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After McKinney Police Officer’s Resignation, Twitter Short On Facts, High On Hate

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After the announced resignation of McKinney, Texas police officer David Eric Casebolt over a viral video of him pulling his gun and roughly forcing a 15-year-old bikini-clad black girl to the ground, social media like Twitter reflected the politicized, polarized state of race relations in the Obama epoch.

Ferguson and Baltimore race agitator Deray McKesson quickly sent out a number of Tweets about Casebolt’s exit:

Deray was in McKinney yesterday for protests on Monday. However, he also gave a clue that perhaps the protests weren’t exactly organic.

 

Some, however, questioned the racial narrative that the left has been pusing on the incident and wondered if the whole story was getting out:

Other accounts were quick to the call the incident and Casebolt himself racist.

The social media battle has been bleeding out into the real world. Breitbart Texas has reported on the death threats and vandalism local residents face. The intimidation of people involved in the incident, or even with just an opinion unacceptable to the mob, often starts online, as Dallas TV Stastion WFAA reported:

…a woman identified on social media as one who was using racial slurs at the McKinney pool party had her social media accounts posted, and there was a lot of anger directed at Bank of America, which some on social media had identified as the woman’s employer.

And the attacks on Twitter were heated…

Despite the heat, people hadn’t gotten the facts right, however. “Bank of America said this woman, in fact, does not work for them, that she works for a contractor. They have asked that contractor to investigate the matter,” WFAA reports.


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