Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Superintendent Responds

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene said JPS is investigating the Forest Hill-Brookhaven halftime show.   WJTV reported:

Kingfish note: Here is a suggestion, Dr. Greene.  Get a couple of family members of police officers killed in the line of duty to speak to these kids.


Anonymous said...

5 to 1 odds he DOESN'T lose his job. Probably suspension (with pay) or to put it an other way additional paid vacation.

Kingfish said...

Dr. Greene was on the job less than a week. Why should he lose it?

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit this but he won't lose a job or any pay. This is obvious due to the JPS ongoing investigation... this place is a total sh!tshow... and I am fit to be tied that someone will get away with such stupidity. It's total bs...

Anonymous said...

Most likely 1:18 is referring to the Forest Hill band director. Just guessing.

Anonymous said...

That idiots comments say it perfectly. Don’t hold the kids responsible. Well my children know right from wrong as I did and if my teacher had told me to do something I didn’t feel was right I would of let my parents know. But this crap is all that they know. This is their life and upbringing

Anonymous said...

Greene seems more genuine that Mayor GumFlapper. Greene isn't measuring every word like GumFlapper does for maximum bullshit effect.

Anonymous said...

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7
Breaking New! Women, 2 Children shot on Bailey Ave. Jackson 52 minutes ago
The video could have had incidental effect on this violence.

Anonymous said...

I was in high school once, too, just like these morons. I refused to do many things that the idiotic teachers suggested....far below the idiocy requirement level of pointing fake guns at fake cops in a city mourning the loss of two hero officers.

I think we can hold the students responsible as well.

Anonymous said...

What’s to investigate. It is what it is.

Da Fat Man said...

You all want to talk about how bad blacks are and the culture is so negative. The problem is you lump all black people together. You wonder why blacks are so angry, and belligerent towards LEOs, well when you encounter or see things like this going on everyday you will understand why. And before it even say it, this stuff goes on more than you think. the cops aren't called every time it happens but we are constantly confronted with these situations all the time. You all want to fire everybody involved and suspend the students and do away with the band for one incident that was insensitive and used bad judgement, so if that's the case by you're standards, this cop needs to be fired and the lady needs to be charged with stalking or something.

Anonymous said...

To Da Fat Man: When the African-American community starts policing its own against hate, and stop blaming others, that will be the day you have legitimacy with the rest of society, and get to sit at the grownups table.

Anonymous said...

I was just about lambast the Da Fat Man until I read 4:42’s post. Well said 4:42.

Anonymous said...

Da Fat Man is just repeating the usual Democrat / Liberal bullshit we here night and day on TV. They encourage violence, especially against cops, so that's what the kids are taught. The band director is on PAID administrative leave so he's not suffering one bit for the stunt he pulled. But what else should we expect from one of the worst school districts in the nation who has a budget bigger than any other district in the state of Mississippi. We pay people like Greene to sit there and tell us there is an investigation going on while the band continues to practice and perform in public. Just a crock of Sxxt.

Anonymous said...


Exactly! We have pictures and we have video. What else is needed? How long can an investigation into this incident take? I will wager that the investigation will be ongoing so long that most will forget about it. NOT ME! I have LEO that are family and this type of crap devastates them. PUNKS!!!!!

Wise owl said...

The investigation should take no more than 48 hours. This incident no doubt was to show support with the Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA bunch. Probably expected support from black community in Brookhaven as there remain questions about who was shot when. The band director, dance director and principal all need to go. This would send clear message that Green is here to change the failed culture at JPS.

Anonymous said...

The immediate response from almost everyone was fire the band director, administration, superintendent, kick the kids out of band and competitions. Don't wait for an investigation, or an explanation. But, time and again when someone is black is shot by an officer it is don't rush to judgement, wait for the investigation, what did they do to bring it on themselves. The hypocrisy is thick. I agree that it doesn't look good, but give the district a chance to investigate. It happened Friday night. At least give them a week before you start jumping on everyone. On the one hand we have a Supreme Court Justice whose HS behavior is supposed to have no merit on his life now and we want to tar and feather HS kids who most likely did exactly what an authority figure told them to do. Have a little grace.

Disgusted JPS Graduate said...

