This weekend, a video surfaced on YouTube of a White police officer brutally grabbing a Black teenage girl by the neck and pushing her towards the ground, then drawing his gun and pointing it at two unarmed Black teenagers—who understandably turned and ran—at a community pool in McKinney, Texas. The original YouTube video, which has more than 350,000 views at this point, describes what happened: "A fight between a mom and a girl broke out and when the cops showed up everyone ran, including the people who didn't do anything. So the cops just started putting everyone on the ground and in handcuffs for no reason. This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders."

The video itself is disturbing on a number of levels, but particularly with the current climate of police brutality in this country it comes as a depressing hammer blow to any idea of progress or reform. Today, the McKinney Police Department announced that they had suspended Corporal Eric Casebolt for his role in the incident. Over the weekend, a number of rappers took to social media to share their thoughts on the video and its fallout. Watch the original video below as well as rappers' social media reactions.

I pray my daughter never has to go through this!!! Somebody gone die!!!! #idgt

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Cops weight and Knees on the back of a 14 yr old unarmed Female #Mckinney Texas #WTF

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Cops pull gun on unarmed 14 yr olds at a pool party #Mckinney texas

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"If I told you everything I ever wanted to say/you'd either Nobel prize me or scurry away..." At this point, it's just... Not enough words or time for me to explain the depths. So it's just, SMH. Pray for us. It's a wasteland out here for us indeed... #Repost @mediablackoutusa with @repostapp.
#Texas Police Officer Suspended After Pulling Weapon On Teens During Pool Party Sunday morning, a video was released online showing officers brutally handling a group of teenagers dressed in swimwear. The incident reportedly took place this weekend in McKinney, Texas – where a resident was having a pool party. Allegedly, neighbors were concerned about the large group of black children who were in attendance at the event, and called the police to intervene. Authorities arrived immediately to the predominately white neighborhood and proceeded to chase and handcuff the frightened partygoers without providing much information as to why. At one point in the clip, an officer can be seen pinning a young girl in a bathing suit facedown into the grass while grabbing her by her braids. She and her friends hysterically scream as she is cuffed. The adults in the neighborhood are seen helplessly watching on as the girl sobs. (Click link in bio to watch full length video) #Mediablackoutusa #McKinney

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