Spring Valley High Violent Police Arrest

This in-house package was created as part of the TV Journalism course at the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai. It was edited using Avid Media Composer.

Material has been sourced from CNN, RiseUpOctober, Fusion.com, Boise PD and other users on YouTube. I do not claim ownership over any material in this video other than the script, voice-over and story composition idea.

A student of Spring Valley High School, South Carolina was dragged from her desk and handled roughly by the school resource officer, Ben Fields who was subsequently fired. The video of the assault was uploaded by her classmates and sparked outrage across America. It also brought into question white police officer’s violent attitudes towards African-Americans. This provoked movements like Rise Up October and Black Lives Matter.


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