May 10, 2015 7:31 am -


UPDATE: Three suspects have been arrested:

Police in Mississippi today arrested two brothers and a young woman in connection with the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg police officers.

Marvin Banks, his younger brother, Curtis Banks and Joanie Calloway were charged in the shooting deaths of Hattiesburg officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were killed late Saturday while conducting a traffic stop, said Warren Strain, the public affairs director for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.…

Marvin Banks, 29, and Calloway, 22, both faced two counts of capital murder, among other charges, said Strain. He said Curtis Banks, 26, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact after capital murder. At least one of the brothers had a criminal history, said DuPree.

Two police officers were shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday night in Hattiesburg.

Officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop when they were shot, Mayor Johnny DuPree said.

They were taken to hospital, but did not survive.

“The men and women who go out every day to protect us, the men and women who go out every day to make sure that we are safe, were turned on tonight,” DuPree said.

Police have apprehended two suspects, Marvin Banks and Curtis Banks [pictured], he said.

After the shooting, the suspects stole a police vehicle, which they used to flee. It was later found abandoned, according to CNN affiliate WDAM. The two men both have criminal records.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Two Mississippi Police Shot And Killed

  1. tracey marie May 10th, 2015 at 7:45 am

    This is horrible, condolences for the families.

  2. rg9rts May 10th, 2015 at 7:59 am


  3. John Tarter May 10th, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I wonder if the Obama Administration will be: A. Sending representatives to the funerals. B. Getting the Justice Department involved.

    • StoneyCurtisll May 10th, 2015 at 9:12 am

      You can bet they will…
      more than likely they will get the DP.
      Mississippi has the death penalty, they will eventually give em “the big shot” and send em up to the sky daddy.

  4. Carla Akins May 10th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    My condolences to the officer’s families.

  5. Annie May 10th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    May they rest in and their families find peace. Welcome to the finest prison money can buy, you 3 suspects

  6. Ricky C. May 10th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    If they’re found guilty, life in prison with no chance of parole.

  7. bpollen May 10th, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Hmmm…. Shouldn’t there be veritable hordes of troll claiming that “libtards” are celebrating these deaths? Where are the hacks asking why people aren’t out in the street protesting these deaths? Did Alex Jones find “proof” that ISIS is in control of Jade Helm 15 and all the trolls are sitting under their bridges lapping up the latest conspiracy chapter?

    • mcalleyboy May 11th, 2015 at 3:37 am

      Gotta love those new tactical weapons they seem very effective in crowd control, it’s either discipline and control or burned up and destroyed cities. Nevada is a wonderful testing ground for advanced weaponry and these kind of things are needed for crowd control and in the military field of operation whether it be in the US or abroad. Army National Guard does train for issue’s within their own parameters (cities) and it’s needed, how else do you control a happening without training in the same theater you’ll be operating out of.

      • bpollen May 11th, 2015 at 3:48 am


  8. zerowolfe May 11th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Fotget Police brutality….I think an all out race war is close. Lets all march with crazy slogans if Tate and Deen are shot down….never mind…Pigs lives don’t count in the sick jungle world of the Banks Brothers and Joanie Calloway!