Jackson, Mississippi (WLBT) Jackson Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes wants to send a message to police from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects through Jackson. He says he wants to send that message with rocks, bricks and bottles. Today the councilman told reporters that police from surrounding cities put Jackson children in danger when they chase people on neighborhood streets. He says he’d like black leadership to team up and use force. “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. That will send a message we don’t want you in here,” he says.
Stokes also suggests taking court action against outside police agencies that chase misdemeanor offenders into Jackson.