Monday, December 19, 2016

Flipped?

Charges against Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride are dismissed.

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44 comments:

Anonymous said...

The truth shall set you free.

Anonymous said...

This was a pressure tactic against Jamie McBride from the start to have him do that which he could never ethically do as a lawyer: lie about RSS to make their case easier. No matter what you think about RSS, pressuring an innocent person via indictment of an unspecified crime (because there was NONE to specify) to press him to do something wholly unethical for a lawyer or anyone to do is just horribly wrong. Such unethical conduct on the AG's part puts every decent person at risk of abuse by their office. I'm relieved and outraged at the same time.

Anonymous said...

a nolle prosequi order is supposed to set forth the reasons the State bases its decision to not prosecute. will a copy be posted soon?

and where does Jamie apply to reinstate his reputation...

although mostly a republican, I supported Jim Hood until this witchhunt. to indict a person with no evidence in order to gain leverage in a case is highly unethical. he needs to retire.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that Mr. McBride is now a witness for the prosecution.

Anonymous said...

With or without prejudice?

Anonymous said...

2:47 Like you I voted for Jim Hood in the past. I'm also a lawyer. Never again Mr. Hood. Never again. Never again!!!!

Anonymous said...

WITH PREJUDICE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

looks like a deal - McBride testify for prosecution in exchange for nolle pros. If that is the case, all the McBride friends and family that keep posting about his 'reputation' and the improper prosecution might have to eat a few of their words.

Anonymous said...

Well, if they need him to testify his boss was a loon, that would be truthful.

Anonymous said...

he will not be testifying.

Anonymous said...

I just watched WAPT 6pm news. Ross Adams interviewed Dale Danks, Mr. McBride's attorney. Danks said that the case against McBride was dismissed in exchange for McBride agreeing to testify in the trial.Danks pointed out that McBride had been subpoenaed by the MSAGO but said McBride would not be testifying against RSS, only that he would tell the truth. Whats up?

Anonymous said...

Just said on the news he has agreed to testify against his boss.

Danks Schmanks.. said...

Although Danks is a magical sort of fellow, I don't think he knows the content of testimony not yet given.

Anonymous said...

Actually Hood is a PROSECUTORIAL genius in this case. Unfortunately the 12 good men/women will not uphold the law and facts required in order to CONVICT RSS IN THIS CASE.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for th the St. Pete bowl!

Anonymous said...

He didn't flip. He maintains, as he has from day one, that he knows nothing. He will testify that he was asked to review that video and assess the evidence and that he thought it was in furtherance of a prosecution.

Anonymous said...

Indicting an innocent to hope he will make up shit on the guilty just to make it easier and certain is not genius, just unethical shortcutting. The lawyers who engage in it should have their heads handed to them.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain like I'm five this case from the beginning up until today?

Anonymous said...

I'm so lost.....there's testimony that criminals paid RSS money directly...but the jury may never hear it....but the jury could read about in the paper and see it on the news before they were jurors....and anyway ivon plead guilty to the same charge....and he set RSS up and wore a wire where Ivon sounded like a bad movie actor trying to get RSS to agree that RSS was guilty of taking money from criminal defendants....but if you "read" the transcripts....it's difficult to say RSS did agree....because his English speaking abilities are suspect....one almost has to have a translator to review the audio tapes to make a judgment call as to what RSS was "feeling" when he articulated his verbal responses to Ivon's leading cues of combined guilt.

I'm moving.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on Jamie McBride:

1.He did not flip. Since he is no longer charged with a crime, he is free to give truthful testimony. Something I suspect he would have done before he was indicted. His lawyers would have advised him not to testify at trial or otherwise. The indictment prevented him from testifying. Without the indictment, the Jamie McBride I know would have provided prosecutors with every fact he knows.

2. Prosecutors are subject to a special rule of ethics that prohibits them from prosecuting cases for which there is no probable cause. (Rule 3.8) That is the rule that got Mike Nyfong disbarred in NC for prosecuting the Duke lacrosse players.

