Miami School Principal Loses His Job for Defending McKinney Cop On Facebook

So, now you can’t voice your own personal opinion without getting fired? How very unconstitutional and fascist. As I said yesterday, my instinct was to come to the defense of the police here. But there was wrong doing on both sides and it had nothing to do with race. The officer did not do anything criminal, but it was unprofessional and over the line. Casebolt has resigned and I think that is the right move here. This principal supports Casebolt and I mostly agree – just not with the excessive manhandling of the teenage girl. Facebook is supposed to be a forum where you can voice your opinions without repercussions. So what if most students didn’t like his opinion? Do their opinions matter more than his? Evidently in this screwed up world we now live in, they do.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

From TheBlaze:

The principal of North Miami Senior High School has been fired for defending the former McKinney, Texas, police officer who was caught on video pulling his firearm on minors and wrestling a 15-year-old to the ground while responding to reports of a disturbance at a pool party.

The principal, Alberto Iber, recently posted a public comment on Facebook, claiming that Cpl. Eric Casebolt acted appropriately.

“He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions,” he reportedly wrote.

The Facebook post reportedly sparked intense backlash from the community. The Miami Herald reports that 99 percent of the students at North Miami Senior High School are minorities.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho insinuated that the principal’s comments were “insensitive” and “unacceptable.”

“Judgment is the currency of honesty. Insensitivity — intentional or perceived — is both unacceptable and inconsistent with our policies, but more importantly with our expectation of common sense behavior that elevates the dignity and humanity of all, beginning with children,” he said in a statement.


Screengrab via the Miami Herald

Iber later said he regrets posting the comment publicly because of the outcome, but didn’t seem to back off his “personal opinion.”

“I support law enforcement, and also the community and students that I serve as the proud principal of North Miami Senior High. The comment I posted was simply made as the result of a short video that I watched and my personal opinion.” he reportedly said in a prepared statement to reporters.

Casebolt resigned from the McKinney Police Department on Tuesday amid an investigation into his actions in the viral video of the pool party incident.

I still support law enforcement. They are not perfect and make mistakes like we all do. It is utterly predictable that everyone would focus on the officer losing his temper with a bunch of delinquent thuggish teenagers and that they would not zone in on what these kids were doing. They were doing drugs, having sex in public and being violent. Later that night they came back and vandalized cars and generally terrorized the neighborhood. I don’t blame this principal for standing by his opinion… I do however, blame the Superintendent for acting elitist, being politically correct, quashing the principal’s First Amendment rights and condoning racism and cop hatred. His flowery words cover up a very foul smelling bloom of hatred.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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