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Friday was just another day in post-racial America, with a bunch of cops descending on a disturbance at a pool party in McKinney Texas and handcuffing a whole bunch of black kids who may mostly have been bystanders. One officer has been placed on leave after a YouTube Video showed him throwing a 15-year-old girl to the ground, pulling his gun on two male youths who approached, then pushing the girl’s face into the grass and kneeling on her back after some unknown provocation — probably being mouthy and not one of the white kids who “belonged” in the neighborhood. Happily, for a change, nobody’s dead or even shot, so there’s that.

Officers were called to the a local community pool around 7:15 p.m. local time to respond to a “disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave,” the McKinney Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page. Other calls also advised that the teens were “actively fighting,” police said.

“First responding officers encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands. Nine additional units responded to the scene. Officers were eventually able to gain control of the situation,” police said.

The video was taken by Brandon Brooks, 15, and begins shortly after the fight had broken up and people were leaving the area; in his introduction to the video, Brooks wrote that the “cops just started putting everyone on the ground and in handcuffs for no reason. This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders.”

The video begins with an impressive shot of one of the cops doing a barrel roll on the ground, either because he’d tripped or because he was just really excited to show off his sick moves; the same cop seems to be doing most of the shouting and trying to get people to leave the area, except for the kids who need to sit down and get handcuffed. It’s not at all clear why he grabs the girl in the swimsuit and throws her to the ground, but he probably had an excellent reason, which commenters at The Blaze and the Daily Caller will explain justifies a cop manhandling a 15-year-old girl and kneeing her in the back. For one thing, why did her family let her go out dressed like that? He’ll also no doubt be praised for his great restraint in not immediately shooting the two young men who approached him as he was pushing the girl’s face toward the ground. No doubt a Republican presidential candidate will blame it all on fatherlessness.

Brooks told BuzzFeed that many students from outside the neighborhood had arrived with guest passes for an end-of-school pool party, and that some uninvited kids had jumped over the fence at the private community pool.

“I think a bunch of white parents were angry that a bunch of black kids who don’t live in the neighborhood were in the pool,” said Brooks, who is white.

BuzzFeed reports that other teens who had witnessed the kerfuffle said:

[P]olice were called after a fight broke out between adults and youths at the pool after the adults made racist comments telling the black children to leave the area and return to “Section 8 [public] housing.”

Well, fine, the media would have to go and make it a racial thing, just because of some mistaken assumptions about socioeconomic class, wouldn’t they? How did the teens know the comments were about race? Maybe the adults just assumed the kids lived in Section 8 housing because they had cell phones and a shopping cart full of crab legs, as the poors usually do.

Brooks told BuzzFeed that the cops only went after certain individuals, for some reason:

“Everyone who was getting put on the ground was black, Mexican, Arabic,” he said. “[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.”

And who’s to say he wasn’t invisible? As we know from studies by S. Lee and J. Kirby, mutant superpowers often emerge during adolescence, at times of great stress.

Ultimately, there was only one arrest made, of an adult male for “interference with the duties of a police officer and evading arrest,” and all the teens who had been handcuffed, including the 15-year-old girl who’d been thrown to the ground, were released without charges to their parents at the scene. Apparently, only one white kid ended up being handcuffed, a 14-year-old girl, Grace Stone, who says she was cuffed when she attempted when she tried to explain to officers that the fight had started after the white adults’ racist comments. Stone was not arrested, but was also not told why she was being handcuffed; after about 25 minutes, she was released to her father, who said the cops wouldn’t answer his questions about why his daughter was in handcuffs. Silly man: cops ask questions, they don’t have to answer them.

At a press conference Sunday, McKinley Chief of Police Greg Conley said that the officer was placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated:

“Several concerns about the conduct of one of the officers at the scene have been raised,” Conley said. “The McKinney Police Department is committed to treating all persons fairly under the law. We are committed to preserving the peace and safety of our community for all our citizens.”

Also too, by Sunday afternoon somebody had put up a homemade sign at the pool saying “Thankyou [sic] McKinney PD for keeping us safe.”

Yr Wonkette has not determined whether anyone has set up a GoFundMe drive on the police officer’s behalf, but we’re sure that’s the next mandatory step in the process, to be followed by Sean Hannity saying something asinine.

Update/Correction: Most early reporting on the McKinney story gave the age of the girl thrown to the ground by the cop, Cpl. Eric Casebolt, as 14; the girl, Dajerria Becton, is actually 15. We’ve updated the story with her correct age.

[BuzzFeed / NBC News / WFAA]

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  • Viva La Tabula Raza

    It was the Baby Ruth bar that someone saw floating in the pool and mistook for a turd. THAT’S what started the whole kerfuffle.

    • Steverino247

      DOODY!!!

    • freakishlystrong

      Actually, it was an alleged “adult” lady yelling at the kids to go back to the projects.

      • PubOption

        She was trying to be helpful. Every cracker knows that the Blahs can’t swim.

        • Lizzietish81

          Otoh, white people can’t dance. Or jump. Or rap.

          Damn we’re lame.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            It’s pretty obvious that some white people can’t think.

            The Duggars, for example.

          • Mehmeisterjr

            The Duggars don’t have to think as long as Megyn Kelly does their thinking for them.

