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Hans
01-02-2016, 10:09 PM
A city councilman fed up with police from other counties racing after small-time crooks in his Jackson, Mississippi, neighborhood has called for residents to throw things at officers in pursuit.

Now, the governor and a county sheriff are threatening to have prosecutors investigate him over the suggestion.

Councilman Kenneth Stokes has a reputation of saying what he thinks and stirring controversy.

"Let's get rocks; let's get bricks, and let's get bottles," Stokes told CNN affiliate WJTV. "And we'll start throwing them, and then they won't come in here anymore."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/us/mississippi-throw-rocks-police-comment/index.html

Yes, that makes sense...

Barry Morris
01-02-2016, 10:14 PM
A city councilman fed up with police from other counties racing after small-time crooks in his Jackson, Mississippi, neighborhood has called for residents to throw things at officers in pursuit.

Now, the governor and a county sheriff are threatening to have prosecutors investigate him over the suggestion.

Councilman Kenneth Stokes has a reputation of saying what he thinks and stirring controversy.

"Let's get rocks; let's get bricks, and let's get bottles," Stokes told CNN affiliate WJTV. "And we'll start throwing them, and then they won't come in here anymore."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/02/us/mississippi-throw-rocks-police-comment/index.html

Yes, that makes sense...

Maybe. High speed chases often kill people. Bad enough if it's your own cops, but somebody elses??

Rambo wanna-be's!!!

Anapeg
01-03-2016, 01:16 AM
The Cops Stateside tend to get ridiculous numbers of squads caught up in any chase. Chasing some dweeb for an incidental misdemeanor is an assinine reason for endangering lives. How does a citizen bystander know or tell the difference? With communications and possible air support being what they are most if not all chases are redundant.