Raven-Symone’s commentary on The View has been a hot topic of conversation in recent months, and her stance on the Spring Valley High School assault is no different. After video of Officer Ben Fields emerged online during which he is grabbing a high school student by her neck, throwing her to the floor, and dragging her out of her chair, the ever-controversial host made a point to also point on that the girl was being disobedient. While calling Fields’ force “ridiculous,” she added that the student should follow the rules.
“The girl was told multiple times to get off the phone. There’s not right or reason for him to be doing this type of harm, that’s ridiculous,” she said. “But at the same time, you gotta follow the rules in school. First of all, why are there cellphones 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.”
Co-host Michelle Collins interjected Raven’s commentary with the officer’s history of abuse, while Paula Faris attempted to assert that children lack “respect for authority.” Blaming parents for not instilling said respect, Faris suggested that parents expect school administrators to discipline their kids after they’ve been “bringing their kids up wrong.” Raven-Symone added a few facts regarding Officer Fields’ history, while asking what the child was “doin’ on Instagram.”
“He was actually sued for false arrest, excessive force and battery in 2007 after a couple accused him of manhandling them. He has a record, and he’s still hired. But at the same time, get off yo’ phone. You are in school, get off yo’ phone. What you doin’ on Instagram?”
Raven ended the discussion by saying, “There’s two wrongs.”
Watch Raven-Symone and company’s full commentary about the Spring Valley High School assault in the video below. The discussion begins at the the 2:50 mark.