Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gone.

Numerous sources report that Mississippi Homeland Security Director Mark McKee was cut loose yesterday.  More information will be posted when it becomes available. 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn - can't anybody keep that job?

Anonymous said...

How much is the "golden parachute" and severance package? Cha-ching.

Anonymous said...

3:33 - for a state job?? You must be kidding...

Anonymous said...

@3:33 want to pass around the offering plate to take up the offering?

Anonymous said...

4:03, obviously works for (some) county jobs, i.e. CMU and Kenny Wayne. Why not state jobs? Except, of course, that it is terrible public policy. Only fits in democracies such as Canton.

Anonymous said...

If he was wrongfully terminated, he will get paid, this is Mississippi, employment lawsuits never end.

Anonymous said...

Wrongfully terminated - from a political appointment? Don't think that happens. His resignation is in the desk drawer when he accepts the position.

Anonymous said...

Former Secret Service agent. Seemed to be doing a good job. Wonder what happened...

Anonymous said...

He serves at the will and pleasure of the governor and can be fired for no reason. He can not be terminated wrongfully without some huge laws being broken.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:25, that position is a "Will & Pleasure". Nothing needed other than you're no longer needed in this position!!!!

Anonymous said...

Being ex-Secret Service, I wouldn't be surprised he found out some things about Mississippi's government operations that didn't pass the smell test, tried to discuss it with someone (and how wouldn't sit well with the feds) and they cut him loose. The hicks and hacks in charge don't want no outsiders knowing what they're doing....and don't fool with our federal dollars. Might not have heard the last of him....

Anonymous said...

Bryant has another Alfred E. Neuman lookalike that he wants to put into the job.

Anonymous said...

7:15, I appreciate your optimism, but respectfully think you are naive. Since Ledbetter retired, that office has been mired trouble that can only be attributed to poor leadership and a lack of understanding the office's true purpose. It should be taken out from under DPS and be made a part of the Governor's office.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that this didn't happen during hurricane season.

Anonymous said...

@ August 19, 2018 at 11:05 AM

MEMA handles the weather emergencies.

Homeland Security deals with criminal/terrorists activity in regards to Mississippi.

I dont see the point of having an Office of Homeland Security, when the FBI has a big ol' field office here already.

It's only taxpayer money

Feel and Tater are all about backing the badge

Anonymous said...

@9:46am No doubt that leadership (or lack thereof) is the problem with that agency and many others in Mississippi. The article however was merely about the termination of one particular employee which begs the question (that adds to so many other mysterious goings-on in Mississippi) that is: Why?

Anonymous said...

"Feel and Tater are all about backing the badge." Unless funding issues put them in a corner that requires an answer or transparency.

Anonymous said...

Probably hadn't heard the last of him, get the fire trucks ready, you can see the smoke.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kingfish, you of all people should understand why any decent person would not want to work for the corrupt and inept department that is the Mississippi Department of Public Safety!

Anonymous said...

Next.

Anonymous said...

@11:29
http://main.mohstraining.com/
"One of the primary goals of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security is to educate, train and equip emergency responders for possible disasters such as: (CBRNE) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, as well as disasters occurring naturally including: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and viruses. To this end, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security works tirelessly with emergency response agencies to make training opportunities available throughout the state."

Anonymous said...

ms office of homeland security,,,, total bs... when was the last time a terrorist attack took place here? another administrative agency created by the legislature to had out do nothing , no show , and high paying jobs to politico s.



Anonymous said...

That office doesn't really "deal" with criminals or terrorists do they, are they even real cops? Maybe they train the real responders and hand out grant money, but do they actually respond to stuff? Its hard to tell from their website.

Anonymous said...

"....when was the last time a terrorist attack took place here?". Try everyday in Mississippi on its citizens, financially.

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