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The ‘Invisible’ White Man Holding the Camera in McKinney – The Daily Beast

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Questioning the unquestioned assumptions that drive police officers to come down hard against some people as “rioters” while completely ignoring other people who are doing the exact same thing.

The video of Officer Eric Casebolt shoving an unarmed, black 15-year-old’s face into dirt before holding her at gunpoint is proof: Only white people can choose to be invisible when the police come.

The most telling detail about this weekend’s viral video from McKinney, Texas, is the part you can’t see: the race of the man behind the camera, the one who’s holding the phone.
Brandon Brooks, the man who took the video, casually walks around from place to place filming Officer Eric Casebolt performing a tuck-and-roll, as though dodging imaginary gunfire, before grabbing a 15-year-old girl in a bikini, shoving her face into the dirt, and pulling a gun on bystanders.(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)