Friday, April 15, 2016

Bond revoked for suspect in Kendrick murder, Judge jails attorney.

Update #2: Routh just filed a motion to strike Judge Weill's response and the transcript posted below. (2:00 PM)

Update: Jimmie Gates reported on this story in the Clarion-Ledger.  He only published Hinds County Public Defender Michelle Purvis's account and none of the documents that were available online. 

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill revoked the bond of Lauren Shell Blackwell Wednesday.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Blackwell and Walter Lee Young for capital murder in the death of 81 year-old Lee Kendrick last October. They were indicted for auto theft as well as they allegedly stole the victim's car after killing him.  However, the arraignment ended with the jailing of public defender Chris Routh for contempt of court although the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered his release later in the day.

Kendrick was murdered at the Edgewood Apartments in a vacant unit.  JPD accused Blackwell of luring Kendrick to the apartment after she met him in Pearl at Romantic Adventures.  She was arrested and charged last October.  County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. allowed her to remain free on house arrest and a $1,000 bond, since she was pregnant, over the objections of prosecutors   Young is the cousin of her boyfriend.  Earlier post about hearing, murder, and copy of transcript.

Blackwell's arraignment was held yesterday.  Judge Weill revoked her bond and she is currently incarcerated at the Hinds County Detention Center in Jackson.  Public Defender Chris Routh represented Blackwell.  Blackwell appeared late for her arraignment with her baby in her arms.  Routh argued that she should be allowed to remain free on bond.  Prosecutor Mike Henry objected and said that capital murder suspects were not granted  bond as a matter of practice.  He said that she was not from Jackson and the stolen car was located in Jefferson County.

Blackwell in custody

However, Routh said Blackwell needed to be home with her baby for medical reasons.  He said she could only give her baby breast milk since he suffered from a gastrointestinal condition.  However, Judge Weill ruled that the only evidence he offered was a set of general discharge instructions that recommended she give her baby breast milk.  However, the actual general discharge instructions said that Blackwell was to feed her baby with breast milk or Similac Neosure. Judge Weill said the defendant presented no evidence whatsoever that her child suffered from a gastrointestinal problem or that the baby could only be fed breast-milk.

Judge Weill denied bond and cited the capital murder charge and DNA evidence placing Blackwell at the scene of the crime as the basis for his ruling. Judge Weill then adjourned the hearing but Routh then attempted to address the court.  The transcript states:

Court: That will conclude the hearing.
Routh: Your honor, if I may, I'm --
Court: No you may not. We're done here, Mr. Routh.
Routh: Your honor, the constitution
Court: Excuse me, Mr. Routh.
Routh: requires
Court: Mr. Routh
Routh: that the court
Court: please be seated.
Routh: place on the record
Court: please be seated.
Routh: reasons for denying bail. The court has not done that.
Court; All right. You're in contempt. direct criminal contempt, Mr. Routh, and we're going to take a ten-minute break. (Court issues instructions on break)
Court: All right, first of all, we've got to have order in this courtroom. Whether we've got civil, criminal matters going on, we've just got to have order and I"m charged with maintaining that order.
Mr. Routh, you've had plenty of opportunity to make a record today and make your arguments. I'll note that you blatantly misrepresented something on the record today.  (Copy of discharge instructions are on p.29 of documents posted below.) After I made my ruling, I told you I was not going not hear any further argument and you repeatedly refused my directive to sit down.  I advised you to file a detailed written motion if you had anything else to present on this issue and I'll still consider any written motion on the bond issue.

Judge Weill then found Routh to be in criminal contempt of court and sentenced him to jail for the remainder of the business day.  Attorney Merrida Coxwell filed an emergency writ of habeas corpus with the Mississippi Supreme Court. The court ordered the release of Routh on a $500 bond as he appealed the finding of contempt.

Note: Here is a copy of the transcript, appeal by Routh, and Mississippi Supreme Court order.


55 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? Isn't Jimmie one of those special guiding light voices? What reason would such a stellar journalist have for not sharing the whole story with a community that so badly needs his interpretation and superior guidance?