  • Steverino247

    Joe Friday weeps.

    • Lot_49

      “I was working a 10-17 out of La Cienega when I got a call about some black-type individuals at a pool party…”

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Just the facts, ma’am”.

  • Lizzietish81

    That seems like a nice neighborhood. I bet heroin addiction is high there.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Meth. It’s meth. Drug of choice of white trash.

      • Lizzietish81

        These aren’t white trash kids, these are upper middle class Suburban kids.

        So probably actually ecstasy.

        • Silence Is Golden

          Molly?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …just a reminder, an armed FUCKING biker gang in the the same God damn state wasn’t even treated like this!!!

    • Well of course not. Because they – the biker gang – were … that is, these teenagers were … well, I mean, it’s not hard to explain the difference because … the point is, there’s a reason, I’m sure of it.

      • Brother Yam

        The bikers didn’t scare the white suburban folks.

    • JohnnyZhivago2

      Coming up on FOX News: See how 14 year old girls are more dangerous than criminal biker gangs.

      • JohnBull

        And then on Greta’s show: Does Obama support underage kids swimming? Would he support them drinking, using drugs and joining ISIS? We report. You decide.

      • Lot_49

        Well Megyn be interviewing bikers or 14-year-old blah kids?

        Like you have to ask….

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          Fox will get Josh Duggar to interview the youngest kids.

          • Blank Ron

            ‘No cameras!’

    • memzilla

      For that, the cops did everything but set up a wifi hotspot and give them chargers for their phones.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Two armed biker gangs that had a brawl with weapons discharges in a restaurant, mind.

    • Sam Hain

      Link to the McKinney Police Dept. email form:

      https://p2c.mckinneytexas.org/p2c/contact.aspx

      Send them your thoughts, I did.

  • freakishlystrong

    “Why does Obama hate cops and divide the nation?”

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …meanwhile, there is some shit for brains Fox News commenter defending the actions of Josh Duggar as “kids will be kids”!!! How in the holiest of fucks does a bunch of teens going to a pool party justify shit like this?!?! And before the fucktards come out of the wood works with their defense for the shitbag cop that is pulling guns on 15 year olds and treating teenage girls in bathing suits like armed gang members:

    1) How the fuck do you know these kids don’t live in this neighborhood
    2) How the fuck do the cops know these kids don’t live in this neighborhood
    3) WHO THE FUCK CARES IF THESE KIDS DONT LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD
    4) How many 15 year olds do you know with ID
    5) Regardless of age, how many people do you know who brings valid picture ID to the fucking pool
    6)GO DRINK A GALLON OF BLEACH!!!

    • Virginia Dreaming

      Most of the kids that the cops were harassing had been invited to the pool party and had guest passes. It really is amazing, parents started with the racist comments, a parent slapped a kid who stood up to them for the racist comments, then those same parents called the police to come and run of the kids they provoked and attacked. It is just shittty.

      • memzilla

        It is just Texas.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          It seems shitty, even for Texas. But maybe I just want to believe even in Texas there are enough good people to stop shit like this.

          • memzilla

            “It seems shitty, even for Texas.”

            This is not the ringing endorsement that the Texas Tourism Commission was looking for.

          • Virginia Dreaming

            I can’t stop laughing at that one. Well done!

          • Lizzietish81

            They all live in the cities. I mean wouldn’t you?

          • JohnBull

            Except when the country folk move in and ruin those, too.

          • Lizzietish81

            They’ve also been Gerrymandered into obscurity

        • HogeyeGrex

          Forget it, Jake.

      • Bill Hicks Lives

        I’m gonna half to call BS on this. At the end of the day, people move to communities like this because they are scared. This also is not a trailer park.

        They [white people in TX] would never face black people like that, there are simply too many of them.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          I am restating from a news story in which the person who shot the video was being interviewed, as well as the white girl (the only white person cuffed and detailed) were interviewed.

          • Bill Hicks Lives

            I actually read the story now. I guess they were drunk. Strange to have those attitudes in a community like this. There are plenty of other places for people like that to live.

          • LA Julian

            Not strange at all, in a white flight area.

            The strange — but encouraging — thing is that their children don’t seem to share their attitudes. There is another recent news story about McKinney that has the high school students opposed to their administration over wearing “GAY IS OK” shirts to support their LGBT classmates.

      • PubOption

        So the black kids had passes. It sounds just like South Africa a few years ago.

    • Lot_49

      Some of the beach neighborhoods where I live are trying to stop short-term vacation rentals because they don’t like seeing “strangers” on the sidewalk. Pretty hard to codify a definition of “stranger” in a city ordinance, so maybe the city council can just go ahead and say “non-white.”

      • Viva La Tabula Raza

        Stay out of Malibu, deadbeat! Keep your ugly fucking goldbricking ass out of my beach community!

        • Anarchy Pony

          Is this your only I.d.?

      • willi0000000

        my brain insists on reading that as “bleach communities”

    • memzilla

      I think the give-away was the cops saying “Ausweis, bitte” to the kids.

  • freakishlystrong

    And to think SCOTUS has declared the country free of racism.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      John Roberts needs to be cuffed and batted around a bit. Won’t happen, but should. Might change an attitude or two.

