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A Louisiana teacher who was arrested at a school board meeting after criticizing her superintendent’s pay raise said she was stunned by her treatment and expects an apology.

“I’m pretty upset that no one stopped it from happening,” Deyshia Hargrave, in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, said of her forceful removal from Monday’s Vermilion Parish School Board meeting. She was handcuffed outside the meeting room and booked on charges that included resisting an officer.

“I’m hoping for teachers, people outside of education, to have a voice,” said Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts. “Show up. You don’t have to say anything, just show up. Just do something.”

She added: “It’s sad that a woman has to be forcibly, violently removed from a board meeting for people to start caring.”
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So much for free speech in America...

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Hargrave found herself in hot water during Monday’s meeting when, during a public comment period, she questioned a new contract for Superintendent Jerome Puyau that reportedly gave him a $38,000 pay raise and a car.

Video taken during the meeting shows Hargrave calling the raise a “slap in the face” to educators who haven’t seen a raise in nearly a decade.

“We’re doing the work, the students are doing the work,” Hargrave told the school board. “At the top, that’s not where kids learn. It’s in the classrooms. And those teachers, like myself, are not getting a dime from that, and that is unspeakable.”

Board President Anthony Fontana told Hargrave her comments were irrelevant to the meeting agenda. A uniformed city marshal then ushered her from the room and handcuffed her.
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Post time 2018-1-12 21:20:20 |Display all floors
So much for free speech in America...
So much for free speech at a school meeting.

And because of the press her story is out for all to see.
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This post was edited by robert237 at 2018-1-12 05:37
Saul Post time: 2018-1-12 05:20
So much for free speech in America...
So much for free speech at a school meeting.

And for everyone of these types of incidents this one happened to be reported.
You'd be naive if you didn't think that thousands more who were told be be quiet
would simply shut up rather than to be arrested in the US.
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robert237 Post time: 2018-1-12 08:30
And for everyone of these types of incidents this one happened to be reported.
You'd be naive if yo ...

Maybe years ago robert, times are a changing now, so many phones with video.

She was only arrested, not charged with anything, so yes more and more will come forward.
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Saul Post time: 2018-1-12 05:44
Maybe years ago robert, times are a changing now, so many phones with video.

She was only arreste ...

I disagree. It is far easier to shut up when confronted by US law enforcement than to resist arrest.
That was her primary charge.
This coercion by US law enforcement works almost all of the time.
If you don't agree just try arguing with a cop. Are you from the US by the way?
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Saul Post time: 2018-1-12 05:44
Maybe years ago robert, times are a changing now, so many phones with video.

She was only arreste ...

Read the article.
"She was handcuffed outside the meeting room and booked on charges that included resisting an officer."
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