Sunday, June 07, 2015

A Little Swimming Pool Time and the McKinney Texas Police

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WASHINGTON -- When Miles Jai Thomas arrived at a party at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool in McKinney, Texas, on Friday night, the pool was open to everyone -- until a security guard showed up and removed black partygoers from the area.
“Then he started making up rules to keep us out,” Thomas, 15, told The Huffington Post.
A white woman at the pool started making racist comments, Thomas said, such as telling black teens at the party to get used to the bars outside the pool because that’s all they were going to see.
Grace Stone, 14, who is white, told BuzzFeed News that she and friends objected to an adult woman making racist comments to other teens at the party and that the woman turned violent.
This is when, according to Thomas, a 19-year-old black woman told the belligerent white woman to stop fighting with the teenagers. The white woman called the black woman a “young bitch,” then walked up to her. After the young woman said her age out loud, the older woman punched her in the face. Another unidentified white woman jumped in as well before Thomas, who was recording the incident, and his friends went to break it up.

It was after this incident that the cops showed up and “started cursing and yelling at us,” Thomas said. He described an officer manhandling a young girl, as shown in this video embedded above.

“So a cop grabbed her arm and flipped her to the ground after she and him were arguing about him cursing at us,” Thomas said.

When two teens went toward the cop to help the girl, they were accused of sneaking up on the cop to attack.

“So a cop yelled 'get those motherfuckers' and they chased [us] with guns out. That's why in the video I started running,” Thomas said.

"I was scared because all I could think was, 'Don't shoot me,'" he said.

About 20 people were handcuffed during the incident, Thomas estimated. McKinney Chief of Police Greg Conley said in a press conference that one arrest was made, according to BuzzFeed News.
This story is developing and will be updated as we hear back from people involved in the incident.
MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- There are several videos of this incident on Youtube, but this one below is the most comprehensive in viewing power.  First, we see that the police makes most of the African-Americans young men sit down, while the "other" kids are allowed to roam free and video the mayli without questioning them or having them sit.

The young lady in question and the "star" of this video is subjected to violate abuse.  This is a 14 year old child that is being manhandled as if she robbed a bank or killed someone.  McKinney Texas Police is a bad example of how not to answer a call at a swimming pool party.  The majority of the children there had pool permits.  The question was it too many "black teens" in one area?  The answer must be yes.

Police of McKinney shows how to escalate a situation into a major upheaval.  It only should have taken one officer to investigate the situation.  It was just a swimming pool party, not a bank robbery.  Over reaction on the part of the men in blue caused a national scene that will not go away to soon.  When you have the lead training officer pulling guns on kids and cursing at them for 'nothing', in the future you are going to have harden persons who have very little respect for the force and the uniform.

Another thing is that, how many black officers were present?  Zero!

So now, how does the McKinney Texas Chief of Police explain away this issue?  He does not.  It appears that bad blood in McKinney has been brewing for along time, including the police shooting of a teenage girl several months ago as the police rushed into her home and within twenty seconds opened fire on an unarmed child and killed her.

McKinney Texas will be the next "Ferguson" and its all over a swimming pool party that had to many black children at the pool, many of them who had a right to be there.  As we see that ugly racist head of the police push and pull a community into chaos, just like the pictures in Selma in the middle 1960s.  The police caused all of the problems in enforcing "Jim Crow" laws that have never died, but only raises its' head to let everyone else know that it's still alive and well in McKinney Texas.

A fight between a mom and a girl broke out and when the cops showed up everyone ran, including the people who didn't do anything. So 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.
To some people saying that the cop pulled out his taser on the kid, it was not a taser it was a gun.


2:45 p.m. (CDT)
The mayor of a Texas city where an officer was seen on video pushing a 14-year-old girl to the ground during a pool party says city leaders "take this matter very seriously."
McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller made the comments to about 40 people who gathered for a previously scheduled city council meeting. Loughmiller said, "We really need to come together as a community."
Nikki Perez, a black resident who attended the meeting but not the pool party, alleged police seemed to be targeting black teenagers over white ones. She criticized the officer for using profanity and drawing his gun at one point.
Authorities haven't named the officer, who was placed on administrative leave.
2:25 p.m. (CDT)
The ACLU of Texas is asking police to release the entire incident report and a 911 call related to a pool party in which a McKinney officer pushed a 14-year-old girl to the ground and pointed his gun at other teens.
A statement the group sent Monday says the incident - seen on video - "appears to be a textbook case of overuse of force." The statement adds that "in too many cities, there are two kinds of policing and we saw both in this incident: one serving and protecting the white community and one criminalizing and controlling communities of color."
The officer has been placed on administrative leave. The ACLU of Texas also called on the McKinney Police Department to name the officer and release his disciplinary history.
12:05 a.m. (CDT)
A black man who says he saw an apparently white police officer restraining a black, bikini-clad teenage girl at a suburban Dallas community pool party says it wasn't a racial incident.
Benét Embry, who watched the disturbance unfold in McKinney on Friday night, told The Associated Press on Monday that the officer was belligerent and profane, but that police were right to try "to defuse the situation."
He characterized it as "a teenage party that got out of hand."
Embry says about 130 kids, most of them black, turned up for the party. He says some of the partygoers jumped a fence to access the pool, causing a disturbance and sparking fights. He says only seven or eight of them were troublemakers.

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