While I saw a number of headline blurbs yesterday taint reader perspective with “WHITE cop” and “BLACK teenager”, Breitbart via PJ Media adds a bit more background color to yesterday’s sensationalized story:
Police were called to the scene and attempted to get some of the trespassers to sit down while they investigated. Many of the teens fled and police chased some of them down. This is when the video of the incident with police began. There does not appear to be any video of the initial police contact with the teens.
One resident, Benet Embry, a black man, posted on Facebook about the events leading up to the police call. “Look, I LIVE in this community and this ENTIRE incident is NOT racial at all,” Embry wrote. “A few THUGS spoiled a COMMUNITY event by fighting, jumping over fences into a PRIVATE pool, harassing and damaging property. Not EVERYTHING is about RACE. WE have other issues that NEED our attention other flights of made up make believe causes.”
In another post he is critical of media coverage of the incident. “I’ve never seen such irresponsible reporting and miss management of media resources in my life,” he said.
Another McKinney resident, Bryan Gestner, posted on Facebook, “This was a Twitter party that turned into a mob event. Jumping pool fence. Assaulting 2 security guards, attacking a mother with three little girls. The video doesn’t show everything.” He continued saying the kids were drinking and “smoking weed” and they would not listen to any of the adults around the pool.
“This isn’t about race,” he continued. “This is about outside kids invading our neighborhood and had no respect for authority or the residents here. I have a target on my back now and I have been threatened by these punks that they are gonna shoot up my house when all I did was try to control the mob and actually tended to the girl and the boy that had a bloody lip.”
“Yall don’t know the whole story,” Gestner continued. “I commend the officer for handling this situation.”
Gestner wrapped up his post alleging that these same kids came back into the neighborhood Saturday night. They were “kicking in people’s front door, stole a truck and crashed it into many vehicles. They vandalized dozens of cars and were stealing things.”
Agenda-driven journalism is fueling/creating the feelings of racism in America. Racism exists, of course; but not the fabricated narrative being driven in media sensationalism ever since Trayvon Martin and the post-racial presidency of Barack H. Obama.
I guess we probably do see things differently, Bill, because I’m not terrified of teenagers in bathing suits, even ones – gasp!-not from our neighborhood!
Oh the teenagers are here! And they’re wearing colorful bathing suits. Could they be… gang colors?! Call the police! Tell them to bring extra guns! A 14 year old in a bikini?! Bar the door! Call the SWAT team! I’m going to hide under my bed until order is restored in OUR neighborhood!
I suppose I should have more respect for your arguments, seeing as they are constructed entirely from laughable misrepresentation of facts and racist caricature.
And the left is all high-fiving each other over this accomplishment. Destroying the lives of those who are socially responsible makes them feel better about their miserable existence.
As I was writing my remarks, I was suspecting that you would not care about your children listening to the type of music that was being loudly played by the disrupters, would not care if they were around girls trolling for sex, not concerned for your young children to be enjoying their neighborhood pool when fights between punks breaks out around them.
However, some people think differently. However, like most hypocritical liberals, what you feel everyone else should endure with happiness is not what you would allow on your own property.
@Bill: Bill and 05 You gotta admit Tom’s #51 is pretty damn funny.
What’s funny about it? The fact that Tom seems to think there is no way a “teenager” could possibly be a threat to anyone? Tell that to all the victims who have been harmed by “teenagers.”
Tell us, Rich, do you allow your neighbors to let their dogs take a dump on your lawn every day and never complain about it? How long did it take you to reach ultimate male perfection? Have you ever made a mistake, in either your military, or civilian, career?
@rich wheeler: Funny that you leftists have no concept of respect for the law or peoples’ rights other than those of punks and criminals? That’s hilarious. What would be even funnier would be to see someone like that being robbed while a cop stood by because he was afraid of losing his job if he DID his job.
Tom’s a hypocritical idiot.
@BillBill : I’ve been on here about 4 years. I would rank Word, Skook, Tom and Aqua as the 4 most intelligent and interesting people that post here with any consistency.
@rich wheeler: I have to regard anyone that cannot understand the concern a neighborhood would have over a herd of loud, obnoxious, vulgar and violent youths (regardless of color) swarming in and overtaking a private party as nothing more than shock over a girl in a bikini or racism as not too very bright.
Which of the teens in the video that officer Casebolt interacted with was being “violent”, Bill? It’s pretty pathetic you need to slander people to explain your support for their abuse. You must have really enjoyed the entire affair because the endorphins seem to have clouded your senses as to what decent people consider the proper exercise of authority.
“Regardless of color” – Is that the name of your comedy album? I think you’re full of it, Bill. I think nothing Casebolt could have done, regardless of how outrageous, would move your thought process one inch. I bet you were quite into it. Everything you ever wished you could say and do to them. Your pathetic fear and hatred are the fuel that puts black kids in the ground.
OH, I’m sorry, Tom. I didn’t realize you were operating from a position of abject, self-imposed, willful ignorance. I assumed you had seen the videos and read the accounts of eye-witnesses. I supposed that is my mistake, as assuming leftists establish positions on issues based on facts and truth is an historically proven false hope.