Anonymous said...

Judge Weill is out of control.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we need more out of control judges.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Weill for governor.
Better, Jeff Weill for president.

So much better than those currently running for that position.

Jackson, and Mississippi, very much need more like Weill.

John PIttman Hey said...

To be fair to Gates, the response by Weill wasn't available on the court's website when I last checked late yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I practiced law for over 35 years and spent the vast majority of my time in Circuit and Chancery Courts. I've never seen or heard of a judge that slams attorneys with contempt so often and for such trivial "misbehavior". I have been before Weill; he should have grown out of the "czar complex" by now. There are several things he could have done short of sending this man to jail and he should have used them first. I'm not defending the attorney, he needs to learn that you don't argue with judges, you argue before them.

Anonymous said...

Judges Gowan, Kidd, and Green don't seem to have the same problems.

I wonder why that is?

Kingfish said...

1. Green would first have to hold court.

2. Kidd is weak but we all knew that already.

3. Gowan has them too scared to misbehave in his courtroom.

Anonymous said...

This was completely unnecessary, and Weill is likely, and rightfully, going to be reprimanded for this. Weill "blatantly" disregarded the rules associated with a finding of criminal contempt.

Chubbie should have had a doctor at the bond hearing. That's his mistake. Chubbie should also understand how discharge orders work before introducing them in court. That's also his mistake. However, Chubbie's assertion that the woman's doctor had indicated that her 3 month old child needed to be breast fed due to hypokalemia was not a "blatant misrepresentation." Judge Weill may have felt that it was, and that's fine. He's a judge. He gets to do that.

What Judge Weill doesn't get to do is punish indigent criminal defendants by revoking their bond and separating them from a newborn infant because their counsel is an idiot who made a mistake. That's what he did, and Chubbie called him out on it by making him state, on the record, what his reasons were for denying bond.

A reading of the full transcript makes it clear that Weill was likely going to maintain the current bond, which was essentially house arrest, until Chubbie started talking about medical hardships. The woman may have had one, but Chubbie did a shitty job of presenting facts supporting it, and it pissed Weill off. Weill punished his client for the acts of counsel, then through counsel in jail for calling him out on it.

I like Weill. He's always seemed like a fair judge. But, this was out of line, and it's going to give credence to those who want to see him out.

Anonymous said...

1:50 here. Why in the world would they want the Supreme Court to rule without the transcript? I think it shows that Weill was way too quick on the contempt trigger. I have heard that in the past Weill held an ADA in contempt for not sitting down as quickly as Weill wanted, but the DA office had the episode transcribed and Weill then refused to enter the contempt judgment.

Kingfish said...

That little hooker came to court knowing she could have her bond revoked. She knew the prosecutors were going to ask for it to happen. She should've made arrangements. In fact, I think the transcript says she had a Ms. Blackwell (no relation) who would take care of her.

She has also known for quite some time she might go to prison.

Anonymous said...

Similac Neosure is a higher calorie formula than your standard Similac baby formula. Likely recommended due to the baby's birth weight. It is not given because of a GI condition.

Anonymous said...

indeed, Routh should have known that no bail was going to be allowed in a capital murder case and should have told the defendant to have her affairs in order should she get remanded to jail; however, that is irrelevant to the contempt issue. Weill won't be reprimanded, at least publicly, but I sincerely hope the Supreme Court reverses him on the contempt issue. [btw, 1:50 again]

Anonymous said...

2:21 here.

I agree with everything that's been said about how the defendant and the lawyer screwed up this bond hearing. But, that's not the point. Weill punished them for screwing it up, not for being a flight risk.

Chubbie, in what may have been a complete accident, made his finest legal move of the day by reminding Judge Weill that he needed to put his reasoning on the record. Judge Weill got pissed because he didn't have a good reason, and he punished Chubbie.

This incident is not exactly good for the hardos either. Due to Weill's nonsense, it is likely that the case could be moved to another judge, making it 66% likely to end up in front of either Green or Kidd? Is that what the hardos want?

