Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cruz cruising on out (Updated)

Commissioner of Public Safety Santa Cruz will retire at the end of January.  He submitted a letter to the Governor today.  His replacement will be........ (drum roll).......

MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher.  You read that correctly.

Update: The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following press release:

After a distinguished 43-year career in law enforcement, Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz announced today his retirement from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).

“The time has come for me to depart from public service,” Commissioner Santa Cruz said. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve the dedicated employees of the Department of Public Safety, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the citizens of this great state.”

During Commissioner Santa Cruz’s five-year tenure as Commissioner of Public Safety, the most aggressive drivers’ license modernization in DPS history has been completed, the state-of-the-art Mississippi Forensics Laboratory (formerly State Crime Lab) opened and a merit promotion system was put into place, among many other accomplishments.

Commissioner Santa Cruz’s retirement will be effective January 31, 2017.


Anonymous said...

I know you won't approve this comment KF but I'm sure you can share the sentiment anyway : DAMN FUCKING HELL BULLSHIT FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK!!!

Anonymous said...

12:12 Your comment leaves the uninformed (me) confused. In your opinion is this really good or really bad. I am able to tell that you have strong feelings one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

agreed, 12:12

Anonymous said...

I'd been hearing that an ex metro area sheriff was in the running for that position. Maybe he is staying retired and keeping up with his bushhoggin.

Anne Onammus said...

Wow. This is such bad news I may drive down I-55 and crash my car, then blow my brains out.

Anonymous said...

Per Cousin Eddie: The gift that keeps on giving.

Anonymous said...

Just go on an blow.... Feel, Tit, um sorry, Tate are fools. And before you Sweet Tater lubbers even start... Don't thin that wasn't discussed b/t Feel, Tater Tot and the Speaker prior to the appointment. That is why this once great state is dead last and will remain so!

Anonymous said...

Inbred bastards.

Anonymous said...

It's about time - wonder if Santa Cruz will leave his "Phil" file for him???

Musical Chairs said...

Sorry, but that retired sheriff is old, out of shape, lazy, can't stand for more than thirty minutes and requires four naps a day.

Any word on who goes to DOC? Wonder if Bennett Malone will apply.

Anonymous said...

It will be difficult for Fisher to be worse than Santa Cruz, but his tenure at MDOC was disastrous. It was better off with Epps robbing it blind. Maybe the community work centers can be restored now, and some of the nonviolent inmates can start giving something back to society rather than sitting on their asses all day long.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be interesting to see who they get to run MDOC

Anonymous said...

Musical Chairs,

Wrong retired Sheriff. This one is north of the one you are alluding to.

Anonymous said...

Fisher to DPS? Really? I think that department could benefit from some new blood. So, who will be the new MDOC chief? Hopefully it will be a reform-minded person, as we still have way too many people in prison for low-level nonviolent offenses. We need more work centers and transitional housing to get these people back on their feet paying taxes.

Anonymous said...

Fisher's leadership legacy at the bureau of narcotics was turning a blind eye to misbehavior (some of it criminal), strip shows, and commanders with rating scales for females...something tells me he'll fit right in as the head of DPS. This is disappointing news as DPS needs an injection of new ideas and new thinking, Phil just rolled the clock back. You know, there just might be some qualified folks from OUTSIDE of Mississippi, but maybe Phil's too embarrassed to show how screwed up the state is to an "outsider."

A Little History.. said...

Soon to be available in the job market, Secretary of the Navy Mabus broke the glass ceiling by putting a 'woman' in charge of the highway patrol. She had zero experience and accomplished nothing other than helping Mabus get his ticket punched by the LGBT crowd. That went a long way with Dems and gained the Guv two federal appointments and a fat federal retirement check to go with his fat PERS check.

I say that to remind you that governors do some mighty weird shit when it comes to handing out these plums. Not just THIS governor, but all of them. So, yes, Santa will hand over his 'Feel File'.

Anonymous said...

Praise Jesus. This is is one of the most incompetent commissioners in Mississippi history. Several legislators and others begged Phil to fire him. Phil could give a rats ass who does a good job or not. So long Cruz Nut.

Anonymous said...

Fisher started his DOC role by taking all the 20 dollar per day state inmates that pick up trash out of county jails. Then he placed them in the private jails for 60 dollars a day. Such a conservative move! Then he went to the Capitol and said he didn't have enough money! Real smart dude right there!

Anonymous said...

Deputy Fife's legacy for appointing numb nuts continues to grow.

Anonymous said...

Mdoc Commissioner Gutnherz??

Anonymous said...

KF, at least vet your information. You are usually dead on with your early predictions, but I think you totally got this one wrong. Fisher may be viewed as a fixer, but DPS is too far gone to fix and he hadn't fixed MDOC yet!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:28. Neither of those you listed are capable of running DOC.

Anonymous said...

7:39 pm You can stop being afraid of Mabus. He isn't coming back to MS except to visit friends and relatives. He is going into the private sector elsewhere.
Government corruption, which Mabus, along with Winter, did more to rid us of than any other governors in the last several decades,can continue in Mississippi.
The GOP is in control of everything now so you should feel happy and relaxed and not angry any more.
All you have to worry about is the possibility of buyer's remorse and living with the guilt of reaping what you have sown.

Anonymous said...

I wonder who Josh Gregory will select this time around?

Anonymous said...

Donna, why do you put like 12 carriage returns at the bottom of your posts?

Anonymous said...

7:39PM Dec. 14, 2016

Must all your Posts reflect your reputation as a big old closet case. You always opine about the LGBT crowd.

Anonymous said...

He's gonna have to be confirmed be the state senate. All these 52 senators need to remember what he did by closing the work centers! I think all the sheriffs in the state need to be calling their senator and tell them not to confirm him now!

Anonymous said...

All you experts on how to run a State agency, and make it perform like a Nascar race team on a dirt track budget, send your application to Phil. You can have all the ideas and know how but if you can't buy the gas to make it run!! Oh and Don't piss off the Lt.Gov!

Anonymous said...

One word

Anonymous said...

5:01 must have gone to the same letter/word counting school as Joe Biden...Ken Magee is actually two words.

...and he would be a great choice to run DPS, he's been covering Santa Cruz's ass since he was brought on board.

Anonymous said...

12/14/16 @7:39
You sure know 'bout Mabus. What dat about.
Man crush.

Anonymous said...

"You sure know 'bout Mabus. What dat about.
Man crush."

It's actually easy if you pay attention. And even more easy if you were a state employee at the time. Mabus pulled that stunt at several agencies right after he got married. Remember now? It pays to pay attention.

Anonymous said...

Insider's code 9:05. Showing off to her "team". She's got a note to pay off now and needs the staff thinking they are gainfully employed.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Santa was this old. Originally appointed by Haley, he is knocking on the door of EIGHTY.

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