Sunday, August 30, 2015

Trump slams Hillary, Luntz can't comprehend any of it.

 Trump took a few shots at Hillary in ways that well, might make Republican candidates and pretty boys cringe:

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Shylock v. The Cherokee?

The post about the BMI v. Freelon Restaurant and Grill lawsuit that was published yesterday brought attention to a similar action that was unknown to this website.  BMI sued the Cherokee Inn and its owner, Hayes McMillan, on October 14 for alleged copyright violations and is still pursuing legal action against the restaurant even though it is now closed.  The offense: allegedly playing five songs without permission from Broadcast Music, Inc.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Freelons sued for copyright violations

BMI and several copyright owners sued Freelon Restaurant Grill & Bar in U.S. District Court on August 4 for copyright infringement.  The plaintiffs claim Freelon's allowed the public performance of several songs without permission or license to do so from either BMI or the copyright owners.  The complaint and schedule of alleged offenses is posted below.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Madison PD arrest suspect in gratification of lust case.

Madison PD issued the following press release:

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Tony Davis asks Sheriff's lawyer for mercy

Tony Davis sent this email to the media this afternoon.  Sheriff Tyrone Lewis filed a defamation lawsuit against him and his ex-wife in Hinds County Chancery Court.  A deposition was apparently scheduled for Monday.  Here is the email.

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As the Mud Slings.....

Now that the race is over, JJ can show you some of the trash that was thrown in the Hinds County District 2 Supervisor's race.  Several radio stations refused to accept this ad.  Naturally the Clarion-Ledger included the complete ad in its story on the ad.  Campaign manager for David L. Archie must have thought he hit a home run when the newspaper did him that favor.

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Walker running for Judge

Attorney Chris Walker issued the following press release.

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Another woman sues DPS for discrimination and retaliation.

A Mississippi Department of Public Safety employee sued DPS for sex discrimination and retaliation in U.S. District Court on August 10.  Penny Corn was the Grants Director for the Office of Homeland Security at DPS.  The department is currently fighting several discrimination lawsuits and complaints.

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What's a few million dollars between friends?

Kate Royals of the Clarion-Ledger busted the Jackson Public School District for awarding a $3.5 million contract to some "consultants" who worked with the district to improve academic performance.  The newspaper reported:

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The camera can work both ways

A young woman claimed she was tased by Flowood police earlier this week during a traffic stop. WAPT reported:

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Apple fanboys might cry

Think your smartphone is the hottest thing on the planet?  Are you a slave to the AT&T and Cspire wars?  It appears Chinese smartphones are way ahead of what we can do with our smartphones in America and are leaving us in the dust.  The Wall Street Journal reported last week:

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Rankin police create "safe lots" for internet transactions

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

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MELTDOWN!!!

David L. Archie melts down on Kim Wade's radio show yesterday after KIM Waaaaaaaaaade asked him about his loss to Hinds County District 2 Supervisor.  This one is classic. 


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Bloom County

Steve Dallas faces a brave new world. Click on images to enlarge.

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Inside the mind of a maniac

Vester Flanagan sued his employer, WDBJ, for wrongful termination in 2014 after he was fired from the tv station.   The case was dismissed but WDBJ submitted reports on his behavior as part of its defense. The court file is 167 pages but here is a road map to the relevant and more interesting pages:

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Stokes opposes investigation (Video)

The Jackson City Council voted 6-1 this week to pay two investigators $15,000 to complete an review and issue a final report on the water/sewer department and the Siemen's contract.  The investigation was initiated by a report from Raftelis Financial Consultants.  Mr. Stokes said he would approve an investigation of the Siemen's contract but opposed any investigation of public works or the water/sewer department.  See for yourself.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hate it when this happens.

House collapses on Boyd Street.

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Regaining one's past

JJ rarely posts book reviews but this one that appeared in the Wall Street Journal Saturday is one of the more poignant ones. Martin Rubin devled into a case where a family's legacy was looted by the Nazis while they were murdered in the Holocaust.  Mr. Rubin writes:

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SOS and Jackson work to sell tax-forfeited properties

Mississippi Secretary of State Gibbert Hosemann issued the following press release:

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Killer sued prior station for racism.

Vester Flanagan sued his television station employer for racial discrimination after the station fired him in 2000.  The case was ordered to mediation.  The two sides settled and the case was dismissed with prejudice.  The complaint and mediation report are posted below. Comments are turne off. Make them in the other thread about this subject.

