Twitter explodes over #McKinney, Texas cop who tackled black teen girl in video

Predictably, the awful people were their predictably awful selves

By Scott Eric Kaufman
June 8, 2015 11:18PM (UTC)
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The incident involving a white police officer and a group of black teens at a McKinney, Texas pool is, as you would expect, generating heated discussions on social media.

Ta-Nehisi Coates managed to be his typically eloquent self even in declining to write about the incident:


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That isn't to say there weren't some insightful responses:

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Awful people were, predictably, awful:

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Some solid career advice was, however, offered:

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Many on Twitter just up and went meta- on the responses:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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