Mississippi mayor sends cops to raid *drive-in* Easter services

You’ve got a Democratic mayor sending dozens of cops to raid the church services of a black Christian minister. Now there are some lovely optics. This is video from one of two churches that the mayor had raided by police during the holiest season for Christians. In freaking Mississippi of all places.

So you can go through a drive-thru to get fast food (and in some places, fast booze), but don’t you dare go to church.

From an article about it:

Even before the service started, the small parking lot was flooded with police cars and officers who heard about the incident and came to break it up. At one point it looked like there were 10 or 11 police cars and close to 20 officers. Pastor Hamilton pegs the number at “20 cars and 30 police officers.” For some perspective, Greenville only has a population of about 35,000 people, so that would have been a large part of their force.

The pastor’s commentary:

“They don’t have this sort of traffic when people commit murder. When I sold drugs I never saw this many police officers. Never seen it. When I was with drugs I never seen that many of ya’ll come here. Never. So ya’ll this is happening in Greenville, Mississippi, the poorest part of the United States of America.

There’s more killing in Greenville, more drugs on the corner, and look where the police officers are at. Look where they- they’re at a church. They’re at a church instead of being at where people are killing, and while they’re murdering they at a church where we ain’t gonna hurt nobody, we ain’t drinking. Look where they at y’all. Look at how many police officers. This is America!

Not just America but the bible belt of America ya’ll Facebook. We in Greenville Mississippi. The bible belt. Look at all these police officers.  So if all the police officers are here, who are roaming the streets ya’ll? Look at it. Who roaming the streets with all the drugs dealers and gang bangers and prostitution here…the crack houses… but the police officers are here. Why here? The people are committing crimes, they here messing with the church, they here messing with a pastor, one of the best citizens of Greenville. Ya’ll messing with me what? …If all the police are here who are patrolling the streets? Where the real crime is. This is America!

A lawsuit has been filed by a nonprofit that defends religious freedom.

2 thoughts on “Mississippi mayor sends cops to raid *drive-in* Easter services

  1. I’m going to be angry about this, but first I have to be sad for a while. I see a pattern of municipal leaders who don’t seem to think the Constitution reaches all the way down to their level.

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