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originally posted by: chuck258
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
originally posted by: Legman
a reply to: Jaellma
I saw actually nothing that bothers me on that video... other than todays youth.
Well if you want to tolerate this type of police behaviour don't complain when it's used on you or yours
Me and mine wouldn't act like this towards cops.
CNN law enforcement analyst and former FBI assistant director Tom Fuentes watched the YouTube video and harshly criticized the officer who wrestled the girl.
The officer appeared to be "running around escalating" a situation that should have quickly calmed, he said.
Fuentes said there appeared to be "no justification" for the way the juveniles, particularly the girl, were treated.
The fact that she was wearing a bikini indicated that she was "clearly not armed," he said.
The officer appeared to be "running around almost like a one-man band," he said, and other officers appeared to distance themselves from him. "The other officers that are there don't really come right to him to give him a hand. I'm wondering what's going through their minds, 'Get me away from this guy. He's out of control.'
"He's out of control. He clearly has no self-discipline. He lost control of his temper. Nothing good can happen at that point. Thankfully he didn't shoot somebody."
At least consider the possibility that the officer might have been in the wrong.
Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised food, fun and music. However, the gathering at the Craig Ranch Community Pool in McKinney, Texas abruptly turned violent when two white women at a nearby pool began making racist comments at the black teen partygoers.
When police officers arrived at the scene, chaos escalated as officers forced teens into handcuffs, with one officer holding a young woman to the ground and pulling a gun on a crowd of black teen partygoers.
Burks, who is black, said she was the sole adult supervisor of her daughter’s event. She left momentarily to grab more materials for the party -- and returned to chaos.
“When I left, a 14-year-old girl named Grace had gotten into an argument with two caucasian women,” Burks told HuffPost on Monday. “My daughter came to me and said that the security guard told all the African American people to leave.”
Burks recounts the event in a video recorded by photojournalist and local resident Elroy Johnson and posted to YouTube Sunday evening. The video shows Burks and her 19-year-old daughter Tatiana Rhodes explaining the moments that led to the argument, which promptly became physical.
“This lady was saying racial slurs to some friends that came to the cookout...she was saying things such as 'you black f****r' and ‘that's why you live in Section 8 homes,'" Rhodes said.
Grace Stone, a 14-year-old white girl who Rhode's said is a friend of her brother's, immediately came to their defense and spoke out against the woman’s hateful words.
originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
I think most Americans believe that the main problem here is those criminal cops arent in jail where they should be.
originally posted by: Answer
There's obviously more to this story than we can see in this video.
Additionally, when you run from the cops, they naturally assume there's a good reason. How is this so hard to understand?
When you're dealing with a police officer, you don't stand there talking crap to the cop and you don't disobey them when they ask you stay where you are. Additionally, when an officer has to take down your belligerent friend, you don't run up to the cop like you're about to assault him in defense of your friend or you WILL get a weapon pointed at you.
When I was a teenager and the cops showed up to a large gathering, the ones who ran and acted like idiots got treated like idiots. The ones who stayed put and listened to the cops were talked to and released.
I'll get labeled a cop supporter/idiot/whatever for typing all this but in EVERY SINGLE ONE of these cases, foolish people get roughed up by the cops because they wouldn't listen and decided to act tough instead of listening to the officer. There are plenty of people there not being messed with by the cops because they listened.