Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fried Chicken & Chainsaws

 Needless to say, local comedians had a field day with Bracey v. City of Jackson, et al.  The lawsuit itself is a disaster for the city regardless of who is telling the truth.  Keep in mind the Mayor has not yet defended himself nor has any evidence been presented by either side.   However, the lawsuit is what it is and provides a great deal of material for those of a humorous bent as can be seen below.  

Warning: Crude language and use of the *** word.

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Madison PD seeks "person of interest"

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and photos:

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Go, Gowan, Go.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sent accused killer Darion Givens back to prison for four years. Givens was recently arrested for armed robbery.  Givens was arrested  a year ago for murder and was denied bond but was mistakenly turned loose where he allegedly and quickly went back to his life of crime. 

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Arrest made in Nuns' murder

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement and picture :

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Hattiesburg Mayor grabs camera

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree apparently shoved a camera held by The Hattiesburg Patriot as he attempted to ask the Mayor some questions on a public sidewalk:

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$22,500 reward for nun killers.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following press release: 

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Attorney says City of Jackson fired her because she was white

A former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Jackson says she was fired in December 2014 because she was white.  Lara Gill sued Jackson in U.S. District Court Wednesday for damages suffered caused by her wrongful termination and discrimination.

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Jackson issues notice of proposed milleage increase

The city of Jackson issued the following press release: 

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Madison wine store robbed

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement:

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Teen killer going to prison

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Mayor responds

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement:

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Former assistant sues Yarber for sexual harassment

Former Jackson employee Kimberly Bracey sued Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber in U.S. District Court today for sexual harassment.  The complaint also names the city of Jackson and several John Does as defendants. The complaint is posted below and is um, rather salacious in nature.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, III.  Mrs. Bracey is represented by the law firm of Watson & Norris. Today is going to be a wild one for the Jackson media.

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Hinds Deputy Arrested

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release: 

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Court boots Stallworth from airport lawsuit

Reverend Jeffery Stallworth will have to take his fight to stop the state takeover of Jackson's airports back to the airwaves after a federal judge kicked his lawsuit out of court.  Reverend Stallworth sued Governor Phil Bryant in April to stop the transfer of ownership of Jackson's airports from Jackson to a regional board of commissioners appointed by various officials and governments.

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$20 billion and counting

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce estimated that the value of homes flooded last week was over $20 billion.  BRAC issued a report last week that provides a preliminary analysis of the damage caused by the catastrophe that took place last week.  Some highlights of the two-page report are:

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The Jackson Budget Follies continue

Jackson Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr.  made several recommendations about how to fix Jackson's budget problems recently.  Most of these suggestions will sound very familiar to JJ readers.  Compare Mr. Priester's favorite option to what JJ posted a year ago.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Butch Evans indicted in Chris Epps scandal

Another domino fell in the Chris Epps scandal today.   A federal grand jury indicted Butch Evans for one count of fraud and one count of bribery on July 13, 2016.  Evans is a Ridgeland insurance agent.  The indictment was unsealed today and alleges the Evans paid kickbacks to Chris Epps in exchange for insurance policies Evans sold to MDOC employees.  The case was assigned to Judge Henry Wingate. The indictment states:

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Update on Carl Reddix case.

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate recused himself from presiding over USA v. Carl Reddix.  The case was reassigned to Judge Daniel Jordan, III.

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Fund-raiser for Kenny Griffis


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This is no mirage

Progress on Court Street.  See for yourself.

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Priester: Make the Godfather move

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. laid out possible options for Jackson after the Moody's downgrade on his Facebook page:

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Rick Cleveland: Meet the Possum Bowl

If you've never heard of Mississippi's Possum Bowl, you might want to listen in...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jackson Zoo loses accreditation (Updated)

The Jackson Zoo resigned its accreditation with the American Zoological Society last Friday.  The AZA confirmed the Zoo's resignation and its website reflects the change.

Update (4:28 PM): The Jackson Zoo issued the following press release: 

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Homicide victim crashes into playground

JPD issued the following press release:

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Ridgeland PD launches FB page

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release: 

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D.A. charges A.G. had him arrested as a pre-emptive stike

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith turned up the heat on Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood last Friday.  The D.A. accused the Attorney General of arresting him because two of the A.G.'s prosecutors feared the D.A. was going to seek an indictment against them from a Hinds County grand jury.  Mr. Smith was arrested in June on six misdemeanor counts of improperly helping defendants and using a grand jury to intimidate a Circuit Court judge.