      • MonaLisaFrown

        How’s about a ‘rough ride’ in the back of a paddy?
        That’d be a start.

  • cousin itt

    “[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.”

    Huh, I wasn’t aware Hogwart’s had end of school year pool parties. Snape should have been there to keep order.

  • MonaLisaFrown

    Cuffing someone and refusing to tell them why needs to be illlllllllegal. I had a friend who spent almost a year in county jail because when she was being cuffed, she asked why and when she wasn’t answered, she said “Wait just a minute here” and yanked her hand away. BAM. Battery on a LEO. Felony.
    Such fucking bullshit.

    • JAWs

      “Needs to be”? I could have sworn that WAS illegal already.

      • MonaLisaFrown

        I think (???) they have to tell you if you’re actually placed under arrest for having committed a crime for which they plan on charging, but I have seen instances where groups of people are temporarily cuffed and sat on the curb without necessarily ‘gonna go to jail’ while the cops get things under control. I feel they should have to tell you as much. I have seen it on COPS (LOL) where the cuffing officer has said things like “You’re not being placed under arrest but we’re just gonna put these on until we figure out what’s going on here”. Whether they’re bullshitting when they say that, who knows. In the instance of my friend yanking her hand away from the cuff, it was the fact that it had been a domestic disturbance and she had been assaulted (yes, pregnant) by her mate but had NO idea when they came that they’d cuff both of them. A simple hesitation to the act of being cuffed because the police won’t tell you why can get your ass kicked. That should not be ok.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    Even better, that same cop put the video on his youtube page in a section he calls, “Training Videos“. He must wish that he is real badass, kind of like Paul Blart does.

    • Silence Is Golden

      For real?

      • Virginia Dreaming

        Yes, I saw it confirmed twice yesterday evening.

        • Silence Is Golden

          Schmuck…

  • memzilla

    Perhaps the concerned citizens were afraid the melanin would wash off and clog up the pool drain. You know how expensive it is to call a plumber on the weekend.

    Not that there could be any correlation between being darker and being enshootened… unless there is:
    .

  • MrBlobfish

    Quite a coincidence that the rise in police violence takes place at the same time that everyone starts walking around with cameras.

    • Sam Hain

      Yeah right, everything was all fine and dandy and then the enemies….er, I mean citizens had to go and get a bunch of crime recorders on their phones.

    • vivian

      Maybe it’s a Schrodinger’s Cop kinda thing: no cameras and the cop is in a donut-eating state; cameras and the cop is in a child-battery state. It’s the camera’s fault for transforming the cops.

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    Stay tuned for Arkansas State Patrol SWAT team breaking up Duggar pajama party!

    • Anarchy Pony

      Not blah or poor enough.

  • anniegetyerfun

    I keep watching the barrel roll over and over and laughing.

    • Zwoof

      Gave it a 7.2 with a degree of difficulty of 2.7.
      Deductions for not sliding across the hood of a car to complete the difficult “Starsky”.

      • jmk

        Thank you. The monitor needed a wash.

    • AnOuthouse

      Good thing there was no dog poop in the vicinity.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I’ve been away for a few weeks, but it looks like the only thing that I’ve missed(?) is the Duccking Fuggers, conservaloon whining and/or pandering to the lowest common denominator for a presidential bid, and cops behaving like racist assholes. So, nothing new?

    Did anybody have a baby or anything like that? I’d like to hear a bit of good news in my plunge back into Wonketteville.

    • Lizzietish81

      Supposedly the Editrix went into labor like a month ago. I suspect they’re having trouble finding a normal white baby to substitute for the Lovecraftian horror she really gave birth to (and who must be kept in the barn until the stars are right)

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The JERK BABY is holding out for a Maserati or something, refuses to vacate the uterus.

        • rocktonsam

          babby is now responsible for its own smokes.
          get job babby!

      • Virginia Dreaming

        I think the baby has heard of few of these Duggar stories and is afraid to come out.

        • Lizzietish81

          It’s gay already?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            No, it’s a decent human being. Which of course means it won’t be a teaturd.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            You can make a pre-natal gay pledge now. Thanks Obama.

          • Virginia Dreaming

            I told her on twitter that she made need to reassure the baby that her household is nothing like the Duggar household.

      • Anarchy Pony

        What, it can’t be bothered to shape shift?

        • Lizzietish81

          That’s a later skill

      • For a second I thought you were saying she’s been in labor for a month.

      • CTHULU!

      • guppy06
    • JAWs

      There was also some ConPERVatives in the mix, so…..yeah nothing new.

      • AntiDerpomeme

        Conpervatives! I like it!

  • grumblestiltskin

    I think we should consider the possibility we’ve misinterpreted that whole “Don’t Mess With Texas!” thing. Could be they just prefer doing it themselves.

    • dslindc

      They do seem to be good at being a mess on a regular basis.

  • calliecallie

    I’m grateful no one was shot.

    • Lizzietish81

      It HAS become a low bar hasn’t it?

      • Anarchy Pony

        There’s still a bar?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Ants can’t limbo the bar.

  • Ryan Denniston

    The complete lack of self-awareness on the parts of cops blows my mind. Dude, can you see in your mind how you look right now? What the hell!

