POLICE TERRORIST & BRUTALITY ON FULL DISPLAY
Who Is Eric Casebolt? McKinney Pool Party Police Officer Suspended After Viral Video: Reports
Officer Eric Casebolt was placed on leave after a video of him arresting a teenager at a pool …
Sources confirm:McKinney Patrol Supervisor Cpl. Eric Casebolt placed on admin leave following conduct at pool party pic.twitter.com/JaJMFWR5Ef
— Zahid Arab (@ZahidArabFox4) June 7, 2015
Administrative leave= paid vacation!
This video broke me in two. How has it come to this? I genuinely can't imagine the pain. https://t.co/ksTfFGYp5W
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) June 7, 2015
New McKinney open thread up! Please post this over there too, Rikyrah. OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB….
McKinney, Texas: Rage Is Our Rightful Response to Anti-Black Racism
The sickening sight of black boys and girls treated like chattel by a Texas cop is a reminder that the lives and pain of black children don’t matter.
BY: KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI
Posted: June 8 2015 9:54 AM
If those were my sons, somebody would have to post my bail money.
That was my first thought when I watched the now-viral video of white police officers—allegedly responding to disturbances at a private pool party in McKinney, Texas—throwing black teenage boys to the ground and handcuffing them.
When, in the same video, I watched a white officer grab a 14-year-old black girl roughly by her hair and throw her facedown to the ground, before sitting his fully clothed, rotund body on her thin, bare back, my thoughts became even more intense.
Ezell Ford and Oscar Grant were in similar positions when cops fatally shot them in the back. If that were my daughter, there would be some slow singing and flower bringing.
Clearly, these are visceral reactions and not the “We shall overcome, let Jesus and justice handle it” way that black people are expected to respond to state-sanctioned violence against our children, but black rage is inevitable in the face of anti-black racism. And right now? That’s all I got.
Saw and heard Joshua Dubois in St. Paul, MN at the Fitzgerald Theatre. Krista Tippett, from NPR interviewed him before a live audience, about PBO and his faith.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION. THANKS!
McKinney Mayor Loughmiller: Fire Officer Eric Casebolt!
This is the letter we’ll send to Mayor Loughmiller and local officials on your behalf. Feel free to add a personal comment in the space provided.
Dear Mayor Brian Loughmiller, District Attorney Greg Willis, Police Chief Greg Conley and McKinney City Council members,
I am writing to urge you to fire Officer Casebolt and file criminal charges of assault and battery against him for his brutal and discriminatory actions against Dajerria Becton and a group of Black teens who attended a pool party at Craig Ranch pool.
Officer Casebolt’s actions were inexcusable and reflect a deeply discriminatory and abusive culture of policing within McKinney law enforcement. Officer Casebolt violently arrested, verbally assaulted and physically attacked a number of the teens, including Dajerria Becton who was body slammed, pinned to the ground and put in handcuffs while unarmed and wearing a bikini. Casebolt then drew his gun at teens who came to Dajerria’s rescue.
No person who treats another human being, let alone children, in such an abusive, life-threatening manner can be a police officer. The Black teens were singled out for abuse and none of the white bystanders experienced any police aggression. It’s gravely unjust.
In addition to Officer Casebolt, all of the officers present at Craig Ranch pool, who stood by and allowed this police violence to take place, must be held accountable. I also urge you to drop the unjust charges against the 14-year-old boy arrested for “evading arrest and interfering with police.”
Also this petition:
deray mckesson @deray 13m13 minutes ago
Let’s go swimming! McKinney:
Treatment? Just spit it out:
POOL IS TEMPORARYY CLOSED FOR BLACKS WERE IN IT AND FOR KEEPING THEM OUT FOR NOW !
I was waiting for you to arrive here with your comment, Ametia.
or WHITES ONLY! Same damn thing.
Wesley Louissaint @WesleyL10 1h1 hour ago
White Teenager who shot #McKinney pool party video speaks out. Which also shows that racism is taught.
