More on the Jackson MS City Councilman who encouraged the denizens of Jackson to throw bricks and bottles at police from other jurisdictions pursuing criminal suspects into the Jackson city limits. Isn’t incitement to riot a crime? One would assume it is in Mississippi just as it is in all the other states and territories of the USA. But of course Councilman Stokes is a Democrat and black and therefore immune to any serious public opprobrium, much less prosecution, for uttering such provocative rhetoric. Certainly it’s a safe bet that his constituency in 86% black Jackson probably won’t find fault with his remarks.
Jackson, Ms. Councilman Kenneth Stokes went on record last week, encouraging hoodrats to assault police with bricks and bottles.
Apparently the leftist loon wants to turn Jackson into a no-go zone.
The county sheriff fired back during a news conference saying Stokes belongs in jail.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker also used social media to address the issue. On his Facbeook page he said “Stokes. I’m your huckleberry! Law Enforcement will not be intimidated by you. 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.” — wjtv.com
Stokes later mouthed off, comparing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with the late Alabama governor, George Wallace. Apparently Stokes thought that was an insult.
People everywhere are firing back at a statement by Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes. In a recent interview, the Ward 3 leader suggested that citizens throw things at police from other jurisdictions during chases into Jackson.
“Let’s get rocks, let’s get bricks and let’s get bottles and start throwing them and then they (police) won’t come in here anymore,” Stokes said.
Stokes is known for his bold and often controversial statements, but this one has created major fallout. Some say his suggestion for fixing the problem of high speed chasing through Jackson has them appalled.
“I was disgusted with it. Right now with everything that’s going on, we need to have the positive out there instead of the negative,” said Sherie Cooper of Mississippi’s Wives Behind the Badge. “Everything pertaining to what he said is what fuels this negativity.”
In 2015, there were several chases originating in other cities and ending in Jackson. The most recent chase, that got this reaction from Councilman Stokes, involved 49-year-old Eric Singleton. He’s accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Richland where, police say, he assaulted two people in the parking lot before he dragged them across four parking spaces. Richland Police followed him up Highway 49. They were joined by officers in Pearl and Flowood.
In a tweet, Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber addressed the issue saying “While there is a need to demand respect of jurisdictional boundaries, I could never condone violence against officers.”
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker also used social media to address the issue. On his Facbeook page he said “Stokes. I’m your huckleberry! Law Enforcement will not be intimidated by you. 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.”