    • Lizzietish81
      • Ryan Denniston

        Exactly. Someone needs to tell them that they are not serving in war zones.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Too late, these types of Cops are turning every situation into a war zone.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            DING DING DING DING DING

          • HogeyeGrex

            I think they call that “proactive policing.”

        • JohnBull

          They could all go fight ISIS in Iraq. Or in El Paso (thanks Obama). Just as long as they go away.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Don’t come home unless it’s in a body bag, assholes.

          • LA Julian

            The modern version of “with it or on it”?

      • Blank Ron

        In their heart of hearts, this is what they believe they really are.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Oh, I think they were aware. They were intentionally trying to send a message: “This is what happens when you people come to one of our places.”

  • Virginia Dreaming

    As I am reading these comments, Pandora played me Nick Lowe’s “Cruel to be KInd.”

    • AntiDerpomeme

      Oh, I do love that song. Do you think we could rewrite it to better fit the “Snark to Stay Sane” vibe we’ve got going on here in nonexistent comment land?

  • Bill Hicks Lives

    My brother bought a condo in the process of foreclosure in this development from some white lady who just didn’t care for paying her bills.

    I guess the deal is you pay outrageous HOA dues but you get a ‘badge’ with access to every single pool/gym (these are basically like apartment complex gyms, nothing special) in the community, not just the one down the street. This is a nice community, in a nice town and it is very pricey compared to other parts of Dallas.

    I do distinctly remember that the inhabitants (in my brother’s particular neighborhood) seemed to be childless older white people with ‘Secede!’ bumper stickers on their Hummers and black people with families. I saw black kids at the pool from the gym in 2009/2010 at the height of the recession. As I trolled the DMN tools, I can imagine there are a ton of black folks there today now that Obama has fixed the economy.

    The problem for the racists is that this isn’t an actual cool condo development like the ones in Uptown/Addison/Las Colinas, this is just some lame place that is close to work for most of these people and the well-to-do white kids these days don’t care for white flight suburbs and would rather live closer to actual stuff. Even Bush and all his billionaire buddies live in Highland Park which is 30 miles to the south.

    So like pretty much every other upper-middle class neighborhood in TX, you can’t ‘price out’ the blacks. My brother was pretty disappointed when it came time to sell

    • LipTherapy

      My white stepbrother built a huge custom McMansion there around 2006 they could not remotely afford (it is a pricey area for being in the middle of nowhere). Mailed they keys back to the mortgage company less than a year later. Car repossessed. The party of personal responsibility!

  • MrBlobfish

    Fear of a Black Planet Pool Party

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    We all know that pool parties are the first step to a life of cards and dice and, who knows, maybe even selling loose cigarettes.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Or the first step to dating white girls…

      • Lizzietish81

        *clutches pearls

        • jmk

          (*moves fainting couch behind Lizzietish*)

    • tihond

      Youth’ll be frittern away,
      I say your young men’ll be frittern!

  • Viva La Tabula Raza

    “Those black kids should be cooling off in front of a nice open fire hydrant!”

    • chicken thief

      It’s summer time and still daylight – why aren’t they working in the fields?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Tote that bale!

        • Querolous

          Lift that barge!

    • JohnBull

      Or from police water cannons. Those ungrateful slobs in Selma STILL haven’t paid the water bill for that!

  • MrBlobfish

    What sickens me most is this thought that all black people are poor and on welfare.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      You forgot the “argle bargle why should my tax dollars pay for their crab legs, ’cause they are lazy and also too moochers?” part.

      • chicken thief

        Damn straight – they aren’t ‘poor and on welfare’, they are rich and on welfare. Gots a free Obamaphone to sync with their Cadillac bluetooth, about a zillion dollars a month in SNAP benefits, free housing and healthcare, plus unemployment checks and disability and SS. You know they all triple dip! I read it on the internet!

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The “rich and on welfare” types have trust funds. And demand lower taxes.

      • Lot_49

        Here’s one you hear a lot: “I wouldn’t mind paying taxes if they just didn’t waste so much.”

        other words, tax revenue should be spent on stuff I want. In other words, I should be king. And until I am, no new taxes!

        • Anarchy Pony

          To be fair, I don’t want my taxes spent on rampant militarism.

          • Lot_49

            Me either. It’s Bernie or nothing for us.

          • Toomush_Infer

            So when President Santorum starts picking out Supremes, it’s nothing for us?…

          • Lot_49

            So when President Santorum starts picking out Supremes, it’s nothing Canada for us

    • JohnBull

      But they still have enough for cruises and crab legs.

    • MonaLisaFrown

      Somehow, I don’t think that prejudice will ever be killed. That’s the most common attitude now. In fact, in our more exclusive neighborhoods here where I live, I know that AA’s get a second glance and looks of surprise often when out in public like “How could YOU possibly live here?!” I saw it just the other day when I was gassing up my vehicle. Dude next to me was a younger AA driving a nice car and the stares. Oh, the stares. He didn’t seem to notice but I’m sure he knew. How uncomfortable and unnecessary is THAT?

      • AnOuthouse

        I’m sure he noticed. He probably has to notice that every day.

      • That’s how they justified killing Trayvon Martin in his own neighborhood. He didn’t look like he belonged.

  • VandeGraf

    Cops transgressing the boundaries of proper behavior? In Texas? Well, I never!

