Justice

The McKinney Cop Just Resigned. Here are the Reactions...

June 9th 2015

By:
Laura Donovan

McKinney, Texas officer Eric Casebolt resigned from the police department, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce. Officer Casebolt sparked controversy over the weekend when a video surfaced of him pulling a gun on Black teens at a pool party and pinning a Black teenage girl to the ground.

On Sunday, a video went viral depicting Casebolt aggressively responding to teenagers at a pool party. According to BuzzFeed News, "police were called after a fight broke out between adults and youths at the pool after the adults made racist comments telling the black children to leave the area and return to 'Section 8 [public] housing.'"

On Monday night, "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart highlighted Casebolt's extreme, questionable conduct with the teenagers, pointing his finger like a gun and asking the audience, "How do you go from a pool party to this?"

Stewart also spoke to correspondent Jessica Williams in a segment about McKinney. Williams was decked out in full body armor underneath her bikini. "Jon, it's progress because a cop pulled a gun on a group of Black kids and nobody is dead," Williams said.