Friday, October 19, 2012

Democrat activist has Republican Chairman arrested. Fair or foul?

It was never a good sign on Dallas when Lieutenant Harry McSwain appeared on the scene as it usually meant J.R. have someone threatened or arrested. Hinds County Constable Jerry Moore is quickly acquiring the same reputation as in August he arrested Hinds County Republican Party Chairman Pete Perry.

The Hinds County Election Commission met in August to discuss the redistricting of Election Commissioner districts for the November Election. Supervisor Robert Graham was pressuring the commission to approve them as quickly as possible. Two precincts over 90% black were added to the district while one that was almost evenly divided between blacks and whites was removed.

The arrest warrant stemmed from an incident at a June meeting of the Election Commission. Hinds County resident Ineva May-Pittman addressed the commission (A JJ video of Ms. Pittman is posted below from a meeting of the Board of Supervisors.). At some point an argument ensured between Ms. Pittman and Commissioner Connie Cochran. Mr. Perry was sitting between the two individuals. Ms. Pittman alleged in charges filed against Mr. Perry that he “interrupted her public presentation and that he called her a “bad” word.) Mr. Perry said his warrant stated the charge was "general assault". It is important to note there have been no allegations of physical contact.

Mr. Perry told JJ the August meeting began 45 minutes late. He said shortly after it began, Mr. Graham entered the meeting with Constable Moore in tow. Constable Moore announced he had a warrant for Mr. Perry's arrest. Mr. Perry said the constable would not allow him to finish the meeting but instead took him into custody. Constable Moore promptly took him to Judge Sutton's courtroom where Mr. Perry sat for over 2 1/2 hours until Judge Sutton allowed him to post bail. The meeting was over when Mr. Perry was finally allowed to leave custody.

This is not the first time Mr. Graham or Constable Moore have been accused of abusing the legal process. Attorney Dennis Sweet alleged the constable illegally kicked open the door to a home and took a child from a grandmother in the Vance case in federal court. Hinds County resident alleged Mr. Graham used a Hinds County Deputy to have him removed from the Tougaloo precinct last year on election day even though he was a poll worker.

Mr. Perry reported the incident on my radio show two weeks ago. He discusses it at the end of the show at 41:00.



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Physical contact is not required element of simple assault....

Kingfish said...

i know. just thought I would point that out.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mr. Perry's civil rights have been violated. I'm sure Dennis Sweet would take the case.

Anonymous said...

This is why it is critical to get the word out about Marilyn Avery running for District 1 Election Commissioner in Hind County. She is the only thing standing between integrity in the vote and absolute chaos and corruption.

Please take the time to go like Marilyn's page. It give a great rundown of her background and experience.

Elect Marilyn Avery

Anonymous said...

Facebook 'Likes' are an absolute joke and prove nothing. The only thing more over-rated is a JFP endorsement.

Anderson said...

Forget Honey Boo Boo, I think we've got the nation's new hit reality show.

If "reality" is the word.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about social media. Your criticism, frankly, is meaningless.

If you want the likes of Mrs. Pittman running your election, do nothing.

If you actually give a shi@ about the election process, please go support Mrs. Avery.

Given your assessment, you obviously know nothing about what is going on around you.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn Avery must go as she is incompetent. Several years ago I took my preccinct card from the Sec.of State's office and went to vote in the legislative primary. The poll workers had in in a different district than my split precinct card. I checked this out with the Se. of State's office and the circuit clerk's office both of which confirmed my precinct card was correct. After about three hours on the phone with MS Avery she finally figured out she had put the wrong info in for me and my neighbors and allowed me to vote in the correct race for my split precinct. When I went back to vote in the general election the poll workers's books were still incorrect. Nothing had been changed.In fact , the candidate who I was supporting and who had won the primary was told she could not vote for herself because she was now in the wrong district I sent Ms Avery a letter letting her know she had not corrected her error on the voting rolls. Four years later I returned to the polls to vote and was informed I was still showing in the wrong legislative district. This lady has no right serving on the election commission if she is uncapable of doing the job. Hinds County can not afford to have incompetent people serving in elected positions, particularly when it affects the people's right to vote.

I truly doubt I will see this comment published as it exposes the truth and does not go along with JJ leanings

Tersus Nomen said...

I can only guess about 12:23PM. I'm confused by your post.

Net: I guess you want Jermal or Pittman?

Stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

12:23, a few concerns about your post:

1) The SOS doesn't issue precinct cards - never has;

2) If what you said DID happen, then you should have been offered an affidavit ballot. No one in any election believes that all poll books are infallible, which is why the law provides a method for casting a vote when a voter disputes what a poll book says. The affidavit ballot is taken back to the CC office at the end of election day and legal records are pulled to see where a mistake might be. If the poll book is shown to be incorrect, then the affidavit ballot is counted; and,

3) "Uncapable" isn't a word.

