St. Petersburg, Florida School assistant principal Nicole Dibenedetto and teacher Patti Tsaousis - both white - were incompetent in dealing with a 5 year old child. So they called the cops - shown here handcuffing this child who obviously is Black and clearly in extreme distress. This is shameful. Is her name "Jakeisha"?? This is Birmingham, Alabama and Soweto, South Africa all rolled up together. At least in those anti-racism struggles our Black children have had the presence of Black adults to love, value and try to protect them. - Photo courtesy ABC News (USA).
The following news item is from BBC News website: US Police Handcuff Five-Year-Old
"A lawyer has threatened to sue police officers who handcuffed an allegedly uncontrollable five-year-old after she acted up at a Florida kindergarten. ["The officers were caught on camera as they handcuffed the little girl."]
"The officers were called by the school after a teacher and assistant principal failed to calm down the little girl.
The incident was caught on a video camera which was rolling in the classroom as part of a self-improvement exercise at the St Petersburg school.
A lawyer for the girl's mother said the episode was "incomprehensible".
The video, made public by the lawyer this week, shows the unfolding of the violent tantrum, which started when the little girl refused to take part in a maths lesson.
She then ripped some papers off a bulletin board and started punching whoever tried to calm her down.
After calling her mother and learning she would not be able to pick up the child for at least one more hour, the teachers resorted to calling the police.
Three officers rushed to the scene, and apparently oblivious to the fact they were dealing with a child, handcuffed the screaming girl by pinning her arms behind her back.
They finally drove her to her mother in the back of a police cruiser.
The St Petersburg Police Department declined to comment on the incident and said an investigation was under way. "