Sunday, July 18, 2021

Illegal Assault or Lawful Arrest?

 Outrage erupted after a video showing a JPD officer slamming a woman onto a car went viral.  The incident took place at the Ridgewood Road nightclub The Vibe (in the old Copeland's building.)  The video is posted below. 

The incident took place at 2:00 AM Saturday in the nightclub's parking lot.  A Jackson police officer shoved a woman. A female officer said "I got it" but her fellow officer grabbed the woman after she said she was not going to jail and slammed her onto the hood of a car.  Several bystanders videotaped the episode.


Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement: 

 A recently circulated video involving a JPD officer in confrontation with a woman outside of a local establishment has been brought to our attention. Safety and accountability are serious priorities for this administration. As such, we are taking every effort to investigate the incident. While we do not yet have all of the facts of this case, we remain committed to an approach to public safety built on trust, integrity, and community partnership. Abuse and misconduct have no place in that. I want to thank those who documented the incident. It is concerned citizens like you that help us to do our best

57 comments:

Retired LE Supervisor said...

Just from the video only, I would conclude this was excessive force from someone filled with rage/anger. If my thoughts are sustained, he needs to find another line of work.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile people, including children and babies, are being shot without a similar voice of concern from the mayor.

Anonymous said...

This post might heat up a bit if I could actually see the video.

Anonymous said...

Time for mayor alltalknoaction to go to work!

Anonymous said...

Avoiding arrest plain and simple. She knew it was,would be filmed.

Anonymous said...

Can't see video but I'm going out on a limb here.

2:00AM in a nightclub parking lot? "I'm just passing thru officer - you ain't takin me to jail". I'm automatically siding with LEO.

Lack-of-intellect is what puts people at these places at these times of AM.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the video but rarely do they include all of the details. Also, officers have learned that a woman can be as dangerous as a man at times. I would reserve judgement, at least for now.

Anonymous said...

What else does anyone expect the officer to do with a non-compliant individual? Excessive force was needed.

Anonymous said...

Ah, 2 a.m. What the hell more needs to be said? Unruly punks (even punk-women) needs they head busted. Time to clean up this shit. And set a close down hour no later than midnight. Good God...TWO IN THE MORNING?

Anonymous said...

Cop acts like he's a little fed up with what's goin down in the hood. I absolutely can't fathom having to deal with these people everyday. I wouldn't last the first day.

Anonymous said...

Good thing the Mayor's office got to the person who uploaded the video and forced them to take it down

Anonymous said...

Watch how excited they (jpd) get to take care of this. We need that same type of excitement with stopping the crime. Start filming it too and demanding justice. All the same!

Kingfish said...

Gimme a few

The Dude said...

This unchecked aggression will not stand, man!

Burke said...

Who among us would have the patience and self-control to ignore people who have zero respect for the badge? My heart goes out to the officer.

Now, if we had a video in which an officer baits someone who is being respectful, I would love to see it. Bring it on.

When will someone close the Vibe? Good grief.

Anonymous said...

You are seeing if you can one side of it. Clubs need to close at midnight. Mayor sides with criminals and not person in Uniform which tells exactly who he supports and what kind of morals he has as a mayor. You voted for him Jackson!

Anonymous said...

Copelands wasn’t never open til 2:00 am. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

the old Copeland's building
i'm convinced that place is cursed

Anonymous said...

Lumumba will always take the side of campaign contributors.

Anonymous said...

she’s lucky she wasn’t tazed

i back the blue..

Anonymous said...

The video is up on WLBT. There's also an interview with the videographer, who fancies himself an expert on police procedure and use of force.

Anonymous said...

Jacktown a powder keg...all of Mississippi for that matter.

Anonymous said...

That cop is probably terribly frustrated with the dads that look like him who don’t raise their kids right. He’s probably a good man who snapped.

Anonymous said...

Very holistic .

Anonymous said...

All I heard was bruh fifty times and how them women aren’t gonna come back to the club.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to be a police officer in Jackson? Not only do you have to deal with the unruly riffraff like in this video you have a mayor who will throw you under the bus without knowing the facts.

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed how on every level including men's sports the gender should never be an issue. If a woman wants to go fists with a man they should be treated equally. You would not be upset to see a man get his ass handed to him why the outrage because it's a woman. Remember no assigned genders.

Anonymous said...

There is a very good reason that this “night club” is not located a quarter of a mile north of where it is, because they would be in my county Madison,. The clientele knows they don’t want to go to the Canton jail.

Anonymous said...

Amen 6:40, he didn’t have put up with it! She’s real lucky she didn’t get tazed 6:08!

Anonymous said...

If this was a European American cop, the protests would have already begun.

Anonymous said...

All JPD officers that respond to calls must have video and audio that automatically go straight to the Police Chief and the Mayor during all calls. This will allow the Mayor and Police Chief to make( Officer calls) decisions on the spot! No Police Officer should jeopardize his well being and/or livelihood during this Administration.

Keep being soft on crime Mayor, cause you and the Police Chief/ Entourage may be riding shotgun together on these calls. You will not be getting backup.

Silence!!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone ever wonder why is that regardless of the skin tone of the cop(s) or the person with whom they are interacting in all of these videos, the person is always resisting, struggling with, or outright fighting with the cops? Where are the videos of all these supposedly rogue, racist cops (white, black, or any other skin tone) brutalizing calm citizens attempting to politely address the situation?