3. So, our Einstein Attorney General not only makes it impossible to get information from McBride by indicting him, he violates an ethics rule that could get him disbarred. Jim Hood is Wiley E. Coyote.

4. RSS looks like the Roadrunner -- Just hope the anvil hits the Hinds County version.

Anonymous said...

prediction: hung jury Friday early afternoon. the judge was an idiot to set this case this close to Christmas...

Anonymous said...

The Judge should have cut Jamie McBride lose long ago on Mr. McBride's motions to dismiss. No one should be subjected to what he was subjected to with everything put in jeopardy for nothing. I'll never think again of the "Einstein AG" the same way.

Anonymous said...

When can we expect the "GENIUS AG" to apologize to Mr. McBride?

Anonymous said...

Well, the Miss. Prosecutor Association conference in April should be interesting assuming they can't convict Smith [all ADAs will lose their jobs if Smith is forced from office and I doubt many would be retained by the interim] The AG always gives the opening address and many of the programs are taught by AG staff attorneys.

Anonymous said...

The hell with McBride. He is a spineless jellyfish. White and weak does not equate to innocence. A grand jury indicted McBride. 12 out of 15 people who heard evidence against McBride. Have all of you McBride lovers forgot that. You have no idea what McBride is going to say. I am willing to bet that Hood did not indict McBride on a whim. If that were the case why would McBride testify at all.

What I love is this crap Danks is spouting about him not testifying for the State but simply telling the truth. I believe that will be a distinction without a difference. If McBride's testimony were not in some way favorable to the State, why would the State call him as a witness. Mcbride is a spineless jellyfish and he is going to testify ti something that is not favorable to Smith.

If any of you have brains, please use them. Just wait until Jamie sings. But you know what. You guys love white and weak

Anonymous said...

Hope Mr. McBride will send his legal bills to Hood and the Assistant AG who tried unsuccessfully to stitch him up. There should be a recompense for every last dollar and for every unnecessary moment of anguish to Mr. McBride, his wife and all his relations and friends. Mr. Hood you have a large community to reimburse.

Anonymous said...

I would be fine with Smith getting convicted and Hood getting disbarred, though neither is going to happen.

Anonymous said...

8:54 A lot of blather on a subject you know squat about. An AG can indict your ham sandwich. McB was indicted on the off chance he would be forced to reveal something incriminating about RSS. They had no proof he did. And he had nothing as he told them from the start so they had to let him go because the real trial was starting. Totally unethical. And that simple.

Anonymous said...

8:54 you need some remedial legal training. Mississippi grand juries are composed of 20 citizens, not 15. The nolle prosequi was for lack of evidence, not a plea bargain.

McBryde's mistake was staying on in that office rather than leaving as so many others did before everything fell apart for the DA.

Anonymous said...

Sad how many criminal ham sandwiches don't get indicted in Hinds County and how fewer still get convicted.

Anonymous said...

And he did not leave because he thought his work competently taking sex offenders off Hinds County streets was important. It is still important.

Anonymous said...

7:41 You need remedial training. While a grand jury is composed of 20, you only need a minimal of 15 to vote. Also, no one has any idea of the proof that Hood has or what motivated the decision. Again white and weak wins the day. Also Jamie stayed because of his paycheck, not because of the he thinks his work is important. What is important to Jamie is drinking beer and showing up at the yatch club.

Anonymous said...

Actions have consequences. Case in point, McBride was getting ready go to trial on a rape case. This happened, and in the absence of the ADA who specializes in sex crimes, the case was passed off to less competent prosecutors and the rapist was aquitted. Where is that in the AG press release?

Anonymous said...

@854 I have forgotten more about prosecuting cases than you will ever know. The mere fact that you are stating the old "you can get an indictment with a ham sandwich quote" is proof you have never been a prosecutor.

Contrary to popular belief, most grand jurors are very attentive and pay attention. Yes there are some cases that slip through the cracks, but most case that are indicted are resolved in favor of the State.

