Jessica Williams: Police incident at McKinney, TX pool party is progress
Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams use sarcasm to show the insidiousness of the assault by the McKinney police on an innocent teenage girl at a pool party. Stewart starts the skit by playing a CNN report stating that the incident began because of kids without pool passes using the pool. It then showed a subsequent clip that indicated the police officer that brutalized the young teenager and manhandled other minority kids was placed on administrative leave.
Stewart then showed the most graphic portion of the video, the segment where the police officer assaulted the young teenager and drew his gun at two teenage boys. He showed that the officer was being redundant as he was asking the teenager to do what she was already doing -- While on the ground he commanding her to get her ass on the ground.
Stewart then showed how biased the reporting is as the narrative implied that all the black kids were visitors without pool passes. He showed a clip where a teenager with her father explained that she lives in the neighborhood, has a pass, and was at the pool party. Moreover she said many kids had pool passes.
Jon Stewart then moved on to his 'Senior Texas Aquatics Correspondent', Jessica Williams. Jessica was dressed in an armored bikini. She found it necessary to provide pool etiquette that was specific to black people and by extension those with a darker hue. "This week's incident has taught black people here something valuable," Jessica Williams said. "Is that when you go to a pool party even in your own neighborhood that you live in, you have got to know pool etiquette. Which is no running, no splashing, no talking back. And if at all possible, get your ass even further into the ground than it is."
Jessica used Stewart alluding to playing with a water gun to articulate a distinction and important reality. She said paraphrasing that open carry is for white people as black people with guns put an irrational fear into many. She ended on a positive not. The police incident was progress. After all the police pulled out his gun on black kids and none of them got killed.
For those who wonder if the McKinney, Texas incident is an isolated event, think again. I broke a story a few years ago about another McKinney, TX resident who is an Obama supporter who had her signs defaced.