The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label McKinney Texas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McKinney Texas. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

911 Caller.....Blacks In Our Pool!!!

In These Times's photo.
Ezra Klein's VOX Webpage offers a piece that sheds light on an ill social dynamic that continues to plague to nation: Whites who do not wish to share swimming facilities with African-Americans.


The backstory only made the footage more troubling. According to several accounts, police were called in response to a fight that broke out when a white adult told the black kids, some of whom had hopped the fence to attend the event, to "go back to Section 8 [public housing]."

To many, the story is just another addition to a recent series of high-profile incidents in which police have been accused of misconduct against African-Americans, a topic that has made regular headlines since the police shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

But the setting here — a swimming pool where black kids were swiftly identified as outsiders and reportedly subjected to racial hostility for daring to be there, whether they were invited guests or not — means it has its own unique context.
Read more linked above
 A historical depiction of how one hotel owner dealt with his intolerance of "Blacks in our pool!"


Earlier this week The Atlantic published a piece about America's "swimming pool" history.  The Atlantic piece is embedded and linked in this TPI piece: The Progressive Influence: “Black F*ckers” ....."Return To Their Section 8 Housing" .....Mckinney Texas

Despite all efforts by forward leaning Americans to refuse the reality of a conservative regressed nation, from Ronald through the current GOP the United States is far from a racially exceptional nation.

How about a linked peep at the person who called 9/11 on the poop revelers?


911 caller in Texas pool party incident was convicted of torturing animals

The man who called 911 to complain about a group of black teenagers at a pool party in Texas, and defended the controversial police response as a “good amount of aggression”, is a convicted felon who spent time in jail for violent behaviour and torturing animals.

Read more linked above 


Monday, June 8, 2015

“Black F*ckers” ....."Return To Their Section 8 Housing" .....Mckinney Texas

Whites Only - add Acid
Jim Crow laws proliferated with storm trooper cops to enforce the laws.
OOPs , this one is from South Africa and its heinous Apartheid
Nineteen year old Tatiana Rose, lives in the Mckinney, Texas Craig Ranch neighborhood. Prior to this past weekend Tatiana planned a cookout swim party along with her siblings and went about the business of invitations. Apparently, the hosts invited both white and black teens to the party, without any degree of surprise reports have come forth that obviously "privileged" white woman invited herself over to abolish the revelers.

It seems for some reports the Rose siblings made an egregious mistake. They actually thought they could gather a group of young black friends (and some white friends) for a fun time in America. Moreover, the Roses appear to have planned their fun time at a private residence and not a pubic facility.  
Trouble ensued and local Storm Troopers cops were called the location. Trouble ensued?

Let's start with the police report. The always fair and non embellished document police are required to file after an incident.
Pool Party Incident: 
On June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool. The initial call came in as a disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave. McKinney Police received several additional calls related to this incident advising that juveniles were now actively fighting.
Here is how the incident looked again. The video was shot by a 15 year old white kid. Remember the young teen in the colorful bikini is 14 years of age. Who is the accompanying white guy...neighborhood watch guy, black folks patrol?

The 15 year video guy speaks and he speaks not from a bigoted paradigm or the psyche of American conservatism. 
This is the beauty of hearing truth from children.
Posted by Walter Fields on Monday, June 8, 2015
Ms. Rose speaks.

Before we add deep perspective t the incident, let's take a look and read on the dark side: American Conservos who seek every opportunity to speak in support of the cop no matter the level of abuse. Watch for the word "authority." Imagine a few cases of resistant acquiescence to authority. Imagine the Native American First Nation people (head lowered) in total subservience to (authority) manifest destiny, blood thirst American Union cavalry, or greedy land developers Imagine the Warsaw Ghetto Jews quietly shepherding their brethren into rail cars without a fight.  

Conservo Twitter and friends of Cpl. Eric Casebolt of McKinney Police Department. (courtesy of the Raw Story)

The situation in would not have escalated to what it did, if everyone would have done what they were told to do by authorities.
Hummm. A thug culture of kids without Fathers doesn't understand how to act towards authority. I'm shocked #McKinney— Billy O'Connor (@BillyOConnor18) June 7, 2015

Once again a clip taken out of context to suit the media narrative and to cause more moral outrage
Some visited with the mind altering Fox News 

Y doesn't @FoxNews rpt that the teens were trespassing & disturbing the peace prior to the police arriving or Interview residents? #McKinne
Now for a set of details spread among the articles. If you are seeking that typical quick read and do not have interest f reach of the following visit the piece for The Atlantic.

First, visit with CNN and Ashleigh Banfield. The very Banfield who spoke in quasi defense of a cop in another racially charged shooting only to be rebutted by fellow CNN Host Don Lemon. I suspect Banfield's production team found value in approaching the incident from the perspective of.....

Next Keith Boykin wrote a demand read piece for BET. If you prefer articles with little to no frank speak, you should avoid this Commentary: It's Time for White People to Check Themselves After McKinney Incident

The Grio offers the genesis of the incident.

