Video |Neighbors Called Police Because Too Many Black People Were Invited To A Pool Party



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 …

Administrative leave= paid vacation!

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141 Responses to Video |Neighbors Called Police Because Too Many Black People Were Invited To A Pool Party

  1. rikyrah says:

    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.

    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.

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    You will not do this to our girls. This should disgust fathers, sons and brothers of all races and faiths. #McKinney— Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) June 7, 2015

    • Ametia says:

      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.

  3. Ametia says:


    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.”



  4. rikyrah says:

    Wesley Louissaint @WesleyL10 1h1 hour ago
    White Teenager who shot #McKinney pool party video speaks out. Which also shows that racism is taught.

    • Ametia says:

      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?

    • Ametia says:

      And he did the right thing; TELLING THE HONEST TO GOD TRUTH.

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    deray mckesson ‏@deray 2m2 minutes ago
    Counter-protest to the counter-protestors. McKinney.

  6. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools”
    Backyard pools and private clubs only proliferated after municipal pools were forcibly desegregated.

    • Ametia says:

      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!

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        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.

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:


  8. rikyrah says:

    #SayHerName @LeslieMac
    Here is a question: Have @NationalNOW & @UltraViolet made statements regarding the assault if this 14-year old GIRL in #McKinney yet?

  9. rikyrah says:

    LA Review of Books @LAReviewofBooks
    James Baldwin once remarked to a crowd in Berkeley: “Our presence in this country terrifies every white man walking.”
    Retweeted by PragmaticObotsUnite

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    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”:

    “Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party”

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Excerpts from above article:

      The video made me cry because it showed me how black children are not allowed to play. How they’re not allowed to just be fucking kids. How their play becomes criminalized and how they’re socialized to become black adults who internalize that their very breathing selves are criminal.

      It made me cry to see a young black woman, vulnerable and almost naked in her bathing suit, being manhandled by a cop. Who tossed her around like her body was his property. Who listened to her sobbing for her mother, yet pushed her face down into the grass, kept his knee in her back and handcuffed her.

      It made me cry to see, yet again, how being black makes one guilty until proven innocent in the United States. Respectability politics fail when a polite young black man says: “Sir, we just came here,” is told what he’s doing is illegal, is treated as a suspect and is told he’s “a part of the mob.” At the same time, Brooks, the videographer, said he was “basically invisible” to the police and so could shoot what was happening without his body controlled as every black body in sight had to be.

      It made me cry because almost anything involving black people and swimming or water can make me cry, just as the scene of slaves being thrown overboard in the film Amistad made me burst out in tears in 1997.

      It made me cry to see a gun pulled on these children. I only had a police officer begin to pull a gun on me once, but it scared the shit out of me and altered my interactions with police forever – and I was an adult. How scarred will these children be after such trauma?

    • rikyrah says:

      More from the article:

      It made me cry because almost anything involving black people and swimming or water can make me cry, just as the scene of slaves being thrown overboard in the film Amistad made me burst out in tears in 1997. As did last month’s story about the sunken slave ship headed for the Smithsonian. One of the saddest (and proudest) stories my father shared with me was about how he learned to swim as a grown man. As a child in Ohio, he couldn’t learn to swim in the local segregated pool; and, even though he served in the United States Air Force on Johnston Island for a year, he couldn’t swim. I see these black kids terrorized around a pool, and I think of the child version of my father being told he couldn’t go to the pool, as well as the young adult Sergeant Thrasher on that dinky island in the South Pacific afraid because he couldn’t swim. I think of the terror of the black woman slave tied to a chair that the future US Senator James DeWolf tossed overboard when he was a slave runner, before he expressed regret – about losing the chair.

      It made me cry because I thought about how, in 2010, about 70% of black children couldn’t swim, while only 42% of white children couldn’t. According to US Masters Swimming: “Overall, nine people per day drown in the United States; six out of the nine are people of color.” This is racism equalling death right here and McKinney will perpetuate this.

    • Ametia says:

      Yes that video of that POS cop abusing Dajerria and handcuffing those boy made a shitload of folks CRY.


      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        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:

        I’ve been cheated.
        Been mistreated.
        When will I be loved?”

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        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.

  11. Liza says:

    A glimpse into what kind of person Sean Toon is:

    An article about Sean Toon's arrest for animal torture. #SeanToon #EricCasebolt— Holliday (@oneforeachofyou) June 8, 2015

  12. Ametia says:

    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.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971

    Of course Ashleigh Banfield doesn’t see a racial component. Those people never do. (Yeah I said it.)

  14. rikyrah says:

    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.

    Yeah..they mad.

    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…

    • Liza says:

      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.

