TIBT: #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh sparks outrage; SXSW cancels #GamerGate panels

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Video of Officer Ben Fields assaulting a high school student sent shockwaves through Twitter. Some regarded it as another in a line of attacks on Black bodies. More than 71,000 tweets were sent with the hashtags #assaultatspringvalleyhigh and #springvalley as of Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.

Heavy: Deputy Ben Fields: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
New York Daily News: Army veteran recalls rough encounter with deputy Ben Fields
Gawker: Two Videos Show Officer Violently Slamming High School Girl to the Ground in Classroom

Warning: Video is graphic in nature

In somewhat related news, this mother’s tweet struck a chord with Black Twitter.

Noisey’s story about Beyonce’s X-Men Halloween costume was heavily criticized by some Twitter users.

Trending TV

On Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood (#LHHH), Hazel gets into an accident, Fizz becomes emotional over his son.

In the debut episode of #Supergirl, the titular cousin of Superman learns to embrace her powers.


SXSW Interactive canceled two panels exploring harassment in gamer culture after receiving threats of violence.

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