Dajerria Becton (MSNBC, Buzzfeed)

BuzzFeed asks women in bikinis to comment on police brutality in McKinney

We suppose we see the point of asking half-naked women to watch the video, but what's your point?


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 15, 2015 11:43PM (UTC)

BuzzFeed's Fazeelat Aslam posted a video today of women in bikinis watching former McKinney Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt wrestle 14-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground, presumably because women of color wearing the same thing as Becton have greater insight into the situation.

For the most part, the reaction of the women in the video corresponds to the general reaction. "She's unarmed," one woman said, "and half naked. This is too much -- I'm upset."

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"I'm not watching this video," another woman said. "That's enough."

However, three of the women looked down at what they were wearing and did make an astute observation. "If someone's wearing a bikini, it's not like they can hide anything," the first said.

"So if you're wearing a bikini," offered the second, "that makes them less of a threat."

The third agreed, noting that "it's not like you can hide a gun, or a knife," while wearing a bikini.

Watch the video below via BuzzFeed.


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 skaufman@salon.com.

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