PLEASE accept my most sincere apologies.
@Bill: I will take your lack of evidence as tacit admission you have zero cause to slander those children who interacted with Casebolt as being “violent”. I learned an interesting thing about conservatives when Trayvon Martin was murdered by a loser sociopath. And I keep leaning it over and over. The officer who killed Tamir Rice said “he gave me no choice”. What is it about black children that forces us to kill them, Bill? We have guns. They’re alive, occupying space and time. Don’t they realize that’s a recipe for disaster?
Just to elaborate on my prior post, I have theory. If everyone in America, liberal or conservative, with half a brain cell and an ounce of integrity, had responded to the killing of Trayvon Martin with “no, it’s not okay to stalk and shoot a black teen just because you don’t want him in your neighborhood”, I think the reactions to Ferguson and Baltimore would have been quite different. But white conservative America told black people at that moment in time that their children’s lives are not only cheap, but that they deserve to die because they’re thugs. You’ve gotten quite good at that, Bill.
You can’t seem to accept that the man who shot Trayvon Martin was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of his peers. Must really chap you a$$ that the legal system didn’t go your way and buy into the “Hands up, don’t shoot” meme that was false and that race hustlers want to pretend is real. Or that Eric Holder, the most racially divisive Attorney General this nation has ever seen, could not find enough evidence to prosecute George Zimmerman for even a simple “civil rights” violation.
Really? What “white conservative America” said that?
Never mind that 90% of all black men murdered are murdered by other black men, or do you not accept the findings of the Federal Government on that, either, because it doesn’t comport with your racist attitudes? You choose to ignore the fact that the cities where young black men are being slaughtered, by other young black men, by the way, are in cities like Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago, all run almost exclusively by DEMOCRATS.
Now you have, once again, decided that white cop equals bad man and black kids equal dainty little innocents. Never mind that it was a 20 year old woman who used private property without permission to line her own pockets that started the whole McKinney fiasco. Never mind that residents, of all skin tones, said the kids were fighting and doing drugs and causing problems for the residents that had a legal right to be at that pool, which those kids who did not live in Craig’s Ranch had. I guess you think if you’re black, it’s OK to trespass and act out of control.
Well, it’s not. And the parents of those unruly kids should all be held accountable for their children because, in spite of what Hillary Clinton says, it takes parents to raise children, not a village. And the Craig’s Ranch HOA should sue the pants off that 20 year old woman who started the whole ruckus.
You were obviously the valedictorian in your graduating class from The Al Sharpton University of Hyperbole.
Thank you for being racist to prove my point.
You have no point other than to place the race card. Sad, I assumed you were rather intelligent. I was mistaken.
Your use of a tried, worn out cliché shows that you cannot dispute one thing I said. That race card is so dogged eared and worn out it no longer has any value. Everyone knows you’re playing a losing hand as black lives only matter when it is politically expedient.
How many names of those blacks murdered, by other blacks in Baltimore, just this last month do you know? Or can you even name any of the black children that have been murdered in Chicago in the last month? Were their lives not just as valuable as Trayvon Martin, whose name you do know?
And the hundreds of thousands of black babies that were aborted at left wing supported abortion clinics? Did their lives not matter?
How about the reason the police were called, Tom? No one was taking videos THEN but testimony of residents tells that tale. In order to sort out what had happened, the police needed to establish order and then question those involved. These kids, for obvious reasons, wanted nothing to do with that, so they bolted and/or refused to obey commands. THEN the melee broke out.
You will only believe what you want to believe. Police, BAD, unruly, disobedient, violent youths, GOOD.
See what I mean? What an uninformed, stupid remark. Remember the trial? Remember the evidence? Remember “Not Guilty”? No WONDER you are so absolutely wrong about the events in McKinney; you have no idea what facts are or how they apply in society. All you care about is promoting racism.
How about how the left reacts, PREDICTABLY, EACH AND EVERY TIME? Before any facts are confirmed or guilt assessed the left comes forth with threats to riot, harm or kill unless they have theirdemands met; demands based solely on political goals.
Thus, the City of McKinney, the Chief of Police and Casebolt himself fold to pressure and threats, Casebolt having received death threats against him and his family. DEATH THREATS!! For WHAT? So, Tom, what have you learned about liberals?
You are aware, are you not, that only the left makes such ignorant statements about the deaths of blacks? Of course, first they have to ignore blacks killing blacks in droves before they can worry about “black lives matter”, which only absolutely confirms how this is all about political power and influence.
The actions of individuals is the key. Michael Brown could have prevented his own death. Eric Garner could have saved his own life. Scott could have avoided dying. Freddie Grey had it in his power to still be alive. Becton could have kept herself off the ground, face down. The common element in each of these cases is police authority and obeying it. But, they don’t and when they don’t, bad things happen. When the bad things happen, do the instigators receive blame? No, those who have to deal with it and clean up the mess do. It is the left that abuses this system, uses race as a political weapon and puts the lives of innocent people in danger for political gain.
And how does a good liberal react to the presentation of facts that PROVE the hypocrisy of the left?
You should be so proud of the agenda you support, Tom.