Eric Casebolt’s Lawyer Says Cop Apologizes, Acted Out Of Emotion At McKinney Pool Party
Former McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt is apologizing for his actions at a local pool party where he manhandled an unarmed 15-year-old girl in a bathing suit.
Casebolt’s attorney, Jane Bishkin, confirmed that the 41-year-old’s decision to resign was for the safety of himself and fellow officers, according to The Guardian. Bishkin says Casebolt’s emotions were high before reaching the party, since he handled two suicide calls before arriving at the Craig Ranch on Friday.
Casebolt consoled a grieving widow after a man shot himself in front of his family in their pool area. The other incident dealt with a teenage girl threatening to jump off her family’s roof.
The officer says he was ready to go home, but when the call came in about a simple-sounding incident-turned-potential assault, he responded.
#BlackWealthMatters: New Housing Crisis Poses Major Threat To Minority Homeownership
The majority of Americans obtain wealth through homeownership. During the housing and foreclosure crisis, African-Americans lost 53 percent of all Black wealth as a result, and now the future of minority home ownership seems bleak as more and minorities are becoming renters instead of buyers.
On Thursday, Marcia Griffin, Founder and President of HomeFree-USA, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the new housing crisis and what can be done to stave off economic disaster in our communities.
The organization that she heads, HomeFree-USA, is a leading HUD-approved homeownership development, foreclosure intervention, and financial empowerment organization. According toHomeFree-USA.org, their goal is to strengthen the financial position and enrich the lives of every day people through homeownership.
WTH?! Thursday: Las Vegas Strip Club Offers $1G A Night Earning Potential For High School Graduates
It’s WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now and we’re taking a look at all of the insane stories trending in this week’s news.
Joining Roland Martin for this week’s play-by-play WTH commentary are WeTV Digital Correspondent MissterRay, radio host Kittie Kaboom, and Radio and TV Personality Lawrence Kelly, aka Sixth Sense.
This week’s list of pure foolishness begins on the other side of globe in Australia, where a woman who was tired of being hounded by local media put her cigarette out on a reporter’s face. OUCH!
And in a disturbing and inappropriate story, a Las Vegas strip club is “promoting stripping as a way to earn money for college,” according to KVVU-TV. Little Darlings is offering up to $1,000 a night for showing off your goods. Yeah. We definitely shook our heads too.
How far would you go to save your pet from danger? FOX40.com reports a 73-year-old ex-marine who was a boxer and a bouncer in country western bars in Texas punched a 300-pound bear that was trying to eat his chihuahua. Carl Moore told FOX40.com, “I never faced anything in my life that I didn’t figure I can whip.”
All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.