Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Murder & kidnapping suspect is a jailer

Update: JJ Confirmed Andre did show up to work this week.  Lock 'em up on weekdays, help 'em out on weekends. 

MDOC issued the following press release on soljah boy:


JACKSON   -    Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher today approved immediate suspension without pay of a correctional officer charged in a kidnapping, armed robbery and homicide that occurred in Jackson on Saturday morning.

Fisher learned after Andre Kennedy’s arrest Tuesday that Kennedy is one of 520 officers working at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.  Kennedy, 22, was hired in January 2014.  He is charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping in a case involving an Eastover homeowner.

All state service employees who pass the probation period must receive due process, based on state policy. 

“We are in the process of implementing new hiring policies, including the use of polygraphs,” Fisher said. “Although polygraphs are not foolproof, they are an excellent screening tool in the hiring process.”
 



41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again, the gangs run the jail system in this State. This guy might as well be going to a retirement home.

Anonymous said...

Seems as if Andre fell in with the wrong crowd. Oh well, he will have a lot of time on his hands to think about it.

Anonymous said...

With what they pay Correction Officers I am not surprised he needed extra money.

Anonymous said...

Radio Transmission: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over. A Guard recruiter, too???? Would seem chancy to be using dope if that's what's behind this. The State of Mississippi has some important personnel actions to take care of, it seems.

Anonymous said...

What a total DUMB ASS. Well, at least his steady job has prepared him for the transition to a long life in prison. DUMB ASS!
Just schedule his due process hearing. Somehow I think he can be counted on to be unavailable and a no show.
Do they teach the Queen's English in prison as a foreign language?

Anonymous said...

How many corrupt law enforcement have been arrested this year in Jackson? Unreal. Hope they take this guy out back like Old Yeller if he's found guilty.

Anonymous said...

Take him out back like Old Yeller

Anonymous said...

1:38 pm: Yes, they do. "Now repeat after me, Andre, this time more distinctly: 'The rain in Spain falls mostly in the plain!'"

Anonymous said...

You cannot make this stuff up. I'm dumbfounded. Dovetails with the other post about how gangs are prevalent in the military now.

SAD STUFF -- how do you overcome this………no clue! Until we're ready to overcome the PC junk, we're stuck with this type of behavior over and over. We have to be prepared to stand up and I'm worried about how many "stand up guys" there are left out there.

It will be interesting to see the tipping point in our society…….what will cause that remains to be seen, but appears we're hurtling toward a train wreck of major magnitude.

Anonymous said...

He better have been nice to the inhabitants or he will pay dearly...

Anonymous said...

Well, at least he should know the drill and can skip the new prisoner orientation.

Anonymous said...

I am sure Chris Epps created the right organizational culture
up and down,

My first reaction to Andre being a jailer is that he probably is hated by the inmates, then I realize he probably partnered with most of them.

Anonymous said...

2:34 -- Probably related to a lot of them!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is MDOC a kind of half-way house to prison? Kinda like Oxford House on the way out?

Anonymous said...

In what has to be on the short list of "Best Laws We Have", he is now charged with capital murder of his bro' even though he didn't shoot him. Just being involved in the crime that lead to a murder is sufficient. Might be the ultimate in irony. Sad, and another wasted life, but put him away.

Anonymous said...

This is the caliber of people you get when you recruit prison guards --and in some areas, police-- in Mississippi. The bottom of our wage scale is inhabited by really lousy, useless, amoral people -- much moreso than other areas of the country where I've worked and hired.

This is a big reason why we can't get skilled manufacturing jobs to move here. The bottom 20% generally are people who lack the ability or ambition to be anywhere else or do anything else. Theft is common, training is damn near impossible, and you have to micromanage them like preschoolers. It's a good day when you don't have to break up a fistfight.

Anonymous said...

He will be more popular in jail than the homecoming queen the weekend before the election

Anonymous said...

"Guttalife Jambalaya"

Very good, KF.

Anonymous said...

Old Yeller ! ! !

Anonymous said...

Those ole' green State Personnel Board app's really weed em' out.

Anonymous said...

come on ya'll... he bee's a good boy. Him mammie loves him and he wuz in the wrong place at the wrong time...end of story.......

noel said...

We need to stop the government job to prison pipeline!

Anonymous said...

