Mississippi police chief linked to racist recording
By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting
In a recording obtained by MCIR, a Mississippi law enforcement officer can be heard bragging about killing 13 people in the line of duty, saying, “I shot that n----- 119 times, OK?”
In that recording, the supervising officer can be heard using slurs toward those Black or gay and telling another officer, “I don’t give a f--- if you kill a motherf---er in cold blood.”
JULIAN, a civil rights and international human rights organization, shared the recording with MCIR and identified the officer as Sam Dobbins, the White police chief of Lexington, a 85% majority Black town on the edge of the Mississippi Delta.
Contacted for comment, Dobbins said he was unaware of the recording.
Asked whether he killed 13 people in the line of duty, he replied, “That’s something we don’t discuss, period.”
He also denied using slurs. “I don’t talk like that,” he said.
Cardell Wright, JULIAN’s paralegal and the president of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, obtained the audio from former officer Robert Lee Hooker who made the tape, calling the remarks on tape “appalling, racist, hateful and detrimental to the welfare of the people. This recording proves that the oppressors no longer wear white sheets, but they wear law enforcement uniforms.”
JULIAN Founder Jill Collen Jefferson said she knows Dobbins well, and that it is definitely his voice. She said the tape reflects a pattern of behavior Lexington police that residents have shared in community meetings, detailing more than a dozen complaints against police.
Lifelong resident Shirley Gibson accused police of breaking into her house on Dec. 2. “An officer caught me by my neck, slung me on the ground, they Maced me not once but twice, they jumped on my son, they hit him, they stomped on his feet,” she told WLBT. “I’m very terrified because this isn’t the first time they did this. They did not have a search warrant.”
Jefferson said JULIAN is calling for the firing of Chief Dobbins “and every problematic officer,” as well as a formal investigation by the FBI.
On the tape, the supervising officer can be heard saying, “You’re going to get some s--- in the streets, and there’s only going to be one man fighting for you, and it’s going to be me, OK? Don’t ever ruin that, all right, because these other n-----s, they’re [unintelligible]. I don’t give a f--- if you kill a mother---er in cold blood. I will articulate to fix the f---ing problem, and I’m the only man in the business here that’s smart enough to do it.”
The officer bragged about his past killings. “I have killed 13 men in my career, justified,” he said. “In my line of duty, I have shot and killed 13 different people.”
“You shot that many motherf---ers?” the other officer asked.
“Yes, sir, justified, bro’,” the officer asked. “Ask around.”
The officer began to detail some of those cases, saying, “I’m talking about a man had a gun, a man had to die.”
He described a shootout in a cornfield. “Justified, bro’,” he said. “I shot that n----- 119 times, OK? I saved 67 kids in a school.”
“I chased this motherf---er across the field. I got him. He was DRT [dead right there] in the field. The vehicle was shot 319 times, but he was hit 119 times by me.”
He said he was cleared at the sheriff’s office, where he worked at the time, and received his gun back before he ever sat back down.
When the subject arises of him talking to someone, he responded with slurs toward gays, “I don’t talk to f---ing queers, I don’t talk to f---ing faggots.”
He talked of an officer who was perpetually late. “I can be a motherf---er,” he said. “I really can.”
Then he told the officer, “I can only pay you 32 hours a week. You can work all you want to.”
He talked of inheriting his tough ways from the one who trained him. If a suspect “got out of line, I didn’t open the door,” the officer said. “I smashed the mother---er through the window. It would get your attention real quick.”
The bad guys, he said, “think it’s a game.”
Dobbins was appointed by the Lexington Board of Alderman last July. On the tape, the officer can be heard saying, “I work for the board, so when I want something, I want it right then.”
Jefferson said he hasn’t seen “this level of callousness since Bull Connor,” the commissioner of public safety who used firehoses and dogs on children protesting in Birmingham in 1963.
She said the town of Lexington “never shifted from Jim Crow,” like other small towns. “We just stopped paying attention.”
UPDATE, July 20: Francine Jefferson, JULIAN’s Mississippi state director of organizing, said the Lexington Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 to fire Dobbins. The two who voted to retain him were Richard Spencer, the White former mayor of Lexington, and Charles Simmons, a Black alderman.
Charles Henderson has been appointed interim chief.
“This firing is a victory for the community,” Jefferson said, “but the board is still ignoring the issue.”
She said Henderson has been the subject of a number of complaints by residents, and that the current culture of policing “must be rooted out completely.”
THIS WHITEMAN JUST CONFESSED TO BE A SERIAL KILLER A MASS MURDERER WITH 13 BODIES AND BLACK POLITICIANS ARE IN AN UPROAR ABOUT SESAME STREET? YOU ALL KEEP GOING FOR THE BLACK CARD IN THIS 3 CARD MONTY GAME OF LIFE AND DEATH. THE IMPORTANT CARD IS THE RED CARD BECAUSE IT SYMBOLIZES THE BLOOD LEAVING OUR BODIES AT THE HANDS OF THESE KILLER COPS, SHERIFFS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT WHO CAUSE OUR DEATHS.
ANY AND EVERY BLACK POLITICAN, MINISTER, PREACHER, JUDGE, LAWYER, TALK SHOW HOST, BLOGGER MUST USE THIS FACTUAL NEWS STORY TO CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE END TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR KILLER COPS, SHERIFFS AND POLICE UNIONS WHO MURDER MAIM AND KILL BLACK PEOPLE FOR SPORT.
