Vermilion Parish middle school teacher Deisha Hargrave was recently arrested at a board meeting at which she had expressed her disagreement over a raise for the superintendent while the teaching staff were not receiving any.
I recap the incident, give my basic reaction and input and more importantly I respond to how the media (mainstream and social) treats these types of incidents where the police are an easy scapegoat for our frustrations as a society.
In particular, I address Philip DeFranco, of whom I am a subscriber and regular viewer. I envy his communication skills and his ability to really drive good reviews of situations into their main points and deliver them to his viewers. I normally find him to be pretty balanced and he seems like a nice guy. This, however, does seem to be an example of titling and approach to videos that he would normally criticize.
I’d love to have a conversation with him over law enforcement and cultural issues sometime.
Video ended up way longer than I thought it would. I need to get better and being more brief. I’ll work on it.