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Update: JPD Officer On Leave After Thursday Night Deadly Shooting
WJTV ^ | 1 April 2011 | Tracy Armbruster

Posted on 04/01/2011 8:15:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Today, a memorial was created at the Jasco Food Mart at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Woodrow Wilson Avenue where the officer shot and killed 47-year-old Connell Lindsey Thursday night. He reportedly had a knife and was threatening the manager.

Councilman Kenneth Stokes, who represents the area, says he has received several complaints about employees at this store in the past saying they've threaten customers.

"This location has been accused of everything from cheating patrons and having a bat. Also, they have a button and lock you in there and beat you with a baseball bat,” comments Stokes.

But, not everyone involved believes the police officer acted in self defense or to protect others.

"He didn't have no weapon or nothing in his hand," claims Charles Green, Lindsey’s brother-in-law.

"He had a knife in his hand and said I kill you," argues the store employee.

Surgit Singh says Lindsey was intoxicated when he arrived at the convenience store. Green says he saw the shooting. He claims Lindsey was sober when the store manager accused him of slashing his car tires.

"He (Lindsey) started walking and he got about five to six feet away with his back to them. This man came out of the store and started cursing," recalls Green.

Singh says when police arrived, officers ordered the manager back into the store. Police say the officer told Lindsey twice to drop the knife. And, when he didn't, the officer shot him. But, Green says things happened differently.

"I heard four shots, they say it was two. How is that justified? That's senseless force, it is un-necessary killing," exclaims Green.

Stokes says he disappointed that the JPD officer used deadly force.

"We paid thousands of dollars for tasers. Why not use a taser?

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.wjtv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; crime; lifeindahood; mississippi
Video at link.

It's tough to tell which witnesses are more credible, huh?

1 posted on 04/01/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Nothing good ever happens at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Woodrow Wilson Avenue.


2 posted on 04/01/2011 8:20:25 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: smokingfrog

WHAT CITY IS THIS? AND YES, I’M SCREAMING. HOW CAN YOU POST AND NOT TELL WHAT CITY OR STATE IT’S IN.


3 posted on 04/01/2011 8:24:09 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: japaneseghost

Click. The. Link. Jackson, MS.


4 posted on 04/01/2011 8:27:01 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: japaneseghost

Looks like Jackson, MS.


5 posted on 04/01/2011 8:27:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Stormdog

A memorial would be cool on the Santa Fe or Chisolm Trails, you know, “John Smith Killed by Indians at this spot in 1871,” but at the Jasco Food Mart at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive?


6 posted on 04/01/2011 8:29:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: japaneseghost

Chaos City in the state of Insanity?


7 posted on 04/01/2011 8:29:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: WKB

I knew this was going to be a racial problem as soon as I saw the first news report the other night, and now Kenny Stokes has his face in it.


8 posted on 04/01/2011 8:31:17 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: japaneseghost

9 posted on 04/01/2011 8:31:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: onyx

Is he the local Quanell No. 10?


10 posted on 04/01/2011 8:33:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Joe 6-pack

No this is the city formerly known as Jackson Ms.
So Sad to say but true like so many other once great places in America,


11 posted on 04/01/2011 8:37:39 PM PDT by WKB (We have Bachmann all we need to do is "Turner" on the "Over Drive")
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To: onyx

Never get between Kenny and camera!!


12 posted on 04/01/2011 8:38:53 PM PDT by WKB (We have Bachmann all we need to do is "Turner" on the "Over Drive")
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To: smokingfrog; The Magical Mischief Tour

The Magical Mischief Tour missed this one? Shame on him.


13 posted on 04/01/2011 8:39:43 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: smokingfrog

Kenny Stokes is a racist, City Councilman. Need I mention he’s black?


14 posted on 04/01/2011 8:47:31 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WKB
Right and he's going to run with this one. The first news report on TV set the stage with that black woman yelling about the shooting and saying that the knife wielding man should have been tazered instead. I knew right away that the knife wielding man just had to be black.
15 posted on 04/01/2011 8:52:22 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: smokingfrog
lock you in there and beat you with a baseball bat

Interesting way to treat shoplifters.

16 posted on 04/01/2011 9:04:43 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: smokingfrog

Um, I know the guy Singh and even though he enjoys a bottle of Johnny Walker every blue moon, he’s a pretty reliable guy. There are a lot of Punjabi Indians and Lebanese that own liquor and convenience stores throughout the Hinds county area. It really is stupid to say “Well, they’re just beating up on innocent black people,” like the racist Stokes is saying.

Look, Woodrow Wilson and MLK is a beat down part of West Jackson, and Kenny Stokes knows that its a guy trying to rob a store for crack. These city council members will go on about how horribly racist everyone is and those idiots will still allocate money to personal projects instead of...oh...say paving Raymond Road or providing tax breaks and cheap land sales to get companies in Jackson again (Kenny, they all moved to Byram, Pearl, and Clinton).

Stuck on stupid to say the least.


17 posted on 04/01/2011 9:18:57 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: smokingfrog
It is also April 1.

My boss thought this morning that I was taking a flight to Tripoli this afternoon to fight with the rebels. The passport and wad of hundreds cinched the hoax.

18 posted on 04/01/2011 9:32:34 PM PDT by mmercier (trust no one today)
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To: smokingfrog
Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to the jungle.

19 posted on 04/01/2011 10:43:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Inyo-Mono

When I die, I hope my memorial is at the Jasco Food Mart.

My kids will say, “Dad always wanted it this way!”


20 posted on 04/02/2011 1:01:46 AM PDT by Crcl1
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like god riddance to bad garbage to me.


21 posted on 04/02/2011 1:44:34 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: smokingfrog
Black criminal threatens to kill employee of convenience store at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

That doesn't narrow it down much.

It could be any city or town in the USA on any night of the week.

Nevertheless, the black criminal gets a memorial and will soon be considered a saint. The police are demmonized and will peobably become involved in a legal action for wrongful death.

Black people nationwide will continue to complain that police seem to be sluggish when answering calls about violence in black neighborhoods.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 1:48:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Stormdog

I was going to post exactly what you did. There is an MLK blvd in a local city here and it is a toilet too.


23 posted on 04/02/2011 5:30:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: struggle

Right! My fiancé works at that gas station (we met shortly after this happened) and they are actually some really cool people. I am black too and he his punjabi. Black people are so quick to throw up everybody else is racist but when im in the store with my fiancé the customers always come in being rude and cursing them out, throwing around racist slurs, and calling them bitches.. Some of them hardly speak english. I just love how the are all trying to make them out to be the bad guys


24 posted on 02/20/2014 8:13:33 PM PST by MakanaSingh
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