MS Dept. of Public Safety: Gang has called for deaths of police officers
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety released a bulletin to law enforcement on Thursday evening warning of a threat against all law enforcement by the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Twenty-year-old Brandon Webber was shot by U.S. Marshals in Memphis after ramming their vehicles with his several times and then stepping out of his car with a weapon, officials said Thursday morning. This kicked off violent protests in which the crowd threw rocks, bottles, and chunks of cement at police on the scene, injuring dozens of officers and two journalists.
The now-deleted video was about eight minutes long and showed the 20-year-old singing in his car, smoking and driving. At one point, Webber sees a Memphis police cruiser, says they’d have to catch him and then says he’d “do” them.
The Gangster Disciples, one of the three largest street gangs in Mississippi according to the latest gang study by the Fusion Center, were also involved with a threat on law enforcement in 2015 along with the 74 Hoover Crips. This happened just after Hattiesburg police officers Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen were killed and Marvin Banks was captured and charged with two counts of capital murder in their deaths.