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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

A small Mississippi city and its police department are being sued weeks after the police chief was fired after bragging about shooting and killing people in a racist and homophobic rant.

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...Five Black Mississippians have filed a federal lawsuit requesting a restraining order against the Lexington Police Department to prevent officers from infringing upon citizens' constitutional rights, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY.

The lawsuit, filed by civil-rights law firm JULIAN, is intended to stop law enforcement in Lexington from "threatening, coercing, harassing, assaulting or interfering" with the city's largely Black population, the group said. The suit claims the department has a pattern and practice of using excessive force, making false arrests and retaliating against officers who report misconduct. ...

Last month, police chief Sam Dobbins was fired by the city's board of alderman after he boasted, in a conversation with a former officer that was secretly recorded, about shooting a Black man more than 100 times. The recording was released last month to the media by JULIAN, which is based in Jackson, Mississippi. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

An earlier USAToday article...

Mississippi police chief fired after leaked audio captured racist rant, him bragging about killing 13 people (July 22, 2022)
www.usatoday.com

...A small Mississippi city has a new police chief after its last was secretly recorded bragging about shooting and killing people in the line of duty " including a Black man who he claimed to have shot more than 100 times " in a racist and homophobic rant.

Former Lexington Police Department Chief Sam Dobbins was fired Wednesday after the city's board of aldermen voted to oust him in a session that lasted more than an hour, WLBT reported.

The vote came after a former officer leaked a recording of a conversation he had with the chief in April. The officer, Robert Lee Hooker, gave the secretly recorded audio to JULIAN, a civil rights and international human rights organization, which released it to the media " riling up the small city of 1,600 about 60 miles north of Jackson. About 80% of the city, nearly 1,300 people, are Black, census data shows. ...

In the audio, Dobbins can be heard bragging he shot and killed 13 people in the line of duty, including a Black man who he says he shot 119 times, according to a copy of the 16-minute recording obtained by USA TODAY.

During the conversation, which was first reported by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Dobbins can be heard saying he would smash suspects through a window if they "got out of line."

Dobbins, who is white, can be heard using multiple racist and homophobic slurs as he claims he would defend Hooker on the job. When contacted by the news outlet, Dobbins denied using slurs and talking about the number of people he'd shot or killed.

"I don't talk like that," he told the outlet....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-17 10:12 AM | Reply

Thread needs more Miranda7.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-17 10:24 AM | Reply

Dobbins can be heard bragging he shot and killed 13 people in the line of duty, including a Black man who he says he shot 119 times,

Good lord.

"I don't talk like that," he told the outlet....

"Is that your voice?"

Yes, but I don't talk like that. (Usually it's much worse).

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-17 10:56 AM | Reply

Where's Bo@ss to tell us this is none of our business?

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-17 05:17 PM | Reply

He seems nice.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2022-08-17 06:47 PM | Reply

I wonder if this is what BLM was talking about in the Summer of 2020 when they said Defund The Police...

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-17 06:52 PM | Reply

Some of those that work forces
Are the same that burn crosses

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-17 07:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In the audio, Dobbins can be heard bragging he shot and killed 13 people in the line of duty, including a Black man who he says he shot 119 times, according to a copy of the 16-minute recording obtained by USA TODAY.

With a quick google search I couldn't find anything that remotely confirms this. What a blow hole.

Shot someone 199 times and never made the news?

#9 | Posted by mattm at 2022-08-18 10:59 AM | Reply

""Their rights are being routinely violated. They're being intimidated, they're being harassed, they're being targeted, over and over and over again. And it has not stopped with the firing of that police chief.""

Just change that last sentence and it applies to police as well.

"Their rights are being routinely violated. They're being intimidated, they're being harassed, they're being targeted, over and over and over again. And it has not stopped with defunding the policy."

The last 10 years of Liberal headlines prove all of this. But for the last sentence you would actually have to research the numbers outside of something that is Liberally controlled, so I know that won't happen by the kids on this site. That doesn't make it any less true, though.

Not saying this guy is a good guy or that he doesn't deserve every bit of bad things coming his way. But when Liberals relentlessly try to protect people doing something bad but then turn around and demonize others for doing the same bad, it only hurts the country.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2022-08-18 12:59 PM | Reply

Not saying this guy is a good guy or that he doesn't deserve every bit of bad things coming his way. But

Always a "but" with you guys.

Incapable of simply denouncing even the most obscene people, acts, etc. without throwing in some retarded half defense, or an attack on liberals, etc.

Seek help.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-18 01:09 PM | Reply

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