I certainly am glad this man is being charged with murder. However in response to 3:23 comments I'd like to ask him how he would survive on 7.25 an hour. Your comments on the "bottom" 20% are not correct. I was there at one time and I worked very hard to get into the position I'm in now. I m not excusing this one man's actions , they were quite horrible. What I'm saying is the government needs to invest more into employees. Pitiful wages for such important jobs.

Sushi My Ass said...

Fisher's bullshit diversionary comment about a lie detector test is just that. Bullshit. You pay people two bucks above minimum wage to work in a prison and you get jackoffs. Period. He might also consider drug testing all the exempt employees working in the downtown empire office.

Anonymous said...

Government 'investing' more is code for government needs to increase taxes on the rest of the regular folk. When I see a reduction in waste and overhead, and don't tell me it doesn't exist, then I'll consider additional 'investment'.

Anonymous said...

A polygraph is only as good as the last polygraph. You would have to give all of them a polygraph each month. Starting at the top. Maybe we need to consider returning to the Trusty Shooter System. A lot less expensive and since the guards appear to be more convict than guard it is definitely resembling the old system. Problem is the current "trusty shooter" is getting a paycheck and preying on the locals.


And MDOC is just the tip of the iceberg of state agencies that do minimal background checks.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, this ain't the Green Mile.

That Guy Is Nucking Futs said...

"This is a big reason why we can't get skilled manufacturing jobs to move here. The bottom 20% generally are people who lack the ability or ambition to be anywhere else or do anything else. Theft is common, training is damn near impossible, and you have to micromanage them like preschoolers. It's a good day when you don't have to break up a fistfight. 3:23 PM"

WHAT HORSE-SHIT! Mississippi has been a magnet for industrial jobs for at least 40 years. Your mental-midget comments about theft, fist fights, inability to train and lack of ability are evidence that you talk out of your ass.

We have NO lack of ability to attract industry or populate existing jobs. Thugs who have no desire to do anything but jack and steal is an entirely different reality.

Anonymous said...

8:57 -- I"m not 3:23 but I do have to defend his or her comments.

Read about pre-NAFTA in Mississippi -- we did have smaller plants, and industrial jobs (albeit small companies) in the Delta and other parts of Mississippi -- they're GONE ----- don't exist. We're not recreating them anywhere in the state. Name 10 small plants that have been created and are up and running in the past 10 years……I don't think he's "talking out of his ass".

Statistics do not support that we're brimming over with industrial jobs that were created in the past 40 years. We have a few large plants (automobile) in nature, but we're no longer manufacturing much of anything in this state. Also -- check the states around us --- Alabama knows how to attract industry, as does Tennessee. They understand that you provide a workforce through high school and community college systems that support the needs of industry -- then they have a ready made work force with skills to support their industry.

I fear that African American Studies as a major, or Underwater Basket Weaving, do not bring in the types of Industries we need. Until we're ready to revisit what it takes to truly manufacture -- we're sunk. NAFTA was just the death knell. Now…….I"m sure you'll continue your angry, obscene rant……we're ready.

Anonymous said...

I know him personally and I am still completely in shock. I feel the capital murder charge should be dropped but he should go to jail for the 2 crimes he did commit. And to those calling him a dumbass, let me tell you that he isn't a dumbass. But he has made dumbass choices that he has to live with as well as his daughter.

Anonymous said...

@10:47 I submit to you that people who do what he did are dumbasses. Normal folks don't do shit like that.

Anonymous said...

6:54 you get what you pay for. You are not "regular" folk. Regular folk work their asses off for what they have. You apparently sit in an office and point out thAt the labor workers are beneath you.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is if that retard reported to work the next day as thought nothing ever happened?

Invoking NAFTA Is A Red Herring said...

9:39; You obviously know very little about manufacturing in this state. 8:57 here again.

Although you are correct in that we have attracted hundreds of 'plants' and many of them have closed or left, there are still many that keep the economic engine running in communities all over this state.

Rather than bore you with a list and have you claim I made it up, I'll just let you get ahold of a 'manufacturers directory' or call the Mississippi Manufacturer's Association.

You may also want to visit with the director of any of the Community College Industrial Training and Development Departments. There's one on every campus that not only trains for entry level jobs but is busy, busy helping industry provide retraining and upgrade training for existing industry and current employees. It's going on everywhere. Check it out.

