The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over comments he made about the organization in October. Hood asked Mississippians to be cautious in dealing with the group after concerns were raised about a possible scam.
Thomas Burrell is the president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, Inc. He says the reason for the lawsuit is because Attorney General Jim Hood has interfered and will continue to interfere with the group’s right to associate with its members and is preventing the group from being able to petition the government.
“And we are asking here again, a federal judge to declare that we do have these rights,” Burrell explains. “We’re asking a federal judge to instruct Mr. Hood to cease and desist from interfering with our rights. We’re asking a federal judge to force Mr. Hood make a public statement, acknowledging that he did indeed act negligently.”