Drivers Shout N-Word And Other Slurs At Police Abuse Protesters In Mississippi (VIDEO)

Mississippi has a bad track record when it comes to racism. Even today, the Southern Poverty Law Center has found the small state supports 11 chapters of the Klu Klux Klan. A website, Floating Sheep, mapped racist tweets following President Obama’s 2012 re-election. Mississippi came in second place, just after Alabama.

On Saturday, Mississippi held a protest march in solidarity with the massive #MillionsMarchNYC taking place in New York City the same day. People gathered to protest a failure by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York to indict police officers that recently killed unarmed black men.

In Mississippi, the outrage, pain and call for change expressed by marchers was met with racial slurs. A WREG reporter on the scene,

“…heard many people driving by shouting the n-word and other racial slurs at the group, still they marched on.”

Teresa Carter was among the marchers in Mississippi. Wearing handcuffs in memory of her son, Carter she said:

“It’s been two long, hard years for me.”

In July of 1012, Teresa lost her son Chavis Chacobie Carter while he was in police custody in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Chavis had been arrested and placed in the back of a squad car. The police report that Chavis was “handcuffed, double locked and searched”, yet still managed to retrieve a hidden weapon and shoot himself in the side of the head. Teresa doesn’t buy the official police report and joined the march in Mississippi in protest. She comments:

“It’s a mess, we all just want justice, you know, you can’t keep killing us and our kids.”

A former police officer by the name of Sam Williams was among the marchers as well. He expressed concern that there’s been a change for the worse within the police force since he was an officer:

“I never drew blood from anyone. So don’t tell me you can’t. “I never let a person get away. Everyone I went to arrest, I arrested them.”

If you’re concerned about police abuse without accountability, join an upcoming protest in your area.

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world… would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner

WREG News Channel 3 filed the following report: