Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Editorial: Stanley Alexander for Hinds County District Attorney

Crime, crime, crime.  The word has dominated the world of Jackson, Mississippi for over twenty years.  It helped fuel the growth of Madison, Ridgeland, Clinton, Byram, and everything east of the Pearl River. Summits have been held. Speeches have been made.  Commissions were formed.  However,  one thing has not been done and that is to hold our leaders accountable for their record on fighting crime.  Hinds County voters have a chance today to hold District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith accountable and send a message that they have had enough of the foolishness that goes on in the Hinds Courthouse.

Jackson Jambalaya endorses Stanley Alexander for District Attorney.  There is no way to sugar-coat it: the Hinds County criminal justice system is a catch and release program.*  Too many good people have been robbed, raped, beaten, and murdered by thugs who should have been in jail.  No police chief in Hinds County has any faith in the current District Attorney. Period.  They pray that every arrest has a Madison or Rankin County connection so Michael Guest can do Smith's job for him.   The District Attorney too often does not call police to testify before grand juries or help them fix cases so they can get an indictment.  Want to make sure prosecutors and police don't work together? Return the District Attorney to office today.

While the D.A. ignores the police, he stands up to a Mayor and tells him to his face that he should not worry about four criminals pillaging his neighborhood and refuses to call them criminals.  He hires a notorious drug dealer to run his campaign while criminal defense lawyers make up 7 of his top 10 campaign donors.  A former ACLU director leads a mysterious PAC that reports no donations but drops over $25,000 in last minute ads on urban radio and a mailer.  The Mississippi Supreme Court blamed the backlog of criminal cases in the Hinds County courts on the District Attorney.  The D.A. says that once a case is indicted, it is not considered to be part of the backlog, regardless of whether it takes three more years to get that case to trial.

The District Attorney is the number-one crime fighter in Hinds County and Jackson.  The Sheriff and JPD can pick up the criminals but it is the District Attorney who must put them away and keep them off the streets.  It is the opinion of this website that the District Attorney has failed Jackson and the rest of Hinds County.  Leaders lead and failures blame.  The current District Attorney has become real good at blaming others.  Voters in Hinds County can either sit at home while whining on Facebook or get off their duffs and go to the polls today.  Make a stand for accountability and vote for Stanley Alexander for Hinds County District Attorney.

*Want proof? Take a look at this list of posts:

Mississippi Supreme Court blames criminal backlog on Hinds D.A.
D.A. hires "Too Sweet".
Tommy Young back on the streets and ready to rob again after D.A. agrees to bond. 
Jarvis Durr rapes and robs. Continued 8 times. Then carjacks and kidnaps three years later.
Melvin Potts continued 8 times, then kills JSU professor.
D.A. drops habitual offender status from 10-time felon.  He robs again.
Eddie Devine robs in 2013. Kidnap and rapes in 2014. D.A. does not move to revoke bond.
Darion Givens plea bargains to reduced charge in April. Arrested for murder in July.
D.A. drops habitual status for 9-time felon.He robs again.
Victims are not notified of trial changes and show up for nothing.  This one was beaten to a pulp at Keifers. Literally.
D.A. runs out of money and shows he has no clue about budgeting.
D.A. tries to throw Chief Deputies in jail.  This one was really dumb.
D.A. drops prosecution of drug dealer... after indictment. 
Chirag no-billed despite being caught with stolen merchandise and guns.  D.A. never calls police to testify before grand jury. 

Then here is my favorite.  The. D.A. takes on Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher and repeatedly blasts the Mayor for getting upset about four criminals.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait until lunch so I can cross over and vote for Smith. Alexander's thin record speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

^^^ I am predicting one crossover vote for Smith. One. Who would actually crossover to encourage more crime? 9:53 you are hysterical.

Anonymous said...

Make that two crossover votes for Smith. I'm doing the same as are many others I know...

Anonymous said...

At least Smith's commercials prove he still exists. Wasn't sure about that.

Anonymous said...

Robert Schuller Smith did not bother to show up at the very important Farish Street Baptist Church Forum for candidates on Sunday night. The place was packed and most Candidates for office in Hinds County were there. I took this to mean that he knew he was going to lose. Maybe it meant that the PAC money might bring out the voters that hold this county down.

Good Editorial JJ.

Anonymous said...

Clinton PD for Smith!

Anonymous said...

9:53 & 10:44 the only Republican crossover votes for Robert Shuler Smith in Hinds County!

I am sure that Republicans will be breaking into the polling stations to vote for a man that was in a political commercial with Kenneth I. Stokes. Y'all remember that one last year? When Smith & Stokes endorsed Chokwe Jr.

That is very Republican.

Messick said...

Anonymous said...

Make that two crossover votes for Smith. I'm doing the same as are many others I know...

August 4, 2015 at 10:44 AM


Anonymous said...

This is Smith: my ancestors fought for civil rights so vote for me so I can make a big salary for doing no work.

Anonymous said...

Yep, did not know any of the names on the dem ballot, so I left all but DA blank. Voted for Smith!

Anonymous said...

seriously. is it april fools day again?
smith spends too much time at the salon.

Anonymous said...

I guess no criticism or opposite opinions can get passed the moderator.

Anonymous said...

Judi did. Never voted Dem primary in my life. Til now.

Anonymous said...

"Editorial"? Isn't that every article that is ever posted on this site?

Anonymous said...

I don't like Smith's nonchalant attitude toward the office he holds, nor do I like the way rape cases are handled by his office. However, the whole idea of Stanley Alexander being in power scares me. So either way I'm screwed.

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding. Robert Smith has done absolutely nothing during his tenure in office. It is amazing that this thing is even close. This is precisely why Hinds County is "going to the dogs."

You do not have to like Stanley Alexander, but give me a break eh is obviously the more qualified candidate. Ever decent prosecutor that Robert has ever had has either left or Robert fired them. He had has lost over twelve prosecutors in eight years.

He has had prosecutors in his office for more his complete tenure that have not tried five cases. When the Mississippi Supreme Court states that the Hind County District Attorney's Office is the problem you have got to give credence to the fact that Smith is incompetent.

Why would you keep Smith?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that no one responded to my last "rant". Smith has no competent prosecutors in his office and yet people "fear" Alexander. What they should be in "fear" of is their lives, "fear" that their love ones are in jeaporady daily, "fear" that their property value is going to decrease beyond fair market value.

This is precisely the rhetoric that keeps incompetent people like Smith in office. You do not have to like someone to admit they are the best person for the job.

Anonymous said...

What a joke that Smith got re-elected. Jackson - you reap what you sow.

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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.

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