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The shepherds say Fort Worth mother’s arrest was racist, not rude

DALLAS – Dozens of Fort Worth and Arlington preachers say that the recent arrest of a black mother and her two daughters by a white officer was racist despite other characterizations of the officials of the city.

The shepherds gathered on christmas Eve at Beth-Eden Baptist Church to ask the black community to remain calm, while an internal investigation is completed. The arrest was filmed on a mobile phone and a video was posted on Facebook late Wednesday. It had been viewed millions of times as of Sunday.

The officer is placed on restricted duty during the investigation.

Police were called to a fight between Jacqueline Craig and a neighbor that Craig said suffocated her 7-year-old son, after he littered. The video shows a quickly escalating argument for Craig and her daughters are arrested.

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