Sunday, June 7, 2015

Texas Cops Go Nuts, Caught on Shocking Video

June 7, 2015 - Another overreaction by cops: Police in McKinney, Texas were called to a "disturbance" at a pool party Friday evening, June 5. Their behavior can only be described as dysfunctional. Rather than calmly entering the scene and asking questions, they went into the neighborhood as though they were Special Forces entering an enemy village. This disturbing video shows one of the cops slamming a black girl to the ground for apparently nothing more than something she said. Watch the video below.

Cop draws gun in McKinney, Texas
Cop goes nuts in McKinney, TX, June 6. He was suspended. (YouTube)
According to police in McKinney, Texas, the confrontation began with calls around 7:00 pm Friday about teens using a community pool without permission and "actively fighting." Brandon Brooks, who posted the YouTube video, tells Buzzfeed that "a bunch of white parents were angry that a bunch of black kids who don’t live in the neighborhood were in the pool." More at Vox.com...

However, it may be that the black teens went to the pool party at the invitation of some of the white teens who live in the neighborhood (see tweet below).

The Dallas Morning News reports that "McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt, a corporal with the department’s patrol division, has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing the officer manhandling a 14-year-old girl outside a pool party Friday night."
Whether or not the kids were wrong to be in the pool has become a secondary concern. The reaction by the police seems disproportional to say the least, especially considering that Officer Casebolt came very, very close to shooting some young people after he brutally manhandled a young girl.

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