Principal ‘Commends’ Cop in Pool Party Video, Issues Notpology, Gets Fired

The principal of North Miami Senior High School in Florida, a school that is reportedly made up of 99% minority students, has been fired after publicly commending the now-resigned police officer in McKinney, Texas who roughed up a group of black teenagers at a pool party.

The principal of North Miami Senior High School inadvertently injected himself into the racially charged national debate over police treatment of blacks with a social media comment — and it wound up costing him his position at the school.

The Miami-Dade County school district announced Wednesday that Alberto Iber had been removed as principal after going online to defend a white Texas police officer who waved a gun at black teens while responding to a call about an unruly pool party.

Cellphone footage from McKinney, Texas, caught white officer David Eric Casebolt throwing a black teenage girl to the ground, then briefly drawing his gun while responding to a call about an raucous pool party. The incident last week was just the latest in a string of encounters that have sparked charges of abusive police treatment of minorities…

Iber — in a brief public post on a story on the Miami Herald’s website — defended the officer’s response.

“He did nothing wrong,” Iber wrote in a comment that showed his Facebook picture, name, school and title. “He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.”

He later tried to delete the comment, but it had already started to go viral in the area through screenshots. But he says it’s totally okay because it’s just his opinion and you weren’t supposed to know it was him saying it:

Iber responded to a reporter’s questions on Tuesday by reading a prepared statement.

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

Iber, who just finished his first year as the head of North Miami Senior, said he meant to write the comment anonymously.

“I regret that I posted the comment as it apparently became newsworthy and has apparently upset people,’’ he said. “That was not my intention in any way.”

Really? That’s your defense? That you intended to hide the fact that it was you saying it? Wow.

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  • John Pieret

    Iber, who just finished his first year as the head of North Miami Senior, said he meant to write the comment anonymously.

    If you didn’t know it was me, then you’d have nothing to fear about me being in charge of a large number of black kids,

  • scienceavenger

    “He did nothing wrong,” Iber wrote in a comment that showed his Facebook picture, name, school and title. “He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.”

    But, but, but, who wouldn’t fear for his life, in such a situation, surrounded by blacks? And did you see that 14-year-old girl, rolling around trying to get her black all over him? But that’s not a racist, no siree bob.

  • D. C. Sessions

    He was right, you know, even if it wasn’t politically correct to say so.

    Any time a police officer’s duty requires him to confront urban hoodlums, his life is in immediate danger. Any relaxation of vigilance — or, worse yet, dialling back the fear that is all that keeps beasts like that in line — and they’re likely to turn on him with no notice.

    Actually, I’m surprised he took the chance of letting them get within range to attack him. Yes, he was able to throw some to the ground but they might have mobbed him and it would have been too late by the time help arrived. To be safe, he would have been wiser to shoot a few so that the rest would know he meant business.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Unarmed teenagers in swimsuits were a threat to a cop’s life? This guy must have HUGE hang-ups about unruly teenagers. What’s a guy that terrified of kids doing anywhere near a school?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, I know you people always side with the thugs over law enforcement, but try looking at this riot from the police officer’s perspective. Some of those Urban Thugs could’ve had Skittles. I’m pretty sure at least one of them had a hoodie. Plus, they were all amped up for violence after listening to all those Joy Z and Beyonsay rapping songs!

  • grumpyoldfart

    the now-resigned police officer in McKinney

    Resigned or just transferred to another town?

  • Larry

    Its like these cockroaches are turning on the lights themselves so that they can be seen and squashed under somebody’s foot.

  • vereverum

    @ Raging Bee #4

    Unarmed teenagers in swimsuits were a threat to a cop’s life?

    That bikini top was undoubtedly a cleverly designed garrote.

  • dhall

    A Texas teacher posted that she thought segregation was the answer on her Facebook page. She’s done teaching now too. And one of the white women who started the trouble in the first place has been suspended from her job. I keep telling my students that potential employers will look at what’s online about them or by them, and they have to be bloody careful, but apparently there are an endless number of adults that need the same lecture.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    Even if he hadn’t been fired for his Facebook comment, he should have been fired for sheer stupidity.

  • whheydt

    Re: dhall @ #9…

    There are advantages to being retired.

  • jahigginbotham

    He wasn’t ‘Fired’.

