Court records reveals that each of the officers' name is "Bubba" and each has a swastika forearm tattoo. Fortunately a courageous white onlooker video recorded the attack, saving the black youths from certain lynchings.
The Chief of Police was not available for comment, due to a prior commitment at a cross burning.
Demographically, Fairfield is about 79.0% white, 12.8% black,
The incident occurred June 9, 2015.
• The next time you watch a white-guilt movie in which the intolerant, racist white people insist that blacks be banned from their swimming pool: Consider the rash of recent arrests involving obnoxious, village-raised black teens.
Was Jim Crow an expression of white racism? Or a reasonable response to black ratchet behavior?
• Note the NBC report emphasizes the word "family."
Marketers know that "family" is power word that positively affects our thinking. We are led to believe that those arrested were not 'hood rats,' but members of a grounded and respectable traditional family structure.
In reality the two adult females arrested were sisters and mothers of the alleged disruptive teens. No reference to the teen's fathers was mentioned leaving us to believe the "family" did not fit the quintessential Huxtable profile.
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The controversial episode started when police responded to the Fairfield Aquatic Center after a group of youths were asked to leave because one of them didn't have a swimsuit.
The exact details of what happened next are in dispute: While the Dixon family has accused the cops of using excessive force, police say they were just doing their jobs.
Attorney Clyde Bennett, who is representing the family, said Krystal Dixon had just dropped off her children to go swimming when she was called and told that one of them "did not have proper swim attire."
By the time she returned to the pool, police were on the scene and her children had been told they could not swim. She was attempting to get her kids out and leave the pool area when a Fairfield police officer grabbed her, Bennett said.
"They threw her against the wall and arrested her," he explained. Two other children were also "basically arrested" according to the attorney.
The altercation was caught on video by surveillance cameras, police dashcam video and cell phone video recorded by bystanders. Footage shows a 12-year-old being thrown against a police car door — she was later treated at a local hospital for her injuries.
Bishop Bobby Hilton, who is acting as the family spokesperson, says several members of the family were also pepper sprayed.
"There was a lot of mistreatment going on," Hilton said.
Fairfield Police Chief Michael Dickey maintains his officers did not act with excessive force, arguing that Dixon should've provided her identification when asked.
"I think the videos, including their videos, tell a different story," Dickey told NBC affiliate WLWT. "Had she provided her identification, much the same as the thousands of arrests and citations that are made across the country, it would've ended right there."
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