Facts Did Not Matter to McKinney Activists

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from Breitbart.com,

Facts did not matter much when the race-activist community held a press conference outside of the McKinney Police Station earlier today. This was in response to the now infamous pool party that took place last weekend in the suburban Craig Ranch subdivision of a Dallas suburb. Tempers flared, feelings frayed, and one speaker was compelled to threaten the Texas city with bringing in the Nation of Islam’s volatile spiritual leader Louis Farrakhan as a solution.

The general demand list was that the group wanted 10-year police veteran Eric Casebolt fired and criminally charged. Executive Director of Justice Seekers, Rev. Ronald Wright first spoke. He wanted the mayor of McKinney to handle the situation by firing and filing those charges against Casebolt. Wright said his group contacted the U.S. Justice Department to have them monitor the situation.

The rhetoric was inflammatory from the get-go. Wright was quick to liken Texas and the passage of open carry law recently signed by Governor Abbott as being ripe for a terrorist attack not by ISIS but “USIS,” his personal Texas political slam and was a serious stretch to the situation at hand.

Then Alexander spoke at length on what facts were valid and which ones weren’t like “what was released in the media yesterday” was not really displaying what went on, he said.

The truth, according to Alexander, stemmed from an adult speaking to a minor “in a disrespectful manner” and the rest of the facts, he said, emerged from the teen’s viral video. Alexander said it showed that the officer who was dispatched “was very violent.”

Several times, the community leaders and pastors claimed that America’s suburbs were under the seize of racism.

Weaved through the community’s commitment to solidarity, was the pervasive punting of the facts. Things like when pushed for a response if the kids were rightfully at the pool, Alexander deflected and said, “in order to be able to answer that question, I would have had to have been at that party.”

According to the activists, this was a cookout party coordinated by an African American family, who told the HOA there was going to be a party. It was well known, “they took the pool and the park behind the pool.” They said it only invited guests, not kids from elsewhere.

Alexander disputed the validity of the Home Owner’s Association (HOA), insisting it was only a “community social media site where they could communicate on” that had no leadership. One reporter asked Alexander if the family got clearance to host an event on the shared facility. Alexander said that the family “had all the procedures” and when pressed if the HOA “was lying,” Alexander told reporters “I don’t know about that.”

He added, “What I know about is that these people have the right to do a party. They were from the community.”

Later, when reporters questioned if the HOA required any party deposit fees and if the family had any receipts, Wright told reporters that didn’t matter. Facts, apparently only work one way.

Breitbart Texas contacted the Craig Ranch Community Association. A representative said that what was said at hte press conference was not true. The Craig Ranch Community Association is a viable Home Owner Association. It is not as Alexander described.

The spokeswoman also told Breitbart Texas that when a family wants to use the pool facilities for guests, the policy states that each person who resides in Craig Ranch can bring in two people per their residential pool card. She said that there is no policy to rent out the facility for a pool party despite what was said by Alexander.

To a great extent, one video may have gone viral but few other facts that may also matter seem to be of interest to those who held a press conference.

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