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Anyone thinking that young women pictured in any of the videos. Yes, as the deputy was forcefully hurting the young woman in the attempts to remove her from her seat, she did in fact reach up and strike him. From what we see in the video, it doesn’t at all appear that the force of the fist hitting the officer was not enough to even bruise the officer. But what Officer Fields was doing to the young woman in question is in no way justified. A young woman was asked to hand over her cell phone and her replying “no” in no way physically or even emotionally harmed anyone including the teacher or any other staff. For her to be arrested and charged is a miscarriage of justice as is the arrest of the other student who stood up in her defense. Moreover, I noticed that there was a teacher or school administrator watching the officers abuse of this young woman. While unnecessary charges are being handed out, why didn’t anyone charge the teacher/administrator for standing there just watching and not at all verbalizing any sort of concern for the young womans well-being. That’s inexcusable. I wouldn’t want any child I know or care about to be attending any school that sort of thing is able to happen. I’m sure that former officer Ben Fields is a good person. He wouldn’t have been hired if he wasn’t nor would he have received an award. However, we must all be held for our actions, when and if they fall into question. In this instance, he was completely in the wrong and that is that!
Ava Lins says boss took her off schedule after giving man $1 cup of joe
Ava Lins, 19, is in financial dire straits.
“I have about $10 to my name,” she told NewsCenter 5 on Monday from her Salem apartment.
Her electricity and her cellphone service are about to be terminated. She can barely afford her rent, and just finally caught up with her heating bill.
Lins said much of this is because the 7-11 convenience store on Norman Street in Salem is in the process of firing her for giving away a free coffee to a homeless man.
“He was freezing,” Lins told NewsCenter 5’s Liam Martin in an exclusive story. “You could tell. It was one of the coldest nights of the month.”
She offered him a warm cup of Joe — a small, worth about $1.
She said her boss, Romany Youseff, entered the store Thursday night as the homeless man was leaving.
“My boss … grabbed his jacket and began screaming and yelling, ‘Did you pay for this? Did you pay for this?’ And I lied for him, I said, ‘Yes,'” she said.
Youseff, the owner of the 7-11, confronted Lins about the incident the next day. She admitted that the man hadn’t actually purchased the coffee. Lins demanded that she pay for it.
She did. A few days later, she was effectively out of work.
“Basically my co-worker called me after my shift and told me that he took me off the schedule,” she said. “He was done with me.”
Lins said Youseff has wanted to fire her ever since she requested Sundays off and that he’s using this an opportunity. Under state law, employees at retail establishments can decline to work Sundays without fear of retribution from their employers.
Youseff would not talk to NewsCenter 5 on camera but told said he can’t allow employees to steal from the store. He denied that he has fired Lins, but said he is considering it.
A representative from 7-11’s corporate office in Dallas said the company doesn’t comment on personnel matters at franchises, as the owners are responsible for hiring and firing employees.
Lins said she simply wants to work.
“7-11 preaches that they’re customer-oriented,” she said. “Well, I tried to show that. I paid with my own money. I hope that if I ever worked for someone else, they would understand where I’m coming from,” she said.