Well this 15 year old white boy is telling what he saw and how he feels about the abuse and racsim he witnessed..
Since he is not an adult white male saying just the opposite, how much does his confession REALLY mean?
And he did the right thing; TELLING THE HONEST TO GOD TRUTH.
deray mckesson @deray 2m2 minutes ago
Counter-protest to the counter-protestors. McKinney.
Photos from deray:
“McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools”
Backyard pools and private clubs only proliferated after municipal pools were forcibly desegregated.
yes; we know the reasons and the same goes for all these fake-ass charter schools that have popped up and now folding. They came into being after schools were integrated. Can’t have their pristine white kiddos hanging around shcool with the negro kiddos!
Yes, Ametia, seems as if nothing ever changed….so many White people just looked for these types of alternatives in an attempt to not participate in change.
The LOSS OF INNOCENCE!
The precious children so abused will never be the same.
Here is a question: Have @NationalNOW & @UltraViolet made statements regarding the assault if this 14-year old GIRL in #McKinney yet?
LA Review of Books @LAReviewofBooks
James Baldwin once remarked to a crowd in Berkeley: “Our presence in this country terrifies every white man walking.” http://ow.ly/NWl5d
Retweeted by PragmaticObotsUnite
Very moving article (be prepared to be touched deeply). In describing his feelings of watching the video, the author of the article begins paragraph after paragraph with “It made me cry”:
Excerpts from above article:
More from the article:
Yes that video of that POS cop abusing Dajerria and handcuffing those boy made a shitload of folks CRY.
BLACK BODIES MUST BE CONTAINED-CONTROLLED.
As I think of them being abused and the history of the Black experience, lines and lyrics from various songs have been going through my head that could be exclaimed by members of the Black community referring to White treatment. One such lyric:
This whole incident is symbolic of the history of what the Black community has faced throughout the White history of attempting to “hold the upper hand.”
I can’t articulate it all right now…still processing it…but words like “overseer” and “owner” and “slave catcher” come to mind as I think of the history this incident reflects.
A glimpse into what kind of person Sean Toon is:
Liza, HERE WE GO!
The white police officer who slammed a black girl to the ground—and pulled his gun on another black teen—at a pool party in McKinney, Texas had been previously sued for excessive force and racial animus. Officer David Eric Casebolt was put on leave Monday following a video that came out Sunday showing him going after black teens. In 2008, a black man sued Casebolt and two other McKinney officers in federal civil court for violating his civil rights.
Albert Earl Brown, Jr. alleged Casebolt “reached in my private area” and “also pulled my pants down below my ankles” to search him for drugs. Casebolt and the other officers allegedly shined a flashlight in Brown’s anus after slamming his face repeatedly into the hood of the car. Brown alleged that Casebolt made disparaging remarks about “white girls” hanging out with a “dope dealer.” Brown’s complaint was dismissed by a judge in 2009.
Holy crap. This is so f*cking predictable.
We’re not waiting to research these cretins before they bleach out their history and resort to criminalizing the victims. The PD is full of society rejects, domestic abusers, racists.
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
Of course Ashleigh Banfield doesn’t see a racial component. Those people never do. (Yeah I said it.) https://twitter.com/word_34/status/607999774285889536 …
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
Yeah the RWNJs are watching their narrative about the Mckinney pool party collapse in real time so they will be lashing out hard today.
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
“They weren’t invited!” debunked.
“They were smoking weed and beating up Whites!” debunked.
“They didn’t belong!” debunked.
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
Keep in mind the White kid recording this knew at least one of the Black boys who were being detained and called him by name.
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
The narrative about Black kids showing up and starting a fight with a innocent White lady while her children watched in horror? Debunked.
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
Turns out the White lady, likely upset “those people” came to “her” pool started the incident by throwing out racial slurs…
Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
Then got further enraged when a White girl along with the Blacks called her on it. The White lady started the fight…
I was looking at the Craig Ranch website.
