Sean Toon, a white McKinney resident who has been vocal about defending his decision to call 911 on a group of predominantly African American school children having an end-of-year party, became the butt of a Twitter joke Monday evening.
Toon, who also defends the actions of McKinney police Cpl. Eric Casebolt, who is seen in a video of the incident barrel rolling onto scene and attacking a 15-year-old, bikini clad girl, has been all over the news. He has been posting himself at the scene holding signs supporting the officers. He has been quoted in articles about the racially-charged incident, saying things like this to USA Today:
“Watching 30 seconds or seven minutes of a clip, it doesn’t tell the whole story. I think he did what he thought he had to do to control the situation.”
Reflecting that white residents called police because many of the party goers were African American, Twitter erupted Monday evening with the hashtag #SeanToon911, a round up of black people doing exemplary or mundane things, only to have Sean Toon call 911 because of the fact they are black. Here are some examples of the funnier tweets.
— Ess (@ScottyLiterati) June 9, 2015
“There’s some Black ice on the road. Yes there regular ice all over the place but the Black ice feels menacing…” #SeanToon911
— Elon James White (@elonjames) June 9, 2015