Anonymous said...

Please don't vote 12:23. Our nation can't afford any more ignoramuses voting for Obama.

Curt Crowley said...

A citizen has the absolute right to use reasonable force to resist an unlawful arrest, even if it is a so-called police officer like Moore.

Someone needs to put this lawless government thug on his back.

Anonymous said...

My Lord, KF, this is unbelievable.

Hinds County Constable Jerry Moore: who does he report to? What is chain of command for a Hinds County Constable?

Shadowfax said...

There is no chain of command for a constable. Are you serious? These jerks, taken as a whole and averaged, are little boys who wannabee cops with dark windows and several weapons ready to throw on a set of blue lights and pretend they're on Law & Order. Too many of them are like Ernest T. with a tin star.

Anonymous said...

A constable is elected and has a job to serve papers for the courts, I think. He reports to the same people as Kenny Stokes, voters.

Stokes said...

Is this the same Jerry Moore that has had 6 firearms purchased in Jackson wind up being used in crimes in Chicago?

Stokes said...

Is this the same Jerry Moore that has had 6 firearms purchased in Jackson wind up being used in crimes in Chicago?

Anonymous said...

Get out now. Its never too late but the clock is ticking. Jackson and hinds county will be like new york in escape from new york. Maybe we can wall it off to keep the criminals in.

Shdowfax said...

I'm sure Crowley 'knows the law', but I have to challenge his comment that a citizen has a right to resist arrest if the citizen thinks the arrest might be unlawful. Citation please.

Anonymous said...

The board of supervisors was in the past styled 'board of police' and picked up the administrative functions that the county court had originally done. The constables like the sheriff's deputies report to the courts and attend the official meetings to keep the peace generally. They would answer promptly any county official's request to keep the king's peace so mind your manners even if you are a high ranking party official. Be respectful in public proceedings or you might be collared by a constable.

Anonymous said...

Be respectful in public proceedings or you might be collared by a constable.

Yo mamma!

Curt Crowley said...

Shadow, the right to use force to resist an unlawful arrest may be exercised if the arrest is, in fact, unlawful. A citizen thinking the arrest is unlawful is not enough. It has to actually be unlawful in order to use force to resist it.

Anonymous said...

Oh..geez...boys behaving badly

See post above about high school assaults between disabled teens...

Two jerks get into a fight and the jerk who instigates it whines louder than the one who over-reacts to being needled.

This is the grown up political version.

Then,overly emotional people pick their favorite jerk.

Me, I don't like jerks.

Kingfish said...

When you don't have direct tv, you get bored. When you get bored you get in politics. When you get in politics you become a Republican party chairman....

Anonymous said...

Me, I don't like jerks.

Only because you can't co-exist with one of your own kind. Not enough jerk oxygen in the tent for you an another jerk.

Anonymous said...

9:08am Which of the man do you think behaved well in public?

Anonymous said...

Oh yes and there is no difference in how one behaves in a public gathering and what one says on a blog according to 9:08 am

Steve said...

Mr Crowley please post a link to the state code that allows a citizen to resist an arrest if they feel it is unlawful. If not a link then please post the code and i'll look it up. I have to see this to believe it.

Curt Crowley said...

"Mr Crowley please post a link to the state code that allows a citizen to resist an arrest if they feel it is unlawful."

I never said it was permissible to resist if a citizen "feel[s]" the arrest is unlawful. The arrest must actually be unlawful.

You also won't find it in the "state code." The rule is contained in case law that has been reaffirmed over and over again:

"It is fundamental that a person has a right to use reasonable force to resist an unlawful arrest. The courts generally hold that the right to resist an unlawful arrest is a phase of the right of self-defense. However, not every kind of resistance to an unlawful arrest by an officer qualifies as self-defense justifying an assault or battery against the officer. If an attempted arrest is unlawful, the party sought to be arrested may use such reasonable force as is necessary to effect his escape, but no more; he cannot do this by using or offering to use a deadly weapon, if he has no reason to apprehend a greater injury than a mere unlawful arrest. The person sought to be arrested is justified in taking the life of the arresting officer only when he has reasonable ground to apprehend that he is in imminent danger of death or great bodily injury, and is not justified in killing merely for the purpose of resisting an unlawful arrest or other restraint upon his liberty, where the only injury which could be reasonably apprehended is an unlawful detention for a short time or other injury short of death or great bodily harm."

Billy Ray Boyd v. State of Mississippi (1981).

Curt Crowley said...

If you want some authority that is more recent, the Mississippi Court of Appeals reaffirmed that "a person has a right to use reasonable force to resist an unlawful arrest,” in Brendle v. City of Houston (2000) and Chambers v. State (2007).

Steve said...

Thank you sir. Resistance is not always futile.

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