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McKinney officer Eric Casebolt resigns; police chief calls actions at pool party ‘indefensible’

By Sarah Mervosh McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley condemned as “indefensible” the actions of Eric Casebolt, an officer who resigned Tuesday, after a video of Casebolt physically confronting teenagers at a pool party attracted national attention and sparked protests. Conley said … Continue reading

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Local Homeowners Defend Texas Cops Who Brutalized Black Teens At Pool Party

By Judd Legum The police’s brutal treatment of black teens attending a pool party in McKinney, Texas has sparked a nationwide outrage. The video shows officer Eric Casebolt grabbing 15-year-old Dajerria Becton, unarmed and wearing a bikini, by the hair … Continue reading

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McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

By Yoni Appelbaum On Friday, a large group of teens gathered for a pool party in the city of McKinney, Texas. Shortly thereafter, someone called the police. And by Sunday night, as footage of the police response spread across the … Continue reading

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