The viral video of the incident sparked national backlash.
Eric Casebolt was put on leave after the incident and has since resigned from his job.
She required him to use force. Had he grabbed her arm and had she followed him willfully, it wouldn’t have looked the way
One of the more difficult things to do, for many of us at least, is to react in the moment, when injustice is occurring right in front our eyes, but in a way that does not directly affect us. The "safe" thing to do is avoid the conflict, to get away and certainly not get involved. However, there are times when the safe thing to do is not the right thing to do.
The apology goes on to say that Fitzgibbons teaches her students to treat others with dignity, and she is now "ashamed" of
America is a deeply divided nation. While the outcry against events in places like Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, and now McKinney, is loud and clear and a patchwork quilt of protest is growing (Black Lives Matter), a great many white people refuse to attribute any of it to racism.
"The video everybody has seen only depicts a small part of Eric's actions that day," Bishkin said. Bishkin said Casebolt's
It seems that Black kids enjoying their teenage years is now becoming illegal. White America has always had an irrational fear of Black displays of emotion regardless of how they manifest, whether through joy, pain or anger.
Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer who was caught on video pinning a teenage girl to the ground and pulling
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A young girl holds a sign as part of Monday's protest. (Photo by Elroy Johnson) Police initially arrived at the scene on