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Hinds Co. Supervisor Stokes remains unapologetic about comments made

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The fallout from Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes controversial comments continues.

Sunday Stokes said Board of Supervisors President Robert Graham should not have apologized to Attorney Mindy McKay Morton on behalf of the board because Stokes remains unapologetic.

Stokes went on to say he believes audience members should show more respect in the board room and that most county residents believe he did the right thing by speaking out.

 "The other alternative would be for me to get up out of my seat and go to a person in the audience who should not be making any comments and slap the bad word out of them. Now, would you rather I had done that?," Stokes asked.

Stokes also said his recent comment, calling a female county employee an Uncle Tom, was the truth and offers no apology. He claims she initiated the heated conversation.

When asked if calling her an Uncle Tom was appropriate, Stokes responded "Well she's an Uncle Tom, yes. If I was lying it would be but it's true. The truth is always in order."

Stokes also told the media Sunday he wants to work with the county's youth court judge to find a suitable place to hold juveniles who break what he hopes will soon be a curfew in the county and other municipalities.

Stokes says there must be staffing and a holding area before the curfews can be mandated.

He says the move could reduce crime in the county.

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