Friday | October 11, 2013
Schoolboy, cop clash, caught on tape
A Savanna-la-Mar-based policeman caught on tape disciplining an insolent schoolboy in the town's square is being lauded for his efforts by viewers of the video.
The video entitled 'School Boy and Police Fighting in Sav Town' has received more than 10,000 hits on video sharing site YouTube and the officer is being praised for reigning in the rambunctious teen.
In the two-minute long recording, the lawman could be seen hauling the defiant teen to the entrance of a waiting coaster, much to the boy's displeasure.
"Release the bag now!" the lawman demanded after requesting the boy's bag for a search. "Mi naa gi yuh my bag, a my bag! Afta nutn nuh inna it," the defiant boy responded.
The policeman asked again, but the boy held firmly to the bag only releasing it after the officer used his baton to hit the knapsack out of his hand.
In response, the barefaced teen brazenly squared off with the lawman, but was quickly pushed off and reprimanded by the officer.
"Bad man nuh, go school yuh hear, likkle boy, guh inna di bus inna di mean time," the officer instructed the teen nonchalantly flipped his phone in his hand and attempted to walk away, while the officer searched his bag.
The items that were retrieved from the schoolboy's bag were an exercise book, what appeared to be a dictionary, shoes and a jersey.
A passer-by who appeared to know the teen told the officer, "Him a balla", which triggered this response from the visibly upset lawman, "Yuh naa play nuh football fi school again. Mi can tell yuh that, is a promise to you!"
The officer proceeded to search the young man's person while in the bus much to the delight of his peers who could be heard in the video's background giggling and laughing.
The video concluded with the officer issuing a stern warning to the wayward teen to which he responded, "Yuh nuh in charge ah me!" To which the officer responded, "Sit dung and gwaan ah school, mi in charge ah all ah unuh."
Many viewers are giving high praise to the cop, while others felt he could have handled the situation better.
"This attitude the officer gives leads people to not only fear but also hate them, not respect them," a viewer commented.
Another stated, "This is the treatment that some of these students need, and I respect the police for paying attention. He didn't have to!"
Another viewer commented, "Police and teachers have it rough inna Jamaica, yuh think dem yah pickney yah easy fi deal wid? Respeck officer!"