Friday, February 24, 2023

Flashback Friday: Stokes Declares War on Mayor

This post was originally published on February 24, 2021. 

It was a press conference for the ages as Kenneth Stokes called the Jackson Mayor "Lying Lumumba".  However, the Ward 3 Councilman was just getting warmed up as he said the Mayor was incompetent and had "a relationship with dope boys."  Make no mistake, this was Kenneth Stokes completely unvarnished and unleashed.  

The press conference was held on Lanier Avenue this morning.  Mr. Stokes blamed Jackson's water crisis on the Mayor's alleged incompetence and inaction.  "Tankers could have been on the street long before the storm", said Mr. Stokes.

Mr. Stokes said he does not speak to the Mayor.  He said he will not accept the Mayor's calls because "I don't talk to liars. Mayor Lumumba said yesterday he had to go to Stokes's home just to speak to him. Mr. Stokes rebutted the Mayor, saying  "He knows he can't come to Kenny Stokes house."   

The Councilman groused for a while about Jackson's water problems but turned up the heat several notches when he discussed crime.  He said the Mayor won't come to crime forums as he questioned his "relationship with dope boys or his relationship with dope." (12:30).   Mr. Stokes repeated the statement. Reporters asked Stokes to provide evidence to support his claim but he just repeated his claim.




Anonymous said...

I have said it before and I will say it again, Kenneth Stokes actually cares about the citizens of Jackson, MS. He isn't very polished or eloquent, but neither am I, so he gets no judgment from me.

And for what its worth I am a white guy with a non-partisan political stance

Anonymous said...

He's always said "If Kenny Stokes says it, Kenny Stokes can prove it". Well, Kenny. Now's the time if you got it. If you don't, please shut up.

Anonymous said...

I guess there's a reason to resurrect this old thread. Well, other than claiming it's simply a 'flashback post'.

I always thought the 'dope claims' were the most interesting of this whole 'city hall bullshit'. Has Stokes had time to come up with proof the mayor is on dope, as was claimed?

Where's that girl singing the 'dope song'?

Anonymous said...

My take away is how comically long term these water problems are.

This has been going on for years yet the same leaders or leadership styles that fix nothing are re-elected.

They are all pathetic to varying degrees.

Anonymous said...

While the water situation may be unique to Jackson, the other problems - violent crime, eroding tax base, crumbling infrastructure - is not. Look at any large city with a large Democrat base and you will see the same thing. And there is little that the mayor of any of those cities can do about it.

Anonymous said...

Stokes will never trust or respect or support this mayor since being publicly slandered vociferously on the City Hall steps by boy mayor of taking bribes from WM.

I have preached this prophecy for over a year. Further, Stokes as influencer, will deny Lil Choke another term.

Anonymous said...

@9:38…throwing the BS flag regarding “violent crime”. Lumumba has been deliberate in his efforts to attack and emasculate JPD. I believe that this has a direct correlation to the rise in violent crime. His administration’s attempts to hide and cherry pick crime stats is strictly political, not in the best interests of the community.

Anonymous said...

9:38 - In how many of those 'other cities' have the mayors condemned, purposefully understaffed, denigrated and hamstrung their police departments?

You do know, I hope, that 'the water problem, is a result of ignored 'crumbling infrastructure' and the 'eroding tax base' is a result of unchecked violent crime which is partly a result of hamstringing the police department.

I reject your conclusion altogether. Try as you will, you will never convince anybody (outside city hall) that this is simply a typical big-city set of problems.

Anonymous said...

Mr Stokes would not claim the Mayor is in with the dope boys if it wasn’t street knowledge(word on the street). Now why the Mayor of all people being accused of this and slandered? I really hope this is not the truth! The Mayor need to unleash them bulldog crime fighters and put those rumors to roost.

Y’all know who’s committing these crimes in plain sight. Mayor let the dogs out! Let the people know you are tough on crime!

The Bold New Crime City. Bad Boys, Bad Boys, what you are gonna do when the Mayor and his crew come for you.

Anonymous said...

I am one of hizzoner's dope boys and I approve this message.

Anonymous said...

Tell me where I can get a cap!

Anonymous said...

Stokes for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

Where's the Rita Brent song?

Anonymous said...

Those of you suddenly in love with Stokes really need to have your heads examined if you believe that suddenly he's changed!
At least look at Ward 3... that's Kenny's ward. That's where all the crime had been worst forever and where the criminals live. That's where the ones not yet caught can vote for Kenny.
How do you think Kenny manages to live there safely?

Anonymous said...

Kenny may be right. The mayor can get more kick backs from the mob by keeping the City on turmoil. Pays more than being mayor. There is something to this.

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