Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lock & load. JPD seeking armed Lorenzo Hemphill. Member of Catch & Release program.

Update: Hemphill turned himself in and is being held without bond. 

JPD identified a suspect in the shooting and armed robbery that took place at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street yesterday and he is known to JJ readers.  JPD issued the following bulletins on Twitter:

WANTED: Lorenzo Hemphill-24, armed robbery-business and agg. assault for yesterday's incident, Battery Sales/Svc., 605 W. Fortification St.

Anyone w/ information on his whereabouts, call police, 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS. Armed and Dangerous!
The victim is recovering and was still in critical care this morning. Earlier post.

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Hemphill in June 2014 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The case has not yet gone to trial.  He is hoodlum buddies with Raymond Echols.

Kingfish note:  The case is assigned to Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill.  There have been no less than ten continuances issued in this case.  Most of the orders state the continuances were granted because the docket was crowded.  Seems to me that the Judge needs to start having some night and weekend sessions in the courtroom.  His file is posted below.  He has previous convictions for cocaine possession and having a gun on school property.

The case may actually have a good-sized flaw.  The prosecution apparently does not have the gun that was used in the shooting.    Hemphill's attorney, Damon Stephenson, is attacking that part of the prosecution.  


Anonymous said...

Exactly three years of continuances and no trial held. Now this. What the hell is wrong with our justice system and the incompetent bastards wearing robes?

Anonymous said...

No not the justice system, what's wrong with Hinds County ..... Crooked ass judges and and DA

Anonymous said...

Part of the problem with criminal justice in Hinds County is that the DA's office secures indictments on a lot of bad cases. These clog up the system, because defendants who think they can win at trial (and are often correct in recent years) have no incentive to enter a plea. And when the prosecutors realize how bad the cases are and try to either dismiss them or offer a generous plea, certain judges shoot them down and force trials. Bottom line: there's a decent number of cases in Hinds County that should never have been indicted that clog up an already very busy docket.

Word Up said...

Just a misunderstood fellow caught on camera. I'd say with qualifications such as that he'd make a fine new Sheriff in the Antar administration!

Anonymous said...

The DA's office is too busy working on the boss's cases trying to keep him out of jail

Anonymous said...

too many bad cases on the docket. also judges should automatically try the oldest case on their docket first. this judge is trying cases that were indicted in 2016 when old cases are being continued. doesnt make sense.

Anonymous said...

Prime candidate for any number of positions in Hinds county. No difference between him and anyone "in charge" except he didn't know as many people in the right places...being: grandpappy, big momma, baby's momma, cuzins, awwntees, uncles, step bruddah, or sistah in laaww. Too bad, he could fixed the streets with that facial bone structure. Just draaag it across the uneven pavement and let them teeths gribd away until it's all even and smooth!

Anonymous said...

So the gun in the video is a squirt gun?

Anonymous said...

"No not the justice system..... Crooked ass judges and and DA"

Now there's a genius of a post. The justice system is not the judges and DA. Make a note.

Anonymous said...

It does not surprise me that there are failures in any "catch and release" program.

It doesn't surprise me the judges are not astute at recognizing behaviors that would indicate failure since few of them ever took even one course in abnormal psychology or criminal behavior.

But, I'd like to know what the success rate is. I'd like to know if it is lower in Jackson than it is nationwide and if so, why. If it's our judges, why ours? What is it they don't learn so they can make better decisions?

We know with certainty that prison has a poor record when it comes to recidivism. What is the comparative recidivism rate to that of " catch and release"?

Is there a worse record in types of future crimes in the future criminal activity of those sent to prison vs those in " catch and release"?

Anonymous said...

Kali Akuno would see this guy as a victim of white injustice, but the owner of the battery store as an oppressor and interloper.

(the store is part of a small chain out of Memphis)

Anonymous said...

Another day and another example that Jackson is LOST.

Enjoy your Solidarity mumbo jumbo.

Anonymous said...

This shooter was free on the streets due to the negligence of the court system not doing it's job. Perhaps the battery store victim should sue the state. Once again, a failed system that needs revamping.

Robert Shuler Smiff said...

Thanks for the photo KF. While I'm downtown running my businesses within a half mile of the crime scene, I'll be looking for this clown nosed mothe* fucke*. If I'm lucky enough to spot him the court will not have the chance to slap his wrist again.

Anonymous said...

4:40 am You may be right. Incarceration rather than intervention may result in person committing fewer crimes over their lifetime. But, I don't know if that's true and neither do you.
I'm in favor of what works and what works can be measured.
There is more than a little evidence that those imprisoned come out better at criminality and more violent.
It may be we have to just give life imprisonment to everyone who commits a crime to erase crime. Once a criminal, always a criminal. If so, we need to face the ugly truth that people cannot change.

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