Saturday, June 24, 2017

The scapegoat responds

Former Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director Barney Farrar vigorously defended himself against allegations that he was the mastermind responsible for recruiting violations in the football program.  JJ obtained a copy of his response through a public records request and posted it below. 

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Through the years

This pretty cool Youtube video shows the Beatles as they age through the years.

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Bill Crawford: Consensus needed on Medicaid

"It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time," wrote Isaac Asimov. "People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?"

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Update on Bill's Coin shop triple murder.

JJ obtained an audio recording of the initial appearance of Joshua Garcia earlier this week in U.S. District Court. It is posted below and a little over eight minutes long.

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Latest Crime stats

JPD posted the latest crime stats on Twitter yesterday:

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To catch a thief....

or Like a Good Neighbor, Ruger is there.  A thief took a left turn in Albuquerque and wound up being taped up on tape when he tried to rob a home while the homeowner was away.  However, he didn't reckon on the wonders of modern technology:

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Michael Winfield tries to use incompetence as an excuse but is still disbarred.

A Mississippi Supreme Court Complaint Tribunal disbarred Vicksburg Attorney Michael Winfield from the practice of law on June 6.  Mr. Winfield conspired with a client to defraud an estate and a Chancellor so they could split $50,000 in 2013.  Mr. Winfield is the brother for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield.  Paul Winfield was convicted of bribery while Mayor. JJ first reported on Michael Winfield's inability to properly practice law in a 2014 post, A Lesson in How not to Practice Law, that covered a different case.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Here we go again.

A restaurant frequented by one-percenters was forced to shut down today due to a break in a water main at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Manship:

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Praise the Lord!

The little 8 year-old who was shot in the head last weekend will make a full recovery.  JPD posted this picture of the little tyke on Twitter:

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Update on Kingston Frazier case.

A preliminary hearing will be held in Madison County Justice Court Monday at 9:00 AM for Dwan Wakefield, Jr., Byron McBride, Jr., and DeAllen Washington.  They are charged with capital murder in the death of six year-old Kingston Frazier. Judge Bruce McKinley will preside over the hearing. 

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PSC to Kemper: No Mas

The Public Service Commission issued the following statement yesterday.

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Moody's downgrades Hinds GO bond rating

Moody's downgraded the rating of Hinds County's general obligation bonds from Aa2 to Aa3 in a bulletin issued yesterday:

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ole Miss would love to provide names of boosters but......

The Kingfish filed a public records complaint against Ole Miss two weeks ago with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.  The university refused to provide a copy of the NCAA complaint against the football program and the school's response that contained the unredacted names of boosters cites in the documents.  Ole Miss said it would really really like to provide the records with those unredacted names but it awaits guidance from the Commission.

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AG: Watch out for hurricane scams

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release. 

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Season 7 is coming

HBO just dropped a second Game of Thrones trailer.

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Couple indicted in triple murder case

Note: Audio of hearing posted below. 

The wheels of justice continued to grind up the fates of Jamison Townsend and Joshua Garcia.  A federal grand jury indicted them on June 6 for using a firearm to rob Bill's Coin & Jewelry Exchange and kill three men in December. The two accused killers made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court yesterday.   The couple fled Mississippi after the murders and were caught in Junction, Kansas several days later.  They are currently being held without bond.

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Rick Cleveland: The changing nature of golf.

Do you remember when a 7,000-yard golf course was considered a ridiculously long monstrosity? Do you remember when a 300-yard drive was considered prodigious? Do you remember when golf pros hit 7-irons 150-yards and wedges about 100?

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

30 years ago!!!

It's been thirty years since greatness hit the movie screens:

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Where have we heard of Canton Estates before?

WARNING: This video is very disturbing and very graphic. The N word is used repeatedly.

The ACLU sued Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker over the use of roadblocks at the entrances to Canton Estates and other apartments.  Hmm...... Canton Estates, where have we heard that name before? Oh yes, JJ posted this infamous rap video that was performed at the complex back in 2011:

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No luck for these two thugs.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

Jarvis posing on social media week after robbery

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Support JJ

It's time for the annual fund-raising drive for Jackson Jambalaya.

Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007.  This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped provide information when it was needed.  JJ is asking for your help again this year.

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Secret mental health report: State locks up too many kids.

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health tried to bury a report that blasted its shortcomings from the public. However,  the good guys won a round last week as the Clarion-Ledger's won it's fight to obtain a copy of the report.  The report said Mississippi spent much less per child on mental health services than the national average while it spent more of its budget on expensive institutionalized care than did other states.  The Justice Department weighed Mississippi's delivery of mental health services to it's children and found it to be very wanting.  The state naturally followed it's natural inclination to keep it all a secret and fought the newspaper in court over releasing a report ordered by the state.  Some highlights of the report are:

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Blast from the past.

Someone put together over thirty years of WLBT ID clips on Youtube.  You will probably recognize one voice at 2:55. Enjoy.

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Bigger Pie Forum: Verse 37 of the Kemper Song

You may have heard Mississippi Power Company asked for another rate increase for its Kemper County Lignite Plant. The request was in a June 5 filing in response to an order by the Mississippi Public Service Commission to review an earlier temporary rate increase. That earlier 15% increase was for the cost of Kemper’s turbines generating electricity from natural gas plus some incidental costs related to Kemper’s inoperable gasifier. It was scheduled to decrease as some of the costs it covered were amortized.

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Lumumba campaign announces inaugural plans

Jackson Mayor-Elect Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. issued the following statement.

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Shooting victim slowly recovers

Shooting victim Jason Brent continues to recover at UMMC although the road is long, painful, and tough. He was shot during a robbery at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street.  His family posted these updates on their public Facebook pages:

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Madison County wants to sell some bonds

It looks like the Madison County Board of Supervisors might issue bonds for $8 million.  The resolution is on the agenda for tomorrow's regular board meeting.  The resolution states:

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8 yr. old shot in back of head.

Update (6/19/17, 8:00 AM): JPD tweeted this morning that little Kyles has been upgraded to critical condition. 

JPD issued the following statement.

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Paglia: Media misses real news while fantasizing about Watergate Redux

The media is agog over anything mentioning Trump, Russia, or FBI.  Camille Paglia slammed the media last week for making a fool out of itself while Trump goes on about his business in a Weekly Standard interview. She said

Last week, that conceptual gap was on prominent display, as the media, consumed with their preposterous Russian fantasies, were fixated on former FBI director James Comey's maudlin testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Comey is an effete charlatan who should have been fired within 48 hours of either Hillary or Trump taking office.) Meanwhile, Trump was going about his business. The following morning, he made remarks at the Department of Transportation about "regulatory relief," excerpts of which I happened to hear on my car radio that afternoon. His words about iron, aluminum, and steel seemed to cut like a knife through the airwaves. I later found the entire text on the White House website.   Rest of interview.

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The power of friendship.

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  One of the best preachers to ever grace Mississippi. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coach Freeze responds to the NCAA

Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze defended himself against the NCAA's charge that he lost control of his program.  The response was obtained through a public records request.  It appears Ole Miss and Coach Freeze have gone "all in" together on their response to the NCAA.  Coach Freeze argues that he created a culture of compliance at Ole Miss and blames the violations on individuals who lied to him as they evaded NCAA rules. 

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Scorer screws up scores.

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: Are we in Kansas?

Is Kansas a lesson for Mississippi?

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Friday, June 16, 2017

"Most thrilling moment of my life"

A Jackson waitress nailed her boss in the face with a chocolate cream pie after he mistreated her at a local restaurant.  Chris Costas reported the culinary crime to the police and had her arrested for assault.

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Defendant tries to seal lawsuit, blames JJ

Attorney Tom Ostenson cited this website as the main reason for his trying to seal a lawsuit that was filed against him recently.   The popular tennis teaching pro couple Courtney and Todd Middleton sued Ostenson after they lost their tennis pro jobs at River Hills Racquet Club in Hinds County Circuit Court on April 4.  The complaint accuses Mr. Ostenson of using his influence with several board members to get the Middletons fired from their jobs after an alleged dispute took place between the two families.   The lawsuit argues Mr. Ostenson is guilty of tortious interference with their employment contracts.  The defendant filed the motion to seal the case on May 25 and cited this post as the basis for his motion. 

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More DPS follies.....

A local ad agency is fighting a battle with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety over the payment of advertising invoices.  Media outlets in Mississippi are owed nearly $700,000 for DPS's advertising campaigns.  DPS says the agency must pay the bills first and then get reimbursed.  The ad agency claims the state is supposed to pay the invoices when presented instead of proof of payment by the agency.  The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday:

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A video of a JPD officer coming out on the short end of a short scuffle is making the rounds on Facebook:

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mississippi State Medical Association lobbied for Board of Medical Licensure.

 "we have now what we have always needed, real partnership with the government"

The Mississippi State Medical Association represented the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure for two years as a lobbyist.  The Board paid MSMA $30,000 in fees for its services.  The Board is the regulatory agency for physicians in Mississippi. MSMA calls itself "the largest physician advocacy organization in Mississippi, representing nearly 5,000 physicians and medical students."

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Zinn arrested for DUI

Hinds County deputies arrested Jackson attorney Walter Zinn Friday night for a DUI.  Zinn lost to Trent Kelly in a runoff to replace the 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee in a 2015 special election.  He also served as a policy advisor to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Sr.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sad but true

The City of Jackson is now providing free swimming pools:

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Sheriff Mason refuses to provide weapons qualifications scores.

Jackson Jambalaya filed a public records complaint against Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason at the Mississippi Ethics Commission last week.  JJ attempted to obtain the weapons qualifications scores for Hinds County deputies last year but Sheriff Mason denied the public records request.

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Friday night!!!

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New Black Panthers to protest today.

The New Black Panthers announced on Facebook that they will protest at the Mississippi State Capitol today over the beheading of Jeremy Jackson:

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Rick Cleveland: Ole Miss super soph

In the recent Fed Ex St. Jude Classic, Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry shot 71 in the first round, 69 in the second. Thornberry, playing for the first time in a PGA Tour event, was warming to the task.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017


You may not want to try this in public......

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Dept. of Education presents "Mississippi Succeeds"

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.  

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$20,000 reward

JPD issued the following statement.

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Department of Health reorganizes

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Here come the white-coats

The Mississippi State Medical Association tried to get the Kingfish to remove his own comment on this website.  There was a rather vigorous discussion that took place on JJ when I posted the news about the firing of Executive Director Dr. Jerry Hall by the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure last month.   I made a comment about MSMA Executive Director Charmain Kanosky on May 22, 2017 at 7:58 AM that drew the ire of the white-coats:

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Winter gets longer

34 days until season 7 of Game of Thrones begins. There will be some pretty long episodes in this season:

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Beheaded victim ID'ed.

JPD identified the beheading victim as Jeremy Jerome Jackson on Twitter:

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Jackson makes final five

The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

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Rebel Rags sues MSU players, Tunsil's stepdad over NCAA allegations

A copy of the lawsuit is posted below. 

Rebel Rags sued Mississippi State football players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones for defamation in Lafayette County Circuit Court Friday.  The complaint also named Lindsey Miller and several John Does as defendants.  A NCAA Notice of Allegations charged that an unnamed Ole Miss booster gave free merchandise to two unnamed players in violation of NCAA guidelines.  Lindsey Miller is the step-father of Laremy Tunsil.

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JPD seeks federal help for two murders

JPD Chief Lee Vance held a press conference to discuss the murder of Johnny Brown and an unknown man whose head was decapitated last weekend.  Chief Vance urged anyone who had information to contact JPD or federal agencies.  He stressed there are ways to submit such information anonymously.  JPD also requested assistance from federal agencies.  He said right now no theory "was off the table".  WLBT's video of the press conference is posted below.

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Frazier arrested for shooting last year.

JPD and Hinds County deputies arrested William Frazier on December 17, 2016 for shooting into an occupied vehicle.   Frazier is the father of Kingston Frazier. JJ obtained the police report through a public records request. The police report states:

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Did Carlos' client try to smear Belhaven & employee?

