Hugs on CNN over Denouncement of McKinney Police

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An incident in the Dallas suburb of McKinney that had no injuries, only one arrest, no claims of bad behavior for 11 of 12 officers on the scene, and that led to an immediate investigation by the McKinney Police Department is being used by the liberal media as the latest example of systemic racism and white supremacy.

As more video and more facts come out about the story, there are still unanswered questions about exactly what happened on Friday in McKinney.

In a press conference Sunday, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley holds laid out the factual background as said that the police department is “committed to treating all persons fairly under the law” and urged reporters to avoid a rush to judgment and asked that “all persons be patient” while the investigation rolled out.


Marc Lamont Hill, the CNN commentator and Morehouse College Professor actually took time out from pontificating to hug law enforcement analyst Harry Houck.

“Here’s a news flash for our viewers,” Houck said. “I’m probably going to agree with Mark on this one. That officer was way out of control…I can’t defend this at all.”

Hill hugged him. “You have no idea how happy that makes me,” he said. “All morning I was ready to be mad at Harry.”

Since an investigation was already underway, Houck’s criticism wasn’t exactly edgy but no matter: after this CNN appearance, Hill continued to battle on Twitter.

The institutional left was immediately involved as well. NAACP President & CEO Cornell Williams Brooks issued a statement saying:

I am deeply disturbed by the McKinney Police Department’s treatment of these African American teenagers.  The excessive force  on an unarmed 14-year-old girl clad only in a bikini by an officer wearing a uniform and a gun, was particularly troubling.  The NAACP has reached out to the families of these young people and will be advocating on their behalf at our meeting with the Chief of Police tomorrow.

The NAACP also called for an investigation, even though the McKinney P.D. had quickly announced an investigation.