The piece I highly recommend. Excerpts  from The Atlantic.
In 2009, McKinney was forced to settle a lawsuit alleging that it was blocking the development of affordable housing suitable for tenants with Section 8 vouchers in the more affluent western portion of the city. East of Highway 75, according to the lawsuit, McKinney is 49 percent white; to its west, McKinney is 86 percent white. The plaintiffs alleged that the city and its housing authority were “willing to negotiate for and provide low-income housing units in east McKinney, but not west McKinney, which amounts to illegal racial steering.”
All three of the city’s public pools lie to the east of Highway 75. Craig Ranch, where the pool party took place, lies well to its west. BuzzFeed reports that the fight broke out when an adult woman told the teens to go back to “Section 8 housing.”
Craig Ranch North is the oldest residential portion of a 2,200 acre master-planned community. “The neighborhood is made up of single-family homes,” says the developer’s website, “and includes a community center with two pools, a park and a playground.” Private developments like Craig Ranch now routinely include pools, often paid for by dues to homeowners’ associations, and governed by their rules. But that, in itself, represents a remarkable shift.
At their inception, communal swimming pools were public, egalitarian spaces. Most early public pools in America aimed more for hygiene than relaxation, open on alternate days to men and women. In the North, at least, they served bathers without regard for race. But in the 1920s, as public swimming pools proliferated, they became sites of leisure and recreation. Alarmed at the sight of women and men of different races swimming together, public officials moved to impose rigid segregation.
As African Americans fought for desegregation in the 1950s, public pools became frequent battlefields. In Marshall, Texas, for example, in 1957, a young man backed by the NAACP sued to force the integration of a brand-new swimming pool. When the judge made it clear the city would lose, citizens voted 1,758-89 to have the city sell all of its recreational facilities rather than integrate them. The pool was sold to a local Lions’ Club, which was able to operate it as a whites-only private facility.                                                        
Whatever took place in McKinney on Friday, it occurred against this backdrop of the privatization of once-public facilities, giving residents the expectation of control over who sunbathes or doggie-paddles alongside them. Even if some of the teens were residents, and others possessed valid guest passes, as some insisted they did, the presence of “multiple juveniles…who do not live in the area” clearly triggered alarm. Several adults at the pool reportedly placed calls to the police. And none of the adult residents shown in the video appeared to manifest concern that the police response had gone too far, nor that its violence was disproportionate to the alleged offense.
To the contrary. Someone placed a sign by the pool on Sunday afternoon. It read, simply: “Thank you McKinney Police for keeping us safe.”
Maybe the CNN reporters will comb through the incident overnight and offer much "no racial component in the incident, why the NAACP." evidence. CNN really should leave such reporting to Fox News and the plethora of conservative AM Radio Talk Show Host. The fair and balanced cable network would have preview a a few more video and the comments from young white kid who took the original video before going after the NAACP.  

Of course, I am discounting the penchant for some in the nation to exercise "Privilege." CNN embodies the essence of privilege in this case.

The Color of Change published a piece this afternoon with the following reference material.

 1. "'He shoved me and started pulling my braids': Bikini-clad girl, 15, tells how veteran cop pulled his gun and slammed her to the ground as he is blasted as racist over pool party raid,'" Daily Mail 6-08-2015, 
2. See reference 1. 
3. "WATCH: McKinney, Texas Cop Pulls Gun on Unarmed Black Teens at Pool Party," Heavy 06-07-2015 
4. "Longtime McKinney Officer Blasts Police Conduct At Pool Party, Says Department Has A Race Problem," ThinkProgress 06-08-2015 
5. "Girl at Texas pool party: "It was about race," CBS news 06-08-2015 
6. "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, OverPoliced and Underprotected," African American Policy Forum, 2015


Jon Randal Essays On Life Via Cop Abuse (McKinney Texas)

McKinney Texas.  

We are moving towards brazen examples of the following imaged in many states.

How did this image? (See the Fourteen year old standing in the small group of girls as the Storm Trooper approaches).

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Lead to this image: (See Storm Trooper with knee in the back of someone's just beyond pubic (girl) teenager.)

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We will leave the question of how to other screeds. We have posted a thoughtful piece from a Friend of the TPI: Jon Randal.

See Jon's TPI Page listed among site pages to the upper right.

An essay with a cause!

June 7 2015

I want to say something about the pool party currently circulating in the news, in which teenagers were kicked out of a community pool because of the color of their skin. I know all the facts are not in, but there apparently was enough information that the police department suspended one of their own police officers for forcing a young girl face down on the ground and handcuffing her and threatening other unarmed youths with a gun.

If you follow my posts, you know that I try to post about love, peace, and understanding, but incidents such as this do not bring about trust, it does not promote love, it certainly will not bring about peace, and it does not help foster understanding. We obviously have a problem in this country that we can no longer deny, and it is a problem that will continue to fester. We can't just continue to blame it on the police (it's much deeper than that) and I don't think it is solely because of racism (although in this case, it is a big part of it, along with fear and ignorance).

We know this problem exists in other institutions and we know that other groups (not just people of color, but also other people who are perceived different based on their sex, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in society, etc) are also affected. I don't have all the answers, I don't know whether anyone at this time has the answers. But, I do believe we need to all look deep within our souls and ask whether we can live with one another, treat each other with respect, and talk with each other. Because if we can't talk to each other in a civil manner, if we can't look in each other's eyes and see each other as equals, if we can't take that first step and love one another without conditions, then we will never be able to solve this problem or for that matter any problem we face or will face.

