Friday, September 6, 2013

Horne hearing: the sequel

Here is a little bonus coverage for you of the Horne hearing yesterday.  Ms. Horne said under her breath in a voice that was quite audible the word "asshole" while in the courtroom after her case was adjudicated.  The Kingfish couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask her about her vocabulary in this video. Thanks to WAPT for providing JJ with the raw footage.


Anonymous said...

So a lady who works for a Hinds County Circuit Court Judge as a court reporter pleads guilty to a crime in Rankin County, City of Pearl Municipal Court, calls someone who works for the Pearl court system an asshole, then has a Judge immediately expunge her conviction of only seconds earlier after he convicts her? With ZERO explanation offered as to why? No wonder most folks in Mississippi have ZERO respect for anything here, what we are living in here in Mississippi is a first class authentic BANANA REPUBLIC!

Anonymous said...

Must be nice to have judges in your back pocket

Team Jackson Desperate Plea said...

I'm really pissed Kingfish. 25,000 people are poised to move into downtown Jackustan and you are screwing it all up with your first person fully sourced reporting. Stop it, just stop it. All of us Jacksonians need to be ripped off more.

Anonymous said...

Lady? What lady? That ain't no lady, buddy.

Anonymous said...

its pretty obvious her comment was directed at Kingfish. it was wrong and there's no excuse for it.

misdemeanors get expunged routinely every day in every lower court in Mississippi. nothing to see here, move along...

Anonymous said...

You're wrong 8:44. DUIs do not get routinely dismissed or expunged every day in this state. There is *everything* to see here. Justice system at its worst.

Jane said...

You guys can think what you like but in all my dealings with Ms. Horne, she has never been anything but gracious and professional. It's not hard to get in trouble with a cop and this is the police department that was sued for pulling a nasty prank on a mentally challenged man.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do to change the situation at this time.
Never fear, things have a way of catching up with people. Sometimes later than sooner, but it is coming...

Anonymous said...

One of these court reporters was arrested and pled guilty in Warren county a while back. There is no telling how many times they have been in trouble in Hinds county and made those charges disappear.

Leslie said...

Sometimes good things happen to awesome people!!! I am happy for her because she happens to be an awesome person doing a great job in a bad system for a fraction of the money she could earn and deserves to earn if she worked in the private sector!!!

Kingfish said...

It wasn't directed at me.

Anonymous said...

She wasn't driving and wasn't charged with DUI, the other reporter was. AFAIK, that DUI conviction has not been expunged.

Anonymous said...

kingfish, this is borderline harrassment. case is over. leave it at that. Don't let this overshadow your good journalism.

Anonymous said...

She's a 'good person' doing a grande job in a bad system so she gets a f**king pass for her inappropriate behavior. Is this ghetto logic or whut?

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of hearing about this. Can we please move on to something more newsworthy? I want to know more about the lawsuit on Pearl PD from a prank on a mentally challenged person?

Kingfish said...

Its a legit question. She said in the courtroom. Jessica from WLBT and I both saw her do it and heard it loud and clear. Bert Case would've done the same thing.

Anonymous said...

I wanna see kingfish go interview all Rankin County constables that were involved in the payoffs a few years ago. You might be interested what one of them has to say about where the REDFERN grows.
I'm reminded about a Glen Frey song..."Payoff's in the ripoffs and the things nobody saw".

Oh wait, the economic development, or the lack thereof, in the City of Jackson is more important.

Anonymous said...

... this is borderline harrassment [SIC} ...

Please get over yourself.

I'm tired of hearing about this. Can we please move on to something more newsworthy?

Really? I want to hear MORE about this. You are free to not read anything here should you not find it "newsworthy".

Move along now little doggie. The JFP is probably more your speed.

Anonymous said...

So she called you an "asshole", kingfish. What, are you feeling like a minnow? Let it go. Move on, geeez

Anonymous said...

Alright, I will bite, the Pearl Lawsuit was with Huey Granger. They probably did mistreat him a bit but he is a mean spirited butthole who is not as mentally challenged as he tries to appear. I have had dealings with the guy and I believe he is faking some of his injuries hoping for a Pearl PD payout. Huey may have some type of problem but he probably has a fairly high IQ and is pissed at what pranks they did to him.

As for the case at hand, they should have been convicted and treated as others but they were basically let go as they are part of the power persons of Jackson. The laws really only do apply to people without political power. These ladies have folks in power beholding to them, you can guess how those favors are secured.

Anonymous said...

One of my English Comp teachers used to say, "Always use 'woman,' not 'lady.' You know if she is a woman. You don't know if she is a lady." It's pretty easy to tell in this case.

Kingfish said...

Wasn't directed at me. She said it while walking away from the bench. It was quite obvious she was referring to the police, judge, or prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

Jane and Leslie,

First, this is about Ms. Horne and her actions and associations. Not something that happened 10 years ago at a department by officers that are no longer there.

Second, "gracious and professional" do not describe someone that uses the word asshole in a courtroom, especially if they also work in one and have respect for the setting. Yes these two women work in a bad, even corrupt, system. The problem is that their bosses are the reason that it is that way.

This issue is so upsetting to most of the JJ readers because no one wants to see the surrounding counties' judicial system devolve into the bizarre model of inaction, corruption, and unethical rulings that is the norm for Hinds. It really boils down to expectations. We expect the courts in M/R to operate in an impartial professional manner, and we expect the Hinds system, and their employees, to operate on the other end of the spectrum.

Anonymous said...

The LEO who arrested them should have known who they were and just tipped his hat with a wink and a nod. These women KNOW people with some judicial power and I bet the arresting agency got that message loud and clear. Madison is not far enough.

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