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Texas radio host: Cops used force on pool party ‘jungle animals’ because whites were ‘scared to death’

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Michael Berry, a nationally syndicated radio host based in Houston, said this week that black children at a pool party in McKinney were behaving like “jungle animals” and deserved to be manhandled by police.

“Issues like this make for great evening news,” Berry opined on the Monday edition of his radio program. “They have a great little video clip, they show a cop throwing somebody to the ground. And then in steps the black pastor and he says, ‘We’re not going to stand for this!'”

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“And then you’ve got a ready-made crowd of people who don’t have day jobs that are ready to storm the streets and threaten the cops.”

According to Berry, the teens at the pool party were “amped up” and screaming “like jungle animals.”

“I mean, this is wild, crazy, out of control,” the radio host insisted. “Would you ever, when a cop showed up, he’s got a gun… Now mind you, he didn’t show up to a tea party, he showed up to reports of fights breaking out.”

“He showed up to people, and yes, they’re probably white people scared to death, peeking through the blinds, ‘Oh, my God, there’s a bunch of black people and they’re out on the streets and they’re fighting and carrying on, and they’re playing that music from Jay Z.’ And they’re scared to death,” he continued. “That’s who his bosses are. He’s there to keep the peace in his community.”

Berry said he had some advice for the “punks” attending the McKinney pool party: “When the cops show up, they’re outnumbered. They have to take control of the situation.”

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“The best thing you can do is get down, keep your mouth shut and let order get restored first. Just comply.”

Listen to the audio below via Media Matters.

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‘Bedazzled’ bachelorette partygoer coughs on employee and stomps out after restaurant enforces COVID-19 orders

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A Tennessee restaurant owner wants charges filed against a customer who purposefully coughed on an employee who asked her to wear a mask.

A group of 10 women stomped out of the Mockingbird restaurant Saturday after they were not allowed to pull their tables together to celebrate a bachelorette party, and one of the women endangered the assistant manager in a dispute over face coverings required in public spaces, reported WKRN-TV.

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After SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule became the first American spacecraft to splashdown in 45 years, a boat flying the Trump flag was spotted within feet of the astronauts.

The boaters were quickly called out on social media for "interfering" with the mission.

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