Anonymous said...

Judge Weill gets his support from NE Jackson white areas with gobs of money. Blacks in Jackson are right to claim racism with him bc it's white power and wealth that appoint him. Should be better in dealing with the black youth. They don't grow up in his eastover area. So he has no concern for them. Also that Walter Michel?... he is elected by NE Jackson and madison. Stop the gerrymandering and push equallity

Anonymous said...

3:54 sounds like a member of the BLM idiots. We need a bigger island than I thought to deposit these creatures on.

Anonymous said...

Using that twit 3:54PM as a reference point, it appears the Judge Weill's only crime is that he is white.

Anonymous said...

2:21 is the guy that ate glue in school, but still thought he was cool enough to be a dick to everyone. Let us know when you want to finally retire the letter jacket and bring something constructive to a conversation.

Potholes on Parade said...

Don't worry @3:54 PM. At the rate the middle class -- including the remaining working class whites -- are leaving Jackghanistan the demographics will take over and you'll be able to enjoy electing another soft-on-crime judge, regardless of a few holdout whites with "gobs of money", soon enough. Who gives a fuck about tax base flight when you can support and elect a judiciary that will work hard to keep Hinds County and Jackbekistan a crime shithole.

Anonymous said...

This guy must be John Archie or little lumumba... spewing his racial hatred

SERIOUSLY. Anna Wolfe is HOT! said...


Jimmie never has to leave his desk.

He files half-baked, reads JJ, rips off KF's work, "updates" his story, gets a wink from Sam Hall, and suddenly he's a community voice.

Then Sam Hall phlegms up the kiss-my-butt Gannett management chain how he is a wonderful result of the Executive Editor faux "nationwide search" and the stupid cycle begins anew.







Sam, she didn't train under you.




Anonymous said...

The judge was right. Coxwell is a dick.

Anonymous said...

You are right about the middle class leaving... if your a family of 4 in city of Jackson and you aren't making at least 200k as household your never going to make it... tuition alone runs us as a fimily of 3 at jackson private school 33k a year. My neighbor has 4 kids at st. Andrews school of course he is a plastic surgeon and his wife is an OBGYN... but not many people can afford tuition like

Anonymous said...

i like turtles...

Anonymous said...

Right On Kingfish @ 2:30..

Anonymous said...

I have been in JUdge Weill's courtroom and seen the disgusting behavior of the public defender's office first hand. Any other judge would have put them all in jail by now. I have also seen him show compassion to their clients, and they cannot stand it because it flies in the fact of this tired, made up crusade against the judge for actually holding CRIMINALS accountable. JUdge Weill is a kind Christian man, and they would rather try to stick it to him than put their clients' best interests first. They are an embarassment to the profession and they should be punished by the Supreme Court and the Bar for their defiant shows of disrespect.

Anonymous said...

Jackson needs Jeff. Jeff, if you are reading, please don't let these fools and their thuggery to drive you to quit.

Anonymous said...

So when Coxwell's wife gets carjacked by some deranged criminal that Tomie green refused to hold accountable, he's all about seeking justice from a judge who actually does the right thing. But....when the victim is not his wife he defends a lawyer who broke the rules for a woman who supposedly helped murder and rob an 81 year old. What a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

A simple google search of Chris Routh will lead you to a very disturbing past. No wonder he sympathized with the woman who is a capital murderer

Anonymous said...

Jackson citizens (those of us without venomous snakes sticking out of our heads and eyeballs like those public defenders) thank you for your service Judge Weill.

Anonymous said...

Jeff, don't let these fools and this second rate mainstream media coverage run you off of the bench. You would be a fantastic appellate judge, because who has more real experience at dealing with challenges than you? Jeff Weill for Chief Justice

someoneinnorthms said...

10:06, it sounds like you don't believe much in the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Judge Weill in holding of contempt but jail time such was overboard. Mr. Routh should have been fined. He clearly misrepresented when he read from medical record and that should not be tolerated from any attorney. Also when a Judge says enough is enough then sit down and shut up.

someoneinnorthms said...

I just have a feeling most of these "enough is enough" people aren't lawyers. The typical way a circuit court judge avoids being found in error by the MS Supreme Court is to avoid ruling or to avoid putting their reasons for ruling into the record. See, if there's nothing to review, then there's no way they were wrong.

I can't tell you how many times I've read in MS SC opinions.that the defense lawyer "failed to obtain a ruling" for the requested relief; therefore, there is no adverse ruling to appeal. The same goes for failing to state reasons. It goes.like this, "because.the trial court failed to state reasons for ruling against the defendant, we can only assume that he did so for adequate and legally sound reasons."

If a judge refuses to do his job (like make a ruling when asked or stating the reasons for a ruling when it is legally required) then it is the defense lawyer's JOB to ask the judge to do so. In this case, the transcript appears to show no disrespect from Chris. In fact, it appears that he was doing his JOB--asking the court to make a record that can be reviewed. It appears Weill is the one who doesn't want his actions reviewed. That alone makes one question his motives.

I know nobody likes people who are charged with a crime. If cops had the authority to hand out death penalties contemporaneously with the charging of a crime most people would be supremely happy. Until you find yourself on the wrong end of set of handcuffs erroneously.

Victor Fleitas said...

@ 10:06 PM:

I took your advice and read the story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The only disturbing part of the story is that a young boy had years of his life stolen from him due to junk science peddled by prosecutors, more interested in re-election than justice, to credulous jurors. He was very fortunate to have a strong and supportive family and the financial resources to secure excellent legal representation. So many others do not.

As for his sympathy for the "capital murderer," if you ever get called for jury duty do the honest thing and tell the court you can't serve because you're certain everyone's guilty of exactly what they're charged with. I'd hate to think you'd ever face your maker with the knowledge you bore false witness against your neighbor.

Anonymous said...

The Day of The Tragedy

The Babysitter's Story

The Babysitter Goes to Trial

Teen found not guilty in toddler's death

A Child's Death Strikes Two Families

The accused

John Pittman Hey said...

So let me get this straight:

Chris Routh was arrested at the age of 14 and held without bail for 360 days on charges for which he was later acquitted.

Chris Routh was just thrown in jail by Judge Weill, without bail which he was entitled to.

Chris Routh was jailed for asking the court to place on the record the facts upon which the judge had just revoked bail for a criminal defendant that Routh was defending, when it was the Judge's legal duty to do so.

Does anybody else see the bitter irony in all this?

Anonymous said...

I've come to expect noodle-brained bs from the folks that comment here, but, the ones on this post take the cake. A wholehearted GFY to the vast majority of you clowns.

Anonymous said...

Deadwood, South Dakota had better judges in the 1870's than the highly esteemed magistrate Weil.

Anonymous said...

If we only had a few of those judges from the 1870's now.

Anonymous said...

I have practiced before circuit court judges all over this state for the past 20 years. Judge Weill was correct in his denial of bond and in jailing Mr. Routh. First of all, under the MS constitution defendants DO NOT have a right to bond when charged with CAPITAL MURDER. In his ruling, Weill made this clear and he went on to say Routh had given no compelling reason to make an exception to the constitution. Weill gave Routh several opportunities to make his argument to the court. Once a court begins to rule, ALL ARGUMENTS SHOULD CEASE. Weill stated that he would hear more on the matter through the filing of WRITTEN MOTIONS. Routh was warned to be quiet but he chose to ignore the Court. Furthermore, Routh intentionally lied to the Court about the dietary requirements for the infant. If you look at the transcript you can see where Routh, when reading the discharge notes deliberately stopped reading when he came to the part about OR SIMILAC. The rules of ethics require CANDOR TO THE COURT. Weill's actions were proper and I hope that Mr. Routh has learned a lesson about courtroom decorum.

Anonymous said...

1:46

Only because the convicted were strung up at sunrise the next morning.

Anonymous said...

