While many have taken sides in the heated racial debate spawned from the Spring Valley High video, Fox News invited political consultant Angela Box and activist Quannel X to debate the issue on their weekly segment Fox Face Off.
Box agrees that cop used excessive force, but doesn’t think he should’ve lost his job for “doing his job.” Speaking as a former teacher, Box claims the 16 year old’s refusal to put her phone away and failure to leave the class when asked caused a disruption and prohibited others from learning.
“I think it’s high time we start addressing the root cause of this,”Box said. “The disrespecting of teachers, this Black Lives Matter movement, this perpetual chip on your shoulder that’s against everybody not like yourself. It’s got to stop, we’ve got to address the culture.”
Quannel X, a regular on the show and the leader of the New Black Panther Party in Texas, agreed with Box and said a disruptive student isn’t supported in any classroom, but the violent manner with how resource officer Ben Fields removed the student was inappropriate.
“What I do have a problem with is men should never deal and handle a woman the way the cop handled that little girl.”
Things between the two correspondents then escalated and became quite heated. Watch the three minute debate below.