Tuesday, April 20, 2021

When the Circus Came to Court

 David L. Archie appeared in Jackson Municipal Court yesterday and that could mean only one thing: chaos.  WLBT reported: 

Hinds Co. District 2 Supervisor David Archie is asking the mayor to remove the judge overseeing his domestic violence trial....

Archie claims the judge is showing bias and is asking Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba to remove him from the bench. Short of that, he would like to see Judge Reynolds recuse himself from the case and submit to a drug test prior to handing down a ruling in the matter this Friday.

“It appears to us that he wants to get his name in the newspaper by finding an elected official guilty of the charge,” he said. We believe that from everything we’ve seen in the courtroom today, that his only answer is to find me guilty of the charge I’ve been charged with and not look at the evidence,” he said. “We don’t think that he’s being fair at all.”....

A video from the Jan. 23 incident shows Archie putting Hopkins’ clothes on the side of the street in front of their Clubview Drive home.

He also allegedly had taken several doors off the hinges inside the house after she refused to share a bedroom with him, according to Hopkins’ testimony.....  

Perkins also objected to the judge bringing up evidence of previous instances between the couple when the April 19 case was supposed to focus solely on the Jan. 23 incident.

The judge disagreed, saying that the case would determine whether or not Archie had committed simple assault by “attempt(ing) by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily harm.”

He added that the focus of the trial also was to determine whether Archie had shown a pattern of practicing putting Hopkins in fear for her safety.

The case was heated at times.

During the prosecution’s redirection of Hopkins, a heated exchange broke out between the judge and Perkins after Reynolds began questioning the witness on evidence that had not been brought up.

Reynolds asked Hopkins, who was sitting in the witness box about whether Archie had charged at her on Jan. 23. Hopkins had testified about Archie charging at her during the February evidentiary hearing. However, neither she nor the prosecutor had brought up the fact until the judge mentioned it....   Rest of article.

 Kingfish note: Hmmm.... here's a suggestion.  Let's drug test as Mr. Perkins suggested.  However, instead of just drug testing the judge, let's drug test everyone in the courtroom who is barred.  Make it fair for everyone.  It might be interesting to see the results.  



Archie be Certifiable said...

Removed some doors? He is definitely unhinged.

Anonymous said...

A mayor can remove a judge overseeing a trial?

Anonymous said...

Read between the lines. Archie implicating Lumumba.

Anonymous said...

Drug testing...!?!

How about not beating your wife or doing other dumb shit to land yourself in this situation? Don’t fault the process or people caught up in this nonsense someone else started because of their lack of self-control.

Anonymous said...

More appropriate would be a psychiatric commitment hearing. For Archie? Absolutely. For the other parties? Probably. For the Hinds County Board of Supervisors? Hell yea. For certain Hinds County voters? Double hell yea.!

Anonymous said...

10:16 AM
I don't follow. How is he implicating Lumumba?

Anonymous said...

I can only assume the judge is white?

Anonymous said...

Shucking and Jiving is a way of life.

Anonymous said...

10:34 - you need to get your assumption meter checked. White anybody appointed to anything in the most radical city - Jackson? Surely you jest.

Judge appointed by Lumumba. You think that Mayor Yak-a-lot would appoint a white guy to be a judge in his radical city? In your dreams.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is tested for drugs it should be David Archie.

Anonymous said...

An appointed white municipal judge in Jackson???? I think not ! ! ! ! !

Anonymous said...

April 20, 2021 at 10:31 AM; because if chowkey doesn't remove the judge from the bench, and the judge rules against archie, then archie can blame chowkey for the judge ruling against him. instead of blaming himself for creating the conditions that required him to be before a judge in the first place. not sure which number democrat rule this is, but it's gotta be one of the first few; always blame somebody, anybody, anything, something else for your problems, and never take responsibility for your own actions. it's taught in "how to be a democrat 101"

Anonymous said...

What does it take to get the Ethics Commission involved in this foolishness?

Kingfish said...

The Mayor isn't afraid to appoint whites to positions. Harvey appointed quite a few white people to positions in his administration. Mayor Lumumba appointed a white person to run Culture, a white public works director, and others.

Yarber was the one who ran off the white folks and didn't hire any in his administration.

Anonymous said...

KF, yes Lumumba did appoint a well qualified white person (granted, a social liberal, but still white) to run public works. And one to run culture, whatever that is. Also had a white person running finance if memory serves correctly.

Finance didn't last because he couldn't do the job. Public works didn't last because he could do it, but the Mayor didn't want someone who would do it right, not his way.

So give him credit if you choose that he actually did appoint a couple of white folks - but recognize he refused to let them do their job because all he wanted was those that would stay on the plantation and do what the massa' say.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I'm having a shitty day I just come to this site and read things like this. Just perks me right up when I realize my day isn't as bad as I think it is. I do feel sorry for the poor dumb idiots who live there, but just for a short while as I realize they did this to themselves.

Anonymous said...

"...Mayor Lumumba appointed a white person to run Culture'''"

a better question might be: why does a city need a 'culture' department?

perhaps they should direct their efforts toward sending out a water bill correctly and timely, or filling a pothole or two.Those ARE proper functions of a city.

Anonymous said...

As my Grandmother you to say, “ they need to sit there ass down with this foolishness.” It’s really fu—king sad!

Set a freeking example SUPERVISOR Archie.

Anonymous said...

Judge Reynolds is white. And he was appointed by Lumumba. Believe it or not, you may say alot about certain individuals but making everyone (black or white) racist because you dont agree with their positions is wrong.

However, lets be clear about our policy...If you dont hire people who dont look like you...does that make you racist?

The DA in Rankin/Madison has no black assistant district attorneys. Does that make him racist??? Was Michael Guest a racist for not hiring black attorneys???

Anonymous said...

2:07, you need to check your facts. All of this EPA manure happened under Robert Miller's tenure as king of public works (9/17 to 7/20). The man needs to have his rear end sitting in a deposition chair explaining his obvious incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Hey folks lighten up. Mr. Archie is simply worried that the judge may find him guilty. What with all the facts of the case and that some of those facts paint young Mr. Archies actions as borderline insane. I’m sure Chokwheat will oblige. He can’t let a friend take the heat of real justice. And the mayor himself seems to be skilled at dancing away from the criminal justice system. Why not call in a favor from the man who brought insanity to the Jackson Mayor’s office.

To The Victor Go The Spoils said...

So, to recap: If a white man doesn't hire or contract with black people, he's racist. If a black man rarely, if ever, does either, he's not.

Yes, Yarber was and is a well known racist. But, so is the progeny of the New Republic. Name the last white woman Chockwe hired at city hall. Name the last white person Chockwe put in a pickup truck and told him he's a 'project manager'. Name the last white person any mayor put in as police chief of Jackson. Name the last white person whose name appears on a street sign.

Kingfish said...

The Planning & Zoning Director.

Hired a very good one away from Brandon last year.

And it was Yarber that ran off the white attorneys save Terry in the city attorney's office.

Anonymous said...

What does it matter who appointed who or that this man is elected or what color anyone is?? What matters is archie is obviously a narcissistic a**hole who beats women and all narcissists think they "own" the people they have relationships with. If the lady involved in this situation reads this please get a gun and a personal protection dog. U definitely need them. I have a female pitbull who protects me at all times and I sleep soundly at night and I've been in ur situation. I realize he could shoot her and he would have to to get to me but that gives me time and reason to put a bullet in him. And good for you for standing up for yourself!! Most women don't out of fear or shame. I hope you see this thru and I hope they ship him off to prison where he belongs. I doubt narcissists fare very well there.

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