Mississippi Councilman Kenneth Stokes Calls to Pelt Police With Rocks

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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.” 

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