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Mississippi Councilman Kenneth Stokes Calls to Pelt Police With Rocks



    FILE - Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes praises the accomplishments of the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, during the Hour of Remembrance, a memorial service for his father, Friday, March 7, 2014 at city hall in Jackson, Miss.

    A Mississippi city councilman suggested residents pelt police officers with rocks, bricks and bottles for chasing suspects into the town of Jackson, according to NBC News.

    "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," Kenneth Stokes said on New Year's Eve.

    Stokes said officers put Jackson residents in danger when they pursue people in his ward. He also called for legal action against police that chase misdemeanor suspects into city limits.

    But law enforcement officials in the area condemned the comments. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said he would contact the Mississippi attorney general to see if the comments constitute “assaults on officers by threat.”