Sorry if this post disappoints you. I do tend to get angry when I see ignorance. Anger subsides. Ignorance does not.

Anonymous said...

6:45 this is 9:39 -

http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-50-us-state-economies-2014-8#50-mississippi-1

Sadly, this speaks volumes. I love Mississippi -- but if what you say is true -- then we have ALL the wrong people in charge and none of it is working.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 7:49, for succinctly and completely refuting the ignorant statements made by 6:45.

I was going to point out:

1) We have the highest unemployment rate of all 50 states.

2) We have the lowest average wages of all 50 states.

It is hardly the blue-collar paradise that 6:45 is fantasizing about. He should get out of the state once in a while to see how workers in other states are doing (not well, but better than here by a long shot).

Anonymous said...

8:51 -

I was going to point out:

1) We have the highest unemployment rate of all 50 states.

2) We have the lowest average wages of all 50 states.



Um, ok. So two people who had jobs saw fit to rob and kidnap a man and allude to raping his wife...before their intended victim let the air out of one of them.

Are you saying that if they made a higher hourly wage they WOULDN’T have done what they did?

Is that you, Mr. Obama?

Anonymous said...

9;35 -- Not 8:51 but I believe this response was to 8:57 earlier who was responding to 3:23 -- 3:23 brought in the fact that we're dead last so many times because of people like this guy, and it appears as the owner of a manufacturing facility, he succinctly outlined all his issues with the likes of Mr. Kennedy (et.al.).

The point was that we see issues within our state (jobs and employment being one of them) based on the caliber of people we have like Mr. Kennedy. It's an "INTEGRITY" thing not a lack of opportunity thing.

That was the connection, and not speaking for 8:51, it appears he was attempting to support the earlier argument of 3:23 that we have scum in the lower 20% of our society, who cannot even hold or work a job………so with that said, I believe he would NOT be Mr. Obama but a LOT to the right of him. Read the postings for clarity and you'll see the connections.

Invoking NAFTA Is A Red Herring said...

No; Mississippi does not have the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Check Nevada and D.C.

No, Mississippi does not pay the lowest wages in the nation. Figures can lie and liars always figure.

The discussion turned to the existence of manufacturing jobs. You attempt now to turn it to unemployment and wages, the three of which are not connected for purposes of this discussion. As I said, get a copy of The Manufacturer's Directory instead of spouting off talking points you found in an email or some website. You might also call the DES for data identifying jobs by industrial classification.

While government mandates, rules, laws and intervention/stifling oversite have caused a serious decline in manufacturing in this country, jobs do still exist.

In any serious study of crime, blight, inhumanity and sloth, you will find COMMON DENOMINATORS, but none of those is CAUSED by lack of manufacturing jobs or wages. I'm afraid people who think like you think have the causes transposed. Think about that.

While I'm sure you'd love to turn the discussion of punks on the streets to a platform for higher wages, unionization and more entitlements (so people don't have to do stupid shit for a living), but, you won't succeed.

Anonymous said...

6:32 -- You are very confused. I own a company, I pay wages, and taxes (sadly LOTS of them), and at the end of the day work both in Mississippi and outside Mississippi. I have a broader view of what our state faces, what our strengths are and what our weaknesses are, than I fear you do because you are unwilling to expand your horizons. You tend to speak in an Echo Chamber, I am certain with others just like you, who have never owned a business, never paid a wage, never had to worry that the checks are signed, direct deposits are forthcoming, or that people's families are fed, etc. The old saying is, 'I sign the from of the checks, not the back". We face an uphill battle in this state, because people like you, refuse to acknowledge the issues, and work to change them. I have thought many times about moving my company to a state that was more friendly to business. I have not moved because I love Mississippi, and have roots here. Trust me, I understand the difference in statistics that I FACE every day, and those that are fluff, and made up. I challenge you to rethink your position. You sound like a government worker, intent on supporting their own position, and touting success, first developing the end result, and then finding facts to support it. I'll let you have the last word, because to be quite honest, I need to go back, and focus on ensuring people get paid, revenue flows, and we keep families fed, who work for us. I"m sure you'll come up with some type of rebuttal, and if it makes you feel better, to have the last word -- then so be it.

Anonymous said...

I bet if you get rid of the crooks, the economy gets better....

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