Sheriff Says Hispanic Lawmaker Worse Than a Black

TUPELO, MS (Ben Caxton) — The backlash continues to grow against the Lee County, Mississippi sheriff who referred to a Hispanic state lawmaker as “worse than a black person” in a 2017 text message exchange. According to documents obtained in a public records request by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal newspaper the comments came in a conversation between Lee County Supervisor Phil Morgan and Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson complaining that Representative Shane Aguirre of Tupelo opposed efforts to build a new jail just outside town. More recent messages show Johnson praising another white county supervisor for being critical of elected black officials forming caucus organizations according to the newspaper, and trying to block a black supervisor from being paid for attending events at county expense.

 


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1 Comment on "Sheriff Says Hispanic Lawmaker Worse Than a Black"

  1. Good Lord. This was 2 years ago. Get over it!

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