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SANDERS SPEAKS!!!

Enoch Sanders protested to the Jackson City Council about collecting unpaid water bills.

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Two reporters murdered while covering story

 Second update: Williams killed himself.  Correction: State police corrected themselves and said he is still alive after shooting himself. He faxed a 23 page statement to tv station last night or this morning.

Update: Police searching for former WDBJ reporter Bryce Williams.  He posted videos he took of the shooting on Facebook and Twitter.  More info posted below. 

Warning: Graphic and violent video. 

Two WDBJ (Roanake, Va.) reporters were murdered at Smith Mountain Lake (Va.) while covering a story live on tv. Here is the video.  The first one shows the shooting. The second shows the coverage by their station.

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Court to Tony Davis and Sheila Lewis: Shut up and stop slandering the Sheriff.

A Hinds County judge ordered Tony Davis and Shelia Lewis to remove all posts about Sheriff Tyrone Lewis from Facebook and other social media.  Shelia Lewis is the Sheriff's ex-wife.  The defendants posted on Facebook that Sheriff Lewis molested a child, committed statutory rape and fathered a child by an under-age girl, and  other "defamatory accusations".  The Court held Sheriff Lewis would be able to prove these posts were not true and that the "evidence produced thus far shows the statements to be false."  Earlier post with copy of complaint and exhibits.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Election night thread. Anita, Spivey, Darrel win.

Here we go.  Predictions:

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Get out and vote for Darrel McQuirter today



Your vote does count and you have a chance to do something about Hinds County today if you live in District 2. The district includes part of Fondren and Belhaven.*  This website wrote two years ago when Darrel McQuirter faced election:

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David Archie people going to David Archie

Surprise, surprise.  The David Archie people are showing their expected level of class on election day today or should we say Hinds County District 2 Supervisor is the victim of some campaign terrorism?

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Jackson restaurants charge waitresses wanting better pay are "unfair to Jackson"

Many of Jackson's  dining establishments sponsored newspaper ads the opposed raising the wages of their own waitresses.  The 1940 ads appeared in the Jackson Daily News and were in response to a called strike:

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Nothing to see here, move along.

Nobody's lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Governor has generated no small amount of interest as Nobody seek to stop the state's investigation and possible prosecution of those who distributed anonymous flyers and mailers in Madison County for the August 4 elections.  However, here are some interesting coincidences about that pertain to Judge Carlton Reeves and the lawyer for Nobody.

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Nobody & AG go at it

Nobody slugged it out in federal court last Friday with the Mississippi Attorney General over an investigation into anonymous flyers and mailers that appeared in the August 4 elections in Madison County.  Secretary of State Englebert Hosemann and Attorney General Jim Hood are investigating the flyers.  They said the use of anonymous flyers violate state law and those responsible may be prosecutred.  Nobody filed suit in U.S. District Court last week and asked Judge Carlton Reeves to issue a temporary restraining order that would stop the investigation.  The complaint states the plaintiff is Anonymous.  Attorney Graham Carner represented the plaintiff.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Getting desperate?

Kathy Sykes, candidate for House of Representatives #70, rolled out some robocalls today in the Belhaven area. One talked about rolling things back if she loses and the other was an endorsement by Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr.  Yes, the consiglieri for Harvey and probably the best known lawyer for the Democrats in Mississippi wants to "roll" things back. Here they are.

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Think twice before directly reimbursing employee for health care costs.

The IRS will penalize small businesses $100 per day if they "reimburse employees for the cost of premiums for individual health insurance polices or pay their health care costs directly".  The maximum penalty is $36,500 per year.  The new rule became effective on July 1.  The Mississippi Department of Insurance provided the documents posted below that explain the new rule and its ramifications. 

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Twelve applications for tourism sales tax rebates

Twelve different organizations filed applications for tourism sales tax rebates since January 1, 2013. JJ obtained the applications through a public records request submitted to the Mississippi Development Authority. The applications are posted below. They include rebates as low as $1.9 million and as high as $96.2 million.  These applications are just that, applications.  They do not state whether the application was approved or rejected

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bloom County

Trump has a secret admirer.