    Same pay, less work?

    ‘The district said a replacement would be named shortly and that Iber would be reassigned to administrative duties.’

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article23616994.html#storylink=cpy

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    I keep telling my students that potential employers will look at what’s online about them or by them, and they have to be bloody careful, but apparently there are an endless number of adults that need the same lecture.

    To be fair, the people who got fired thought you only have to be bloody careful that you don’t say something liberal.

  • NYC atheist

    I can’t speak for this guy, but I’m shocked by the number of people who feel this way, but totally don’t think that they are racist. How many times do they have to see this shit before they realize that maybe they are, and these cops definitely are?

  • jonathangray
  • sugarfrosted

    @15, The conservative tree house? Are girls allowed?

  • NYC atheist

    @15 sugar

    You know they’re not

    @14

    Fuck you

  • NYC atheist

    Sorry, I borked the numbers @17. I trust you all know what I mean.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    jon-jon’s most recent citation pretty much proves that he’s not only an uncaring, uneducable racist who doesn’t care how brutally or unfairly nonwhites are treated; but also too lazy to even try to make himself sound credible for even a second. Seriously, does he really think a website whose masthead says “I want you to be Andrew Brietbart” would be at all credible or convincing? Or is he only here to show off his refusal to grow up?

  • Anna Elizabeth

    @Raging Bee #19 – I’m familiar with his kind. They substitute “gotcha” videos and quotes for reasoned argument, and spend their lives in a bubble where Straight White Male Xtians are some kind of oppressed minority, and they allow nothing that resembles reality to penetrate.

    I’m guessing Gray has spent the last couple days alternating between his hate-filled propaganda sites and watching hardcore interracial porn.

  • caseloweraz

    RE: J-Gray’s link — Jumpin’ Jehosephat!

    The site’s masthead aside, nothing there seems credible. At one point the account claims “With hundreds of teens ransacking the area, the first officer on scene immediately called for back-up. Nine additional officers arrived to try and restore order.

    Given how common cell phones are today, how come there’s no video of these hundreds of rampaging teens? Why doesn’t the police report mention them? I see pictures of the organizer of the pool party and her mother. I see pictures of a white girl named Grace (14 years old) who is allegedly involved somehow. Where are the pictures of the adult white citizens who testify to the existence of this mob scene? Where is their sworn testimony? Why don’t they put their names on the record?

    Why do I even bother to ask?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …and watching hardcore interracial porn.

    That would certainly help to explain why jon-jon sees a bikini-clad black girl and thinks of her as a wild animal who needs to be forcibly tamed. Maybe that also explains why his comments are so short and sparse — he’s typing with only one hand.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    @Raging Bee #22 ~”typing with only one hand”

    *that* made me laugh, thank you. I’ve already dealt with a Homophobic grocery-store manager this A.M., I needed that. XD

    It’s always pretty much the same with these guys, anyone that isn’t a Straight White Male Xtian is to be controlled, and the non-White are to be used, or worse.

  • jonathangray

    Sigh. Guess I was just born on the wrong side of history.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    You were also born on the wrong side of a hoax, jonathangray.

  • jonathangray

    I may be wicked but I’m not stupid. Obviously it’s a parody.

    A very popular one too … which should serve as a warning to our SJW masters. Once people are openly laughing at you, it means the bubble of fear has burst.

  • Al Dente

    jonathangray @26

    I may be wicked but I’m not stupid.

    That’s a matter of opinion. One of the points of Dunning-Kruger Effect is that stupid people often don’t realize their stupidity.

    Once people are openly laughing at you, it means the bubble of fear has burst.

    Yet you continue to revel in your stupidities. We stopped fearing you about three seconds after you made your appearance.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    The funny part is that fucking racist actually thinks I would look at a link he posted. So sorry, I’m not interested in anything a Xtian or a racist thinks or posts.

    And no one here has anything interesting enough to make me miss a Friday night out. :)

  • jonathangray

    Al Dente:

    One of the points of Dunning-Kruger Effect

    It’s amusing that atheist spergs love to refer to “the Dunning-Kruger effect”, using a pompous term to impart a spurious aura of exclusionary scientific rigour to a commonplace — a commonplace, that is, to neurotypicals.