Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Jackson crime stats for the week ending October 16 are posted below. The number of crimes has fallen since a year ago. Property crimes fell 18% while violent crimes dropped 14%. The overall number of crimes decreased 18%. The number of crimes went down in every category but one - and that happens to be the most visible category- homicide. Read the numbers for each category and weep:
Northeast Jackson hoodlum Frank Williams won't be breaking into any more houses for awhile. A Hinds County jury convicted him of four counts of house burglary. However, Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced him to 17 years and 6 months in prison and decreed that half of the sentences were consecutive to the other half. Thus Frankie received a prison sentence of 35 years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Update: Incumbent Court of Appeals Judge Jack Wilson is beating Judge Ed Hannan 60% - 40% with 90% of the precincts counted.
Here are the results for the Hinds County Election Commissioner races. There are two boxes that are still out in two of the races.
It appears the students at Ole Miss are attempting to make the university a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens. Read the proposed resolution for yourself.
The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure want to make it a criminal offense for a doctor to have sex with a patient. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal recently ranked Mississippi dead last in protecting patients from sexual abuse by doctors. However, the new executive director of the Board apparently is taking the bull by the horns and working to get off of the bottom and better protect patients as well. The Mississippi Business Journal reported:
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sometimes we forget how blessed we are to live in a world filled with medical wonders. The video posted below aims to remind you of that little fact. Watch people who are able to see colors for the first time when they wear the enchroma glasses. The video shows how much we take for granted.
SLRP. The retirement fund that is appropriately named by its acronym. Supplemental Legislative Retirement Fund. It's a declaration by the legislature that states our elected solons are indeed better than the rest of us. The legislature created SLRP to give themselves extra retirement pay not available to other state employees. Call it time and a half pay for doing half of the work- if that much. The program currently holds $16.4 million in assets.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
The embarrassment that is the tenure of Marilyn Mosby, the State Attorney in Baltimore. The grandstanding attorney who appeared onstage at a Prince concert shortly after she railroaded six cops in the Freddie Gray case apparently has a much lower conviction rate than her predecessor- and brags about it. However, what she lacks in competence she makes up for in making excuses. The Wall Street Journal reported last week:
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Certified NRA instructor Jamie Patrick will teach a concealed weapon's permit class this weekend. The cost is only $50. Completion of the class will allow you to apply for the enhanced carry permit. This information for the class is posted below.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
If you don't succeed, try, try again. It appears some local thugs took to heart this old proverb as they robbed a Raymond Road location of Metro PCS after a gun-firing manager ran them out of the McDowell Metro PCS store earlier this week. However, JPD nabbed the two bandits yesterday. JPD issued the following bulletins and video on Twitter last night. Classify this post under "Dumb Crook Stories".
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Black Friday is upon us. There is actually a useful website for that annual day of horrors. This web page actually collected and posted all of the TV sales found in Black Friday ads.
The little-noticed 2016 actuarial report for Medicare states that the Hospital Insurance Fund (Part A) will go broke in only twelve years. The other Medicare programs are solvent and face no similar doomsday scenarios on the horizon. However, The HI Fund has seen its funding level drop more than half since 2007 as its reserves are used to pay more and more health care costs.
You can make a strong case that the two hottest teams in the National Football League are the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Both keep winning. Both boast excellent play at the all-important quarterback position.
And, for our purposes today, both are quarterbacked by the only two-time winners of the C Spire Conerly Trophy which goes annually to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Mississippi Legislature appropriated $388,906 for the settlement of Mississippi Highway Patrol lawsuits earlier this year. The bill included $235,000 paid to victims of former trooper Christopher Hughes and $118,906 to Training Director Gayle McMullin for racial discrimination. DPS settled two more lawsuits since the bill became law. SB #2924 states:
Monday, November 21, 2016
Things aren't going too well for prosecutors who are determined to have the Great White White that is former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg. They are pretty desperate as they recently tried to use his World War II service against him. The Wall Street Journal reported in an October 13 editorial:
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following joint statement about the Edbuild contract:
Here are the video and documents provided at the November 2 meeting of the 1% Sales Tax Commission. The fun starts at 9:00 in the first video when Commissioner Pete Perry questions the accuracy of some of the information provided. Overall, the meeting ran much better than the October meeting when IMS engineers failed to provide any documents or copies of their presentation to the Commissioners.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Haley Barbour was right. “People wanted to shoot Washington the bird,” he said recently at the MEC Hobnob. “They thought Donald Trump was the biggest, most magnificent middle finger they could find.”
For many, that’s all that mattered. If Trump delivers on any campaign promises, well, that will just be icing on the cake.
Others are expecting lots of icing. And that’s where the President-elect will be challenged. Talking and proposing are one thing. Getting results is quite another.
Friday, November 18, 2016
This mutt needs a new home. Rosie is around eight months old. She was found a few months ago in a ditch near Camden. She was obviously dumped. She was dehydrated, flea infested, and malnourished. She's recovered very nicely and is good with kids and obviously cats. She has been on trifexis. Warning: she is not the brightest mutt in the world. Another picture of Rosie is posted below. If you are interested in adopting her, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has been dewormed and had her first set of shots. She weighs around 30 lbs.
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Former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps asked a court to place him under house arrest. His bond was revoked on November 4 after he was arrested on November 2 for breaking into his former Flowood home and removing some lighting and fixtures. He is currently in custody.
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber told the EPA that Jackson may not be able to meet deadlines that are part of the $400 million consent decree with the EPA because the City Council refused to approve a contract for the program manager.
