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And, I'll bet anything that the cops were all lily white.

Hell! It had to be Texas ... Forney, Texas.

The dashboard camera shows that officers pulled Barbour over and ordered her to exit her vehicle with her hands behind her head. When she asked what was wrong, one of the officers said, “I’ll tell you in a minute.”

“What is wrong?” Barbour asked. “My kids!” The officer asked how old her children are, and she replied, “They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing? What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.”

To add utter pathos to the story:
It wasn't until Barbour's 6-year-old son, Ryan, came out of the car with his hands up too that police realized they had made a mistake.
Just for the record:

City of Forney
101 Main Street East
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-7300
Fax: (972) 564-7349

You might want to communicate your sentiments to the folks there.

We sure as hell don't need another Ferguson, Missiouri.

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  •  There are plenty of Sowetos, I mean Fergusons (7+ / 0-)

    in the USA.

    It's a feature not a bug.

    I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

    by a2nite on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 09:37:26 AM PDT

  •  I saw the video (5+ / 0-)

    I couldn't imagine how terrified that child was as he got out of the car with is hands up in the air.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 09:41:39 AM PDT

  •   Forney-cator, Texas. Paranoid Cops (2+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, a2nite

    wrong plate, wrong color car,

    but they got the 4 black people part right. Well, it was 5 but ya can't expect high skool drop outs to know how to count.

    Forneycator's finest.

    No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

    by CitizenOfEarth on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 12:19:50 PM PDT

  •  911 call transcripts (2+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, BlackSheep1

    In the local Forney paper. There was some confusion resulting as the car that was reported as being a problem moved through various jurisdictions.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 12:21:43 PM PDT

  •  The 911 report was of a different color car (3+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, a2nite, chimene
    911 Caller: “It is going to be a beige- or tan-colored Toyota occupied by four black males.”

    But the cars didn’t match.

    “I drive a Nissan Maxima that is burgundy red,” Barbour said.

    Here's a transcript:
    Officer: "Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back."
    Barbour: "What is wrong? My kids!"
    Officer: “How old are they?”
    Barbour: “They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?"
    Officer: “Hold on a second, okay?”
    Barbour: “What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.”
    Officer: “We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.”

    IOfficer 1: “Do they look young to you?"
    Officer 2: “They do to me.”
    Officer 1: “Huh?”
    Officer 2: “They do to me.”
    Officer 1: “Yep, they’re young.”
    Officer 1: [To other officers] “Gun down, gun down, gun down.”
    Officer 1: [As the child exits the vehicle] “Come on back here, son. Come on back here, you’re alright.”

    Officer: "Y’all okay?
    Child: “I’m scared."
    Officer: “It’s okay."
    Child: "Are we going to jail?”
    Officer: “No. No one is going to jail.”
    Child: [Scream, crying]
    Officer: “Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.”

    Had to be terrifying for the mother knowing how quickly the police are to shoot nowadays.

    Seems like the real culprits got away.

  •  I get that cops aren't lawyers... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...but really, I'm starting to wonder how many of them were absent that day in high school civics where the subject was the judicial system and the mantra of "innocent until proven guilty" came up.

  •  So this needed to be diaried AGAIN, (0+ / 0-)

    just in order to take more potshots at Texas cops?


    There's NO bigotry at DKOS. None at all.
    None toward the South.
    None toward Texas.
    None toward police officers.

    Zip. Zero. Nada.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Steve Earle, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Jim Hightower, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 03:52:26 PM PDT

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