  • Sam Hain

    Some serious Napoleon Syndrome going on with that tiny cop…makes one wonder why he joined the force.

    • Snopes Shop

      I love how we grovel for scraps.

  • proudgrampa

    I noticed that two companion cops rushed up on the one who pulled the weapon and seemed to say, “What the fuck, dude?” Maybe they aren’t all bad…
    Just bad enough.

    • Lizzietish81

      After they were forced out of Zucotti Park, OWS had a rally below my building. I saw a cop beating a kid with a baton get pulled off by another cop. He jumped right back in.

  • deanbooth

    We’ve got trouble, my friends! And that starts with T, which rhymes with P, and that stands for Pool!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Ah, the great Professor Harold Hill as portrayed by the great Robert Preston.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Stone was not arrested, but was also not told why she was being
    handcuffed; after about 25 minutes, she was released to her father, who
    said the cops wouldn’t answer his questions about why his daughter was
    in handcuffs.

    I think it’s painfully obvious why she was handcuffed. All that excess melanin.

    • That_got_me_thinking

      Stone was the only white person handcuffed. Her crime was liking people with excess melanin.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Ah, I got my participants wrong. That is indeed a very serious crime.

        • That_got_me_thinking

          It is the Voldemort of crime. So dangerous and frightening that racist cops and their defenders insist it is the Crime-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.

          • Dee Andee

            May as well lock me up then…

        • Her crime was telling the racist white woman to stop being racist to her friends. It’s totally on the books somewhere…

  • beatbort

    We can all be grateful that the fat slob in the jeans shorts and running shoes kept his shirt on…for the sake of our eyes and for the sake of any children who might be traumatized by the sight.

  • JohnBull

    So public pools aren’t really “public.” Another thing I hate about modern American suburbs. Northern Virginia is a lot like this.

    • Lizzietish81

      I grew up in what many suburbanites would consider Urban and that was enough for me. It really is a cultural pit.

  • Lot_49

    No wonder the cops were nervous and over-reacted: they forgot to put on their riot gear.

  • Sam Hain

    Operation Jade Helm II: clear out the browns.

    • chicken thief

      I think the Teatards will support that phase of the operation.

      • Blank Ron

        From atop their Hoverounds, about a quarter mile back.

  • chicken thief

    In the cop’s defense, the girl was getting pretty close to the sidewalk. Why wait until she is armed in such a tense situation?

  • chicken thief

    What is nice about the article is the disparity between the reactions of the youth and the parents and cop(s). The kids were cool with the blahs coming over – the ruckus was started by the parents. So there is hope for the future.

    Besides, everyone knows that the blahs make the best grape drank and no party should be without it.

  • Bill Slider

    Blacks at a pool party, unpossible. When I was a youngster, I was informed that black kids didn’t go to swimming pools, because they were afraid of the water and couldn’t swim. It was years later that I realized that perhaps they didn’t go to the pool, were afraid of the water, and couldn’t swim, might be related to the fact they weren’t allowed through the doors that led to the pool.

    • Toomush_Infer

      Until 1967, blacks were not allowed on the public ocean beaches in St. Augustine, FL. No fucking joke. A “storm cloud” of blackness invaded those beaches one sunny day and officially ended that policy. However, if you are on one of those beaches this year – look around….pink and white are the only colors you will see…

  • mrpuma2u

    Uh, they had uh, towels and there coulda been a weapon hidden in those, um yeah.

    • Even been popped by a wet towel?
      It smarts right good and can raise quite a welt!

      • Ellis_Weiner

        Upvote for “smarts right good.” May steal, in fact.

        • Jason M

          “Packs a wallop” and “stings like a sumbitch” would also have been accepted.

      • mrpuma2u

        Clearly a WMD in the wrong hands.

  • Lot_49

    McKinney is a Dallas any suburb. What do you expect?

  • Zwoof

    Did I see a bunch of white folks standing on the corner across the street like thugs? Why yes I did.

    • Querolous

      Isn’t that called “Lurking”?

  • Lance Thrustwell

    So wait, the problem was a bunch of kids crashing a private neighborhood pool? What more did the cops have to do than show up, roust all the kids who aren’t members, and tell ’em to get outta there? Why on earth was any sort of cuffing or detention necessary?

    I obviously need some Policing Theory classes, because I don’t get it at all.

    • That_got_me_thinking

      Raw Story and others are reporting that many of the kids were in fact neighborhood residents.

      As far as I can tell, this all started when a white racist began shouting abuse at the black kids and then turned on a young white girl who had the nerve to tell her she couldn’t say things like that to people. One of the racist adults then got into a physical fight with a teenage black girl and the police were called. At that point, the usual suspects (i.e. every black in site) had to be subdued by any means necessary.

      • SufferinSuccotash,Entitled

        Also, the fight itself was over by the time the cops got there. So I guess some of them had to find some excuse for harassing the onlookers. Fortunately, some of the onlookers didn’t look like members of The Cleaver Family…

      • LA Julian

        The (black) student whose family hosted the party BECAUSE THEY LIVE THERE and her mother have spoken out in a video interview, and both their white friend and another white kid who was there — not sure if he was a party guest or just happened to be there — verified that the cops were only grabbing black and brown kids.

        • That_got_me_thinking

          Agreed.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The problem here is that the melanin-enhanced kids were invited to the pool party, and one teaturd type (a ‘svelte’ white woman) started an altercation. The cops then assumed that the problem here was the melanin-enhanced kids, not the white woman who got the whole thing going.

      • JAWs

        But she was in her thug bikini! We all know that’s what gang members wear!

  • Blackest Noobs

    no racists were harmed in this video.

    because that’s what really matters in America….don’t hurt the racists here.
    and besides if we did, it would hurt their feelings.

  • coozledad

    Divest from Texas.

  • This is no joke. Ossifer Pup couldn’t stand by and perhaps let a monster SIT ON YOUR LAP.

  • Angry_Cop

    Pool’s closed.

  • Bitter Scribe

    No doubt the cop in the picture is yelling, “You’re not getting my good side!”

    OT, how long before that disgusting “gut yeast” photo gets rotated out of the ad queue?

    • Me not sure

      What year is it now?

    • Mahousu

      Between the cop and the guy in the tan t-shirt, there’s plenty of “gut yeast” in the video, so the ad server probably figures we’re interested in that kind of thing.

  • Air_Cav

    He is on probation because he is no longer trusted by his fellow officers to do the right thing and just kill the kids.

  • Joy

    That roll at the beginning was intense! Matrix-y.

    • Toomush_Infer

      As good as that scene in Dr. Strangelove….

  • Jason M

    I like the fat guy in the denim shants strutting around behind the cop, just in case Johnny Law needs a hand. Or maybe the cop had M&Ms in his pocket, I dunno.

  • DsMTwoShoes

    I am now under the impression that a police officer is more dangerous than a member of the Ayran Nation or the Hells Angles.
    For one simple reason, they have no restraints and they can justify any of their actions.

    • Dee Andee

      100 times THIS.

    • SilBot64

      My theory is that some of these officers have COME FROM the ranks of the AB, Neo Nazis or other white supremacist factions.

      The LAPD had been staffed in decades past with Jim Crow cops from the south for the express purpose of ‘dealing with’ the black population.

  • Me not sure

    There are so many better ways that this could have been handled. When dealing with teenagers people need to understand that a little bit of good natured persuasion and a light touch goes a lot farther then racial insults and threats of violence.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      That’s just for white kids. Blah teens must be handled with guns and cattle prods.

      • Toomush_Infer

        especially if bikinied….

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    The kids we criminals. All those arrested were obviously being Black or Brown on a sunny day. Meanwhile W Bush was collecting $100k for a speech in town.
    Thank Apple for phone cams.
    BTW, these cops need practice with their moves, Jade Helm

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    I like how the white teens, despite the white adults obvious assholism, stood with their friends, even getting handcuffed with them.
    THERE IS HOPE.

  • micster50

    I wish they would test cops for steroids. This guys behavior is so amped up.

    • Wendy Page

      ABSOLUTELY!!!! You can hear it in his voice and see it in that DIVE ROLL.

  • Lot_49

    In other news from McKinney, TX, Dubya accepts $100K speaking fee from homeless shelter:

    http://www.salon.com/2015/06/08/george_w_bush_reportedly_made_100000_for_homeless_shelter_fundraiser_speech/

    “I find it puzzling,” Stanford University historian Robert Dallek said in a 2011 interview about Bush’s speaking schedule. “He says he wants to keep a low profile. What is he doing except enriching himself? It sounds like it’s self-serving.”

    • Mahousu

      I always knew the homeless had that kind of money.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Jimmy Carter is the only ex-president in my lifetime who’s done anything besides lick his wounds and pull in the bucks. Carter is worth ten of every asshole I’ve ever seen sneer at him.

    • Silence Is Golden

      Yeah, cause it’s not like 100k could buy a house.

    • Silence Is Golden

      And, hey, they made a million off the fundraising. Now, where the hell is that money going?

      • Lot_49

        Some speakers might have driven 20 miles to the lunch, read the canned speech they’ve given a hundred times, and then declined the speaking fee. Maybe Shrub did.

        Yeah, right.

    • tinker12

      Unfkingbelieveable.

    • Rick Hill

      Hmm. After leaving office Carter has been doing good service for the betterment of humanity. Clinton I would argue the same. What about republican leaders? Nixon? Maybe living out of the public eye was a good thing. Bush one? Keeping Barb from speaking out too much? Maybe that’s a noble task. Bush 2? Painting and keeping mostly quiet. Yup, not a dimes difference between the two parties.

      • Lot_49

        Well that’s exactly the difference, isn’t it? One party says we’re all elements of a common humanity and have an obligation to help each other, and the one party says, “Fuck you, I got mine.”

        The irony is that the second party calls itself Christian.

        • Rick Hill

          “Fuck you, I got mine.”

          “…and I want yours too.”

          It’s not complete without the entire philosophy

      • Lizzietish81

        To be fair to Bush Senior, for awhile he and Clinton would hook up during natural disasters to raise money.

  • AnOuthouse

    What idiot calls the cops on those bunch of hotties? If I lived there, that busy body’s flower garden would be trashed by now and her cat disappeared to the local shelter.

    • Meesh525

      Let’s not punish defenseless animals now. They can’t help that their owner is a racist douchebag.

