Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mayor fires back over ICE detainer charges

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba fiercely denied the city of Jackson destroyed ICE detainers at a press conference yesterday. A public records complaint accuses the city of destroying immigration detainers issued by ICE. The Mayor called the complaint "a senseless, baseless, meritless waste of time, an out and out lie, alternative facts, if you will.  This administration has not destroyed anything."  He said the city does not store or collect information on someone's immigration status.  JPD Chief Anthony Moore said JPS does not destroy immigration detainers. 


The Mississippi Institute for Justice announced yesterday that it filed a public records complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission over the city's alleged refusal to provide a copy of ICE detainers issued to Jackson. The complaint charges that Jackson destroyed the detainers. Earlier post.


Jack Errata said...

Metro media trends.

Anonymous said...

He's lying threw his teeth!
I wish someone with the where-with-all ($$) would throw a federal lawsuit against the city of
Jackson, the Mayor,& city consul for country of origin discrimination.
Argument: American citizens (Country of origin) are being discriminated against by cities who are protecting illegal aliens from federal law.

Anonymous said...

The mayor didn't really address whether the detainers were thrown away, just that there was no policy to throw them away. They had no data on detainers either. Just a bunch of political spin.

Anonymous said...

This mayor is under the impression that he is a national figure of sorts. Hell, first of all its Mississippi secondly it's not like he's mayor of a major city. He needs to understand that not many people outside of a few that are close to him really give a rats a $$ about him. Seriously though

Anonymous said...

it is Amazing how the City has gone down since his Election... what a jerk !

Anonymous said...

Shock lives for opportunities to be defiant--

Anonymous said...

To quote Ben Bradlee: "a non denial denial"

Anonymous said...

Just ask ICE for their list of detainers (the PII can be redacted so they can be shared), then match it up up what Jackson has.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should open the mail. Probably sitting at the water department unopened.

Anonymous said...

Chokewe Lite 2.0 wants to make himself feel important. I can assure you, the Federal Government know a lot more than the folks at city hall. He would love to create another civil rights parade. The thing is, he is grasping at straws to create it.

Louis LeFleur said...

Anon. 10:24, I'm confused. Did he lie while throwing his teeth, or did he lie through his teeth?

Anonymous said...

Jackson MS is not exactly a destination spot for illegal immigrants. Both sides are wasting their time with this foolishness.

Anonymous said...

something tells me that this video will come back to bite him on the backside

Anonymous said...

@10:59, received our first water bill the other day after 14 months of not receiving one.

Anonymous said...

'Ol Chucky Baby sez "liar, liar, pants on fire"
then turns to his assistant and whispers "gimmie that memo"
at which point the assistance informs Chucky Baby,
"You told me to destroy those memos"

Anonymous said...

Holy shit! What a load of doublespeak!

Whether you are destroying the information or you are refusing to collect required information, you are breaking the law - policy or no policy.

It reminds me of David Dinkins when he was brought up on tax evasion charges. He said, "I didn't break the law. What I did was fail to comply with the law."

Sorry, Baby Choc. We aren't falling for that.

Anonymous said...

11:06 - I loved your response. I was thinking the same thing! And do you suppose 10:24 would consider the City Council in that lawsuit (not just the city consul)?

Anonymous said...

I am not sure he really knew what a detainer is and what the source is. At one point he made mention that they do not collect detainer information from individuals and then when ask about the deetainers from ICE he looked a little confused.

Anonymous said...

He's sure excitable, isn't he? Got all worked up there.

WXCAST said...

"Jackson MS is not exactly a destination spot for illegal immigrants. Both sides are wasting their time with this foolishness."

Are you in a bubble?

Kingfish said...

Mayor probably show have let this pitch go by and let legal handle it. No one really paid attention to this story until he had a press conference over it. He's a natural fighter, I understand that, but one think a good politician has to learn is to not swing at every pitch. Maybe a simple press release could have been issued but no more than that.

Anonymous said...

11:06 & 2:32 PM
My Jackson education is showing.
Glad I gotten all the grammaphobes beaten out of the bushes.
However, you do understand my argument. Will it pass legal mustard, erh, I mean muster?

OBTW I use my smart phone to help me with the spelling part.
All of us can't be mental wizards, now can we?

Anonymous said...

10:50 am You must be blind, literally if you can't see the new construction and the new businesses in Jackson.

You also can't see that there are more crews working on potholes and the water system or that the paving that the " overseers" will approve is getting done.

You also haven't been to the airport lately.

You also aren't on homeowner's association boards in Jackson or you'd know that this administration is helpful.

I hope you are comfy in your cave.

Anonymous said...

The new construction is due to the last-minute rush to take advantage of cheap loan money before interest rates increase and not because of any damn thing Lumumba has done.

Anonymous said...

Baby Choke might oughta take a peek at Judge William Orrick's ruling from Monday - lawlessness is beginning to have consequences...

Anonymous said...

Democrats are all for the supremacy of Federal law except when they are not.

Anonymous said...

Funny how states and local municipalities have no rights according to liberals until it's an issue they support. Typical

Anonymous said...

Good grief!

Mississippi is hardly suffering from an immigration problem.

We are LOSING population. We actually need people to come here.

12:01 pm are you actually trying to suggest the new construction money is gotten by contractor and that owners have zero concern about whether the building has buyers or tenants? Are you nuts?

Mrs. Mary was spot on in how to build a small town into a suburb but neither she nor Ridgeland's mayor has a clue why some suburbs fail in the long run. They lose sight of preserving the very thing that made them successful and start trying to be a city. They are making all the classic mistakes while Jackson is beginning to overcome their mistakes and has the bones it needs. It's called long range planning and there's tons of history on failure and success in both the U.S. and Europe to help.

Actually, the surrounding areas to Jackson would be smart to work together for a long range plan to benefit the entire area. But, no...that'd be too rational. It's not good planning to duplicate city living for those who fled the city.

Here's a hint: The baby boomers are retiring and starting to die. You can't build the future on us anymore. Already you should be able to see how the market is changing in response. The market isn't catering to us anymore.

Anonymous said...

was the immigration status of perp charged with Sikh south Jackson convenience store clerk murder ever established?

Anonymous said...

... while Jackson is beginning to overcome their mistakes ...

Put down the bong.

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