Madison Co. Board of Supes condemns Stokes' comments - - Jackson, MS

Madison Co. Board of Supes condemns Stokes' comments

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Madison County Board of Supervisors say that they condemn remarks made by Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes about law enforcement. 

"To suggest throwing bricks, bottles and rocks at those who risk their lives daily to protect our citizens is reckless, shows disregard for law enforcement and is not acceptable.

We stand firmly behind Madison County Law Enforcement because they are the best trained, they are professional and all of them have one goal: protecting our neighborhoods, schools and businesses.  Any attempt to harm law enforcement due to Councilman Stokes’ remarks would be shameful, dangerous and stopped very quickly by the very law enforcement he has attempted to incite violence against.

We are proud to join law enforcement across Mississippi and America for condemning such irresponsible comments by Councilman Stokes.  We are also proud to maintain a good relationship with the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department."

Last week, Stokes said in a press conference that "rocks, bricks and bottles" should be thrown at police from outside jurisdictions that come into Jackson.

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

This has sparked backlash from law enforcement and officials all over the state. 

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