How quick many on here are to fault the kids for the action but none of you live or even can imagine what goes on in the lives of these inner-city kids. I guarantee 90% or more of these kids don’t watch the news and we’re not fully aware of the scope of the tragedy that took place in Brookhaven. Let’s get pitchforks and torches and include the hopeless kids in this debacle created by adults. The kids didn’t ask to be brought up or raised in Jackson let alone their deplorable environment. What we should b championing for is to save these kids and hopefully they make it out of their environment and grow to become positive productive citizens in society. It’s a vicious cycle that only breeds more ignorance. Your hate of Jackson and the innocent kids does nothing to help the progress of Mississippi. If we want Mississippi to move forward, how about we look for ideas to fix ignorance instead of constantly bashing it and making “ourselves” feel better about our “imaginary safety blanket”. These “thug kids ” in Jackson are not too far to be able to grow up and reach any of us in the tru county area. Maybe if we try to put out a fire instead of peeing on it and laughing, Mississippi wouldn’t be last in every positive statistic.

Anonymous said...

11:17 - It matters not whether any of these students has ever even laid eyes on a television set or had heard of the Brookhaven tragedy.

In your rush to paint them as innocent children just following a grownup's instructions, how do you explain the fact that they knew full well you get kicked out of school for even pretending to have a gun or making one out of paper or telling someone you have one in your locker, much less possessing a replica on school property or the property of another school?

Oh, but wait...since they were 'brought up in a deplorable environment', they can't be expected to understand rules and what might get you expelled from school.

Yes, the students involved had an obligation to tell a teacher, tell a principal or tell a parent. Even kids raised in a root cellar can rise to that level of expectation.

Anonymous said...

Have y’all checked your precious Jake and Sarah Jane’s playlist lately?

Anonymous said...

11:17 -

I guarantee 90% or more of these kids don’t watch the news and we’re not fully aware of the scope of the tragedy that took place in Brookhaven.

But somebody sure let them know it was okay to act out the execution of cops.

Anonymous said...

Wow! If you don't want to be assumed racist, some of you might, just might should keep your mouths shut!

You might remember that the problems of the black community might, just might be the legacy of hundreds of years if slavery that, among other things, created a matriarchal society and judged male value on fertility and strength only.

And, you might think how long it's taken poor whites in Appalachia to overcome years of poor education and poverty ( still haven't).

And, you might remember that not a ONE of you white folks would be happy to be born black even today for a reason!

The curse for both races is that you can fix stupid or mean.

Anonymous said...


Classic...ALWAYS somebody else' fault.

Anonymous said...

3-4 of the comments above alone would be sufficient examples to teach a semester course on argumentative fallacies.

Anonymous said...

1047, your rewrite of history fails. It was not slavery that created a matriarchal society in the black community, it was the Great Society programs of LBJ. Subsidizing unwed mothers, and subsidizing single family households led to the need for fathers to move out so the 'family' could be eligible for the largess of the government. Since then, the number of programs that provided free cash has increased but this societal failure requirement has remained. But I understand that your defense of this idiotic action by school leaders and the participation by these teenage students wouldnt work under the truth rather than your myth.

Regardless, the band director and staff, and the principal have no business educating kids anywhere if this is what they deem appropriate. And the kids do share some of the fault - understanding that other kids reported this to their parent (s) - matriarchal or not, we dont know - and they chose not to participate in this political farce.

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

This comment section reads like a 4chan thread. Yikes. "that will be the day you have legitimacy with the rest of society, and get to sit at the grownups table." is interesting to me because PWT such as most of the readers of JJ love speaking about legitimacy from their Obama phone.

Anonymous said...

The band director has been fired and the band will not be permitted to perform for the rest of the school year. Is that enough punishment for y'all? Or maybe you think the school 'needs a mass shooting' as I read in a Twitter comment this morning? Or 'shut down the funding for that school'?

Talk about overkill. The skit was an interpretation of 'John Q', which carried the message of 'put down the guns'. I didn't get it (haven't seen the movie) but only thought the display was poorly timed and insensitive at worst. Instead, most of the public comments I've seen are howling for blood. Literally.

Some days, I'm ashamed to be white in Mississippi. If things aren't getting better for all citizens, can we really say 'things are better'?

Anonymous said...

1:10: yes, I am satisfied. I wasn't expecting anything to be done.

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