Thursday, December 14, 2023

NAACP & Feds Attack CCID Court

 After getting their butts kicked at the Mississippi Supreme Court,  HB #1020 opponents are taking their fight to stop the creation of the CCID Court to federal court.  The Associated Press reported: 

The constitutional right of equal treatment under the law is at the center of a monthslong legal fight over a state-run court in part of Mississippi's majority-Black capital city of Jackson.

A federal judge is set to hear arguments Dec. 19 over the Capitol Complex Improvement District Court, which is scheduled to be created Jan. 1.

The new court would be led by a state-appointed judge and prosecutors, and it would be the equivalent of a municipal court, handling misdemeanor cases. Municipal judges and prosecutors in Mississippi are typically appointed by local elected officials, but legislators who created the CCID Court said it was part of a package to fight crime.

The Justice Department says the new court would continue Mississippi's long history of trying to suppress Black people's right to participate in government....

Plaintiffs are asking U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to block creation of the new court in the district that includes state government buildings downtown and some residential and business areas, including predominantly white neighborhoods.

The court would consider misdemeanor cases, with a judge appointed by the state Supreme Court chief justice and prosecutors appointed by the state attorney general — both of whom are white and politically conservative.

Opponents say the new court would affect not only people who live or work in the district but also those who are ticketed for speeding or other misdemeanor violations there. Rest of article.

HB #1020's foes tried to block the creation of the court in state court.  They lost in Chancery Court and the Mississippi Supreme Court.  However, never fear, the good ole Justice Department is here.  Our new U.S. Attorney swooped in and jumped at the first chance to help the criminals running the streets of Jackson.  

However, there is one little feature of the CCID Court left out by the figuring wrong Figgers, NAACP, Justice Department, the AP reporter, and the Attorney General.  

Suspects arrested by the Capitol Police are tried in Justice Court.  Justice Court judges are required to only have a high school diploma or G.E.D. to sit on the bench.  Indeed, several of the Hinds County Justice Court Judges do not have law degrees such as Judges Palmer and Sutton.  Allowing poorly qualified individuals to sit on the bench has been a thorn in the side of the Mississippi Judiciary for quite some time.  

HB #1020 requires the CCID Court Judge to be a lawyer.  Someone who will know the finer points of constitutional law, criminal procedure, and the due process rights Frank Figgers claims to cherish.  Of course, Figgers and the Feds have no problem with poorly-educated judges sending people to jail if those judges are the right you know what.    

As the A.G. pointed out in her response, municipal court judges are appointed.  The CCID Court Judge will be appointed.  The CCID Court works within the traditional framework for municipal courts.  There is no inherent right to elect judges.  Judges are appointed all over the country with no problems.  Only in Jackson is the simple made complex but then, this is Jackson.  


Anonymous said...

Just let Jackson fail. This is only slowing the inevitable and wasting resources. It has to fail before it can get better. There’s no other way.

Anonymous said...

If the people of Jackson support this effort to shut down the CCID, then they get the safety they deserve.

Anonymous said...

As crime grows, we will see more and more challenges to the methods used to attempt to control it. And most of those challenging the methods are still wallowing in the past. The only way to even slow the violent crimes is to totally rework the punishment section of our laws.

Anonymous said...

This is why we can't have nice things-

Anonymous said...

We want 'our' court and 'our' judges.

Anonymous said...

Low information voters need their own court and judges-

Anonymous said...

Well...many of us won't live long to see how this one ends.

Anonymous said...

Butts kicked? Didn't the Court find the statute's creation of new circuit court judges to be unconstitutional? I hope the CCID court enjoys processing Jackson's speeding tickets and (misdemeanor) DUIs.

Anonymous said...

When the "race card" is the only card that you have...

Anonymous said...

Quit trying to save parts of a dead city. It just will not work.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi should move all state offices out of the city of jackson except the state capitol

Anonymous said...

Miss Mike Hurst yet?

Anonymous said...

The city has spoken and they don't want help.
Leave them alone and let them enjoy the city they made.
Stop trying to fix people who cannot see they have a problem.

Anonymous said...

Although it is brutally apparent, even today, that the best most qualified judges both black and white have been appointed. However, if you want judges to represent the ignorant, gullible, political, and racially motivated thinking of the common voters, then elected judges is the way to go. It's like selecting a doctor based on the pronunciation of his name.

Anonymous said...

The United States Government actively fighting efforts to make the City of Jackson safer. Despicable action by the Biden administration's DOJ.

