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What … no tasers?

October 3, 2007 | Journalism,Media,Race,Safety,School


A 25-year-old security guard at a high school in California forced a 16-year-old girl face down on a table, broke her wrist and then had her arrested. He then got hold of the 14-year-old boy who recorded the incident on his cell phone and had him arrested. Then he broke the wrist of another 16-year-old girl and had her arrested. The first girl’s mother was arrested, charged with assault and suspended from her job without pay. The security guard, whose name has not been released, was suspended with pay.

This is almost completely a “new media” story. It’s been covered by only four news outlets: 1) BET, 2) a local FOX station, 3) a local NBC station and 4) the LA Daily News, here and here.

Bloggers, however, have picked it up and run with it:

What’s Going On? My apologies to Marvin Gaye, but maybe his line, “Simply because our hair is long,” should instead say, “Simply because our hair is nappy.” (The white security guard apparently called the black girl “nappy head.”)

Hat tip: ThinkGirl.net

Posted by Becky @ 10:53 am  

One Response to “What … no tasers?”

  1. MotherPie Says:

    I think many stories bubble up now from the blogosphere.

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