That isn't meant to say or even imply that no cops are racist, unfit to be cops, bullies, etc. Some are, most aren't, just like the population as a whole. Nor is it meant to say or imply that no cop ever over-reacts, sometimes excessively so, again, just like the population as whole. Yes, cops should be held to a higher standard than many other professions, but you'd think with all the abusive cops that some claim are running around loose, there would be plenty of videos that showed them abusing citizens who are reasonable, polite and cooperating. And yet, there aren't.

Aisle B Bach said...

Not called for? really? all these idiots have to do is walk away...excessive force? more like excessive stupidity...and you wonder why Jackson is going to hell

Anonymous said...

If bruh would have put the camera down and got his wife none of that would have happened. Did the officer have to put her on the hood of the car no, but she did refuse to give him her hands.

The real issue in this video and what probably lead to the officers frustration is only two officers on scene at an incident that truly needs 4 to provide for each officers safety.

Listen up Bruhs said...

At the 1:13 mark in the video she says "I aint done SHIT!" and 12 seconds later at 1:25 the officer says "she goin' to jail". Ok folks, listen up and listen up good. The simple use of profanity in public IS grounds in the City of Jackson to be arrested for Public Drunk. Look up the City Ordinances. You will NOT pass GO you will NOT get your $200 you WILL go to jail. Period. Kingfish you need to post up the law. I've been there. I've done that. Yes, I said the word "shit" in the prescence of the JPD. I went to the Penal Farm for the night....and my Penal didn't grow one damn bit.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely not over the top. These videographers act like this is a Rodney King moment. She was absolutely out of control and resisting. This is why I refuse to work in Jackson. This is not a rare event. Fuck her.

Anonymous said...

They say the camera adds twenty pounds. Must have been a lot of cameras.

Anonymous said...

Has Lord Steffey been interviewed about this by now?

Anonymous said...

Freedumbs to do stupid

Freedumbs to reap the consequences

Anonymous said...

Chokeway will settle the case for $500,000. If Crump or Rev. Al come to Jackson he will have to pay $5,000,000.

Anonymous said...

@8:36PM
The officer should’ve tased the woman directly in her face. Send a message to others who, for whatever reason, believe that acting a fool with police officers will result in the handcuffs not being placed on their wrists.

Anonymous said...

1. The officer was not in the wrong by any means.
2. Police officers are not required to, nor should they, treat women any differently than men.
3. When will people learn that you don't get to tell an officer whether or not you're going to jail? That's not even remotely how this works.
4. This isn't about how late a club stays open. It's about the caliber of the clientele. Just because grandpa is in bed well before midnight doesn't mean any business should have to close by then too.
5. Cursing in public should not be illegal, and it definitely should not be cause for arrest.

Anonymous said...

Lucky the guy had his 2001-era flip phone to video this racism in action.

Anonymous said...

I choose to look for a silver lining in this case. No one was killed, and the cops weren't white. No racism = no reason for BLM to care about this.

Anonymous said...

9:34 for the win.

Anonymous said...

look at NYC. they elected a moderate democrat who was a former police officer who will crack down on the rising crime.

the liberals there place personal safety above radical agendas


jackson-of the citizens who even bothered to show up, voted for a radical leftist who would sooner abolish the police than protect people

must be something in the water…

Simon said...

Anarchist is what best describes the mindset of these people. They have no internal discipline of their own and resent external discipline. Now, imagine these people raising children through multiple generations. That is where we are.

Anonymous said...

That joint obviously got a kitchen. Water buffaloes on parade. Either that or the zoo gate is open.

Anonymous said...

Sad and telling that Chuck will take to the airwaves immediately for this, but he's pretty mute about his plan to handle the water issues and the soaring crime rate.

His low IQ voters are to dumb to see his obvious pandering for a job in DC while utterly ignoring the sub-human standard of living he provides them.

Quite interesting to witness from safer counties that don't tolerate such.

Anonymous said...

"This isn't about how late a club stays open. It's about the caliber of the clientele. Just because grandpa is in bed well before midnight doesn't mean any business should have to close by then too."

Tell us, then, Einstein: Are these joints open at 2 a.m. because miscreants are out on the streets...or...Are miscreants out on the streets because these joints are open? If you don't understand the question, read it again...more slowly.

Nobody, including you, Goober, needs to sleep all day and come out like a possum to carouse and start shit all night long. You're obviously just another low-life wearing the T-Shirt that sez: Ain't Nobody Gone Tell Me Shit!

95% of decent people are at home long before 2 a.m. If you're not, you're lookin' for shit. Or weed.

Anonymous said...

That’s his wife’s auntee. Long backstory

Anonymous said...

@6:41AM

Wait. Are you telling me BLM wouldn’t have cared if the black officer had shot and killed the black suspect? You do know that BLM stands for Black Lives Matter, don’t you?

Don’t get it twisted.

Anonymous said...

Bruh teach your woman how to shut up & comply bruh

Anonymous said...

Someone should fund door to door surveys asking the good citizens of Jackson how their standard of living had been impacted under this, and previous, administrations. I'm afraid this will never happen, because of cost. The price of the security detail, to protect the surveyors, would be astronomical.

Krusatyr said...

Often repeated: "Nothin good happen affah midnight."

What has gotten into women in the last 10-15 years that they love to fight? Male hormones in Jackson water? Itchin to star in a video?

Anonymous said...

11:03 AM
Tell that to the parents of the parents of the slain teenagers at CHOP.

Anonymous said...

"Often repeated: 'Nothin good happen affah midnight.'"

Lots of great things happen before and after midnight, as well as any other time of any day. None of them involve drunkfighting with the police.


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