So the other day a video surfaced showing a disturbing incident of a cop using what I deem as brutal, unnecessary force on a teenage girl (15 years old) who was attending a pool party. Since no one wants to admit that it's definitely racially fueled, let's ignore that for a moment and just focus on this young girl's size, age and the fact that she is female. In the video the cop can be seen pushing the girl to the ground in the grass pulling her by her braids, and basically throwing his knee down in her back.
After reluctantly watching this video, I immediately wondered what the heck could have happened to make him deem that necessary. Again ignoring her race, what would you do if this happened to your teenage daughter? Okay back to the video. Curious, I kept a watchful eye out for any updates or any additional information that might explain how this all came about.
Come to find out the teenage girl was initially attacked by a white female adult that was also at the pool. 'The Dallas Morning News' reported that the host of the pool party explained what started the confrontation between the two. The white female adult apparently started things by making racist comments towards the party goers including telling one of them to return to her public housing before slapping her in the face. (What happened to adults being role models?) But realistically the host actually lives in the same subdivision as the woman.
The woman was saying other really ugly comments which can be heard in one of the videos of the incident posted on YouTube. Some people are commenting on the incident wanting to try and put responsibility on the host saying she was probably breaking swimming pool rules, etc. My thing is whether or not the rules were broken, that gives NO ONE the right to put their hands on ANY ONE else. I hope the adult that truly started it gets charged with something.
It was hard for me as a kind, respectful, loving person and mother to watch this video in it's entirety. It completely broke my heart. You can read more about this incident here or here .