That old narrative plays well to the ignorant public, but most prosecutors take their job very seriously. McSpinless should have gotten indicted. Being white and weak is not a pass. If Smith gets acquitted, Jamie is GONE. Lets see how many DA's want to hire him.

Anonymous said...

No, you have forgotten that in this case an indictment was indeed followed by a white flag on the part of the prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

@1:14- No I have not forgotten anything but I will remind you of a little technique call plea bargaining. I bet you McSpinless gets on the stand and gives testimony favorable to the state. That is something that he would not have done unless compelled.

According to FBI Agent Culpepper's testimony Jamie was approached and would not cooperate because he feared reprisal from Smith. Again he lacked the moral conviction to walk away from that job. He would rather watch people get harassed and intimidated by Smith rather than give up his watch club membership.

He has no honor, and that "white flag" you speak of was no more than a method a making that coward McSpineless do the right thing. @1:14-sorry you don't choose your friends or clients better but the only thing I fault Hood for is letting McSpineless off.

Anonymous said...

In fact there was no plea bargain just a reaffirmation that he would tell the truth as he said he'd do all along. No plea bargain was announced.

Anonymous said...

"All adas will lose their jobs?" But it's Christmas.

Anonymous said...

@8:29 Call it what you will he ONLY NOW is telling the truthYou have not been paying attention. he refused to talk to the FBI when he was first approached. That is what FBI Agent Culpepper testified to. He has not alway agreed to testify truthfully.

So while you may not call this a plea bargain. You are sadly mistaken. McSPineless is only telling the truth because the State agreed to drop the charges. That is the way it works. There was evidence against him. The grand jury found there was and Judge Roberts denied a motion to dismiss against McBride several times. He even used the "devil (Robert) made me do it" defense. Again, not being a man is what McSpineless does best. He is a coward

But you in your wisdom (legal dream team member, or drunken yatch club buddy) deem that you more than everyone else.
He had an opportunity but flat out refused to come forward and tell the truth, I believe Culpepper testified that McSpineless said: " I would like to help you guys but I will lose my job" Thats right, you keep putting this how great "McSpineless" is on the web, but McSpineless is only testifying because the State dropped the charges.


Anonymous said...

@10:53: What gives, did McBride nail your girlfriend or something? Between this thread and the other one you are posting on, it's clear you have some deep seated resentment issues. Understandable since you will never be half the man McBride is. I've known him 27 years and you couldn't be more wrong.

Anonymous said...

Call it anything you want. It is all the same.
McBride was charged. He made a deal to testify so that the charges would be dropped.
Make any excuse you want. Call it anything you want.

Anonymous said...


2@11:10

Great response about the girlfriend part. You couldn't address the factual part of my argument so you took it there. Maybe McSpineless is more man than I am. That should be easy for a jellyfish like him since I am a female. That being said McSpineless in his efforts to keep his job showed how fine of a guy he was. As stated in my previous response and what has been confirmed by FBI Culpepper's testimony is that tub of lard you are defending was approached and asked to do the right thing. HE REFUSED BECAUSE HE DIDNOT WANT TO LOSE HIS JOB. If he was the super prosecutor you make him out to be he would have left and got another job. He did not do that did he? No he did not.

Forget the fact that RSS was indicting people with no cause at all. That is what you accuse Hood of doing to McSpineless right
While I strongly disagree with that assessment, if that is the case then that is "poetic justice" because that is what he watched RSS do to Ben Allen, and try to do to MBN Kevin Dear, Judge Weil, SAAG Beasley and Yukuran, and Judge Green. Those are the ones we know about.

Finally, while I am not gay and do not have a girlfriend, if I did no one that looks like McSpineless would ever be able to nail her.

Anonymous said...

10:53 (and no this isn't 11:10am) a cold dip in the Rez at this time of year will clear your head and do you wonders. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Stay classy 10:53/12:49

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