Last July, McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt made headlines when video surfaced of him pulling his gun on a group of black children in their bathing suits at a pool party, tackling a young girl in her bikini.
Though the McKinney police initially stonewalled, Casebolt eventually resigned.
Now, a Texas grand jury has found that there are no grounds for charging Casebolt with any crime. Grand juries are notoriously susceptible to prosecutors, and when they fail to return an indictment, it is often read as a lack of prosecutorial will in the case. As former New York State chief justice Sol Wachtler once remarked, DA's have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich."
The decision to no bill Eric Casebolt ends the investigation into his handling of the pool party melee.
Casebolt (who’s white) was widely criticized for his treatment of the young, black teenager.
But the grand jury determined there wasn’t enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Casebolt.
Grand Jury No Bills Former McKinney Pool Party Cop
Retired professor James Fetzer co-authored the book “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook.” He was found guilty in June of defaming Leonard Pozner. Now, a jury says he must pay nearly half a million dollars in damages.
Do Not Track was a standardized way for browsers to tell services that their owners did not consent to having their activities and usage logged; however, it was subverted by Big Tech and big media companies and turned into a useless tick-box that had virtually no impact on your privacy.
Folks have been protesting about our species’ slow turning of the knife deeper into the belly of Mother Earth for a long time now. However, once it became evident that it was a killing wound we inflicted on the environment, leaving us well and truly fucked, the protests escalated in size and numbers. Quickly. Kids […]
As cool as your smartphone is, it can’t do everything. When a job requires a little elbow grease, a multitool is a great thing to have around – and might just save your life in the right situation. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest multitool designs, which have come a long way since […]
Whether you own or rent your place, insurance on that home is a necessary hassle – but a new tech-driven company called Lemonade is starting to show that while it might indeed be a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here’s the way insurance typically works: You pay premiums and hope an accident […]
People tend to keep luggage around for a long time. And why not? New suitcases are pricey, and no matter how banged up or patched up that old bag gets, it still holds your clothes. Right? Maybe not. Here are 15 travel bags and accessories that make a strong case for upgrading your gear. They’ve […]