Ben Fields

One of the Spring Valley High School students arrested last year is raising awareness about girls in the school-to-prison pipeline. Niya Kenny has graduated and now interns for a social justice nonprofit.

Prosecutor said that the Spring Valley assault looked “worse on the video" than in reality. Huh?

In the wake of viral footage capturing the violent arrest of a Black teenage student by a school resource officer, a debate between those outraged by the now-fired Deputy Ben Fields’ actions and those who defended him has emerged. It’s a familiar, sinister one that continues to haunt Black women and girls wherever they go. […]

Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been terminated from his position as a resource officer at Spring Valley High in Columbia, SC after throwing a teenager from her desk for using a cell phone in class.

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Roland Martin talks about the lack of support from women’s organizations in light of the South Carolina teen who was slammed to the ground by…

The incident at Spring Valley Student High School in Columbia, S.C. has become one of the most polarizing topics in the nation. While the general consensus…

Soon after the video was uploaded and gained national attention, Fields was placed on administrative leave. On Tuesday afternoon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that Fields was suspended without pay.

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  I have some new information to share about the Columbia, South Carolina school resource officer caught on tape manhandling a high school girl. CNN…

What has been revealed is that Ben Fields has been sued twice in federal court, with a one case going to jury trial at the top of next year.

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Once again, a video of officer misconduct is going viral. A female student in a high school classroom in Columbia, South Carolina refused to leave…