What we’re witnessing today goes far beyond an isolated incident at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, to the very core of civility within a society and whether it’s a bunch of “good kids” being unruly and refusing to obey police at a pool party, or a thug pulling out a handgun and shooting a police officer in New York City, the one common thread that binds them, is a lack of respect for authority.

A video has emerged showing why police were called to the scene to begin with. In that this was an “end-of-school” pool party hosted by residents within their private community pool.  And apparently non residents began showing up who were not invited, and that’s when the trouble started as kids began climbing the fence to get in, according to reports from residents of the area, and when asked to leave by the pool management, they refused.

Now, at least one video shows a fight that broke out between a teenage girl and two adults.

Police were called to the scene and attempted to get some of the trespassers to sit down while they investigated. Many of the teens fled and police chased some of them down. This is when the video of the incident with police began. There does not appear to be any video of the initial police contact with the teens.

McKinney resident, Bryan Gestner, posted on Facebook, “This was a Twitter party that turned into a mob event. Jumping pool fence. Assaulting 2 security guards, attacking a mother with three little girls. The video doesn’t show everything.” He continued saying the kids were drinking and “smoking weed” and they would not listen to any of the adults around the pool.

However one thing is certain in that if these kids simply complied with the police to sit down and follow orders, none of this would have made the national news. It seems obvious that there has been a slow and systemic erosion and respect for authority, and we’ve seen it across all aspects of society, and the only difference is in the degree.

 

 

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