“The homes at Craig Ranch, the nationally acclaimed master-planned community in North Texas that provides beautiful green vistas and a healthy appreciation of a luxurious comfortable lifestyle. More than 400 acres of sprawling green spaces connect via running and biking trails to the five-star TPC Craig Ranch golf course, where you can head out to watch national pros tee up for the club’s numerous tournaments.
Your options for a rewarding workout expand as you head down the trail to the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa, where you’ll find a full staff of sports pros and personal trainers to help you make the most of your exercise routine. Cooper Fitness Center is affiliated with the Dallas-based Cooper Institute, a leading research facility focused on the study of exercise and health, so you’re family will reap the benefits of fitness expertise you won’t find at a local gym. In fact, Craig Ranch offers cutting-edge recreational amenities for just about any interest you and your children might have – The Ballfields, which attract tournament play from around the country; the McKinney Soccer Fields, which host league matches and clinics; the Metroplex’s top hockey facility; and the region’s best training program for high school athletes.
I haven’t check property values but Craig Ranch appears to be at the higher end of the middle class given the amenities like a golf course, etc…
So, what is clearly going on here is that there are white folks living there who do not like the fact that black folks live there and they certainly don’t want to share facilities with them. Now, in the normal course of events, I suspect that racist b!tches like Kate and her friends who attacked Tatiana, just give dirty looks and are able to keep a lid on most of their hostility. But seeing a black resident have a party at a shared facility, especially a pool, and invite other black children was too much for Kate et al to bear. So, since they were children she and her friends verbally and then physically assaulted them. What they really want is for the black folks to move out.
and they don’t want any NEGORES enjoying those ammenities!
These MOFOs are looking for a civil war? Like they are the only ones who can roll up on us locked & loaded. I wish they would.
These white folks want trouble, they want a scene, they want to call the cops and they hope that some black person will get killed or injured or at least arrested. I’m talking about the type of racist who will make trouble for black people when they see an opportunity. They might do this alone, but I think they are emboldened when there are more of them. Remember how John Crawford was murdered, one 24 year old white guy lied on a 911 call and started the trouble that resulted in John Crawford’s death. I cannot be convinced at this time that these white folks are doing anything other than trying to get someone killed or hurt. They know that the cops will believe whatever they say.
‘It was a crank call’: family seeks action against 911 caller in Walmart shooting
Family of John Crawford, man shot dead by police while holding an unloaded BB rifle, say call was a ‘bunch of lies’
Jon Swaine in New York
Friday 26 September 2014 16.02 EDT
Last modified on Friday 3 October 2014 10.51 EDT
The family of a young black man who was killed by police in an Ohio Walmart while holding an unloaded BB rifle and speaking on his cellphone have called for action to be taken against a 911 caller who claimed he was pointing the gun at people.
John Crawford III was shot dead last month by an officer responding to an emergency call made by Ronald Ritchie, a shopper standing 100ft away, who repeatedly stated to the dispatcher that Crawford was pointing the air rifle at customers.
Surveillance footage and audio recordings released after a grand jury declined to indict the officer who shot Crawford showed that Crawford was holding the rifle at his side and pointing it to the floor at the time when Ritchie alleged that “he just pointed it at, like, two children”.
Crawford’s father and the family’s attorney said that Ritchie, 24, should be questioned by police over the discrepancy between the footage and his allegation, which he made about 80 seconds before Crawford was shot, and confirmed when asked soon after. Knowingly “making false alarms” is a crime under Ohio law punishable by a fine or jail sentence.
“He was the catalyst, if you will, in the whole sequence of events leading up to my son’s death,” John Crawford Jr told the Guardian. “It was a crank call. He excited the call, and exaggerated the call, and frankly it was just a bunch of lies.”
Ritchie declined to comment in an online message on Friday. He has previously maintained that Crawford posed a threat to shoppers and that the 911 call was justified.
