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Mississippi Councilman Threatens Police

In a stunning revelation, Jackson, Mississippi councilman Kenneth Stokes told residents to throw bottles, bricks and rocks at police officers from neighboring jurisdictions who chase petty criminals into the city.

In addition, Stokes said that "thug" officers were needlessly "endangering our children." Although, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant called his comments "reprehensible." Furthermore, Sheriff Randy Tucker said his cops would not be intimidated by Stokes. Also, someone called for Stokes to be investigated for inciting violence.

Stokes said that high-speed chases by cops into the city were putting children's lives at risk. Stokes stated, "What I suggest is that we get the black leadership together and that as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message that we don't want you here."

He then told The Clarion-Ledger, "When you have these police officers coming from other jurisdictions and they will not respect human life, then I said that we should use rocks, bricks or bottles to try to get the message over: stop endangering our children. We have to draw a line between officers who put human beings safety in jeopardy versus using common sense. I don't consider these police officers. I consider them thugs."

Although, Governor Bryant said he would ask the Attorney General to investigate Stokes' remarks. Sheriff Randy Tucker said, "Any Madison county law enforcement that is attacked because of your ignorant statements, I will hold you responsible. I fully intend to contact the Ms Attorney General and inquire if your statements constitute assaults on officers by threat."

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber added that officers should respect county boundaries, but he also stated that he does not condone violence against cops.

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