Out of control police officer brutalize black teenage girl and pulls gun on two young men
If there is any doubt there are two different types of policing in America, this video is probative. To be clear, this is not an attack on all police officers. However there are too many that should not be officers. In the snippet there is one police officer that showed what policing is about in the manner he addressed some of the kids. The other officer is a danger to all human beings. He brutalized a black teenage girl as if she were an animal. He was quick to pull his gun out even as the environment did not present any possible threat.
The Huffington Post reported the following.
A Texas police officer has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation after video surfaced showing one cop pulling a gun on a crowd of teens at a pool party while others handcuffed teenage partygoers.
Police on Friday evening were called to the Craig Ranch North Community Pool in McKinney, roughly 40 miles north of Dallas. McKinney police said in a statement they were responding 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," and that some of them were fighting.
A roughly 7-minute clip of the incident was published on YouTube Saturday and shows officers running after teens, with one aggressively handcuffing a black male teen while pinning a black girl to the ground by her head as she cried for her mother. When several people run to the girl's aid, the officer is seen drawing his weapon.
The genesis of the incident is telling. Reports from Buzzfeed indicate that the police is but a reflection of the community. The problem began with white parents were taunting black kids who they believed did not belong in the pool.
Brooks, the 15-year-old who shot the YouTube video, told BuzzFeed News many students had arrived at the end-of-school celebration at the pool on guest passes. Some had also jumped over the fence.
“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.
Grace Stone, a white 14-year-old, told BuzzFeed News that when she and her friends objected to the racist comments about public housing an adult woman then became violent.
When police arrived on scene, teens began fleeing. That’s when Brooks began his recording.
“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.”
Stone told BuzzFeed News that when she approached the officers to explain what had happened in the pool the cop featured in the video ordered that she be handcuffed. “I asked why I was in handcuffs and he wouldn’t tell me,” she said, adding that she was the only white person handcuffed.
The problem in America is not a police problem. It is an American problem. The police is just a representation of the portion of armed America that can abuse, harm, and kill blacks and other minorities with impunity with little risk of paying any consequences.
Complete YouTube video here.