Why McKinney Happened
The nation is once again focused on police brutality today thanks to the violent attack by a cop on black swimmers in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, Texas. Once again, the video capability of cameras has brought the routine police brutality people of color face in the United States into our sight. But it’s also worth noting why the cops were called to the scene anyway–the racist whites of McKinney.
found at POU:
Where is @NationalNOW voice on what happened in #McKinney? I’m tired of the deafening silence from them when it comes to black women. Dammit!
That fat fuck was getting his rocks off, riding that child’s back like she’s a pony. Despicable piece of SHIT
That’s exactly what he’s doing.
Has anyone checked mother’s groups or women’s groups on Twitter to see if they are speaking up against what happened to Dajerria?
Good question, yathzeee.
So ur more concerned about the man who said he supports the cops’ actions than the kids who were hurt. Duly noted https://twitter.com/rogue_j_rogue/status/607953171525320704 …
Dude ain’t innocent! He made a false report to 911 which resulted in kids being handcuffed & slammed to the ground! https://twitter.com/rogue_j_rogue/status/607952008017014784 …
NAACP @NAACP 18h18 hours ago
RT @CornellWBrooks: As a dad, watching police brutalize our children at a birthday party is sickening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl92emFF3Ww&sns=tw …
@PragObots @spooney35 Because of course, WHITE teenagers NEVER make any noise at a pool party. #WhiteManBeSkeered in #McKinney
Just thinking of those Gigit and beach Blanket Bingo days!
I want the police chief to hold a news conference EVERY day to report on the progress of the “investigation.” How difficult can this investigation be?!
The chief and Co. are probably plotting their stories to defend this POS.
The Stomes are causation.back to my theory of city police hiring police with PTSD..horrible but thankfully media is reporting this non-stop.! Thank to Ferguson protestors for never giving up.
Cop did a ” battle roll” never heard of that? Is that something you learn in military? All In With Chris Hayes in is saying cop was a trainer for other cops on hos to diffuse these types of situations. But he was clearly out of control.
Parents said police refused to explain why they had handcuffed their daughter or return parent’s call the next day. Again, parents are white. So it is more than a purely racial issue.
Talking Points Memo @TPM 1h1 hour ago
National Bar Association demands Texas cop be fired over pool party incident http://bit.ly/1IpNmji
Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq 1h1 hour ago
#McKinney incident can’t be reduced to “1 out of control cop” Other officers assisted, enabled & allowed. Adults participated & facilitated.
Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq 26m26 minutes ago
#Mckinney: Nope…this wasn’t “White v. Black thing” (some white kids & parents were equally outraged)…was Racists v. Children of Color.
But, there is tension within the Craig Ranch residential community with Whites not pleased with the Section 8 housing.
(Causes me to think of The Retreat At Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fl. and the attitude of many of the White residents there.)
Yeah, it made me think of Twin Lakes too. The whole concept of an HOA with it’s own facilities like pools and tennis courts belonging to the homeowners and who they deem to be acceptable guests.
hauntingly similar, yathzee. Where folks like George Zimmerman play big bad neighborhood watch/cops to the big, bad negroes in the neighborhood.
I don’t give a phuck if they’re pleased with Section 8 housing. They can move if they don’t like it.
This shows the horrid mindset of far too many Americans and LE against the Black community. This needs to STOP!
Just who the fuck is this turd any way? He stood idly by and watched the cop brutalize and terrorize this girl and the rest of the teens. He needs to go down as an accomplice.
He’s just another fat fu** white boy there to assist the cop if necessary. Probably was one of the adults who harassed the kids with racial slurs. I apologize if I’m wrong.
It’s unwanted by the media in reporting it too. CBS and the rest of these lazy AZZ networks hemmed and hawed this morning, promising to address it in increments, taking their own sweet time getting to it. You know how they love to hook and hang you for the reporting with a slew of commercials leading into it.
Hearing Dajerria screaming & crying for her MOMMA; well that JUST.DID.ME.IN.
I have daughters, and there’s absolutely no way I would let that Eric Casebolt get away with attacking my child, NO.WAY
Exactly. My heart is streaming with tears for Dajerria.
