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 chargesRead the rest of the article at this link.
* 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.
Kingfish note: A three-term Black mayor with a black police chief harassing black men. Oooooooooook