Anonymous said...

Can some explain why the federal action isn’t barred by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine? Isn’t this just an attempt to use the federal district court to review the decision of the state Supreme Court?

Anonymous said...

11:01, they are working on it behind closed doors. Hide and watch. It'll be between Pearl and Brandon. Mark my word.

Anonymous said...

So will their argument be "Judge Wingate, appointing judges is just wrong, and particularly when the judge is appointed by a white conservative" ?

Errrr, lest they forget Judge Wingate is.... an appointed judge who was ....wait for it....appointed by a white conservative.

But if they prevail, does that mean the Mayor, who is a black liberal, shouldn't be allowed to appoint municipal judges in the predominantly white part of the City ?

Anonymous said...

Why not just let hinds county elect new judges to these positions?

What is wrong with that?

Anonymous said...

I do hope the CCID makes it thru. Would be great to have it in place.

Anonymous said...

The only reason you'd be against peace, safety, law and order is if you have a vested interest in the lack of it.

Anonymous said...

11:26 yup sure do

Anonymous said...

The resolve to just let Jackson burn would be fine, if it wasn't the state capital and a reflection on us all.

Anonymous said...

2:19 I agree. the ones they elected into office right now are doing exactly what the citizens want the judges to do. Be soft on crime.
I don't live there because the pro-crime voters and I don't share that common goal for the city. But I don't see the problem with letting the voters enjoy the city as is.

Anonymous said...

"Isn’t this just an attempt to use the federal district court to review the decision of the state Supreme Court?"

Isn't that pretty much the motivation behind EVERY appeal?

Anonymous said...

Until crime hits close to their families they just don’t understand! This has nothing to do with race only crime and criminals!

I lived in Jackson most of my adult life and was proud to call Jackson my home. I attended JSU and worked downtown. I would walk to the clarion ledger in the early mornings and retrieve a paper before going to work. Ain’t no way I would advise that venture these days!

Now I live in the Pine Belt, When I have to go to the VA in Jackson I make sure I have made preparations and precautions to ensure safe travels. (I clean and load ole glory my favorite peace maker)

I call my wife before entering and leaving the Bold New City.

Be safe and informed it’s about your Safety! Bullets ain’t black or white!

Anonymous said...

Crime is a Democrat tactic used to destroy and forever control cities like Jackson, MS. The 7/5/23 Jameson Taylor, Washington Times article pointed out “The city’s leadership, and the companies, contractors and cronies who benefit from this leadership, don’t particularly want to make things better — and they may well want things to get worse.”

One only has to ask the very simple question “what would happen to Democrat politicians like Chokwe Lumumba if crime in Jackson, MS were comparable with neighboring law and order cities not controlled by their Democrat party?” The very simple answer of course being if Jackson, MS became safe again, people would move into Jackson’s city limits in droves, people that WOULD NOT vote for incompetent failure high crime chaos lover leftist Democrats like Chokwe Lumumba.

The rich white Democrats and their lap dog writers that pretend to be journalists – i.e. the Democrats with the children NOT being murdered and the Democrats with the children NOT being killed with stray bullets - can afford to live where there’s little to no crime, some behind gates, some even in areas not controlled by their leftist Democrat party – they offer their silence - and now in the case of the DOJ, “actively fight efforts to make the City of Jackson safer” (as 12:39 PM pointed out) in exchange for votes for their rich white asses and their buddies during state and federal elections – many times via the make people mad enough to vote campaign strategy.

Crime is a Democrat tactic.

Anonymous said...

6:52 well said.
We need to gentrify Jackson ASAP

Anonymous said...

The vast majority of people who actually live in the boundaries of the expanded CCID strongly support the CCID and Capitol Police.

Most "opponents" of HB1020 within the City only dislike it because they aren't within the expanded CCID and they want to be. If there's anything
"unfair" about the CCID, it's that not everyone in the City of Jackson will benefit by being within the CCID boundaries, and those left out don't want to be the only ones stuck with JPD. Can't say I blame them, but trying to get the entire thing squashed is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

December 14, 2023 at 1:28 PM
Lol. LMAO even. If the State truely wanted a fresh start (new buildings and all) they'd move to Camden like originally planned.

Anonymous said...

12:46 nailed it. Federal court cannot review collateral attack on final judgment of State’s highest court under Rooker-Feldman doctrine. Also, final State court judgments are entitled to res judicata effect in most circumstances. Cannot relitigate issues that were ruled upon or contained within first suit.

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