A Mississippi councilman has called for black leaders to physically attack police who enter into his city’s jurisdiction from other towns.
Kenneth Stokes would apparently rather have criminals in his town than law enforcement and has called for “black leadership” to gather with him and pelt officers with various objects.
“What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don’t want you in here,” the wannabe thug councilman told WLBT.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker fired back at Stokes through Facebook.
Law enforcement will not be intimidated by you, he wrote on Facebook adding that he intends to contact the state’s attorney general to see if Stokes’ comments equate to assaults on police by threat.
The Calhoun County sheriff’s department has vowed to boycott all businesses in Jackson, Miss. until Stokes is removed from office.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant blasted the remarks as “reprehensible” and vowed to also check with the attorney general to see if Stokes’ remarks are criminal.
“Mr. Stokes’ remarks are reprehensible, particularly with the attacks we have seen against our men and women in law enforcement. I condemn any such remarks in the strongest possible manner. This is nothing short of an outright assault upon all who wear the badge. I will be asking Attorney General Jim Hood to investigate whether Mr. Stokes’ remarks represent criminal threats against law enforcement officers,” he wrote in a statement.
Watch the report below.
Stokes got hammered on social media for his vitriolic comments.
Jax, MS, Councilman Kenneth Stokes is as ignorant as he was when I covered him 20 years ago. Stop electing him, Jax. https://t.co/e3rtbhJH0X
— Andy Wise (@AndyWise5) January 1, 2016
So why hasn’t he been arrested. I believe inciting a riot is against the law. “Kenneth Stokes, a councilman in… https://t.co/KiFhEfJRIY
— Candace E. Salima (@CandaceSalima) January 2, 2016
Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes is a disgrace. He is inciting violence against police. His ignorance knows no bounds. #BlueLivesMatter
— Hal Marx (@MayorHalMarx) January 1, 2016
@WLBT many are asking? Holy Christ the man committed a crime on television!!!!!!!! Hold this racist accountable!!!!!!!!!
— Reality (@TheTBLwarrior) January 2, 2016
@WLBT umm yeah!!! calling for people to throw rocks at the police is a bit far and his fat ass should be in jail. He’s a racist POS.
— Jobie 1 (@jobie601) January 1, 2016
@WLBT Stokes is a joke. I’m so thankful I moved out of hinds years ago. Beautiful neighborhoods destroyed by crime
— dianne r overby (@d4usm) January 1, 2016
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