I just sent out emails to every single person on this list. There’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind on social media, but also take the time to let the people with the power to do something about this incident know how you feel, too. When you send out the email, be clear, concise and make sure you’re not too emotional while you’re writing. For anybody who wants to send emails but aren’t sure how to or can’t find the words, here’s my letter. Feel free to use it as a starting point or copy word for word:
“To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing in regard to the incident involving McKinney police officers and teenagers attending a pool party on Friday, June 5, 2015. The videos of the incident that have recently emerged via social media during the past few days have been disturbing, to say the least. Videos from the incident show officers racially profiling minority teenagers present, as well as, Officer Eric Casebolt slamming an African-American, teenaged girl to the ground.
While I applaud the swift action taken to place Officer Casebolt on administrative leave until the investigation of this incident is completed, this action is simply not enough for Officer Casebolt’s horrendous actions towards a minor. I am urging you to terminate Officer Casebolt immediately to ensure that he never has another opportunity to abuse any other citizens in McKinney. I am also urging you to ensure that all other officers receive discipline for their roles in the incident on Friday. Racial profiling should never be behavior that is exercised by any officer, and allowing a fellow officer to use excessive force should not be behavior accepted by any officer on your force. Each and every officer involved should be swiftly and strongly reprimanded for their unacceptable and unprofessional behavior. Moving forward, I also suggest that your police department take immediate actions to better train police officers. Training that focuses on dealing with citizens, particularly minority citizens, in nonthreatening and appropriate ways should be implemented.
It is my hope that the McKinney Police Department will serve as an example to police departments around the nation by dealing with reprehensible behavior of its officers in a professional manner. It is also my hope that the McKinney Police Department will take this opportunity to prove to countless citizens across this nation, who have lost trust in law enforcement, that the police are truly here to protect and serve its citizens and will reprimand and/or terminate any officers who do not.
(Your Name Here)”
Also, the phone number for the #McKinney PD is 972-547-2700 in case you want to call and leave a message. Let’s put that pressure on them and let them know that we’re not tolerating police brutality in McKinney or any other city.