Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wicker aide arrested for strip show at club

Update: Wicker Communications Director Rick Curtsinger called me back and said Mr. Laird was placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Original post:
An aide to Senator Roger Wicker was arrested in September by JPD for allowing a strip show to take place at a nightclub. JPD charged Saleem Baird, Age 30, with one count of violating a city ordinance requiring a license for stripping.

The police arrested Mr. Baird on September 3, 2011 at 1:40 AM at 105 Capitol Street. 105 E. Capitol Street is the address for the Level 3 nightclub. JPD arrested three women from New Orleans for stripping: Anastacia Webber (age 21), Holly Hill (Age 20), and Angelle Marriro (Age 22).

Mr. Baird is a "legislative correspondent" for Senator Wicker and is paid approximately $50,000. This correspondent attempted to reach Communications Director Rick Curtsinger for comment but was unsuccessful. The police report stated Mr. Baird is the "manager" of the Level 3 nightclub.

The police report (posted below) states
"Officer Timothy Bailey, along with Vice and Narcotic Detectives were conducting night club checks of Jackson's night clubs, making sure the clubs had their permits and licenses up to date. Upon arrival at the above location, they noticed three females on stage nude. They were arrested for stripping without a license. A male identified himself as Saleem Baird advisted that he was the manager and in charge. He was also placed under arrest for Violation of City Cordinance."






52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring it on JDT!

Anonymous said...

Go to MetroMix and you will see this thug bar last opened 11/05. They have been trashing up downtwon for years, but operate from like midnight til 4 in the morning. Sell beer by the buckets at 5 until 2. Minors served.

Trash everywhere after they leave. Between them and the thug bar "Locker Room" (owned by convicted killer Sean Antonio King), a real picturesque, pleasant downtown nightlife is developing.

Loud music outside my window, screaming loud-mouth "ladies", gunshots, AWFUL.

Now a taxpayer paid "thug lite" that is an aide to a U S SENATOR is arrested for being an illegal titty bar. (SHAKING HEAD VIOLENTLY)

DJT-Office of the Commissioner said...

Good old fashioned Mississippi Christian conservative family values at work.

Roger Wicker. Bull$-!t you can believe in.

Anonymous said...

CC HAS GOTTA RUN THIS DOWN ON DJT SITE.

Anonymous said...

If Palazzo fired 2 for a wild ass party, wicker needs to give this guy the firing squad.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20111110/NEWS/111100344/2-Palazzo-staffers-fired-misconduct?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|s

Anonymous said...

I live at the Standard Life and I ain't happy....AT ALL.

A friggin strip joint down the street. Word down here is this ain't the only time this has happenned. Cages, poles the whole works.

DOWNTOWN JACKSON TRASH.

Anonymous said...

Racist haters.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Creative Class economy. Debauchery sells. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Wicker to Palazzo, "Ill see yours, and raise you one."

Anonymous said...

Look what I found on Saleem.

http://downtownjacksontrash.blogspot.com/2011/10/senator-roger-wicker-and-level-3-fka.html

Chokme Lubongo said...

Racist hatas.

Anonymous said...

Now we know all the 26 supporters went> RIGHT HERE!

Anonymous said...

CNN News tipline : (404)827-1500 ext.# 1

Let's light that hotline up and give kingfish credit

DJT-Office of the Commissioner said...

Seems to be a pattern among the thug bars. Saleem Baird is connected to wicker at level 3. The locker room is hooked up with "tough on crime" Senator Walter Michel.

In every downtown thug bar, there appears to be a white devil in the details.

Kingfish said...

Are you Iranian?

Shadowfax said...

Wolfe Blitzer has a four hour erection for Cain and can't break loose for minutia like this.

KaptKangaroo said...

Shadow, I didn't notice that; amazing your powers of observation.

DJT-Office of the Commissioner said...

As-salamu Alaykum, MF.

Anonymous said...

I did the CNN thing and they blew me off so........ since I have got coastal connections, I called WLOX Biloxi. I got Rebecca Powell on the phone and told her this story. I gave all credit to Kingfish for breaking the story and referred her to this site. She was like WOW WOW WOW, I have to confirm this but if it's true, we are gonna run it.

Thank you kingfish, from another brother of the silk

Anonymous said...

correction: Rebecca Powers
rpowers@wlox.com

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO It worked !!!!! It's on WLBT morning news and they are citing JJ as the source. We win.

Ironghost said...

WLBT owes you something: They ran this and gave you credit.

KaptKangaroo said...

They actually ran it last night at the top of the show. Full credit given. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Now all we need is a reporter with the balls to stick a mic and camera in Wickers face and get a REAL statement.

Anonymous said...

UPDATE (above) = FIRED.

Anonymous said...

Is Crowley related to Ben Allen?

Anonymous said...

So let me see if I fully understand this. One "Saleem Baird" works and represents Senator Roger Wicker, and he was ARRESTED for running (and owning?) a bar downtown that was busted for having strippers perform?

Can you make this stuff up?

Shadowfax said...

5:06; what do you think it is about working for a senator that insulates one from poor behavior? You people are so anxious to transfer one's questionable off-job behavior to his employer. I understand the angst of democrats to do that.

Is YOUR employer responsible for your behavior or can you somehow transfer to your employer the burden of your stupidity?

Anonymous said...

It's pretty simple there Shallowfax. He earns 50k a year and I write that payroll check every April 15th. He works for me and I don't like his off-duty conduct. He's fired.

Abn

Anonymous said...

Shadow, now Wicker has TWO employees involved in less than " wholesome" activities.

Perhaps, Wicker is simply a really bad judge of character or doesn't vet his employees and doesn't condone their activities.

Somehow, that doesn't make me feel better.