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Cockrell arrested

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release and mug shot:

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Leadership 101

Our friend Kamikaze was none too happy about the Brandon amphitheater project and said so on Facebook:

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District 72 thread (Jackson & Ridgeland)



We got us an election tomorrow in District 72.  Three contenders fight to join the madness that is called the Mississippi Legislature.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Found.

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement:

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Mayor appoints Judge Sutton to the 1% Sales Tax Commission.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement:

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Flood donation suggestion

Bins, boxes, containers. Flood victims in Louisiana need them. I saw it first-hand this weekend. They are trying to salvage what they can and often don't have anything for storage.

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Bill Crawford: Schools Must Become Environments That Instill Virtue

Teaching children “virtue” is the key to solving poverty, insists a reader and regular critic. That’s how we break the “cycle of dependency,” he said.
 
To do this, he argues, we must “indoctrinate our children from the early years with a sense of virtue through education.”
 
Well, “indoctrinate” threw me off. Reminded me of the old Soviet Union brainwashing children as well as my delightful time in boot camp. So, I thought, while it may be permissible for parents to indoctrinate children, that’s hardly the role for schools.

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NYT provides the Rest of the Story on Jackson office of Morgan Stanley

Secretary of State Dilbert Hosemann fined Morgan Stanley $4.2 million for improper trading by one of its financial advisers and subsequent losses suffered by clients last week.  The New York Times picked up the ball and ran with it as it showed a more complete picture of what took place at the local office of Morgan Stanley.  The newspaper's quiz revealed an office that was not well-monitored by the company and a "genius" broker who was double dealing with his clients.  The New York Times reported:

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Moody's downgrades Jackson's debt

Moody's downgraded Jackson's water & sewer bonds to a Baa3 rating in this notice issued last week:

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BR resident to media: Get off of Trump & Kardashian and get down here.

Baton Rouge attorney Heather Cross had enough and vented her spleen about the national response to the Louisiana flooding disaster last Wednesday in this letter she posted on Facebook:

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Missing person alert

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release and photo:

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Open thread.

Comment about anything.  I will be tied up the rest of the day pulling wet drywall.  Approval of comments may be delayed.  There are more than a few topics to discuss.  New rumblings in the Hinds County District Attorney case yesterday.  The budget follies continue.  Louisiana flooding woes continue.  Football season will be soon upon us.  Dak looked pretty good this week.   Is anyone else going to run for Mayor of Jackson?  Is anyone going to take on the Queen again and what will 2017 mean for Gene?  Feel free to comment about any other subject.  Fire away.

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Son kills Mom's bf

Ridgeland PD issued the following press release:

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Bayoneting the wounded.

Maybe there is no difference between the parties.  Exhibit A-Z: Flooding in Louisiana.

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New airline service coming to Jackson

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following press release:

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Feds to MEMA: You ripped us off with your good ole boy system

Mississippi government can't help itself. Democrat Republican Black White Commie Klukker SJW Dittohead male female.  It doesn't matter who is in charge, he or she is going to figure out how to rip off everyone else.  The Feds came calling, took a look at nearly $30 million in FEMA grants, and suspended the remaining grant payments.  Some allegations will be very familiar to anyone who knows anything about Mississippi government:

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"Victim" might have her own case of the stupid.

JPD fired officer Daryl Stasher for propositioning an 17 year-old girl for sex while he was on duty in his patrol car.  The girl recorded his encounter with him and posted it on her Facebook page.  However, it appears our "victim" might not have thought too clearly about what she was doing.   Where have we seen her before?

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Lovely Starkville home for sale



This charming Southern Style two storied custom home is located on a hill with view of a lake in the back, in an exclusive Starkville subdivision (only 11 home sites).

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Clinton PD bust prescription forgery ring

The Clinton Police Department issued the following press release:

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Jackson budget follies begin

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman provided these updates from the budget hearings on his Facebook page this morning:

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Two junkyard dogs go at it in court.

A steel-cage, no-referee, WWF-style wrasslin' match has broken out in U.S. District Court between lawyers Chuck McRae and Barry Gilmer.  Two lawyers who honestly don't give a care about what anyone else thinks, know how to use every trick in the book, and will use every trick in the book to squash the other side. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Flood Lagniappe

Here is a round-up of stories and internet items about the more interesting features of the flooding disaster in Louisiana. 

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Fired

JPD issued the following statement about its would-be Superfly:

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DA wants transcripts, Ivon, & Butler (UPDATE)

 Update: Judge Bell postponed the hearing that was scheduled for today.

Embattled Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked a Hinds County Court Judge to order the Attorney General to produce sealed transcripts of tape recordings recordings of Ivon Johnson as well as the live bodies of Johnson and Christopher Butler at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.  Special Judge James Bell will preside over the case.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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