Monday, February 6, 2023

It's That Time of the Week

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding is regular press briefing.  The press conference is streamed below.  

* JATRAN is installing 13 new bus shelters in the near future.  

* Fire Chief Willie Owens received the Presidential Service Award last week.  

* The "Stop Trashing Jackson" campaign starts on March 4.  

* The Mayor addressed the recent death of a suspect that died in JPD custody. The Mayor lamented the inability to submit the case to the District Attorney. The Legislature changed the law to give the exclusive jurisdiction of such cases to MBI.  

Mayor Lumumba asked MBI to release the video to give the family some peace.  He said he is consulting with lawyers if the agency refuses to do so. 

JPD Chief James Davis said on January 3 that JPD asked for medical attention when the police first encountered the suspect.  The Mayor said he disagreed with the Chief's statement. 

*  Mayor Lumumba attacked the media for not investigating the Capitol Police for alleged abuses.  

* A reporter asked about the House passing a bill that limits how the 1% sales tax is spent.  The Mayor called the decision "short-sighted."  The bill limits the 1% tax to water and sewer issues.  Ironically, the Mayor has complained several times in the past that the Commission won't spend the funds on stand alone water and sewer projects. 

* A reporter asked about the passage of another bill that increases fines for illegal sewer discharge to $1 million.  The Mayor said the city was already under a consent decree for the sewer system.  He called the bill "punitive."  

* The Mayor said he will appoint an interim Public Works Director this week. 


Anonymous said...

If you keep having to report that you have been and continue to be “transparent”, you are without a doubt not being “transparent”.

Anonymous said...

That was a whole lot of nothing. Wish he worried about crime as much as he worries about trash.
And he's determined to get rid of the Capitol police, which means they are doing a great job.

Anonymous said...

1:52, they are policing the areas that JPD has been told NOT to police! It's interfering with the Mayor's and friends' "investments".

Anonymous said...

Just another day in "the most radical city on the planet," with the highest homicide rate in the country: Prosecute the police and comfort the criminal's family.

"The "Stop Trashing Jackson" campaign"

Will that include fines for littering?

Anonymous said...

Usual plan: he has no plan. His operational management motif is react vs act.

Anonymous said...

I like it better when he is attending “conventions”, which is quite often. He, no doubt, is the most well travelled mayor while on the job in history.

Anonymous said...

His operational management motif is react vs act.

Really? He had been 'no act' on issue after issue.

Anonymous said...

2:10 You are 100% correct IMO!

Anonymous said...

A little late for a trash campaign. The whole city is a dump. Jacksonians have ZERO pride in their shithole of a city.

They could be better off bringing back Chimneyville, burning the whole thing down and a starting over.

Anonymous said...

Drive down formerly pristine Ridgewood Road and look around. The further north you go, the worse it gets. A freaking pig pen of litter.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor said he disagreed with Chief Davis’s statement, well damn Mayor, why you don’t make yourself Police Chief! Chief Davis it’s time to go. No one could do what you do under this Administration. Them high 4 must be really important to you!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the trash on I-55 from Madison to Ridgeland to Jackson?

Why can't Madison judges allow the traffic court to pick up trash in lieu of fines in Madison County?

Anonymous said...

I’m fortunate that I live in a city that doesn’t need a “Don’t trash [city]” because thankfully the people who live where I live care about things like litter and don’t need to be told not to throw trash on the ground

Anonymous said...

@6:21pm - Why aren’t the HOAs keeping the area up?

Anonymous said...

Interpretation, thanks for your service Chief Davis. A nation wide search has begun to find a new police chief,along with a public works director.

Anonymous said...

The "anti trash" campaign is a joke. I would have all of those lazy ass employees, lazy ass inmates and lazy ass residents out picking up trash everyday. They would either do it or have to quit/get fired, inmates wouldn't eat and residents could suffer at the hands of their neighbors that do give a shit.

Anonymous said...

@2:16- "Prosecute the police and comfort the criminal's family." You hit the nail on the head. He will only talk about crime if he feels that the police have done something wrong (which is all the time- hence why nobody wants to work down there and they are down to 120 patrolmen). Did he mention HB 1020? He and the rest of the democratic leadership seem to bring it and the CCID up every chance they get.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Mayor Lumumba. Yes, throw your police chief under the bus in a press conference. Whether or not Chief Davis' account was accurate, it was tacky, unprofessional and WRONG for the mayor to publicly denounce the chief's statement based on "what I've been told". My former boss had a wonderful philosophy that endeared him to staff, contributed to high staff morale and garnered loyalty:" Praise in public, reprimand (if indicated) in private." Whether Chief Davis' account of the incident in question is an accurate assessment of what happened, is pending the outcome of an investigation. Could it be that the mayor is pandering to potential voters who are anti-police? Chief Davis who seems like a nice guy, should perhaps read the writing on the wall and plan his exit.

Anonymous said...

Ole Chuck is will,planning or soon. I rather hear done, completed and accomplished.

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