FOX- “I was one of the only white people in the area when that was happening,” Brooks told KDAF. “You can see in part of the video where he tells us to sit down, and he kinda like skips over me and tells all my African-American friends to go sit down.”
“The cops showed up and the parents immediately started yelling, ‘you need more cops, there’s too many of them.’ And most of the kids weren’t even involved. It was a fight between a mom and girl, which had nothing to do with all the other kids that she apparently needed more cops for,” Brooks explained.
“My heart dropped as soon as he pulled his gun,” Brooks said. “They were just a bunch of kids having fun on their last day of school.”
You know what gets lost in a lot of these videos of cops overstepping their bounds? That there is always a fucking person there recording and the cops nearly always ignore the presence of who is inevitable going to get them put on administrative leave. I feel like the first thing I would look for as a cop is some smug little shit holding a camera phone to my face. Now I don't know if this cop's rage fueled fit was racially motivated or not. I wasn't there. What I do know is that one of the only white teenagers in the area was casually walking around like he was going for a Sunday morning stroll while Officer HGH was slinging black girls to the ground face first and pulling guns on black boys in bathing suits. Far be it for me to make assumptions, but I am pretty sure he told every black person in a 2 block vicinity to sit down while the white kid was 5 minutes into getting him fired. Just skipping around making small talk with every black kid whose ass had been banished to the grass. He could have sparked up a blunt and played 'Fuck The Police' out of a stereo atop his shoulder and he still would have been invisible to that officer.
If I am in that situation the white boy is getting cuffed first. Show these motherfuckers I mean business. I'm starting to feel like I would make an excellent police officer. I may need a little practice on the barrel roll, but I am certainly not making the same mistakes this guy did. White kid with a camera phone? He's the first victim. Two birds, one stone. Now you're not being filmed AND you're not racist. That would have bought this guy all the acts of prejudice he could possibly ask for. It would have bought him at least 5 more minutes of abusing his power. Hell, it would have bought him his job back. The world doesn't think your racist if the world doesn't see you being blatantly racist. My father always said, "you don't have to work as hard if you work smart". Now this cop isn't even allowed to work because he was guilty of working stupid. I don't care how right you THINK you are as a police officer, if someone is filming you then you are probably going to be viewed as wrong. That's why you can't ignore the pudgy white kid that only has his phone because he's fully clothed and avoiding popping his top off at the pool at all costs. He may not be the one causing a raucous, but he's the one that is of most danger to you.
P.S. Good on this kid for maintaining the artistic integrity of the video. His heart may have dropped when the cop pulled his gun, but his filming hand stayed strong.
P.P.S. Demanding NINE more cop cars is outrageous.