McKinney, Texas Police Officers Continue Trend of Violence Against Unarmed Black Youth

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  • Andrew Adams

    The opinions in this article are out of line, obviously written by someone who doesn’t live in McKinney. It is out of step with reality.

    First, the officer tripped.

    Second, that girl was mouthing off and refusing to comply with instructions. All the officer wanted her to do was be still. Even when she was sitting on the ground, she was still mouthing off and flailing around. What kind of parents teach their kids to be disrespectful like that? If she were my kid, I would ground her for the rest of the summer for acting like that.

    Second, the “white folks” understand that you stand back and let the police do what they are trying to do. There are also black people on the scene who are not interfering, not mouthing off, and not running around who are left alone. For those that were still not behaving, apparently, some do need a “teachable moment”.

    Third, how smart was it for those two boys to rush a police officer? From the vantage point of where the police officer was, in a low position, it would appear as though one of the boys was reaching to get something from his back pocket while running towards the officer. Did he have a weapon? Not this time, but the officer wouldn’t have known that. Were they going for his gun? What do you think would have happened if one of those boys held the officer down and the other succeeded in getting the gun? Instead of complaining of some loudmouth brat getting pushed, we would have dead kids.

    One of the boys “sitting here in trouble” was white. He got the lesson and didn’t move until told he could.

    This is NOT a racial issue. McKinney does not have racial problems in its community. There is no place you can go in the city where you do not see blacks, whites, Asians, and Hispanics intermingling and socializing with each other.

    I don’t know who the large man was, but you can see that he kept people back, when they should have been keeping back. He deserves a thank you, especially from those who were about to get themselves into a world of trouble.

    This is a problem of low life outsiders trespassing, people who believe they are entitled to other people’s property. Over 100 teenagers showed up who didn’t live there, expecting to use the facilities they didn’t own. As it turns out, in this situation those trespassers were all black. This is not an issue of race, that is just who happened to show up. Where they came from, no one knows, only that they did not have an HOA membership ID and exceeded the two guests per member rule. This is also a problem of disrespect for authority. Right or wrong, obey officers, don’t talk back, and if you have a problem, sort it out in court.

    It is those who don’t live here who are calling this a race problem. It isn’t. Go away.

    • China Hall

      First of all Andrew your comments are as stupid as you are, you mean to tell me the only kids that were acting disruptive just so happened to be black? tell me your are not that stupid or misinformed, there was a WHITE kid that was there Filming the video who said that that police officer was acting like an animal and was only telling the black kids to sit down if what you say was true ,why wasn’t the kid filming this whole thing asked to sit?? ill wait…………..
      and several WHITE kids said the reason this whole thing started was because an adult white woman was telling his black friends to go back to their section 8 housing, Really!!! this woman sounds like trailer trash to me and I don’t care where she lives, the fact of the matter is , ignorant, disruptive and crazy comes in all colors but there’s no need to show up for a disruptive call w a pool full of teenagers and pull out a gun and go rolling around like a crazy person….whether that girl was black with braids or white with pigtails, the cop was absolutely unprofessional and out of his d@mn mind seems like he has watch PAUL BLART MALL COP too many times. PERIOD

      • Andrew Adams

        There were a few white kids who started acting up. One white boy started mouthing off, Casebolt yelled at him to sit down. He sat down and kept his mouth shut until he was told he could get up. Casebolt also detained a white girl before this video began. But you didn’t see that, now did you?

        Your error is that you are looking through the narrow focus of a single camera. The scene is much larger than what you see. Police in many places have been instructed to ignore people who are taking video to do so, as long as they are not directly interfering. I don’t know if that is an explicit McKinney policy, but experienced officers would be aware of it. The white boy with the camera wasn’t ignored because he was white, he was ignored because he was just standing there with a camera.

        The reason this fiasco started is because Tatiana Rhodes, who organizes pay for entry parties for extra money, organized a pool party for her friends and family. This was not to be one of those parties, but she was handing out flyers for the pay parties. Either Rhodes or her rapper DJ tweeted, “Free pool party” and the riff raff from all over the Dallas area showed up. What happens when 100+ teenagers discover they are not allowed into a facility that limits guest to 2 per member? They climbed the fence. They were asked to leave by security, and many refused. They are now criminal trespassers. This is the original crime. The person responsible is Tatiana Rhodes.

        The bratty girl on the video was a legitimate guest, but she also did not live in the area and obviously did not know how to behave. You don’t smart mouth a police officer when he is trying to control a crowd.

        The response of the officers, including Casebolt, does not involve race. If there is a racial question, ask why is it that ALL of the criminal trespassers were black? That answer points back to Rhodes or her rapper DJ.

        If you paid attention to the video, you can see that there was a tree root sticking that Casebolt tripped over. You can also see that at that time, he was holding a flashlight, not a gun. He was absolutely correct to draw his gun when he did. If one of those boys had a weapon or if they tackled him and grabbed his, then the discussions would be about dead teenagers and not pushing and shouting.

        I will repeat, the responsibility, the person who made the first mistake, is Tatiana Rhodes.

        • kim

          please explain to me why he would be holding a flash light in broad daylight?……………………………………………You are a biased idiot…im guessing the kid who just shot up the church had every right to do so also?