NEW: The latest info – The nooses have arrived
A young black woman was attacked by a Knight High School security guard in Palmdale, CA, for not sufficiently cleaning up the floor after dropping a piece of birthday cake on it. He subsequently broke her arm, then he and his buddy attacked the folks who were using their cell phones to videotape and take pictures of their attack.
The mother who complained was herself arrested and is now suspended without pay from her job WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT!
The young woman and the two who bore witness to the attack by taking photo and video evidence WERE ALSO ARRESTED for assaulting the officer of the high school security. [In addition to assault charges] The young woman was also arrested for littering as well.
The student who took the crude images with a cellphone has posted to youtube. Like the Burma protesters that got out the Burma incident overnight before the Myanmar government shut them down, youtube may in fact be one way in which the revolution is in fact digitized. The video is below:
Please keep spreading the word on this one as these charges will clearly stick with these black youths and the mother in their future endeavors. Clearly the mother will need momentum behind her to regain her job and back pay for the unfair suspension.
Contact #s for the School:
website (currently down)
mailing address:Knight High School 37423 70th Street East Palmdale, CA 93552
Phone: (661) 533-9000
Fax: (661) 533-0111
School District’s Office:Antelope Valley Union High School District Office
44811 Sierra Highway Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661)948-7655 Fax: (661) 726-0673
- Palmdale City Council (includes links to contact info)
- Palmdale Superintendent’s office: David Vierra (661)948-7655 X225 (sec. email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SARC Compliance Officer (SARC tracks school compliance with the 2004 agreement and publishes a public annual report) Kenn Scott: email@example.com
I am asking that everyone send in the official complaint form indicating this incident to both the high school and the school district fax. Please circulate this information including the story, the fax numbers, and the official school district complaint form. In your complaint you may also want to reference the Williams vs. State of California Case settled in 2004 section 2 which requires that all school districts provide “a safe environment” for education. The court case was originally about school disrepair and lack of books but of the three decisions made, section 2 clearly states “a safe environment” must be provided. When students are assaulted, especially after repeatedly complying with the requests made of them or in the process of documenting civil rights violations, and then arrested and charged for standing up for themselves the school district is clearly in violation of providing “a safe environment.”
Thanks Eugene and Shusli for the heads up!