On Monday’s episode of “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg decried the latest confrontation between authorities and unarmed African Americans: a new video showing a McKinney, Texas, police officer roughly detaining an unarmed black teen girl. “This is why people get pissed off at police officers,” Goldberg said.
Speaking of the police officer seen in the video throwing the girl to the ground, then drawing his gun on two boys who approach him, Goldberg said, “I don’t know what was going through your head but you are not indicative of what police officers are. You’re just not.”
“I hope somebody will figure out what happened and explain to this officer that white kids, black kids, no kids, nobody should be treated like that. Nobody should be man-handled like that,” Goldberg continued.
“I think the real bitch about being a cop is every moment is so high-stakes,” co-host Nicolle Wallace said. “We trust them to protect us. I saw in his face when he realized he was being filmed. Maybe that wasn’t the best of him.”
Cops with cameras, it’s a good idea,” Wallace continued. “But you put a camera on any one of us and we’ll all be screwed. I’m sorry. It’s a tough job.”
The video, which surfaced over the weekend, depicted police officers trying to disperse a large group of mostly black teens at a community pool in McKinney, Texas.
“The initial call came in as a disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave,” the McKinney Police Department said in a statement. “McKinney Police received several additional calls related to this incident advising that juveniles were now actively fighting.”