Friday, November 16, 2007

Give JPD a Big Mac and supersize it!

Everyone else has commented on Sheriff McMillin becoming the Chief of JPD. Like everyone else, I think this is good for Jackson. There are several ways to look at what happened today in Jackson.

Some people will think that Melton finally got serious about fighting crime in Jackson, had a Damascus moment, and appointed the best possible candidate in Hinds County. As desirable as as this scenario is, Melton's history makes it clear this is likely not the reason for McMillin's appointment.

Kim Wade probably nailed it today on his radio show. He said that Melton's back was to the wall with Jackson suffering from a multimillion dollar budget deficit (in violation of state law) while having to pay back to the federal government several hundred thousand dollars (A federal grant requires JPD to have 450 officers. JPD only has 410 officers, with only 9 recruits in the academy. Jackson does not have the money to hire officers from other agencies. Thus, Jackson HAS to pay the grant back to the federal government.) Mr. Wade said that Mac offered a way out of this nightmare to Melton (who frankly has NO CLUE as to how to fix the disaster he created) in exchange for the appointment. Kim Wade's theory makes much sense when one looks at the Melton's record as mayor.

It is true that Melton and Mac were friends for many years. However, Melton's antics created a widening rift between them. Melton refused to let Mac arrest Michael Taylor when he sent his deputies to arrest him. Taylor and his scumbag mother then tried to smear Mac with allegations of drugs and other problems at his jail. Prosecutions were harmed as Melton interfered with witnesses (See link below). Melton had Tyrone Lewis run against Mac this year (Oh how I enjoyed THAT irony today. Bet you are sweating now, aren't you Tyrone?) and hosted a fundraiser for him at his house. Knowing all of this and more, it is inconceivable that Melton simply appointed Mac under the first scenario. More than likely, Mac put the squeeze to Melton, saving JPD in the process. It should also be noted that the rumors swirling around Jackson are that Melton will be facing a multi-count indictment. If such is the case, then Melton's position was even further weakened.

Having said that, Mac's appointment is good for Jackson. No one will question his independence or ability. Jackson, along with Hinds County has suffered from inefficient government and duplication of services for many years. Mac's appointment might pave the way to a future consolidation of the JPD and the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.

Jackson has suffered greatly from the constant turmoil that has taken place with the constant turnover in the Chief of Police position. There is no way JPD can effectively fight crime when it has a new chief every year or two. Perhaps it is time to fold the office of the Chief of JPD into the office of the Hinds County Sheriff, which would bring much stability to JPD or the new agency. One would think that such a move would be popular among the voters as it would give them more responsibility for fighting crime in Jackson and give them a chance to actually do something about it instead of trusting promises made by the usual boobs who run for mayor. Perhaps it is time to realize that while some jobs need to be appointed, others have become so important that perhaps they need to be taken away from the Mayor's office. How ironic it would be if this turns out to be Melton's legacy, something one is sure he never intended.

Related story: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/print.php?id=9380_0_4_0

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sheriff McMillin was asked by the JFP staff on WLEZ FM yesterday after the press conference if little frankie would be able to use the mobile command center.

His Answer:

NO!

Way to go sheriff!!! Little frankie is grounded like a teenager that's had his car-keys taken away. Maybe now, some of this terrible mess little frankie has created can be cleaned up.

It's so funny that little frankie is trying to look like he's some how coming out on top in this deal. He's not. He lost control of the JPD, the mobile comand center and I hope he loses his stupid "Protective Services Division".

What a load of crap.

Clean House Sheriff/Chief McMillin!


Cliff Cargill
www.nrams.com

Othor said...

kingfish

I enjoyed this commentary..we are saying the same thing about Melton

Kingfish said...

Thanks Othor. really do enjoy reading your blog.

Cliff, well, all I can say is that meeting with lawyers for long periods of time doesn't give one much time to play with the toys anyway.

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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.

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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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