Her innocence was taken away at that moment. I just can’t bear to think of all that Dajerria will bear in memory from this.
social media exposing them
21st CENTURY REAL NEWS THE TRUTH=SOCIAL MEDIA
it has it’s drawbacks, with quacks, but for us, it’s the only way we can TELL OUR TRUTH.
Of course it was. Clearly, the young 14 yr old girl was NOT a threat, and neither were the other teens, he threw to the ground and cuffed.
He looks like he could belong to the gz club.
He looks Hispanic, or should I say “Latino?” If so, white male supremacy really doesn’t include Mr. Sean Toon. Trust me on this one, Sean, I’ve lived near the Mexican border for over half my life.
Thanks for posting this important interview, rikyrah.
This mistreatment of Blacks at Craig Ranch is all that has been on my mind this morning.
What horrid things were said to those girls!
The racial slurs included a reference to Section 8 housing.
This article from yesterday is informative about the history (including federal lawsuit) of the Section 8 housing within the Craig Ranch residential area:
“McKinney, North Texas City At Center Of Pool Party Video Controversy, Was Sued Over Housing Discrimination”
I just transcribed this interview video posted by Rikyrah. Here it is:
TATIANA ROSE: My name is Tatiana Rose. Yeah…so basically what happened was me and my sister and and a few friends made a cookout and I basically (?) when I went to get my key pad from someone, this lady was saying racial slurs to some friends that came to the cookout.
INTERVIEWER: What kind of slurs was she saying?
TATIANA ROSE: She was saying things such as Black F…er, that’s why you live in Section 8 homes. There was also a male that was saying rude things. And this 14 year old girl named Grace which is my brother’s friend stuck up for us saying, “That is not right. You shouldn’t do that. That’s racist.” and things like that.
So then they started verbally abusing her saying that she needs to do better for herself, be better for herself, cursing at her.
And, I’m saying, “No. That’s wrong. She’s 14. You should not say things like that to a 14 year old.” And, they’re like “You need to go back to where you’re from.” and things like that telling me I need to go back to my Section 8 home and stuff like that.
So, I said, “Excuse me?” And then the other lady, her name’s Kate, came up to me and she smacked me in my face. She…
INTERVIEWER: Now is Kate White?
TATIANA ROSE: Kate’s Caucasian. And, she went and she hit me in my face. And, that’s when both of the women attacked me.
INTERVIEWER: And, just for clarity, you live in this neighborhood. Is that correct?
TATIANA ROSE: Yes. I live in Craig Ranch.
INTERVIEWER: Alright. Most of the people that attended this also live in Craig Ranch. Is that right?
TATIANA ROSE: Yes.
INTERVIEWER: And, mom, do you want to say anything? Will you say your name for me?
LASHANA BURKS: I am LaShana Burks. I’m just upset that we couldn’t have a peaceful event and, if there was any issues that they truly had, that they should have came to me, the adult that was here at the event, and say, “Hey we don’t want the kids, ….whatever…” then let me handle it and not go to the extreme.
INTERVIEWER: Right. And most of the kids here were like classmates of them that were inviting so like in the area.
LASHANA BURKS: Definitely. (Her word in the affirmative is hard to make out.) So it was, you know, food and everything.
INTERVIEWER: Yes, ma’am. Alright, thank you. I appreciate
Katie needs an ass-whooping and some JAIL TIME.
Tatiana was physically assaulted. Charges should be brought against the perpetrators, “Kate” and whoever else attacked her.
Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq 4h4 hours ago
#McKinney: The children handcuff or forcefully detained need to file police reports & parents need to DEMAND State Attorney file charges.
Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq 4h4 hours ago
#McKinney: <Police Chief, State Attorney, City Council & Mayor should all be held responsible for discipline & policy updates/implementation.
Excerpt from the linked article below:
Rikrah and Ametia,
If you were here with me right now, I would embrace you.
because I so appreciate your being on top of this story and all of your postings!
