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Social media reaction to Courtney Barnes

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - It has topped out as the most watched video in WLBT history. Now our viewers are zeroing in on one comment posted regarding the viral video of Courtney Barnes. 

It's a video that has exploded onto cell phones and computers worldwide. Nearly 8 million people have watched the video of Courtney Barnes. And now, millions of opinionated comments have poured onto the WLBT facebook page.

But, some of the comments we are finding are questionable.

Viewers on our WLBT facebook page are up in arms about a post from a woman who claims to work at the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. Some people believe the remark made is racist.

In her comment Deirdre McCrory Henry writes, "Oh the humanity. Why does God allow this race to continue."

Social media posts in the past by representatives of law enforcement have caused trouble. Some actions have even led to suspensions.

So, we wanted to know if the post from a woman claiming to represent state law enforcement is employed by the Attorney General's office.

According to the AG's Office Deirdre McCrory Henry did work for their office, but has not been employed since 2012.
 
However, at the end of the statement released the AG's office said, "Henry's remarks are unacceptable."


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