  • Toomush_Infer

    You people need to look deeper – this isn’t about race! It’s about tanless, pink, overweight cops too embarrassed to go into the pool!…

    • Rick Hill

      Aside from the unwarranted brutality and over reaction that’s actually a public service,

  • coozledad

    The wrong bodies are being pathologized in this neighborhood.

  • cmb

    No doubt a Republican presidential candidate will blame it all on fatherlessness.

    How does that work unless it’s the killer cops who are fatherless?

  • Rick Hill

    With great power comes…hyper inflated egos. Sorry, Stan but this is what happens in the real world.

  • Jan Ness

    So he’s up for Officer Friendly of the Year Award right!

    And what’s with the fat dude in the tan shirt just standing over the cop holding her down?

    • Lizzietish81

      he was enjoying the show

    • doktorzoom

      Private security Blart, I’m pretty sure.

  • amindofitsown

    So, kids have a pool party, racist white Teatard comes along and tells them to go back to their Section 8 housing (which, by Teatard standards, totally isn’t racist at all, just da TROOF!1!), blahs quite understandably call her out on it, fight starts. Cops are called over unruly blahs, and we don’t hear nary a word about the Teatard that started the whole kerfuffle.

    Sounds legit.

    • Betsy Brown

      thank God she didn’t have asthma or another serious medical condition. I wish these cops would just put themselves or their children in the other person’s shoes.

    • Santana999

      Actually, it was the girl’s white friends who called the woman(?) out. One of them was later handcuffed, apparently for the crime of n-word loving.

      • amindofitsown

        From what I read, some of the blahs in attendance took issue with this, too. The media will just downplay what happened to actually start the ruckus, anyway. They’re too fascinated with Officer Friendly making the girl in the bikini eat grass.

  • Kat Anyperson

    Other sites were reporting last night that the pool party was open to the public. They linked to a sign on social media advertising the party, which did not have any specifics on who could attend.

  • Kat Anyperson

    Other sites were reporting last night that the pool party was open to the public. They linked to a sign on social media advertising the party, which did not have any specifics on who could attend.

  • LA Julian

    Do we know who the clod with the misspelled “Thank you police” sign was? Has any “serious” media outlet interviewed him so far?

    • Erin

      There’s a common link between racism and the inability to complete a sentence without at least a dozen gramatical errors. Do You Ever…notice How they “tend” to us Capitals randomly…and add elipses…and !!! for emphasis, and “quote” things?

    • Plantsmantx

      He was interviewed by Megan Kelly on Fox last light. He was presented as “Sean”, who didn’t want to give his surname out of concern for his safety. By the time that interview aired, it was already known that he’s Sean Toon, who was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in ’99. In that same year, he was charged with…well:

      11/16/99Monday November 15 08:16 PM EST

      Teens Charged With Spray-Painting Animals
      COPPELL, Texas (APBnews.com)– Four teenagers are facing criminal charges
      today for allegedly beating 12 turkeys to death and spray-painting them with
      school colors to celebrate a football game victory, officials said.

      On Friday, police arrested Sean Toon and Jason Milliken, both 18, and Enrique
      Salgado and Joshua Stubbs, both 17, on charges of felony criminal mischief
      related to an incident earlier this month at the Outdoor Learning Center,
      which houses the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District’s
      vocational agricultural program, officials said.

  • IN OTHER NOOSE:

    Sheriff: Man, woman say students would be shot if it was God’s will

    He said Conley was shocked multiple times with a Taser during a struggle with deputies. Holland said Conley had three guns on him, one in his hand and two in a holster.

    According to Holland, a Taser was used on Jeter when she tried to go for another gun that was on the ground nearby.

    Holland both suspects were arrested, taken to Angel Medical Center to be treated and then transported to the Macon County Detention Center.
    —————-
    Good thing they weren’t shopping for a BB gun at Walmart, ehh? I wonder what the difference could possibly be. Can anyone help me out?

    http://www.wyff4.com/image/view/-/33398736/medRes/2/-/maxh/460/maxw/620/-/efw2cg/-/Adam-Conley–Kathryn-Jeter-jpg.jpg

    Buellar? Anyone?
    ~

  • guppy06

    No doubt a Republican presidential candidate will blame it all on fatherlessness.

    That reminds me: Why hasn’t Congressman Mark Sanford thrown his hat into the ring yet?

    • Wombat

      Because he can’t convince Jenny to run his campaign like she did all the others.

  • Sebastian Melmoth

    McKinney is popular with white people who are too racist to tolerate living in Dallas. Think about that.

  • guppy06

    Ever since public pools were integrated, alternatives were needed. Hence “community” pools in communities that were conveniently on the white right side of the red line!

    • I thought that in the South, when public pools were integrated, the whites got the top half and the culluhd folks got the bottom half.

      • Santana999

        I remember that we could swim because we had to swim through their half…

  • Mintie

    I’m starting to get bored with the repeat incidents of “do something obviously bigoted, get yelled at by the majority of the populace, start GoFundMe to profit.” Someone needs to break the pattern. Is interpretive dance back from the dead yet?

  • dshwa

    I can’t wait for the “you’re the real racists” deleted comment report. Oh wait, yes I can.

    Seriously wingnuts, get some new material.

