Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Did the mother of Marvin Banks try to blame the police?

The mother of alleged cop killer Marvin Banks blamed drugs for her son's problems and then seemed to blame the police for her son's death.  Jeff Amy reported for the Associated Press:


The mother said officers often stop young black men without cause in Hattiesburg, sometimes simply to ask them what they are doing.

“The way police here in Hattiesburg harass young black men, you could tell something was going to happen, but I never thought it would be my sons,” she said.

Mr. Amy provided the best account available so far of what took place that Saturday night as well as the criminal history of Marvin Banks.  Some nuggest of information from the story:

*Marvin Banks had already done two stints in state prison and faced an unserved indictment on drug charges

* At that point, Strain said, Banks shot Deen and Tate, who was backing up Deen. Both officers were wearing bullet resistant vests that couldn’t protect them against the gunshots. Deen was shot in the face, and Tate was shot in the lower back, Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said.
Read the rest of the article at this link.

Kingfish note: A three-term Black mayor with a black police chief harassing black men. Oooooooooook 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that how this works? Your son kills a couple cops and IMMEDIATELY it's the cops fault... DUH

Anonymous said...

I didn't think either of her sons died...

Anonymous said...

“He was a good boy. He was goin’ to college.”

-- every mother of every misunderstood thug, since Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

The "harassment of blacks by law enforcement" really is the police trying to enforce laws, prevent violence and catch criminals. People who do not break laws, do not hang out in bad locations, and do not behave badly do not attract the attention of law enforcement and therefore are not "harassed." Bad behavior attracts the attention of law enforcement. It is very simple! There is no excuse for shooting two police officers.

Anonymous said...

The Tree, when interviewed, offered her own theories as to where her little Apple has landed.

Not very far from...

Anonymous said...

No, the mother DIDN'T blame the police in her comments. She did, however, acknowledge the drug issues that her son was dealing with and she did agree with the charges that were filed. Those who are looking for a distraction will always find one. Her comments are no different than the parents of the guy in Madison who stripped naked in the high school and wrestled with the Ridgeland police officer. They acknowledged that problem that they thought he had. The difference is that one incident lead to the death of officers and the other one could have.

Anonymous said...

The next 20.5 months cannot end quickly enough. I am so ready for an end to this incessant race-baiting garbage that has infected our country and is receiving wall-to-wall coverage in the media. Ready for leadership that is competent, positive, upbeat, and focused on getting this country back to work and back to its stride as the greatest place on earth for freedom and opportunity.

Anonymous said...

11:42, I hope we have learned: "never again".

Anonymous said...

11:42 - Amen! Amen! Amen!

Anonymous said...

11:42 - Yeah, because obviously if Mitt Romney were president, the two cops wouldn't have been killed.

Anonymous said...

11:42 "The mean blah people are making me confront my casual racism! Why can't we go back to the good ole days where I could ignore people who don't share my melanin type? I mean, we could have some of the "good ones," but the others can just go away. That's what made 'Merica great!"

Anonymous said...

So Mama Bear says her son and grandson live with her. She was "resting before her night shift at the Nursing Home where she works when she got the call"!
What about the kid????!!!
She leaves him at home all night either alone or with his drugged up son?
Arrest her for child endangerment!

Anonymous said...

Waiting for lead paint defense. Or similar excuse for a life of thuggery and dope smoking.

Anonymous said...

I am from Hattiesburg, born and raised. It is very true that police profile individuals; based on time, location, conditions of vehicle, personal appearance (race included), etc. This does happen, and is very much a tradition. This is not necessarily a wrong-doing of any particular police officer, as this activity is explicitly taught in general law enforcement training seminars across the state (subscribed to by virtually all local branches of law enforcement). For those who would like to rebut those fact, get yours straight first.

Second... There (so far) seems to be a unanimous agreement that the 4 suspects were absolutely in the wrong. Honestly, I have no idea how anyone could possibly see that any other way. The mother made many more comments than just the 1 or 2 highlighted in this post. She has expressly acknowledged her sons' wrongs and sincerely apologized to the public for their actions. She is humiliated, frustrated, and completely heartbroken--as any mother likely would be. I think she's entitled to some irrational expression. Mayor Dupree has emphasized that the city (state) grieves together; and, we all certainly are. This is an unthinkable tragedy for us. We aren't accustomed to riots, violent protests, cop killers, etc...it isn't often we have to face the difficult questions presented by this event.

Anonymous said...

11:42 11:42 You're posting anonymously, so why not say what you mean? Allow me to translate:

"I wish black people would shut up and not be on the news anymore. Traditional and social media is making me confront things I don't want to see or talk about. What I prefer is erasure. But I'm not racist, though."

Please reply with something about your black friends, Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson so I can score a bingo in today's installment of "Racist Sh1theels Posting on JJ" today. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

11:42, is right on target. We should always remember this president forever and all he stood for.He almost took down the country and still may.The president is the biggest racist in the land.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:01

You have no idea. It's a shame kingfish blocks so many of my comments. I would LOVE to have an honest, factual conversation about race without you cry babies getting your feelings hurt. Its amazing to me how many people can't open their eyes and see the obvious.

Anonymous said...

Well, then, get prepared for a string of racist presidents. Does anyone on here know the demographics of when the USA will not have a white majority? It's coming--2043.

It's also easy to draw district lines to create the illusion of a conservative majority, or a liberal one for that matter. It does not happen in nation-wide elections. Get ready for Hillary 2016. The writing is ON THE WALL.

Anonymous said...

@12:59

That's exactly what made America great.

Anonymous said...

"The current president is responsible for racism." - closet racists--who get their feelings hurt when called out for their racism--frequently posting on this blog

Anonymous said...

In the last three days we have had a white couple gunned down by a group of blacks for just driving down the interstate, and a white man gunned down by a group of blacks for standing beside a power plant. Both were instances of violence out of sheer hate. None of the victims were robbed, or anything. Just shot out of hatred.

How many more whites are we going to allow to be slaughtered by blacks before we are allowed to discuss this epidemic?

Anonymous said...

So 2:01 complains about someone posting anonymously, Anonymously...

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, racism existed in this country before Obama was elected and it will exist after he leaves office.

Anonymous said...

The mother should have demanded her sons respect her,then this wouldn't have happened. They would have been a doctor or a judge!

Anonymous said...

Racism exist because there is too much money in it ask Al

Anonymous said...

" passive racism"
" closet racism"
Seriously, how much time do you spend researching all of the different layers of racism?

How should I quantify the black kid ( I just pointed out his race) randomly saying " white girl bleed a lot" on the Internet?

What kind of racism is that since there are apparently so many layers and angles of racism that I didn't study while in school?

Please, oh please, enlighten me.

Racism.. Yes let's talk about it. Oh sure, there are racist white people. But untill you tell us about this " white girl bleed a lot " racism coming from the black youth these days, then I remain in a place of severe discomfort ( and it isn't of my own doing).

Anonymous said...

Poor parenting leads to 90% of these problems.

Anonymous said...

So the grieving mammie is all in a twist about what her chiren have gone and done. Well, I would like to know exactly how many tax payer $$$'s are pouring into her bank account @ month per grandchild she is "raising"... Sounds like another generation of murderers coming down the pike to me.

Anonymous said...

I love when these threads morph into Breitfart Junior and Freep Lite. Tell us more about all the murderous black people killing all the white folks from your rural bunkers, folks.

Also, how come no blog post today about Tyree Jones, the JPD commander who posted idiocy via social media like Subway girl?

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