Big Boi, Skyzoo, and Kevin Gates are among the artists who have reacted publicly to video released over the weekend, which shows a white police officer in McKinney, Texas pulling a gun on a group of teenagers following an incident at a pool party.
A number of rappers shared footage of the video on social media and offered their own commentary.
“I pray my daughter never has to go through this!!! Somebody gone die!!!!,” Kevin Gates wrote after posting a clip of the video on Instagram.
In addition to pulling a gun on the teenagers, the police officer used his knees to subdue a 14-year-old girl he pulled to the ground.
Brooklyn, New York rapper Talib Kweli called for those to “demand justice” in the matter, posting a picture with a phone number and email address for the Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief in McKinney.
In his commentary, former Little Brother member Big Pooh called out the police officers who choose not to intervene in situations like the one in McKinney.
“no respect for cops who allow/watch cops pull fuck shit and say nothing. you are an accomplice at that point and should be prosecuted too,” Big Pooh wrote in a tweet sent yesterday (June 7).
Video of the encounter between the police officer and the teens can be found below.
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) June 7, 2015
"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.com #Mediablackoutusa #McKinney