Lizz Brown @lizzzbrown 18m18 minutes ago
“Overwhelmed with thoughts of agony this baby in #McKinney suffered…..simply overwhelmed” #ThisEndsNow #BlackLivesMatter
Just look at this FILTHY ANIMAL, Casebolt. Looks like he’s dry-humping this child.
This pose is definitely sexual. I hope the plaintiff’s lawyer points that out to the jury when Eric Casebolt and the McKinney PD are sued.
He straddled her from behind like he was ready to do the do.
Ya’ll know what I’m talking about.
THAT PIG DEFILED THIS CHILD. DESPICABLE!
EVERY BIT OF THIS. ERIC CASEBOLT COULD N’T KEEP HIS BODY OFF THAT 14 YEAR OLD GIRL.
He should be investigated for violence against women. None of this looks like a first time for him.
Liza, I’ll bet you a cool glass of ice tea that Eric Casebolt has a history of domestic violence. BANK IT.
It is heartbreaking (and frightening) to see a precious 14 year old’s dignity and goodness attacked. What scars will she carry from this?
I am so upset and stressed by this. Tears are gathering within my being at the same time as anger.
That video was so upsetting.
I can only imagine how the parents of these children are feeling.
IT’S DISGUSTING. Black folks have to be tortured & terrorized and then sue for emotional, physical, and mental anguish.
Getting paid in America for being TERRORIZED. SICK
And, it is torture for all of the Black community that simply learns of this terrifying incident and see the video as they worry and pray for the safety of their own children and grandchildren…that they will be spared.
This child was abused
TRUTH & especially that NEGRO IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
Whew! Says it all!
Yes, it is Jim Crow!
There you have it!
Racist, White members of that residential community want Jim Crow oppression.
that fuckers go to GO DOWN for this. No way that girl’s parents are ever going to let that mofo abuse their daughter in front of the world without making him pay. He needs to be sued and he needs to be JAILED.
I saw that on CNN today! Cop was clearly in a combat adrenalin pumping mindset and other cops were trying to blunt his over the top battle ready mode. Pulled a gun!. I am a white upper class southern grandmother. It is, of course, heightened by racism but I have said, police dept. are hiring vets with PTSD assuming they are good candidates as they are trained on how to shoot and follow orders. But x military police and community police are completely different and a former vet with multiple tours may have undiagnosed PTSD.So, they are in a constant battle ready mindset.We saw this in the cop who killed John Good Im the Walmart, and cop who killed Tamir Rice and now this latest incident of drawing guns on kids in a pool.
I had a flat tire, first cop asked me :”why I didn’t know how to change a tire” I am a grandmother. He commanded me to put on my flashers and drove off. He was young enough to have been an x vet. Second cop, older and a very kind private AA man pulled up after he left. The older cop was furious that I had been treated like this. He asked if I had gotten cops badge number.
Cities need to screen for PTSD if a vet is applying for a city police job. Very few people can return from multiple tours of combat and overcome their drive to be the family or neighborhood policeman, on a rage to jump into action rather than defuse a situation.
Thank you 3 chicspolitoco! Love your blogs.
2dogsonly, the challenge with your PTDS case is that the evidence of these white officers going ballistic and in combat mode while going on their killing rampages vitims are ALL BLACK.
Very selective with RACE that PTDS.
Yes, you are right! And I said AA are more victimized by cops with PTSD but everyone, including a white grandmother can encounter a cop with PTSD though clearly just verbally abused. Although, I am not absolutely certain anyone is safe until city police departments screen for PTSD. And understand vets with multiple tours of duty may cause tremendous harm in a city. Just finished reading ” Rise Of The Warrior Cop”.
Again, thank you for your great blog!
Our children are never seen as CHILDREN!!!!
They were just having fun in a pool.
SWIMMING WHILE BLACK!!!!!
And, why in the world would a police officer draw a gun on an unarmed 14 year old girl?!
I mean she was in a BIKINI! That officer could obviously see that she had no weapon!
CASEBOLT was UNHINGED. Clearly his level of behavior was COMPLETELY INCONGRUENT with the surrounding situation.