Petition to the Mississippi Legislature

The following is a petition that I have drafted to the Mississippi Legislature (with a minor change, being that signatures can be added below.)  The original petition can be found here.  Please share this post if you agree with it.  Also, if you would like, you can print this, sign and distribute to your friends, and the mail the same to the Speaker and the Lieutenant Governor at the addresses listed below:

The Hon. Philip Gunn, P. O. Box 1018, Jackson, MS 39215

The Hon. Tate Reeves, P. O. Box 1018, Jackson, MS 39215

 

To the Honorable Philip Gunn, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives; AND the Honorable Tate Reeves, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi

GREETINGS….

WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, hereby petition the Legislature of this State as follows, to-wit:

A PETITION TO THE LEGISLATURE OF MISSISSIPPI TO EMPOWER THE GOVERNOR TO REMOVE OFFICERS, IN ANY COUNTY OR COUNTIES OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS, WHO ENCOURAGE (OR WHO HAVE ENCOURAGED) VIOLENCE, INSURRECTION, OR RIOTING AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS OF THIS STATE.

WHEREAS, it was reported by various media sources that Kenneth Stokes, a member of the City Council for the City of Jackson, State of Mississippi, did encourage the people of the City of Jackson to “get rocks,” “get bricks,” and “get bottles” and “start throwing them” at police officers from other jurisdictions when they enter the City of Jackson in pursuit of fugitives from their respective communities;

AND WHEREAS, if persons were to throw rocks, bricks, or bottles at police officers while they are driving their vehicles at high speeds, said persons would be committing “simple assault” upon said police officers as per Section 97-3-7 (1)(a) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, and/or “aggravated assault” upon said police officers as per Section 97-3-7 (2)(a) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended;

AND WHEREAS, committing “:simple assault” and/or “aggravated assault” upon a police officer while he or she is acting in the course and scope of his or her duties is deemed a felony pursuant to Sections 97-3-7 (1)(b) and (2)(b) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended;

AND WHEREAS, by inciting people to commit violent felony acts against police officers of this State, Councilman Kenneth Stokes has disgraced his office, bringing great disrepute to this State in the process, while placing men and women who serve this State in grave jeopardy;

AND WHEREAS, Article V, Section 139 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, as amended, authorizes the Legislature to “empower the Governor to remove and appoint officers, in any county or counties or municipal corporations, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law”;

AND WHEREAS, the Legislature has plenary power to create laws enabling the Governor to remove municipal officers under such regulations as they deem meet and proper;

THEREFORE, WE, the PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, hereby petition the Honorable Legislature of this State to enact legislation that would empower the Governor to remove any County or Municipal Officer who encourages people to commit “simple assault” or “aggravated assault” against police officers of this State.

SO PRESENTED ON THIS THE 2nd DAY OF JANUARY, 2016

By Matthew Wilson, Attorney at Law, Starkville, Mississippi, and all the persons whose names are listed below

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4 thoughts on “Petition to the Mississippi Legislature

  1. No body has the right to incite a riot no matter what position they hold (mayor, city council members or average person) because it will bring total disrespect for all law enforcement agencies

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