Monday, June 29, 2020

Mayor: Mask Up!

"We can shut you down."

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said he will require everyone to wear a mask when in public.  Citations will be issued for violations.  Mayor Lumumba said he is prepared to revoke the licenses of businesses who do not require customers and employees to wear masks. Executive orders implementing the new policy will be issued in the next few days.


The Mayor announces the new Covid-19 policies at 4:50.


45 comments:

Downtown Barbie Q. said...

This is totally unfair. We the people of Jackson should have been given notice so we could practice sliding a rib in one side of the mask and the bone out the other side.

Anonymous said...

He did a pretty good job with that "Press Conference" considering the blighted structure he was speaking to had no questions for him to answer and his prepared statement was blowing around in the street.

5.2 Million + dollars to repave, repair curb and gutter and add a sidewalk to that stretch of McDowell Rd. For comparison, in 1988 dollars, the project cost of all of I-55 between Meadowbrook Rd. and Canton Mart Rd. including the Meadowbrook bridge, the Old Canton Rd. flyover bridge, the Northside Dr. bridges and everything else in between from frontage road to frontage road was 31 million dollars.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chuckway: Citation Deez Nuts

Anonymous said...

From the Ivory Tower comes the true wisdom of our leader... So, as we try to run our business in Jackson, we spend our energies running off vagrants DAILY from our doors; being short handed due to unemployment abuse run wild; trying to keep our hardworking employees safe and healthy; and dealing with normal challenges that a business presents this DO NOTHING threatens us with removing our business license. Must be nice in the Kush Kingdom. We can only hope that the moving vans will one day magically appear and transport us to a suburb where business is truly welcomed and the local government is not run by a lightweight Socialist. All hail George Soros.

Anonymous said...

"The new policy will be issued in a few days". That gives his crack legal team time to deal with comments from real lawyers who will point out the folly of his Machiavellian Maneuvers.

Anonymous said...

This would never hold up in court. I guess he likes making laws that everyone already knows are illegal in nature. I'm betting those that are not lawyers could point to endless number of cases that just recently We're struck down. It's comical to hear chokwe. I went to grade school with him at st. Joe and he wasn't the brightest kid. Just a rich privlidged kid actually.

Anonymous said...

Need to make it clear that the mask should be worn COVERING the mouth and nose. Wearing the mask below the nose, or worse still, below the chin, is pointless.

Anonymous said...

Citizens: repair the streets.
Arrest criminals and keep them locked up.
Collect unpaid water bills.

fed up in Jackson said...

so, we have hardly any officers on patrol in precinct 4. Blatantly Run a red light in from of JPD: no ticket. Wreckless driving down I-55, no ticket. Friday -Sunday crotch rockets down I-55, so frequent, you could set your watch to them: no effort, let alone ticket. Can't fix a pothole, waterline repairs left for years as a dirt hole, or only filled with limestone. Crime, businesses gone, ordinance enforcement no longer exists, vagrancy, homelessness......but you are going to give me a ticket for no face covering???? I'm almost done.

Anonymous said...

Where is the legal authority for citations (beyond some conjured magical executive order) this again? Notice also the fool standing behind him not wearing his mask properly. The problem with this is that nobody is trained on the proper use of PPE and wearing a mask improperly can do more harm that good because it provides a false sense of safety...

Also - love the freudian slip - "most invasive measures."

Choke-way should apply to be the warlord over the CHOP in Seattle, that's his kind of place!

Anonymous said...

poor Jackson. Their mayor is an idiot.

Fair is fair said...

They should repave streets based on taxes per neighborhood.

Messick said...

Anonymous at 12:07 AM,

That bold sidewalk and gutter you speak of is a People's sidewalk and gutter, thus, all of Their money possible had to be used to be on the Right Side of History or the street, by any means necessary.

Anonymous said...

Are state agencies located in the city of Jackson exempt from this? If not, he'll find plenty of violations in those.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I would like to see this no nothing, do nothing panty waste try to take my business license. He better leave the few tax payers he has left alone.

Anonymous said...

He obviously received a D- in Constitutional Law 101.

Anonymous said...

Will the homeless be given citations for violating the mask requirement?

Anonymous said...

Defund the police. Lol.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I do not own commercial real estate in Jackson. This mayor seems determined to drive all business out of the city limits.

My business is in Jackson. I am "month to month" as I refuse to sign a lease. This mayor is truly awful. The scary thing is he may have designs on taking Bennie Thompson's spot when Representative Thompson retires.

Anonymous said...

I'm good with this since it doesn't apply to me. I don't go to Jackson anymore. Sorry Jeff Good, I do miss a few restaurants, but It's a small price to pay.

Anonymous said...

@6:06 AM fed up in Jackson said "Im almost done."

What's holding you back? You best get out while you still have something to get out. Your life!

Anonymous said...

First of all, most of the people that are commenting aren’t businesses owners lol.

Second, I’m happy this is being enforced. I wish the communities around us would take action. Yes Jackson obviously has problems but if we don’t try to curb this infection better, we are all screwed. Y’all don’t think your children are ready for you to die so they can get their inheritance, then you are a fool. If you don’t have to go out, please don’t. If you do, mask/cover your mouth and nose. It’s that simple. It’s uncomfortable and it sucks but that’s life sometime. Social Distancing still works.

