Deputies Body Slam Black Teenager For Stealing Candy Bar In Video
When will enough be enough? Georgia deputies and a coach are under fire for body slamming a black teenager to the ground for stealing a candy bar.
According to CBS-46 out of Covington, Ga., students were stealing candy bars from an Alcovy High School vending machine, however, a video shows a 14-year-old student named Asah Glenn being assaulted for doing so.
"It was a blur," Glenn told the news station. "I was scared for my life and I didn't know what was going on. I ran over there grabbed a Snickers, turned around coach grabbed me and it went from there." In the video, it appears that Glenn is choked and run into the wall by the three men.
Glenn and two other students are being charged with theft and disorderly conduct, and Glenn was suspended for three days. He left the scene with a hurt rib and scraped knees. However, attorney Mawuli Davis believes that the real issue is the issue between the authorities and students.
"This isn't what helps build a relationship between law enforcement and young ones. That's not happening here," he said. "I'm glad that it kicked in for him. For him to know to hold his hands up and he did just that."
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says students at Alcovy High School were stealing candy from an open vending machine Thursday and School Resource Officers responded with force. But parents are saying this is TOO MUCH. What do you think? Full story on @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/G89APkH1wM
— Alexa Liacko FOX 5 (@AlexaLiackoFOX5) December 17, 2018