Sure hope these guys didn't "entertain" any of the Senators colleagues and supporters.

Anonymous said...

who is the second wicker employee involved in less than wholesome activities?

KaptKangaroo said...

Hey Shadow, don't worry about kissing my ring. Worry about kissing the ass of the readers on this blog. I got no skin in your own inability to appease the masses.

Anonymous said...

What second Wicker staffer? I think the same guy was in the news (i.e., blogs) twice recently for similar problems

And it may be too hard for some to comprehend, but since I am forced to pay part of this clown's government salary I would really appreciate it if Sen. Wicker would vet his hires very carefully.

You know, like he was spending his own money instead of ours.

Shadowfax said...

Kangaroo, unlike you, I have no skin in the kiss-ass game. It matters not one whit to me who on here agrees with me or who has a different opinion. If I disagree with your opinion, I'll say so. If you disagree with mine, I'll expect you to say so. The constant pokes don't carry any weight with me. As I said above, bad behavior of employees cannot be blamed on or transferred to their employer, especially in situations where they are separated by a thousand miles. As an aside, let me ask, assuming you are employed ~ does your employer know what a jerk you are on blog boards and, if it does, is it responsible?

KaptKangaroo said...

Once again, I will try to decipher your confusion. Your insults of recent have fallen on my deaf ears. I have watched you sully your own image in attempt to provoke me into a response. I really don't care.

As to bad behavior being transferred, I do believe you are incorrect. If the employee is aware of illegal behavior and is a public representative, at some point if the behavior is tolerated by that public representative, then, yes, the "employer" (me) will hold them accountable for permitting illegal activity.

As to your personal question:
1. If I am a jerk, it is only to you in response to your typical na-na-na-na-boo-boo comments.
2. In many of my volunteer jobs, yes I am a known individual and they are aware of KK.
3. In one of my jobs, yes, same.
4. In another one of my jobs, yes, same.

They share a same sense of humor and their frustration over you inability to consistently contribute in a clear, intelligent manner. And, frankly, they find you annoying. I would ask the same, but I think my reply will suffice as to the fact I really don't give a shiz.

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Anonymous said...

Shadowfellow; I think it's been pointed out to you several times earlier that there is a pecking order here. You need to defer to certain others who have tenure. If you don't, they get snarky. Witness the post at 10:00.

KaptKangaroo said...
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KaptKangaroo said...

Peck this!

Much better. HTML problems. I Googled it.

Kingfish said...

All right, y'all have had your nya nya nya moment. Not approving any more on this threat. Stick to the subject, which is Wicker's aide getting taken to the slammer.

KaptKangaroo said...

I think he should go to jail. I also think Wicker did the right thing in dismissing him from his public position.

Is that better?

Shadowfax said...

If he's guilty of a crime, he should be prosecuted. Is there any doubt about that? If Wicker fired him, he did the right thing, but simply from an appearance of impropriety standpoint, and he should have done that when he first learned of the situation (and maybe he did). I's pure political theatrics to tie Wicker to a post and build a bonfire at his feet, however.

KaptKangaroo said...

Published originally.....
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011

http://downtownjacksontrash.blogspot.com/2011/10/senator-roger-wicker-and-level-3-fka.html

I do believe the original connection was made here. Additionally, I am fairly certain communication was attempted to alert Mr. Wicker as to the situation well in advance of publishing.

Shadowfax said...

Well, if you're suggesting the story broke at the end of October and the man was fired the first two weeks in November, that seems like a timeline that's entirely consistent with due diligence prior to termination.

It certainly would have been inappropriate to fire the man the day the story hit the papers. There are those mundane thingssuch as investigation, file documentation, and discussions with the employee and others.

Had Wicker's office terminated based on the Clarion Liar, we'd be reading Hampton's and Minor's celebration of another EEOC charge.

Anonymous said...

4:27 can you please spare us from your constant stupid commentary? Bolg anonymously or something, so every pointless comment you make is not attributed to you. Makes you very irrelevant.

KaptKangaroo said...

I couldn't write this fine shit. Yeah, I'll use a profane word to describe the fine response to the continued confusion that is.....

Shamuta. I got a personal thing for that word. Sorry sweathog.

KF, my days are done with the horse with no name.

KaptKangaroo said...

The fact of the matter is, much has been done. It is not a simple posting of a blog post. To think so is irresponsible.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Shadowfart is correct in his last comment. Termination of an employee based on a news account is never recommended and often not defensible. Any employer would be wise to conduct a thorough internal investigation prior to terminating. That would take typically a week to three weeks, depending on a number of factors. Mississippi is full of minority lawyers who would love to handle the complainant's case, if not.

KaptKangaroo said...

He was arrested. The indication of the behavior was brought to the attention of the public earlier was the point of the post.

Anonymous said...

Learning of an allegation by reading a newspaper or the fact that an allegation was brought to the attention of the public, will not insulate an employer charged for wrongful discharge, or worse, race discrimination. I've represented more than a few employers who did not think investigations were particularly important. Based only on what I see here, it would appear to me that Wicker acted diliberately and with due caution, then terminated.

KaptKangaroo said...

If you think for a moment that a politician is not monitoring their image in the media, you are sadly mistaken. The first inkling that this story had legs and guess what, UNPAID leave.

Sheesh.

KaptKangaroo said...

Oh and arrest does not mean guilt. As a non-attorney, I do believe I Googled that somewhere. If your analysis is correct, and I assume it is, the result would be extreme? Or am I living in an alternate world where the media is driving the decision of a politician?

No real argument here, just think that the legal employment argument is weak. I understand it, but it would cost a lot of money and a lot of negative publicity for all involved, including the owner of a bar that is not particularly popular if their establishment were further scrutinized.

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