Here’s The Story of The McKinney Pool Fiasco
The Origin – The woman who organized the event in McKinney, Texas is named Tatiana Rhodes (or Tatyana Rhodes). She is approximately 19-years-old; however, she retains a fake id and has began scrubbing most of her social media accounts, so her exact age is undetermined. Update: confirmed profile DOB 04/02/1995, so Tatiana Rhodes is 20.
Tatiana had been promoting a party via twitter under the hashtag name “Dime Piece Cookout” for approximately a month. She planned the event at a sub-division called “Craig Ranch” in McKinney Texas.
The Craig Ranch subdivision has a neighborhood park and a gated pool and clubhouse for residents. The pool and clubhouse is gated and a scan card is needed to gain access. (You an explore via google earth here)
The subdivision has a Homeowners Association (HOA) which regulates and controls the activities in/around the HOA swimming pool and clubhouse and has strict rules for use thereof.
In addition to HOA rules the local community has a resident magazine which provides information to Craig Ranch residents on events and reminders of activities. One of the recent articles covered the use of the recreational facilities to include the pool and clubhouse:
Neither Tatiana Rhodes nor her mother sought permission to use the pool or clubhouse area as part of the event. However, Tatiana hired a DJ and promoted the event to include a pool party:
There are numerous social media links reflecting that Tatiana organizes these “parties”, and charges for attendance, as a profit generating business. Her enterprise name is promoted under the auspices of “Twinzzpromotions” and uses the email address firstname.lastname@example.org:
Tatiana appears to reference herself as a “promoter” for the various parties she organizes as part of twinzzpromotions:
Her business profile says:
“want to throw a party but don’t know where to start – we do it all. Email us for models, promoters, party planners and more”.
The party on Friday was to promote “Make It Clap 2”, an event scheduled for June 19th (8pm to 1am) $5 advance Tix, $8 at event.
Pictured above, Tatiana and her mother Lashana Burkes setting up for the party, while tweeting out #dpcookout so far so good.
In addition to friends of Tatiana Rhodes, more than 100 additional people, mostly teens, showed up as a result of the advertising promoted by Tatiana on social media. They were dropped off by the car-load as the afternoon party began.
Apparently Tatiana and her mother Lashana were unable to control the growing crowd – who came to their event at the park looking for and expecting a “pool party”.
That’s when things got out of control as the 100+ teens (and young adults) turned into a mob of partygoers and began jumping the fence to the gated pool area. Residents within the neighborhood found themselves confronting a mob of teens growing ever increasingly hostile and agitated.
A local resident shares this version of events:
This version is also supported by other residents who called the police for help and were on the scene trying to get the teen mob under control.
The sub-division is culturally very diverse with multi-racial residents. All of the local community -within the rather large sub division- support the version of events as outlined above.
One of the adult residents of the sub-division sought to get control of the situation and told the teen mob they needed to leave the pool area.
A teen friend of the event organizer (friends wth Tatiana’s brother) is named, ironically, “Grace”, Grace Stone – approximately 14-years-old.
Young Grace Stone became angry because the mob was being told to leave the pool and clubhouse area; Grace was then backed up by her friend Tatiana (party organizer) in a confrontation with an adult resident at the pool. Tatiana then attacked the adult female resident as shown in this video:
Which led to numerous phone calls to the police as the teen mob became ever more confrontational with a security officer and local residents. The mob refused to leave the area. The police arrived.
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.
The video below is what has driven the media frenzy, however it is approximately 23 minutes after the initial fight with Tatiana and the adult resident took place.
HERE is Grace Stone’s version of events:
AND Here is the media presentation today:
Tatiana Rhodes (aka @KeefCakezadds via twitter also @KeefCakez and @KeefGoddess ) gives an interview:
The Local Black Grievance Community then holds a press conference: