Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mike Hurst on Jim Hood: Interference



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25 comments:

Louie said...

Hmmmm. An endorsement by a local politician who was just defeated for re-election. I guess Ken is jockeying for a job IF Hurst is elected.

Anonymous said...

55-45 Hood.

Anonymous said...

10:07, I think that's accurate, although it's a shame. If any of the other repubs were in a heat they'd bring out more voters, but this race isn't going to get the necessary vote out alone. Also, Phil's hoarding all his money for his retirement plan, as Weidie has been locked into lately. He's not providing anyone a helping hand.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing he is no longer Sheriff in Simpson County. He should be in jail.

Anonymous said...

i like how it misspells the would "sheriff"

Anonymous said...

Isn't Donald O'Cain the new Sheriff in Simpson County?

Talk about sour grapes!

Anonymous said...

These are serious accusations and involve not only criminal but ethical violations by either Hood, his office, or both. However if Hood and his office did these things as alleged, why didn't Hurst bring federal charges for obstruction of justice against Hood? As a lawyer, Hurst has a duty to report Hood's unethical actions to the Mississippi Bar as well. Failure to do so is an ethical violation on Hurst's behalf.

Since Hurst did neither of these things then a)this is total political b.s. or b)Hurst is no better than he alleges Hood is.

I would like to hear from Hurst on this.

I'm For Honest, Effective People In Office said...

There ya go. Shoot the messenger.

I'm noticing in Hood's new commercial how Hood concludes by saying Hurst has never prosecuted a child pornographer and several other types of crimes. I wonder, General Hood, if that might because those crimes do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Prosecutor's Office. Ya reckon? He probably never prosecuted speeders, clerks who steal from the Water Department or parking violators either.

The problem here is those crimes Hood has failed to prosecute and those criminals who he has refused to investigate.....not who the federal prosecutor didn't prosecute.

Hood's pompous, ballooned-up arse needs to go. He's already 'back home'. Just mail in your keys and badge.

Anonymous said...

1:51 - what a damn stretch. Because Hurst did not turn Hood in for Hood's failure to do his job, Hurst is the bad guy. What a backhanded way to defend your guy Hood.

All the facts of the case of the Police Chief were dealt with in court. Should we be waiting for your thoughts on the Judge's guilt for not turning Hood to the bar as well?

Same thing with Hood's interference in civil cases threatening to file criminal charges. Those were also highly publicized also, and if I remember were referred to the MS Bar. Maybe nobody worried about it in other cases because the Bar, as is normal for charges against most attorneys, turned a blind eye to any charges against the current AG.

Anonymous said...

I'm for Honest at 2:07

Child Porn is very much a federal crime. See 18 U.S.C. § 2251; 18 U.S.C. § 2252; 18 U.S.C. § 2252A.

By the way, it's principally up to Stacey Pickering (who has more resources) to investigate financial corruption. Also, you forget that Hood isn't the only prosecutor in the state. The district attorney can also investigate and prosecute.

Anonymous said...

Pheel won't give him any money if he wins he will get the guvs rankin county gangsters

Anonymous said...

If Hood or someone in his office had violated the law or obstructed justice, does anyone believe that the Feds would not have brought charges??? Seriously, the Feds have no reason to protect Hood.

Anonymous said...

4:41 = you fail to acknowledge that the state typically prosecutes child porn cases, not the feds. Defend your boy if you will.

Anonymous said...

@7:25
You are correct that most child porn cases have been prosecuted by the state since Jim Hood is the leader of the U.S. DOJ's Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Prior to being elected AG, Hood was an elected district attorney. As such, the point being made in Hood's ad, which is apparently confusing to some, is that Hurst lacks experience. Hurst has never prosecuted a death penalty case, tried a child porn case, etc. Furthermore, Hurst has very little experience (criminal or civil) as an Assistant US Attorney (serving mostly under Eric Holder's Leadership).

Hurst's other legal experience was serving as a DC lobbyist for the likes of Argenbright (the company who ran the airport metal detectors on 9/11). Immediately after Sept 11th, Hurst lobbied congress to completely shield Argenbright from any liability for its failure to screen the 9/11 terrorist & for allowing the terrorist to board the planes with weapons on that fateful day.

Toodlum's Armour said...

Kingfish; Are you going to send 10:36 a bill for that Jim Hood ad? Re-electing this clown would be more of The Three Stooges. Re-electin' him would be like prosecutin' fambly....or somethin' like that. Send him packin'.

Anonymous said...

7:01 Hood is the only Dem in a statewide elected office here. I realize Obama only cares about himself, but the national Democratic officials might care about protecting Hood for only that reason.

bill said...

I have never met Jim Hood. He may be a peach of a guy, but two things about him are inarguable. One, he has funneled millions to his buddies from state lawsuits, and some of those same guys have escaped his scrutiny when they fell on the other side of the law. Two, he has moved his personal residence and set up an office in Houston. Many people believe, including me, that indicates that he's ready to head to the house.

I'm not concerned that he's a Democrat, although his support of a national Democrat agenda - for example, failing to join with other states in actions against the Obama administration - show that he's concerned that he's a Democrat. I'm a little concerned that Hood's campaign manager and opposition research specialist are actively working - and presumably being paid - for one of the organizations supporting Initiative 42. In fact, they're the ones who filed the lawsuit against Bryant and Hosemann over the wording on the November ballot. Even though that ballot language was approved by the State Board of Election Commissioners, members of which are Bryant, Hosemann, and Hood, the lawsuit left Hood out, supposedly because he wasn't physically present at the meeting that approved the language. Apparently, he literally phoned it in from his taxpayer-funded Houston office, or maybe he was mobile at the time. After all, he had already said that he could run the AG's office from anywhere as long as he had his cell phone and iPad. I'd much rather have someone who actually wants to show up every morning and lead the Attorney General's staff members to do the things Mississippi needs them to do. It's time for a change, and Mike Hurst is a good man who will do a great job. Bill Billingsley

Anonymous said...

Dear God, PLEASE let us elect Mike Hurst. Time for Hood to go. Hoods inability to prosecute friends and associates in government makes him unfit to hold this position. We have a candidate that is a breath of fresh air and a bundle of trust and integrity. Hurst will have not problem in rooting out and prosecuting corruption wherever it may be. Lets not miss this opportunity.




Anonymous said...

Showing up for work every day......where your employees can see you in the flesh....is real important.

Anonymous said...

At 2:54 PM: When this all shakes out you'll see it was all political b.s. If Hood did what Hurst is alleging then he would be facing some serious charges.

Anonymous said...

Hurst's press release today is oxygen on the flames.

Anonymous said...

It sure is evident that all the state employees in the AG's office have lots of time to comment on this blog.

Just For Starters said...

Aloof. Arrogant. Unapproachable. Inaccessible. Unavailable. Unaccountable. Untouchable.

Anonymous said...

I have personally reporting the unethical, illegal contact of a fellow attorney to the MS Bar. Nothing was done. They made all sorts of excuses as to why they did not have to hold this person accountable. One excuse was that SOL had run, though offense involved concealing destruction of evidence that could not be discovered due to said destruction. Another avenue revealed solid proof which was provided to Bar. Bar never disputed any of the events occurred, just wouldn't act against their big buddy. Just because no action is taken doesn't mean a report wasn't made.

Anonymous said...

4:30 then why didn't Hurst bring criminal charges against the AG's office??

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