Peace ~



Perceptions Of A Post Racial Nation Vs Reality. Texas Cop Abuse (Video)

Disparate perception and the life of the enabler.

Earlier in the week I was tooling around Facebook and ran across a profound image:

Apparently, it's completely legal to carry an AR-15 in the Atlanta airport.

However, Jim Cooley's fully-loaded assault rifle did scare the sh*t out of practically everyone else at the Atlanta International Airport.

I responded to the post in the Mediaite comments section.

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  • The Pardu  Where are all the common Mediaite conservatives? We can't hear you.
    Like · Reply · June 4 at 4:22pm

  • The Pardu  Betcha an African-American could not get away with this. White privileges is ugly and the nation will one implode from laws and law enforcement that facilitates such.
    Like · Reply · June 4 at 4:20pm

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    • NAME DELETED  Hint: Huey P. Newton Gun Club, outside the state capitol in Austin, TX a couple of months ago.

      No threats, no shots fired, no murders.

      And no arrests.

      This isn't 1963 anymore, k?
    The poster who responded seemed to reach for an equivalence quip.  Not only did the poster reach for a bridge too far and grab an equivalence that simply pales in comparison to increasing cop abuse against African-Americans, the poster went to the Great State of Texas for the false equivalence. Before delineating how I eventually responded, let's explore the poster's comment for a moment or two.

    First, why do you think the poster reached so far to respond to the reality of privilege (conferred via birth or learned privilege), when the reality of death like Tamir Rice and John Crawford hasn't yet evaporated from our memories.  Rice was killed by an "action hungry" Ohio cop while he played with a toy pistol on a playground.  

    Crawford was killed by an Indiana cop as he held a toy rifle in a neighborhood Wal Mart Store. The young man had just left the Games Department and met his killer cop as he held an replica air gun.  His final words while standing an speaking with his girlfriend on a  cell phone was to the cop, "It not real...."  He was shot to death. As sidebar a woman customer with a heart condition died at the scene from heart failure possibly due to  freight related to the cop's gun shots. The poster did want many conservatives do, they reach to shallow water and inane retorts or counterpoints.  Any level of thought or knowledge of current events would have taken a patient and deep thinker to the many cases of abuse manifest on a weekly basis.  Note the poster deployed a time period in his response.  

    While the poster responded  in a manner not often deployed by a conservative, nonetheless the poster again failed to develop a stinging quip.  More often the real conservative responds to message they cannot assimilate and accept as reality with off-color obscenities. Another consideration of the poster takes me outside the prospect of conservatism. The poster could very well be one of America's middle roaders who lean Right and will not accept overwhelming evidence of disparate treatment based in race. 

    Conservative or not the comment above includes a reference to a time, 1963, when the nation experienced a mid-cycle in the Civil Rights Movement (mid 1950s - 1960s). My comment  must have been offered the poster opportunity to placate their paradigm while reaching back to America before any Civil Rights Legislation and dismantling of Jim Crow. Yes course, but only a few in America can actually not recognize and acknowledge concerted efforts among US conservatives and conservative elected representatives effectively work to push the nation back to a time when Jim Crow was an accepted norm. 

    "This isn't 1963 anymore, k?", The poster keyboarded. 

    As is frequent the case. reality smacks down those who actually believe we live in a post-racial society. The follow recent case of unbalanced and heavy handed treatment of a group of African-American teenagers exemplifies the fact, many in US actually do live the lives of 1963 America. The incident occurred in the very state the poster referenced for the quip posted above: Texas. Moreover, the incident reminds of the killing of Tamir Rice and John Crawford, in one way. Each incident, including the recent Texas case started with a white person calling police on people they perceived as acting in a manner they felt was  unacceptable. The teens were reveling at a swim party.

    Rice and Crawford handled non-lethal weapon replicas; the teens n the following episode simply accepted an invitation to join white teens at a swim party.

    McKinney Texas was the scene of the racial name calling and cop abuse against black teens.  McKinney is a medium sized community 30 miles North of Dallas Texas towards the Arkansas border. African-Americans make up 10 percent of the population of 140,000.
    As you read and view the following, recognize the only crime committed by these teens (black and white) was the (personally perceived) hanging out in an intra-racial gathering. It took one racist white family or family member to escalate the friend laden party to an ugly reminder of the US "1963."   In;st their a well known axiom about "one bad apple?"

    Let's visit with a circa 2015 example of exactly that the poster pushed back as a former America.

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    Even after everything we've seen recently, this video is still shocking #mckinney
    Posted by Think Progress on Sunday, June 7, 2015
    So this started because a white girl said to a black girl you need to go back and be on section 8??
    Posted by (DELETED) on Sunday, June 7, 2015

     The footage was posted on YouTube on Saturday and the police force suspended the officer after viewing it. Police officials said the officer's conduct had 'raised concerns'

    'This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders,' wrote Brandon Brooks who posted the footage online