Can you imagine the police treating your 14 year old daughter like this?

Jun 08 2015 Published by under Anger, General Politics

If you can't, you should probably think about that.

(3:04 in case the time stamped link doesn't work for you)

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UPDATE:

25 responses so far

  • physioprof says:

    It's like these goddamn racist pig cops all over the place are having a contest to be the absolutely worst possible most goddamn racist pigs in the entire world.

  • newbie PI says:

    Even as a white science nerd, I've been on the receiving end of irrational cop anger and assertion of dominance. Either that profession attracts the crazies or the power makes them that way. I just can't believe that cops haven't figured out yet that everything they do is now gonna be on tape, and that they're not gonna get away with this stuff the way they used to.

  • physioprof says:

    Either that profession attracts the crazies or the power makes them that way.

    It's obviously both. It attracts power-hungry racist authoritarian assholes, and then they get worse and worse as their power and military toys make them crazier and crazier.

  • eeke says:

    Not just the cops. I can't bear to watch the first video, but the person who was interviewed in the second video described some despicable altercation involving verbal abuse and getting slapped by what sounded like someone who was a resident of that neighborhood ("this lady" she said). If anything, it seems that the members of that teenager's (or whoever was hosting the pool party) family should have been the ones to bring in the cops with a complaint of an assault.

  • drugmonkey says:

    If anything, it seems that the members of that teenager's (or whoever was hosting the pool party) family should have been the ones to bring in the cops with a complaint of an assault.

    there are a few pictures and video clips floating around that purport to show some of that interaction. but from what I've seen so far, these are depictions of the aftermath so you can't tell who was the primary aggressor.

    and so far, we haven't heard jack squatte about what these kids were allegedly doing, if anything, to fire up the neighbors. I'm imagining the white neighbors flipping out about normal teen boisterousness but who knows? Still...these kids all look like younger teens to me. No reason for adults to lose their damn minds with kids......

  • physioprof says:

    and so far, we haven't heard jack squatte about what these kids were allegedly doing, if anything, to fire up the neighbors.

    Gladys!!!! Come look out the window!!! Do you see those thugs in OUR POOL!?!?!?!? I'm calling the POLICE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

  • R Hufbauer says:

    this is just sickening.

    those police officers are dangerous thugs with political protection
    the neighbors are racist jerks.

    appalling and absolutely unacceptable.

  • Dave says:

    ....and so far, we haven't heard jack squatte about what these kids were allegedly doing, if anything, to fire up the neighbors.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90213675

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/troubled-waters-in-mckinney-texas/395150/

    There are plenty of books on this topic too......

  • drugmonkey says:

    There seems to be an allegation of a DJ and selling tickets to the party.

  • physioprof says:

    Well there you go. Totally justifies ordering people to the ground and beating them up. That cop totally wasn't just all heated up because he fell on his ass after tripping on a tree root, no sirree. He was just maintaining public order.

  • drugmonkey says:

    was that the same cop who went tumbling? and did you notice how short that guy looked compared with his buddies he sent off after the two kids after he drew his gun? issss-ues.

  • drugmonkey says:

    they should drug test that amped up cop, right?

    ( hahahah, I crack myself up. as if)

  • Zuska says:

    Well, 14-yr-olds who live in the neighborhood, havin' a party, food & drink, adult supervision - thank god that threat was neutralized.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm a mother, and this video brought me close to vomiting. I want to scream at the screen, "Call someone to stop that madman! Why is no one getting help?!" Oh -- there's no one to call. These men are it. Police are supposed to be people you can call to help. It's inconceivable to me that the police are the ones implementing this complete and utter evil. When the police are this evil, who can you call? I feel utterly helpless watching this. Thinking about that girl begging someone to call her mama brings me to tears. She knows that man is evil, and she is begging, begging for someone to get her mother to come stop him. And no one can stop him! Her mother can't stop him! God, please never let my child be in that situation. Think if her mother was around. If that was my child, I probably would have attacked the officer, fearing for my daughter's life. Who knows what he would do to me. Wouldn't be surprised if he killed me.

    It is evil that he treated her this way, and I hope to God that it is illegal and that he is punished. That man is a dangerous psychopath.

  • Beaker says:

    What's with the cop's barrel roll at the beginning of the video? Is that a move he got from a Nintendo game?

    The overweight white dude's behavior is also interesting. On the one hand, he seems to think he has been deputized and is there to provide bouncer-like "backup" for the cop. I wonder if he's the person who called the cops. And yet, when the cop starts abusing the girl in the bikini, the big white dude's body language indicates that he knows something is not right. And this ends up with bikini girl's head up against him, which is just creepy. Is he trying to help the cop or "protect" the girl?

    And then there's the older black man watching, who I presume is a parent of one of the kids at the party. He looks like he wants to help the girl, but he is also restrained--probably because he is old enough (and dark enough) to know first-hand the advice of Chris Rock: "if the police have to come and get you, they are bringing an ass-kicking with them."

  • DJMH says:

    Vile. Vile.

  • Grumble says:

    "I hope to God that it is illegal and that he is punished"

    He is now on "administrative leave," which is a euphemism for "paid vacation." So, no, I don't believe that constitutes punishment.

    After how many of these videos does it begin to dawn on people that we've given the police far too much authority and immunity? "The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people." (MLK)

  • dsks says:

    Pretty sure roly-poly guy was the same tool who assaults the woman later on. The fact that he's strutting around with a flashlight in his hand in the middle of the day goes to show he was looking to express his alpha male status from the very start. either that or he was expecting a solar eclipse to happen any minute, who knows.

    Surreal dumbfuckery.

  • Dave says:

    That little gymnastics roll thing he did (army roll?) was impressive. Great recovery. Shame about the white socks. Ruins the look.

  • dsks says:

    On a related note

    Yeah, we can't go hiring gang-bangers into the police forces of this good country, can we? Think of the chaos. They might go around appropriating and/or vandalizing private property, extorting motorists, committing rape, and hell, maybe even start shooting people!

    It would be the end of civilization.

  • Grumble says:

    Officer Casebolt has resigned, which means that the investigation into his actions has terminated because he is no longer an employee of the police department. He is now collecting his full pension and benefits.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/09/eric-casebolt-police-resignation_n_7547804.html

  • drugmonkey says:

    Maybe the civil suits will get some traction.

  • becca says:

    Well, it sounds like the last time Casebolt was sued it didn't go forward because of the pending criminal charges for his behavior, and then the criminal charges were dropped and the civil suit just happened to disappear.

  • jmz4gtu says:

    From the HuffPo article, it looks like criminal charges are still a possibility. What has been dropped is the PD's internal investigation.

  • Grumble says:

    Don't kid yourself. Charges against Casebolt will not be brought, and a civil suit will go nowhere. That would be true even if this happened somewhere other than Texas. But it did happen in Texas, so it's even more true.

    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Unfortunately, Texas is not in the moral universe.

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