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Mississippi law enforcement officials fire back at Stokes

"What I suggest, we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson, we throw rocks, bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here." Source: Twitter "What I suggest, we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson, we throw rocks, bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here." Source: Twitter
"Stokes....I'm your huckleberry! Law enforcement will not be intimated by you." Source: Facebook "Stokes....I'm your huckleberry! Law enforcement will not be intimated by you." Source: Facebook
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes' comments about violence against police officers from other cities has social media buzzing. 

Here's what he said:

"What I suggest, we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson, we throw rocks, bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here."

A couple of local officials have already expressed their displeasure at Stokes' comments - especially the Madison County Sheriff. 

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker took to Facebook to send his own message to Stokes. 

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department says that because of Stokes' comments, they will no longer do business with any business located in Jackson.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber made it clear on Twitter that he does not support Stokes' message of violence against police officers.

Many of our viewer's have also expressed concern on our Facebook page over Stokes' statement.

Viewer Lindell Dillon writes: "This statement shows disrespect to the communities he refers to. It insinuates a primitive people that will resort to tasteless behavior against the law."

Candy Boxwell Hart says: "He sets a poor example for Mississippi in the nation's eyes. Sad."

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