Again with the Police
A police officer in suburban Dallas is on administrative leave after rough-handling a bunch of black teens at a pool part. The video is predictably bad:
The teens might have been crashing the party or they might not have been. I don’t see how physical violence is an appropriate response to the crime of party crashing. Write them a summons for trespass and be on your way. Would white teenagers be forced to the ground for party crashing? Would the police even show up if someone said “A bunch of white teenagers are crashing my teenager’s pool party”?
I seriously wonder what the cops are thinking. Do their minds just go on auto-pilot to using force first? Are there no departments that see the countless stories about police violence in the media and think “maybe we need to do something about this?”