Oh yes.

 (CNN)The video shows a South Carolina school resource officer standing over a student, seated at her desk. He puts his arm near her neck, then yanks her backward. The desk tips over and the student crashes onto the floor.

The uniformed officer doesn’t let go, sharply tugging the student toward the front of the classroom. She flies out of her desk and slides several feet across the floor.

“Give me your hands,” the officer says.

His is the only voice heard. Other students sit calmly and quietly, one of them covering his face with his hand.

Yet many haven’t been so quiet since the footage out of Columbia, South Carolina, surfaced.

Some have defended the officer, many pointing out that the video isn’t complete. It doesn’t show what happened before, including what the student did and how many times authorities — a teacher, a school administrator and finally the officer, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Fields — had asked her to get up.

The video has of course gone viral.

Hey whatever.

The new rule is that when teachers can’t handle disruptive kids who refuse to obey, they call the police.

Pretty soon everyone will be calling the police for everything.

Otherwise, what’s the point of life in a police state?

(I know, I know, in their defense I should add that teachers are not allowed to discipline students or touch them in any way, so they have no choice. But isn’t that the whole idea?)

UPDATE: Many thanks to Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit for the link! A warm welcome to all!