Anonymous said...

@7:52 AM - Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:30 AM, or a mask dangling from one's ear. What a load of shit!!!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he also begin by putting up Jersey Barricades on all roads coming and going from Jackson? Has to leave I-55, I-20 and I-220 open, but also block those ramps into and out of the city. May help with a lot of things. Like to see them try to collect on whatever the fine is settled at.

Anonymous said...

He could start by wearing one himself. Hardly ever see the mayor wearing one.

Anonymous said...

@8:29
Chokwe lives in district 3 represented by Republican Micheal Guest!!! NE Jackson isn't represented by uncle Bennie.

Danger to Society said...

It's been a while since I posted - busy times, but it's done - I moved my last piece of equipment out of the CHOP of the South (a.k.a. Jackson, MS) over the weekend and we are happily operating at full capacity in Rankin County!

And, with the money I'm saving in all manner of government harassment and revenue confiscation in Jackson, I've decided to pass the savings along to my employees (shhhh, they won't know it until they see it in their check this week).

Jackson - buh bye - I'm looking forward to not repairing vandalism every week, lower insurance rates and friendly/cooperative government.

Anonymous said...

9:38, we really believe you are a business owner....posting on a political blog in the middle of a business day.

Anonymous said...

@6:06 a.m. Amen! We have already begun the search in Madison. We love Fondren, but the voters are going to keep voting for idiots like Chokwe who couldn't run a lemonade stand, let alone a City, especially one with such needs as Jackson. I had high hopes for Chokwe(thought he had the brains and energy to do good) and chose to move to Jackson to help be a part of the solution of helping restore our State Capitol. It's obvious the voters here don't care about results.

Anonymous said...

Choker doesn't have anything better to do. Jackson City is running perfect except for the virus. Soon everybody in the world will be coming to Jackson.

Just kidding, Choker is just doing what is popular among Jackson city officials, contributing to the problem.

Anonymous said...

just had an altercation with an employee at Sprint Mart in Fondren a store i've gone to several times a week for 12 years. I walked in and was told I have to wear a mask and I asked why aren't you wearing one? all hell broke loose and they told me to leave. Little lion king is not doing Jackson any favors.

Anonymous said...

VP Pence and Sen. McConnell have changed their tune and are now advocating wearing a mask. Rep. McCarthy says wearing a mask is the best way to keep this economy open. Fox News hosts Steve Doocy and Sean Hannity are also urging people to wear masks.

If your idols are telling you to wear a mask, why won't you?

#MAGA ("Masks Are Great Again")

Anonymous said...

If y'all don't want people to think you are racists, you really ought not open your mouths.

It's fine to criticize an action and say specifically what the person did wrong and why it's wrong.

The name calling is juvenile at best and as someone whose white family has lived in the South since before Mississippi was even a State, I'm not fooled by your denials of racism.

And, for you pretend lawyers, I certain it's unconstitutional for you to harm another citizen by your neglience and ignorant and stupid is not a defense!

As far as I can see, while I don't agree completely on everything with Mayor Lumumba, he's the best we've had since Kane Ditto and better than the ones we've had since 1978 because they played political favoritism that should have been obvious to all of you!

Anonymous said...

@12:31
Regular folks already stopped caring whether or not you think we are racist. Now we are more concerned with protecting our families, our wealth, and our properties from the violent mob.

Anonymous said...

@11:08
Where is there a sprint mart in fondren?

Messick said...

Anonymous at 12:31 PM with the low, low bar.

Anonymous said...

I was in a Jackson business yesterday, about the only business I visit in Jackson. I wasn't wearing a mask. One of the workers came by me and stopped to talk while putting on a mask. She was complaining about having to wear a mask when working outside.
When I was leaving the owner saw me and personally thanked me for stopping in. He wasn't wearing a mask and did not seem to worried that I was not wearing one. But I am not a Jackson citizen.

Anonymous said...

Sprint mart corner of meadow brook and state.

Anonymous said...

Is this an actual law or an edict from on high. Who is setting the fine? His High Ass?

Anonymous said...

Defund politicans

Anonymous said...

Lumamba Derangement Syndrome has spread throughout the metro. Don’t expect a vaccine anytime soon as those infected don’t believe in them. God help us.

Anonymous said...


"Little lion king"

That is funny !
Very funny !!!!!!

Thank you 11:08

Anonymous said...

What is so hard about wearing a mask? If it helps just a little to slow the spread of the virus, it is worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

6/30, 11:08 Same here.

Went to Mcdade's Liquor/Maywood this afternoon after work. Counter person said I had to have a mask. Told him I didn't have one, to which he pulled one up quickly and handed it to me but I didn't put it on. Pulled my selection but at the counter the clerk said he wouldn't (couldn't?) sell to me unless I put it on... I pushed the bottles, and mask, back toward him and told him no... and I left. (No idea if mask had been used before...but really didn't matter - screw em.

Stopped at Ridgeland on the way home and made my purchase.

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