      • Liza says:

        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.

      • Ametia says:

        and they don’t want any NEGORES enjoying those ammenities!

    • Ametia says:

      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.

  15. Liza says:

    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.

  16. rikyrah says:

    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.

    Neighbors are defending police who chased black teenagers at gunpoint and tackled a girl wearing a bikini after breaking up a party at a community pool over the weekend in McKinney, Texas.

    But one homeowner and her daughter say those neighbors confronted some teens when they went outside and began taunting them and their guests with racial slurs before starting a fight.

    Tatiana Rose, who lives in the Craig Ranch neighborhood and hosted the party with her siblings, said a woman and man who live in the neighborhood showed up and called their friends “black f*ckers” and told them to return to their Section 8 housing.

    The 19-year-old Rose said most of her friends who attended the party live in Craig Ranch — which sits along a golf course.

    Rose said one of her younger brother’s friends — a white girl named Grace Stone — scolded the neighbors and told them it wasn’t right to use racial slurs.

    “So then they started verbally abusing her, saying that she needs to do 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,” Rose said.

    She said the woman, who she identified as Kate, told her to go back to her government-assisted housing and smacked her in the face when she stuck up for the younger girl, and she said another woman also attacked her.

  17. rikyrah says:

    found at POU:


    I said this on Twitter and I’ll say it here: The narrative of innocent White folk being terrorized by unruly ni $/#@! at their nice peaceful White pool has collapsed. The kids are telling it and telling it all and they’re mad as hell and lashing out because being White and having your word taken as the gospel ain’t gonna cut it this time.

  18. 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!

  19. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Has anyone checked mother’s groups or women’s groups on Twitter to see if they are speaking up against what happened to Dajerria?

  20. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots

    So ur more concerned about the man who said he supports the cops’ actions than the kids who were hurt. Duly noted

  21. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    NAACP ‏@NAACP 18h18 hours ago
    RT @CornellWBrooks: As a dad, watching police brutalize our children at a birthday party is sickening.

  22. rikyrah says:

    usedtobgop @usedtobgop

    @PragObots @spooney35 Because of course, WHITE teenagers NEVER make any noise at a pool party. #WhiteManBeSkeered in #McKinney

  23. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    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?!

    • Ametia says:

      The chief and Co. are probably plotting their stories to defend this POS.

      • 2dogsonly says:

        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.

  24. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Talking Points Memo ‏@TPM 1h1 hour ago
    National Bar Association demands Texas cop be fired over pool party incident

  25. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    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.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      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.)

      • Liza says:

        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.

      • Ametia says:

        hauntingly similar, yathzee. Where folks like George Zimmerman play big bad neighborhood watch/cops to the big, bad negroes in the neighborhood.

      • rikyrah says:

        I don’t give a phuck if they’re pleased with Section 8 housing. They can move if they don’t like it.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This shows the horrid mindset of far too many Americans and LE against the Black community. This needs to STOP!

    • Ametia says:

      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.

      • Liza says:

        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.

    • Ametia says:

      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.

    • Ametia says:

      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

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        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.

    • Ametia says:

      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.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      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”

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      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

  26. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    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.

  27. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Excerpt from the linked article below:

    Before officers arrived on the scene, a white woman had started making racist comments, telling black partygoers to get used to the bars outside the pool because that’s all they were going to see. When one of the white teens at the party talked back to the adult, the woman began cursing and yelling at her as well, Thomas said.

  28. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Rikrah and Ametia,

    If you were here with me right now, I would embrace you.


    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      because I so appreciate your being on top of this story and all of your postings!

  29. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Lizz Brown ‏@lizzzbrown 18m18 minutes ago
    “Overwhelmed with thoughts of agony this baby in #McKinney suffered…..simply overwhelmed” #ThisEndsNow #BlackLivesMatter

    • Ametia says:

      Just look at this FILTHY ANIMAL, Casebolt. Looks like he’s dry-humping this child.

      • Liza says:

        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.

    • Ametia says:

      He straddled her from behind like he was ready to do the do.

      Ya’ll know what I’m talking about.


  30. Ametia says:


  31. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    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.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I can only imagine how the parents of these children are feeling.

    • Ametia says:

      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

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        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.

    • rikyrah says:

      This child was abused

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      There you have it!

      Racist, White members of that residential community want Jim Crow oppression.

    • Ametia says:

      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.

  32. 2dogsonly says:

    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.

    • Ametia says:

      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.

      Just sayin’

      • 2dogsonly says:

        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!

  33. rikyrah says:

    Our children are never seen as CHILDREN!!!!
    They were just having fun in a pool.
    Their crime?

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