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Tupelo Selected As The Next Ferguson


By Hunter Wallace

We’ve been closely monitoring the escalating situation over the death of Antwun Shumpert in Tupelo, MS:

“TUPELO, Miss. — The blue lights flashed in the rearview mirror of the Ford Focus. The man behind the wheel, a 37-year-old African-American, pulled over, opened the door and sprinted into the Mississippi night.

Soon, a white police officer was giving chase on foot, accompanied by his police dog.

The officer would eventually find and fatally shoot the man, Antwun Shumpert, here on the evening of June 18, plunging this small city — famous globally as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but known regionally as a beacon of relatively progressive racial attitudes — into what has become a tragically common American morass of anger, racial division and hard questions about the treatment of black men at the hands of the police. …”

This is another Michael Brown case.

Totally innocent black guy is pulled over by a White cop in a routine traffic stop, flees from the officer on foot, turns around and physically attacks the cop and beats him up. Unbelievably, he gets himself shot and killed in the process, which proves it is all about racism, lynchings, slavery, segregation and the whole nine yards in Mississippi.

Various outside radical groups like the New Black Panthers vow to come to Tupelo and burn the city down. The mainstream media starts fanning the flames in order to rile up the black community which succumbs to the hysteria. It doesn’t even matter that the story is completely bogus and the police officer did nothing wrong.

Anyway, we have seen this play out time and again. We know how the story usually ends. We don’t want another Ferguson here.

Note: The Mississippi League of the South is holding a No Ferguson In Tupelo Rally on July 30th. Come out and join us.