggled with the cop to stay in her desk. I watched the video, and it is so obvious that she was trying hard with all of her might to stay in the desk, when she could have just gotten up.

    All she had to do was hand over her phone in the beginning, like she was supposed to for breaking the rules and all this could have been avoided. She didn’t even have to do that, she could have just left when asked. She made so much unnecessary trouble for herself. Wow, I hope she learns from this to just leave the class when asked after breaking the rules.

  • Bunny Montey

    She DID do something wrong to have to leave. She brought out her phone, then she refused to hand it over because she broke the rules, and then she argued with the teacher. Did you not go to school? Don’t you know that there are teachers who take students’ phones if they see them out? Sometimes they keep them until the end of class, and sometimes till the end of the week. I’ve had several no-nonsense teachers who would take people’s phones away. But besides that, she started arguing with the teacher and your not supposed to do that and disrupt class. No wonder he called an administrator and then a cop to get her out of the class. Her antics were completely disrupting the classroom environment. She needs to learn to respect authority.

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