McKinney pool party
The family of 15-year-old Dajerria Becton plans to pursue a civil lawsuit against former McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt for slamming her to the ground during a pool party. A grand jury decided last week not to indict Casebolt, saying there was not enough evidence of criminal wrongdoing, despite the video showing the former officer […]
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If the McKinney, Texas pool party incident woke America out of a historic and deliberate slumber that ignores systemic racism, we
America has long condoned violence against Black women, which is why the viral video of a Texas police officer grabbing an unarmed, bikini-clad teenage girl by the hair and slamming her to the ground during a call to a pool party was to many, sickening, but not exactly shocking. It took little time for the […]
Roland Martin, host of TV One‘s flagship morning program, NewsOne Now called on national women’s groups to speak out on the abuse suffered by a 14-year-old African American girl at the hands of a McKinney police officer. During his commentary Martin said, “I specifically called out the National Organization for Women on their silence, because all too […]
The teenager whose video of a McKinney, Texas police officer detaining and roughly handling Black youth at a pool party went viral last week is speaking out about the disturbing ordeal and the abuse he witnessed. Brandon Brooks, the 15-year-old White teenager responsible for bringing the officers’ controversial tactics to light, told NewsFix that he noticed […]
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