A Texas mother's video response to the national furor over a YouTube clip showing a McKinney police officer grabbing a 15-year-old girl and throwing her to the ground has gone viral, gaining more than 1.5 million views as of Wednesday morning.
Kisa Jackson delivered a passionate response in a clip uploaded to her Facebook page on Monday, defending Cpl. Eric Casebolt's right to draw his gun and imploring parents to "take ownership" and teach their children to respect authority figures. Casebolt resigned Tuesday amid the ongoing investigation.
"I think ownership needs to be placed where it should be and that's on the parents," Jackson said. "Do I think the incident was excessive? Yes — but do I think it was necessary? Yes."
She noted that the video shows kids running from police officers when they arrive on the scene, and said that parents should teach their children that this isn't the proper way to act.
"You should teach your children that when the police arrive to the scene, you stand there and you wait for instructions," she said. "You don't know what's going on. The police officer does not know what's going on."
Watch the clip below:
McKinney Police... Was it Right or Wrong???Posted by Kisa Jackson on Monday, June 8, 2015
But she wasn't done there. Jackson also pushed back against those claiming that black kids were targeted by the police.
"Everyone is in an uproar they [restrained] the black kids and not the white kids. The white kids weren't running. The black kids were," she said. "And I'm black by the way."
As for Casebolt's reaction at the scene, she said he was being rushed by kids and that the teenage girl who was thrown to the ground pulled away from him.
"You cannot pull away from an officer. At that point, that's a threat," she continued. "So, he had every right to detain her, from 'any means necessary' from Malcolm X."
Jackson continued, "What is he supposed to do, calm her down, hold her gently? He's an officer. You do what an officer says."
See the original video of the police response below (caution: language):
The mother did say that she believes "we are dealing with 430 years of systematic genocide" and that nothing has changed, but added that she doesn't believe all cops are good or bad, for that matter.
"It's about, again, the parents and teaching our children to respect authority figures, whether it's an officer, a teacher ... a parent walking down the street."
As TheBlaze previously reported, Jackson isn't the only person concerned over authority issues among young people.