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