Those public defenders are dead set on learning the rules of court and ethics the hard way. No better teacher than Judge Weill. If they keep it up, keep locking them up Jeff!

HDMatthias, MD said...

I want to apologize for dissing Judge Weill on Facebook. This defendant, if the charges are true, needs to remain in jail without bond. Whatever BS there is about her needing to breastfeed can easily be taken care of with the proper formula.

Anonymous said...

Weill is a weak judge. Strong judges don't have to send lawyers to jail except in extraordinary circumstances. This was not an extraordinary circumstance.

Anonymous said...

@4:48: I'm assuming your practice has mostly been civil over the last 20 years, or at least hasn't involved any capital defense. For you, and for the benefit of everyone else, I'm leaving the text on Article 3, Section 29 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 right here:

Excessive Bail Prohibited; Revocation or Denial of Bail

(1) Excessive bail shall not be required, and all persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses (a) when the proof is evident or presumption great; or (b) when the person has previously been convicted of a capital offense or any other offense punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of twenty (20) years or more.

(2) If a person charged with committing any offense that is punishable by death, life imprisonment or imprisonment for one (1) year or more in the penitentiary or any other state correctional facility is granted bail and (a) if that person is indicted for a felony committed while on bail; or (b) if the court, upon hearing, finds probable cause that the person has committed a felony while on bail, then the court shall revoke bail and shall order that the person be detained, without further bail, pending trial of the charge for which bail was revoked. For the purposes of this subsection (2) only, the term "felony" means any offense punishable by death, life imprisonment or imprisonment for more than five (5) years under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime is committed. In addition, grand larceny shall be considered a felony for the purposes of this subsection.

(3) In the case of offenses punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of twenty (20) years or more or by life imprisonment, a county or circuit court judge may deny bail for such offenses when the proof is evident or the presumption great upon making a determination that the release of the person or persons arrested for such offense would constitute a special danger to any other person or to the community or that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required.

(4) In any case where bail is denied before conviction, the judge shall place in the record his reasons for denying bail. Any person who is charged with an offense punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of twenty (20) years or more or by life imprisonment and who is denied bail prior to conviction shall be entitled to an emergency hearing before a justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. The provisions of this subsection (4) do not apply to bail revocation orders.

Anonymous said...

Did you also apologize on FB Heddy?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this a bail revocation order, so the judge did not have to give his reasons on the record?

Anonymous said...

I saw this crime scene first hand with my own eyes. So did a couple children in the apartment complex when they found the body. It was not my first nor my last dead body to see, but it will always stick with me. These to deserve a firing squad!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Lord Mathias - People here don't give a rat's about your contrition regarding your Facebook sins. If you owe somebody an apology, look them up.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell Chris Routh.

Associated Pravda >> Capital murder suspect gives birth, now back in jail

"FULTON, Miss. – A woman accused of capital murder was taken to a hospital to give birth, but is now back behind bars.

The baby girl is in her grandmother's custody, and the county faces a hospital bill of about $10,000, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said.

The mother, 18-year-old Tonisha Johnson, is among five people accused of killing Andre Taylor of Mantachie during an attempt to steal nearly 3 pounds of marijuana from his house."

Anonymous said...

I will work bottom up and comment.
7:01 This one case that you yourself state if the charges are true...changes your mind about all the countless crap Weill spouts REALLY???

10:13 all I can gather is your comment must be sarcasm or you are family of Weill and have no clue what this guys actions are in that courtroom.
10:08 I am a RJackson citizen and you in no way speak for me. Next election i will do everything i can to help weill exit that bench. i have nothing sticking out of my head. i am; however, smart enough to recognize a seriously out of control--narcissistic control freak. This person has some very very serious mental issues including uncontrollable paranoia, afraid of strong females, God complex, etc..

