Saturday, May 27, 2023

Briarwood 1 Battle to End in a Bang

 The Battle over the Briarwood 1 building will end in a total demolition of the Briardwood Drive landmark.  


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D.L. Gardner: Corruption is not a Crime Under THE LAW

 Special Counsel John H. Durham submitted “Report on Matters Related to Intelligence Activities and Investigations Arising Out of the 2016 Presidential Campaigns” last week.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Jason Returns!

 No, not that Jason.  Jason's Deli will return tonthe Jackson area. JJ learned the local favorite will set up shop in the old Corner Bakery site on Grandview Boulevard in Madison.  

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Video Shows JPD Cops Tasing Murriel to Death (Allegedly)

Bodycam video shows Jackson police officers repeatedly tasing Keith Murriel until he died.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted former officers Kenya McCarty and James Land for second-degree murder and Avery Willis for manslaughter in Murriel's death.  McCarty's bodycam video is posted below. 

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Now There are Two (Updated)

Update: Mississippi Democratic Party files notice of appeal. 

Political troublemaker Bob Hickingbottom pulled it off.  Special Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson just placed Mr. Hickingbottom back on the Mississippi Gubernatorial Democratic ballot.  The Mississippi Democratic Party refused to accept his candidacy so Hickeydoo went to court to get his way.  

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Memories of Salad Dressings

Do you remember the Jackson location for Steak and Ale? They were on the I-55 N frontage road, beside Blackwell Chevy, probably where the (now closed) Luby’s and Fuddruckers building is. During their time, I must have eaten at Steak and Ale 100 times. Back then, I had a boss from Chicago who was in residence in Jackson for several years during a start-up. He loved the place, and we would do business dinners, sometimes twice a week, because his wife refused to leave Lincoln Park for J-Town and he hated to cook in an empty house.

Thousand Island Dressing

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Hinds County is actually moving closer to getting a new jail.  Sheriff Tyree Jones posted the following statement and photos on Facebook: 

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Chapitos Indictments Show Drug War Futility

Christina Dent penned this guest column.  She is the Founder & President of End It For Good, a Mississippi-based nonprofit inviting people to support approaches to drugs that prioritize life and the opportunity to thrive. She lives with her husband and sons in Ridgeland.

The recent indictment of El Chapo’s sons for their role in drug trafficking, money laundering, and violent crimes, highlights one more time what US drug policy has illustrated for decades. When the market for a popular drug is forced underground, all hell breaks loose.

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The indictments for former JPD officers Kenya McCarty and James Land are posted below.  The indictments state: 

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Jimbo Gets Justice

Justice won yesterday in Desoto County as a MHP trooper's vendetta against a citizen came to naught. Special Justice Court Judge dismissed speeding, careless driving, and of course, disorderly conduct charges against James "Jimbo" Fischer in Desoto County Justice Court yesterday.    

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Couple Pleads Guilty to $2 Million V.A. Fraud

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Former JPD Officers Indicted

 A Hinds County grand jury indicted three former Jackson police officers for second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Keith Murriel. 

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Is the Mississippi Hospital Association Imploding?

 Is it a coincidence several hospitals are leaving the Mississippi Hospital Association after the organization made a $250,000 donation to Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley? The Magnolia Tribune reported:

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Mississippi Momentum!

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Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his first campaign television ad along with a $1.3 million advertising purchase that will run through June and into July. This is the beginning of a major media campaign to keep Mississippi in Republican hands and to promote the conservative leadership that Governor Reeves has demonstrated since taking office. 

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Robert St. John: Chicago!

 CHICAGO— I have been coming to this city almost every May for the past 35 years. This time of year is a perfect time to be in Chicago because the weather is brisk, the throng of summer vacationers have yet to arrive, and the restaurants and bars are jamming. The reason they’re so busy is because the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show and conference is in town. The show brings around 65,000 restaurateurs to the city each year to peruse through the 700,000 square feet of convention center space dedicated to everything that has anything to do with the restaurant business. 

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Better Late Than Never, Right.

 The victims of the Brecon Drive armed robbery last week claimed on social media it took JPD over a half hour to show up after they called 911.  911 call logs indeed verify their claim.  

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Sid Salter: He Understood & Believed in Bipartisanship, the Duty to Govern

  Like most Mississippians, I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Johnny Morgan of Oxford in a plane crash in Arkansas. Morgan – a larger-than-life presence personally and politically – died May 17 while piloting his twin-engine Beech King Air E-90 aircraft near Fayetteville, Ark.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Cummins Indicted for Parade Homicides

 A Hinds County grand jury indicted Jordan Cummins for two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Josh Spann and Auden "Jubilee" Simpkins on March 25, 2023.  The indictment states:

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Manufacturers Endorse Gilbert

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (MMA PAC), which represents manufacturers across the state, endorsed Delbert Hosemann in his bid for re-election for Lt. Governor today. MMA President and Chief Executive Officer John McKay said Hosemann’s record on workforce development and his advocacy for pro-business legislation earned their continued support. 

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Volunteer Steals Brandon Band Funds

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Move Over, San Francisco, We Coming

 The city of Jackson finally beat San Francisco in something although it was not cuisine.  Oh well, beggars can't be choosers.  The San Francisco Standard reported: 

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"Don't Look, Marion!!!"