  • Caption time..?

    • NorthStarSpanx

      Oh I get it, he was hella embarrassed about that and took it out on a bunch of half-naked, unarmed teens.

    • Santana999

      Ok…dude is wearing white socks…lol.

    • Grand Camel

      Are we sure this isn’t a viral marketing stunt?

      “Eric Casebolt stars in Pool Cop – Protecting Pool Purity since 2005.”

    • doktorzoom

      It’s Star Fox time:

    • CripesAmighty

      Magnum p.a. (parking attendant).

  • whitroth

    From the little I can see of the girl… there’s no chance that he just wanted to feel her up, no, that’s not what an occifer of the law would do….

    mark

    • Santana999

      Why do you think they call it copping a feel?

  • YayConspiracy

    No, I don’t think the officer is a smug racist.

  • Wendy Page

    Somebody needs to tell those two fine, upstanding TESTOSTERONE OVERLOADS in uniform that THEY’RE NOT IN IRAQ ANYMORE.

    • Swampgas_Man

      You honestly think they ever were?

  • 0gham

    It’s only racist when you call racists racist. It’s the New Racism.

  • NotALiar

    THAT FUCKING COP!!!!! Lolololololololo

  • JAWs

    That’s odd. Because as we just learned from the Duggar defenders, 14 year olds shouldn’t be seen as criminals. Yet they’re oddly mute here. I wonder what the difference is…

  • Santana999

    There is another video on buzzfeed that shows one of the children trying to fight off what appears to be a large hog in a swim dress. According to the article this scuffle resulted in the call to police. It also appears that it was the child’s white friends who talked back to hogzilla, who proceeded to spew more curses and racial remarks. So apparently, if your white friend stands up for you, you get attacked.

  • Bruce Griffin

    Okay, enough is enough with the sill-azz black names. The head female simian in this jungle melee is named janerria. WTF I give up. LOL!

  • Bruce Griffin

    Do black mamas give their kids idiot names out of spite for their absentee males? Is the purpose to humiliate their little gangsta trash-in-waiting. Geez, no wonder these young blacks are miserable from cradle to the grave.

  • amindofitsown

    Just saw a Breitbart piece on the video of the racist mother (?) and the other kids at the party fighting. Anyone want to take a guess what the headline was?

    • NotALiar

      I read some of the comments. Shit is unreal. BUT DON’T CALL ME A RACIST!! I DON’T SEE COLOR, I JUST SEE THUG TRASH! oh and where are the parents?????????????????? Maybe working one of 3 jobs just to pay rent.

  • MrBlobfish

    Steroids

  • Electric Ukelele Land

    A master class in how to not to establish order.

  • sosuume

    The officer executed a totally awesome tuck-and-roll. So impressed, I am.

  • Steel

    Wherever blacks go you can virtually guarantee they will act like wild savages. Even at a music awards ceremony the will shoot to kill. Anyone that has had the displeasure of attending a simple movie theater knows how blacks behave. The only good out of this is that Whites are at their breaking point. Race war is just around the corner and you rotten negroes haven’t a chance.

    • navyvet50

      Wow…the bigot racist posts…good to know….post your name so I know the bigot and can stay away from you.

  • Over the line

    The community had a rule: Only 2 people per household in the pool area. A bunch of people heard about the party and the capacity was exceeded. The security guy tried to keep all the extra people that showed up, that heard about the party through facebook , out. They told him to fuck off and jumped the fence. He called the cops. In the meantime a couple of fights broke out. When the cops did show up the fine upstanding teens that wern’t doin nuffin also told the cops to fuck off and this is the result. Spare me the racist bullshit.

    • Plantsmantx

      “Couple” of fights? The only fight that has been reported (and video-recorded) is the fight that occurred between two grown-ass white women and one black teen. What were the circumstanced of the other fight? Who were the participants in that fight?

      Face it- every incidence of violence that occurred around that situation was initiated by adult white people. Who are the “thugs”, again?

      • cessnadriver

        One of those lovely women lost her job today. Another blow at freeeeedom of speech by the evil black horde!!

    • Mark Lee McDonald

      Walter, you ARE wrong. And also an asshole.

      • cessnadriver

        Police enforce the law, not CC&R rules.

        To a republican any “rule” that makes blacks into criminals is a good law. Laws that make whites subject to arrest for oh, say child molestation are bad laws.

    • cessnadriver

      You just went full-racist there, racist. Good republican.

  • Janet

    I will wait to pass judgement. MSM tends to only tell one side…the one that roils the left. We rush to hate.

    • amindofitsown

      Well, the police chief did call the officer’s actions “indefensible”, but we all know the police chief is in cahoots with the MSM and the libruhls too. That’s just the way they is.

      • cessnadriver

        I was told that he’s afraid of al and jesse and obama and all three new black panthers and community activists.

        • amindofitsown

          The conspiracy continues!!1!

  • amindofitsown

    I think the trolls wait until most people have stopped commenting on an article. That way, there’s less chance they’ll get the Banhammer for their most well thought-out, totally not racist (“MINORITIES KILL EACH OTHER1!1!”) comments. Because why do you libruhls hate freedom of speech?

  • jkr

    Nice article, but can’t you find advertisers who won’t make me feel embarrassed to read your page?

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