MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — The Madison County Board of Supervisors said they are condemning remarks made by Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes.
The board released a statement saying they voted to condemn Stokes’ comments.
“Let’s get rocks, let’s get bricks and let’s get bottles and start throwing them and then they (police) won’t come in here anymore,” Stokes said on December 31.
Below is the statement from the board:
The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to condemn the 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.