Mayor Yarber sent a letter on October 6 to EPA Region 4 Administrator Heather McTeer Toney that stated Jackson might not meet the Clean Water Act consent decree deadlines. Mayor Yarber stated:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
|Rendering of proposed rehabilitation to Smith Park|
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A controversial 2014 police chase reached speeds of 130 mph as Madison police chased three suspects from the Target on County Line Road to Gallatin Street. JJ obtained a copy of the dashcam videos of the chase. An innocent bystander was injured when the suspects struck his vehicle. He sued the city of Madison. The videos are posted below.
You start a true freshman quarterback in college football, you can only guess what you will get.
Ole Miss and Southern Miss both did it last Saturday with decidedly mixed results:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
It appears Chris Epps' recent behavior inspired someone to imitate him over at the Black Diamonds "gentlemen's club" a few days ago. The club was seized and shut down with the dreaded red sign and yellow tape in October after the owners failed to pay a judgement. The plaintiff's attorney, Ben Wilson, told the court that the defendants had gone gangsta as he and his family were harassed, threatened, and followed since the club was closed.
Monday, November 14, 2016
A Madison County judge called Linda Brune's bluff and issued a bench warrant for her arrest last Wednesday after she failed to appear in court at an October hearing. Ms. Brune is the former secretary for Downtown Jackson Partners. DJP sued Ms. Brune for embezzlement and seeks her deposition. DJP fired MS. Brune for providing records to the Clarion-Ledger after Jerry Mitchell published a story on DJP spending.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Several readers sent this petition to JJ that is on the Change.org website. Oxford's Joshua Horton posted a petition to reform how we treat substance abusers. Mr. Horton urged Mississippians to sign the petition in this message:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
“State economists lower forecast for remainder of year,” read the Mississippi Business Journal headline on October 27th. “Mississippi’s state economists have pulled back on an already-weak economic forecast for the rest of 2016, projecting that the state’s economy will grow only 1.5 percent instead of the 1.6 percent previously predicted,” said the story.
“U.S. economy roars back, grew at 2.9% in third quarter,” read the Wall Street Journal headline on October 30th. “It was the strongest quarterly reading in two years after three straight quarters of sub-2% growth,” said the story.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Mississippi legislative leaders have announced they have hired EdBuild, a New Jersey based education consulting firm, to review the state’s public education funding formula, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). A review of the formula is appropriate and timely. In fact, every public program should be reviewed periodically for efficiency, effectiveness and need.
It appears many of us wrote the 2016 New Orleans Saints obituary a tad too soon.
Losers of four of their first five games, the Saints have won four of their last five and stand at at an even 4-4 headed into the second half of the NFL season.
A Madison County grand jury indicted former Innovate Mississippi CFO Tonya Klauser for three counts of embezzlement and false pretenses in September. The indictment states alleges Klauser used her American Express card from 2011 to 2013 to defraud Innovate Mississippi and also submitted 141 fraudulent expense reports for reimbursement. The indictment is posted below.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the conviction of Louis Kuebler and remanded his case back to Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd for a new trial. A Hinds County jury convicted Kuebler in 2011 of first degree murder in the death of Tamra Stuckey.
Elections and divorces tend to bring out the worst in people and the 2016 Presidential Election was no exception. People are going to get into verbal fisticuffs over candidates. Always have and always will. However, social media has empowered the baser impulses of quite a few people. One particular woman got mad as hell that Mama Hamil dared to put a campaign sign on the property of her business. The horror. A Geilia Taylor was soooo outraged by this display of the First Amendment that she posted this message on Facebook:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
It's time to get back to a normal routine since the election is now over. Our fearless D.A. seeks a rematch in the Hinds County courthouse tomorrow. Robert Shuler Smith wants another shot at the Attorney General after Special Circuit Judge Larry Roberts denied Mr. Smith's motion to quash his indictment. Judge Robert will hold a hearing on the motion that is posted below.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
We are going to live-blog the election results tonight. Make all election night comments on this post. The long nightmare that has been the 2016 Presidential campaign will be over one way or another. Who will win?
Monday, November 7, 2016
Update: The docket states that DJP subpoenaed records from a bank and two casinos. DJP also filed a notice of serving interrogatories on Ms. Brune and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.
Downtown Jackson Partners asked a Madison County Court Judge to hold former employee Linda Brune in contempt of court for refusing to participate in a deposition. DJP accused her of embezzling over $40,000 in a lawsuit filed nearly two years ago. Judge Will Longwitz held a hearing to determine whether he should compel her deposition on October 25 but Ms. Brune did not appear at the hearing. She instead attended the motion hearings that were held in State v. Robert Shuler Smith even though she was not subpoenaed to be there. DJP Executive Director Ben Allen is under indictment for allegedly embezzling and misusing DJP funds. DJP asked Judge Longwitz to issue a bench warrant and detain Ms. Brune until she was deposed.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers becomes the latest university president to leave prematurely. She announced her resignation following disclosure of financial problems at the university.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Penny Corn is no longer the Grants Director at the Office of Homeland Security at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. DPS settled a sex discrimination with Ms. Corn in April. Payroll records obtained through a public records request state that Ms. Corn's last date of employment was October 17. Multiple sources have told JJ that Ms. Corn was fired from her position. A DPS representative declined to comment and said he would not discuss personnel matters.
A St. James Episcopal Church priest left several obscene voice mails for Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill on the phone of his administrator. Ridgeland police arrested the Reverend Seth Walley on June 20 for calls that were made on April 15. The case is still under investigation. Reverend Walley is the Associate Rector at the Fondren church. The calls were apparently made shortly after Judge Weill found a public defender in contempt of court and incarcerated him. The police report and recording are posted below. Here is a transcript of the calls.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Update: The Flowood Police Department issued the following press release and mug shot:
It's the computers' fault. So said JPS School Board President Beneta Burt Friday evening at an impromptu press conference when she attempted to explain why JPS had an F rating. You simply can't make this up. Ms. Burt (9:48 in the video) said:
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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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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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