No Right To Party

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School’s out. Summer’s practically here. And it’s time for kids all over the nation to cut loose and enjoy their vacation with water fights and cookout parties. Unfortunately, not all young people can party when and wherever they want without being suspected of being a nuisance or a troublemaker. And that’s exactly what happened in McKinney, Texas recently.

There was a party in a mostly white neighborhood. Kids of different backgrounds including white, black, Latino and Arabic were invited or were able to attend. However, the mostly white neighbors thought something was wrong in their utopia of whiteness as a few of them confronted the children of color using racial slurs. One of them, a white woman even smacked one of the teens in the face.

Somewhere around this time, a white guy name Sean Toon called the police. Apparently, the sight of black children in his neck of the woods frightened him. So, he phoned the police about a disturbance in the white force.

A while later, a white officer by the name of Eric Casebolt arrives, and things went downhill from there as the crazy cop chased the teens of color with a gun pointed at them. During his brief visit, Casebolt decided to tackle and hold down a young black teen girl wearing a bikini. Her name is Dajerria Becton.

The whole fiasco was caught on tape by one of the teens who is white and gave an honest account on the whole thing. The most striking thing he observed was that the cops targeted the teens of color while ignoring the white teens. The video surfaced and is now an internet pariah.

Opinions of the incident are divided with many on the side of the police (big surprise). Some people defended the cop for attacking unarmed children, even Dajerria Becton who got the worst of it. Those people include some of the white residents in McKinney and the right wing-based news media who insisted that the children were wrong and should’ve complied with the police. Other news outlets suggested that the kids started their own mess. Therefore, they got their just desserts. Some even suggested that the cop and the residents were scared and had every right to be. Some say that the cop had a right to defend himself against – again – unarmed black children. But they’re not racist, right?

But there are those of us with working hearts and brains know this was too much. No child, especially those who have done nothing wrong, deserved this kind of treatment. But this is America where black skin is a sign of criminality and deviance. The teens’ only crime was being black in a white neighborhood, and despite this being 2015, racism is still part of the American way of life as there are white folks who seem content with fearing and hating black people, a symptom of white supremacy.

This is another reason in a growing list of incidents that define why black people don’t and can’t trust the police. Our well-being is always out of the question while our skin color is always in question.

Since that incident, Officer Casebolt has been placed on administrative leave, and have since resigned from the force soon after the video was released. Yet, his name is added to the list of cops who have shown he was out for the blood of black people, no matter how young they are. In the meantime, this shows that in this country, black youth can’t have a good time without racist white adult interference.

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10 thoughts on “No Right To Party

  1. The racist cop resigned, true enough…but you can bet dollars to doughnuts that he’ll pop up in another town soon enough, still wearing a badge. Very disturbing.

    Also, who was that fat ‘Bubba Buttplug’ wandering around, looking like he was groping on some girls whilst pretending to help ‘maintain control,’ then standing there with his crotch practically massaging Dajerria Becton’s head when she was first shoved to the ground in a seated position – before Casebolt was kneeling on her back. Who the FAWK was that creepazoid?!?

    1. That fat bastard has white privilege. He can do whatever he wants. That’s why the cops didn’t bother him at all. When you’re white you are automatically “deputized”. He was treated as a honorary cop. This is how the system of white supremacy operates.

    2. You noticed too. I kept getting a vibe off the guy that he might be …Casbolt felt more like a sexual sadist. Good observation.

  2. ..You got that right ‘Wolf, and not only can Black kids not have a good party without outside (often racist) drama-but, neither can the adults! I just called the station down there in McKinney earlier today, and they told me that shi# resigned but I also mentioned how they need to deal with those other two “officers” who chased that boy down and brought him back to the scene with a bloody mouth! I was told that there has not yet been a clear detail on what may/may not be done about that yet..that short Napoleonic-complex douche needs to be tried in a courtroom, not just resign-does that come with retirement packages, I wonder? That white racist bitc% who started the fight needs her day in court, too!

    She reminds me of this loud-mouth white heifer who started shi# with me (by trying to hit my family member with her car for No Good Reason!) at a local convenience in racist azz AZ. a few years ago. Long story short, her azz learned not to Ever do that stupid shi% again-and had the nerve to call the popo’s on yours truly when she started what she couldn’t finish. Thankfully, there were witnesses and neighbors along with videotape who vouched for me-and they could clearly see that she was being a complete twat..SMH

  3. Well there goes the neighborhood…

    The ironic thing was while them racist low lives were referring to those Black kids as ” section 8″,those women beating on those kids was acting unclassy beyond comprehension.

    Ive read that the specific neighborhood
    (Craig Ranch) was supposed to be one
    of the “top”(Ha!) neighborhoods to raise
    a family.Yeah..if youre part of the KKK.
    I knew a girl who was a couple of years older than me and who I went to high
    school with.She took a good paying job
    and moved to McKinney and Craig
    Ranch .Understandably,shes highly
    pissed knowing this in her community .
    I dont live in McKinney but this makes
    me sick knowing what that racist
    bastard and his cohorts did to that girl
    and the rest of those kids.

    I heard that the cop resigned(he should
    be locked up .Far as Im concerned,hes
    retired),Ive also read where a complaint
    was filed against him in 2008 for
    sexually assaulting ,brutalizing and not
    rendering aid for a Black motorist.
    Wow,just imagine what would have had
    his way with the girl..and they have the
    nerve calling us animals. Never trusted cops in the past and I have no faith in them in2015

  4. You all know they’re trying to introduce legislation to make it illegal for civilians to video record police officers in the line of duty?

    I wonder why?

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