 Raiders of the Lost Ark, yes, Raiders of the Lost Ark is returning to the Jackson area in two weeks.  Whether reliving the childhood or exposing the kids to something new, the movie is fun for everyone.  Reserved seats are available on Fandango. 

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Funny: Mexican President Says no Fentanyl Production in Mexico

Baghdad Bob, move over.  Mexican President Lopez Obrador  claims fentanyl is not produced in Mexico.  President Obrador peddled the fiction after a federal grand jury indicted 28 members of the Sinaloa Cartel for fentanyl trafficking and other crimes in April. CBS News reported

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Female Inmates Become Ministers

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following press release.  

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Another One Bites the Dust

 The Jackson Cracker Barrel is now closed.  

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Brecon Hoods Still at Large

 The suspects in the Brecon Drive armed robbery last week are still at large but JJ has been able to obtain some information on the suspects.  

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Mayor Holds Press Conference

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his weekly press conference right now.  The presser is streamed below. 

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The Ever-Shrinking JPD

 JPD keeps on shrinking despite the city's best efforts to hide that little fact.  WLBT reported last week: 

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3rd Grade Reading Scores Rise

Pearl, Canton, JPS Gain, Clinton Declines 

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Feed 'Em to the Tigers

 A federal indictment provides a window in the world of terror that belongs to the Mexican drug cartels.  El Chapo might be behind bars but his little Chapitos are anything but little as they terrorize Mexico and parts of America with their control of the fentanyl drug trade.  

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Three Men on the Bench

 What is faith? It's a question asked by many while bedeviling many through the ages.  Quoting Hebrews 1:1-6, the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached faith is a combination of intellect, emotion, and will in the 1993 sermons posted below. 

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Bill Crawford: Frequent, Abrupt Presidential Changes Cast Spotlight on IHL Board

 What’s Driving Presidential Turnover in Mississippi?” read Inside Higher Ed’s headline last week. “Four presidents have left Mississippi’s eight public institutions since last June, with little explanation,” began the article.

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Judge Broome, Rest in Peace

 Rankin County Court Judge Tom Broome passed away this morning. 

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Saturday Night Cinema

 Looking for something good to watch this weekend? Check out this dirty dozen of movies streamed on Youtube for, dare we say it?, Free!

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HB #1020 Foes to Court: Hurry Up

 The opponents of HB #1020 may have struck out in Hinds County Chancery Court but want another turn at bat and want it now.   Attorney Cliff Johnson and crew filed an emergency motion for expedited considerationwith the Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday on behalf of plaintiffs Dorothy Triplett, Sabreen Sharrief, and Ann Saunders.  

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Brecon Armed Robbery Suspects Still at Large

The suspects in a Brecon Drive armed robbery that took place Monday night are still at large.

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D.L. Gardner: Biden's Ineptitude

What does President Biden really believe? What drives his policies? President Biden began his presidency as many other presidents-elect promising to unify a divided nation. Days after winning the election in November 2020 Biden said, "I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify; who doesn't see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.”

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Friday, May 19, 2023

The Danger Police Face

The video below shows the dangers police officers can experience during a seemingly benign traffic stop.

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Show Up!

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JPD Chief Retires

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and JPD Chief James Davis are holding a press conference right now.  The presser is streamed below.  This post will be edited to included more information as it becomes available. 

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My Bologna Has a First Name

One of the kind acts of consideration our King of Fishes offered me when he agreed to allow me to post on his website was allowing me to decide which food I posted about each week.  If I decide to post something folks like, KF’s decision was a good one. If I decide to post something that no one likes, you guys have sadly wasted a week when you click on my post. There is a chance this week’s post may be one of your wasted experiences.

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SNAP Fraud Indictment in Warren County

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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It's Happening!

 Stay tuned. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

AG Asks for Doctor's Alleged Abuse Victims to Come Forward

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Did the Dog Eat Jackson's Homework?

While equity may be the theme of the Lumumba administration, sloppiness is the rule as it can't even keep proper books. 

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EPA Power Plant Rule to Clobber Economy

This post was authored and sponsored by the Mississippi Energy Institute. 

There are newly proposed Biden Administration energy policies that should be at the forefront of the national political debate. As if halting offshore energy production, preventing critical pipeline construction and attempting to de-bank the U.S. oil and gas industry wasn't enough, there are new rules aimed at pummeling the U.S. electric power and automotive manufacturing industries with insane costs. 

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No Dental Insurance, No Problem

We would like to formally introduce ourselves as LeFleur Dental Group. We are located in the heart of Jackson. Our primary focus is to serve our community with quality, compassionate, and excellent dental care.

We developed a custom-made membership plan for those patients who are either unhappy with their current insurance or do not have dental insurance. We believe our membership plans allow you to receive quality dental care at a fair price without the headache of dealing with insurance companies. Below you will see our options for children, adults, and those diagnosed with perio-disease.

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Tourism in Pearl

Who says tourism is not alive in Pearl? Check out this visitor who found he rather liked the place. 

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We're Sorry, So Sorry, Please Accept Our Apology

 Mississippi Today CEO Mary Margaret White issued a mea culpa yesterday: 

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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