CORY BOOKER AND TIME SCOTT YOU ARE A FAILURE TO BLACK PEOPLE BUT A FIGHTER FOR THE POLICE. WHEN YOU FAILED TO PASS THE GEORGE FLOYD ACT YOU SAID THE NATIONAL LIVE BROADCASTING OF A WHITE COP KILLING A BLACKMAN IS OK.
WE DONT BLAME YOU FOR GEORGE FLOYDS DEATH BUT FOR THE MANY, MANY BLACK DEATHS AND BEATINGS AT THE HANDS OF KILLER COPS SINCE HIS DEATH YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE.
THEIR BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS.
TO THE WHITE PEOPLE JEWS, GAYS ASIANS AND ALL WHO NOW CLAIM FALSELY CLAIM BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE RACISTS FOR WORDS YOU DON'T LIKE.
WHERE IS THAT SAME ENERGY AFTER HEARING THE WORDS OF THIS SERIAL KILLING MASS MURDERERING GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL? WHICH ONE OF YOU HAVE CALLED THIS REAL RACIST A RACIST?
SINCE HE WAS THE CHIEF DOESN'T THAT MAKE HIS POLICE DEPARTMENT A WHITE SUPREMACIST RACIST ORGANIZATION?
CAN HE JUST CONFESS TO KILLING 13 PEOPLE AND NOT BE INVESTIGATED?
SHOULDN'T HIS WHOLE DEPARTMENT BE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATION FOR PERPATRATING A POGRAM AND CONTINUING HOLOCAUST ON BLACK PEOPLE THAT STARTED WITH SLAVERY AND IS STILL GOING ON TODAY UNDER THE BLUE COLOR OF LAW.
TO ALL THE WHITE THINK TANKS BOTH WASP AND JEWISH AND ESPECIALLY THE SPLC WHO THINK THEY ARE THE AUTHORITY ON WHO IS A RACIST BECAUSE THEY'RE WHITE;
WHERE IS YOUR CONDEMNATION OF THIS MAN AND HIS DEPARTMENT.?
YOU ARE QUICK TO MIS-LABEL BLACK PEOPLE AS GANG MEMBERS AND BLACK SUPREMACIST BUT DONT SEE HOW YOU OPERATE AS WHITE SUPREMACISTS.
YOU ENCOURAGE HIT PIECES TO BE WRITTEN THAT HAVE BEEN USED TO TARGET BLACK PEOPLE FOR DEATH.
WETHER IT HAPPENS AT THE HANDS OF THE GOVERNMENT OR OTHER WHITES BECAUSE OF YOUR MIS-LABELING THEM YOU ARE THE FINGER MARKING THEM FOR DEATH.
FOR INSTANCE, YOU JUST HAD A HIT PIECE WRITTEN IN THE DAILY MAIL BY DANIEL BATES WHO QUOTES YOU REPEATDLY.
QUESTION HOW IS AN ATTORNEY A RACIST FOR SEEKING TO HAVE CATHERINE DUNHAM ARRESTED FOR HER PART IN EMMIT TILLS VIOLENT AND HORRIFIC MURDER?
WHY IS THE LEAD OF THE STORY YOUR FALSE CLAIM THAT THE BLACKMAN MALIK ZULU SHABAZZ IS A RACIST AND NOT CATHERINE DUNHAM AN ACCESSORY TO A RACIST MURDER?
THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS BECAUSE ITS A HIT PIECE AGAINST THE BLACK MAN WHO WAS LEGALLY ATTEMPTING TO BRING CATHERINE DUNHAM TO JUSTICE FOR HER PART IN EMMITT TILLS MURDER. THERE IS NO EXPIRATION DATE TO A MURDER CHARGE. IF BILL COSBY CAN GO TO JAIL ACCUSED BY WHITE WOMEN WITH NO PROOF, THIS WHITE WOMAN CAN GO BECAUSE IT IS HER AND HER RACIST WORDS THAT GOT EMMITT TIL KILLED.
THE REALITY IS THAT YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER KILLER WHO USES WORDS TO HAVE BLACKS TARGETED FOR DEATH.
ITS CALLED CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.
THE SPLC ADVISED DANIEL BATES AND THE DAILY MAIL TO WRONGFULLY LABEL ATTORNEY SHABAZZ A RACIST
SPLC YOU SHOULD NOW ADVISE THEM TO RETRACT THAT ARTICLE
THE SADDEST PART BUT MOST ILLUMINATING IS THAT ALL THREE OF YOU ARE CONSPIRING TO PROTECT CATHERINE DUNHAM FROM HAVING TO ANSWER FOR HER PART IN ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFIC DEATHS OF A BLACK CHILD ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
BY ATTACKING ATTORNEY SHABAZZ WHO IS LAWFULLY SEEKING TO HAVE HER LEGALLY ARRESTED FOR EMMITT TILLS DEATH. YOU ARE PROTECTING A POTENTIAL MURDERER
YOU ALL HAVE LOST ANY CREDIBILITYYEARS AGO, BUT TODAY WE HAVE SOLID PROOF THAT ALL OF YOU ARE WHITE SUPREMACIST OPERATING IN A INSTITUTIONAL RACIST GOVERNMENT OF AN ANTI BLACK COUNTRY.
YOU ARE AS YOUR SLAVE OWNING ANCESTORS WERE STILL PRACTICING ANTI-MELANISM. YOU HATE BLACK PEOPLE SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE BLACK
YOU ARE NOT AFRAID OF US. YOU JUST USE THE WORD FEAR TO GET AWAY WITH HUNTING AND KILLING US FOR SPORT.
HERE IS THE PROOF SPOKEN BY THE RACIST MISSISSIPPI POLICE CHIEF HIMSELF!