10:06 Glad to know there is you the only person that has had nothing bad happened and who has a perfect life. CONGRATS Chris's experience probably gives him a needed perspective most lawyers are missing.
9:52 I not sure I can even come up with the words for such stupidity. Christians are know by their fruits..I have not seen any evidence of a deep conviction of christian values. Saying a prayer every now and then in public to be seen does not a christian make. The majority of those in the courthouse see his "prayers" as hypocrisy. The Bible clearly states those in positions of authority are held to a higher accountability.
What I have witnessed is again a seriously out of control person who's idea of justice is dished out according to status in Weill's eyes. Ex: Mark Wesley Rushing, who's dad is a doctor, from Tylertown where yes Weill just so happens to be from. Rushing at 33 had been looking at girls under 12 for several years and possessed hundreds of girl pictures on different computers weill sentenced to 6 months yes 6 months jail time. I am sure the fact of who his dad is and raised in the same town had nothing to do with weill's sentence.
Contrast that to a 19 year old Travelstead looking up 16 year old girls for 3 weeks when some younger pictures came through and were deleted and does not have a doctor for a dad or money weill gives 20 years. A capital murderer weill just gave 20 years. Weill is tough on selected crimes and selected people. Did not see one word of the Rushing case here with weill friend kingfish.

For my way of thinking we all know to be watchful at times in many places in Jackson and I can handle that. How do you protect yourself from a bully--thug wearing a suit and in a position of authority? That is much worse when in that position those abuse it. Weill is that bully--thug--abuser hiding behind a robe.

There should be NO appearance of bias toward defendants or lawyers. Several of you have stated weill punished the defendant because of the lawyers does that say all you need to about weill. He job--his oath does not include get lawyers by way of their clients.
So many love that meaningless phrase "tough on crime--tough on crime" what does that really mean? IS IT NOT FAR FAR FAR MORE IMPORTANT TO BY FAIR AND JUST ??????? and even consistent???

1:08 and 1:39 apparently you do not understand what "out of control" in this case means. I could walk through many parts of Jackson every day for months randomly firing an automatic weapon now that is "tough on crime" and out of control DOES THAT MAKE IT RIGHT ??? Yes those who have not done that much or anything wrong will be killed BUT some will "deserve" it; therefore, it is justified.

Lastly, I am just guessing that the majority of the people on this site are physically older than 4 years of age. Why do you feel it necessary to name call ??? Chris is a very nice young man learning everyday just like all of us and it really reflects very badly on on some of you who find it cute or funny or superior to resort to calling him or anyone names like chubbie. Grow up and use your big boy words to state facts NOT barbs.

Kingfish said...

As for Rushing, this is the first time anyone has bothered to give me a case name. " Did not see one word of the Rushing case here with weill friend kingfish." I've asked you before for the case name and this is the only time you have ever provided it so shut up.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure who your rude self is addressing you have never asked me for any name.
Thought you were the one so in touch with what is going on. Weill took great lengths to keep that case as quiet as possible.
So does this mean you will now look into??

Anonymous said...

I would like for ALL to take note that I am not stating anything about what the judges actions were toward the attorney but that I do know Loren Blackwell personally. She was married to my ex-nephew. She took advantage of his grandmother buy stealing multiple checks and using several credit cards to buy expensive electronics which was traded for Drugs. She could make ANYONE believe it was pouring rain outside when the Sun would be shining as bright that you would have to wear shades! Very minipulating very smart for her age. She's been doing this a very long time.. That being said, she moved on only a mile down the road to my Brother that had left a job of 29 years to help our Mother with our stepdad that had a very horrific wreck, she plays it up and aventuly moves in my moms home to so call "help" with my stepdads care. Well $20,000 later with stealing checks, using credit cards, applying for numerous credit cards with high money amounts she took care of him and my mom real good!! They will both go to their grave trying to undo all of what she done in a years time! She is very well capable of murder she shot at my brother 2 different times and poisoned him through food we know once. We are not the only 2 families she has targeted there were more before us. I am grateful that she didn't stay around any longer to harm my family as in death but I'm truly sorry for Mr. Kendricks family. She did not deserve a bond for the murder she committed an I Pray to God for the people an Judge in her hearing to see through the Evil Person she is and not only give Mr. Kendricks family justice but all other crimes she's commited before him.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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