Hero With A Cell Phone

I have read this morning that the McKinney, Texas Policeman who was filmed over the weekend terrorizing a group of teens, tackling and bullying an unarmed teen girl, and pulling a gun on unarmed youths has resigned from the McKinney Police force.

This is wonderful news, and I hope that he seeks another line of work, for he has demonstrated that he is certainly not qualified to be a peace officer.

The true hero in this scenario is the youth who had the guts and the integrity to pull his cell phone and film what was happening. The fact of the matter is that without the video, that foul mouthed bully would still be patrolling the streets of McKinney with the false impression that he was still “the man”.

“The man” in this case was the young man filming yet another case of police brutality which would have gone unchecked had that video not been posted to You Tube on Saturday. Young man who did the filming, and then posted to You Tube: YOU DA MAN!!

In this regards, chalk up another social victory scored with a phone video. Let’s keep this up!! We have got to rid our streets of the “thugs in Blue” one by one until our streets are protected by peace officers instead of being patrolled by bullies with badges and guns. Our way to fight back is with videos.

Keep up the good work you social heroes with the cell phone cameras!!!!!

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2 thoughts on “Hero With A Cell Phone

  1. I really liked your line — “protected by peace officers instead of …” This is where it seems law enforcement has lost its way.

    Interestingly, there was a very long article written in semi-defense of this officer (explaining his training, background, etc.). But for me, it meant nothing. It’s what an officer does in the heat of the moment that tells the story.

  2. Agreed, very strongly. Amazingly, we’re seeing bills introduced in cities and states all over America that would prevent people from filming on-duty officers. This can’t be allowed to pass, we need police accountability and everyday heroes with cell phones are providing that.

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