It is being reported that Officer Casebolt spent several hours comforting an African American family who was grieving over a suicide the same day of the McKinney pool incident. Apparently Officer Casebolt was called to an apartment complex where an unidentified African American male shot himself in front of his family which included children. The widow was so distraught over the situation that Officer Casebolt spent several hours trying to comfort her.
Casebolt’s Attorney Jane Bishkin reported the following at a press conference:
“Casebolt had responded to a suicide call where, at an apartment complex, an African American male shot himself in the head at a pool side in the complex.” She said the suicide was in the presence of the victim’s family, children, other parents and other children. Bishkin said Casebolt helped secure the scene and photograph the body, and spent a considerable amount of time consoling the man’s grieving widow.
His next call was for a teen threatening to commit suicide by jumping off a roof. Bishkin said Casebolt calmed the girl down and talked her out of jumping so that she could be safely transported to the hospital.
Eric’s compassion during these two incidences is a testament to his character,
I keep hearing this chant, even in McKinney Texas, for #blacklivesmatter. Yet not a single one of the people behind this movement even knew the story of the African American family that Officer Casebolt comforted before this pool incident. Instead of candle light vigils or memorials for this man, his family, and the children that witnessed it, all you’ll see in McKinney are signs like the one below, accusing America of being racist, even though we’ve elected a black president for 2 terms in a row now.
So do #blacklivesmatter in all cases, or only in cases when the loss of their life can be used to either stir racial tensions or generate profit for American media?
The part of the video that this article talks about starts at 2 minutes 19 seconds.