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JPD Chief Jimmy Wilson tried to stop Melton

Jackson Police Chief Jimmy Wilson warned in a 1993 letter addressed to FBI Special Agent  in Charge Joseph Jackson (Jackson office) young boys complained that Frank Melton molested them after they were placed into his charge by Frank Bluntson.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

You knew it was coming. (Updated)

Time for the Ashley Madison fun.  One guru went into the Dark Web, retrieved the database, and ranked all 115,181 zip codes.  Someone else created a Mississippi database.


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JPD arrests pimps & ho's

JPD issued the following press release:

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Renaissance applied for sales tax rebates

JJ filed a public records request for the Renaissance at Colony Park, LLC application for the Mississippi Tourism Sales Tax rebate.  The Mississippi Development Authority provided the following information yesterday.  The application was made in December 2013 but does not specify any phases of the development.  It states the maximum rebate could be $29,594,938.  MDA did not provide any other documents or amendments. 

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No comment: Pro Se edition.

Judge just loooooooove people who file their own lawsuits and do so by writing out the complaint.  Here is one for ya to read.  It is not one of the usual variety of prisoner lawsuits but is a suit against Alcorn State University. 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Benjamin pleads not guilty to bribery charges.

Irb Benjamin pleaded not guilty today in U.S. District Court today.  A federal grand jury indicted Mr. Benjamin on August 18, 2015 for conspiracy and bribery.  Benjamin obtained MDOC contracts through his company Mississippi Correctional Management.  Benjamin also obtained contracts for other companies by acting as a consultant.  He would allegedly split the consulting fee with then-MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps.   The first page of the indictment below provides the plot of the scheme hatched by the Commissioner and the Jack Gordon protege.    He is represented by "Plea Bargain" Joe Holloman.  Benjamin is free on a $10,000 bond.  Trial was set for October 16, but it will undoubtedly be postponed to a later date.

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Waggoner pleads guilty in Chris Epps scandal.

 Sam Waggoner, Jr. pleaded guilty today to one count of bribery involving programs receiving federal funds  in U.S. District Court.  He agreed to forfeit $200,000 as part of the plea agreement.  Judge Henry Wingate did not schedule a date for sentencing.  The short bill of information is posted below. The plea agreement was issued on May 6, 2015 and signed by Mr. Waggoner on July 15 but it was sealed until today.   The details of the bribes and kickbacks are provided in the bill of information posted below.

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Nobody tries to stop mailer investigation

Nobody sued Secretary of State Eggbert Hosemann, Attorney General Jim Hood, and Governor Phil Bryant over the investigation of several anonymous flyers and mailers that were distributed in the recent primary elections in Madison County.  The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court and assigned to Judge Carleton Reeves.  Nobody also seeks a temporary restraining order.  The complaint and TRO request are posted below. 

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Irb Benjamin and Sam Waggoner indicted in Chris Epps scandal

Note: This website was the first source to question Mr. Benjamin's involvement in this scandal. November 24, 2014 post.  

U.S. Attorney Acting United States Attorney Harold Brittain, issued the following statement:

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Costco chaos

Ok, folks.  Here is the much awaited video of the Costco forum held at Ridgeland High School last night. It was a packed house and the discussion grew pretty heated at times.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

At her worst, she is still better......

Just Stevie Nicks goofing around backstage. 

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Suspect in Spillway chase arrested.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement :

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Jackson man beaten to death at softball field with baseball bat.

JPD issued the following press release:

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Local hospitals combine laundry cleaning services.

The Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce issued the following press release:

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Former Cochran aide admits he is a drug-dealing Pagan.

Fred Pagan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess to distribute methamphetamine yesterday in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. He was arrested on April 25, 2015. He waived indictment.

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Stokes sticks it to DA Man.

What does one say?

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We need David Archie....... at the WWF, Nitro, or Raw

This post was published in 2011 and is re-posted today.

David Archie, community hell-raiser and attention-hound, oops, I meant local "activist", recently announced he was running for Mayor of Jackson. This is not Mr. Archie's first run for office as he was a candidate for Jackson City Council Ward 1 and for seat on the Madison County Board of Supervisors in recent years. Mr. Archie was last seen protesting at the convenience store where a clerk shot someone who allegedly stole some beer. Mr. Archie was arrested earlier this year in Canton as he marched without a permit and after being explicitly warned by the police he would be arrested if he did so. Such behavior is the norm for Mr. Archie as he has had earlier scrapes with the law even though they received little coverage by the media.

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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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