A former Belhaven employee won a sexual harassment lawsuit, while Carlos the Clown's client stands accused of destroying evidence.  Erica Stewart sued Belhaven and its employee, Tarold Durham in U.S. District Court last year for sexual harassment.  Attorney Carlos Moore represented Ms. Stewart. Judge Carlton Reeves granted Durham's motion for summary judgment. However, Belhaven is a pit bull that won't let go of something between it's jaws, as it is also seeking sanctions against Ms. Stewart for getting rid of her cellphone after she was asked to provide text messages for discovery.  It also didn't help Mr. Moore's case upon discovering his client sent a nearly-nude selfie of herself to Mr. Durham before he sent a picture of his um, member, to her. 

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Facing Life's Bullies

The late Dr. Frank Pollard discussed taking on life's bullies in this 1988 sermon. 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ole Miss defends Freeze, blames #39 & Farrar

Ole Miss released its response to the NCAA's  2017 amended notice of allegations earlier this week. The NCAA charged Ole Miss with 21 violations that took place from 2010 to 2016.  The university admitted that "significant violations occurred" regarding the conduct of its football program but then patted itself on the back for "taking responsibility" and imposing its own penalties on the football program.  However, Ole Miss fiercely denied it had lost institutional control of the program - the most serious charge made by the NCAA. 

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Headhunters in Jackson? (Updated: Body found)

JPD just tweeted the following messages:

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Bill Crawford: When are the people sovereign?

Strong words from Governor Phil Bryant in his state-of-the-state address back in January:

"To the taxpayers who hear this message, rest assured your Governor recognizes that you are sovereign. You, by the power of your vote, grant us the authority to govern. The Mississippi Constitution makes clear that, 'All power is vested in and derived from the people.'"

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Zoo volunteers needed tomorrow.

This Saturday from 8 am to 10 am, help the Master Gardeners at the Jackson Zoo do a little upkeep, then spend the rest of the day with your favorite animals!  The general Zoo Crew Volunteer meeting (new or reconnecting Zoo Crew members) is at 10 am in the Gertrude C Ford Education center. Just check in at Admissions.  Call 601-352-2580 ext 240 or email to rsvp to either volunteer event!

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Barber murdered at work.

JPD issued the following statements on Twitter:

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Showing the money

Readers were asking so here is the Mayor's campaign finance report that was filed on May 30. He managed to raise $263,264 in his campaign.  JJ would love to post the reports for the other Mayoral candidates who were on the ballot last week but they couldn't seem to get around to actually filing their reports.

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Commish: Be ready for hurricane season.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following advisory. 

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Repost: Majority-black school districts spend more money, get worse grades in Mississippi

Note: This post originally appeared on December 4, 2012.  The post became relevant again when the Southern Poverty Law Center recently sued the state of Mississippi over the funding of education.  SPLC claimed that majority white school districts enjoyed better ratings because they received more funding while majority black school districts suffered less funding.  However, this 2012 post reviewed the Mississippi Children's First for 2011-2012 that were produced by MDE.  Sadly, MDE stopped producing them when Dr. Carey Wright assumed office.  A sampling of the reports is posted at the bottom of this post.  The data is five years old but still relevant.  JJ initially reviewed the reports to see if there was any difference or patterns between successful and failing school districts.  No real patterns developed.  However, JJ did see what the SPLC did when the reports were reviewed by race and thus delved further into the weeds.  MDE did produce the reports for 2012-2013 school year.  A sampling revealed the findings from the previous year were still valid.  Earlier post with copy of SPLC lawsuit.

Highlights of post:
-All district report cards reviewed with charts included below. 

-Districts reviewed on # of teachers hired/Total # of employees
-Total spending per student compared by grades and majority race. All federal, state, & local funding dollars is included.
-Statistics are compared between majority-black and majority-white districts. Charts included.
-Districts over 80% of one race are compared to each other. Charts included.

A review of annual report cards for all Mississippi public school districts reveals some uncomfortable trends: majority-black districts in Mississippi spend more money per student, hire a fewer percentage of teachers, and have worse ratings than majority-white districts. The picture worsened for districts at least 80% black. They spend $2,000 more per student than  districts at least 80% white while performing much worse.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Whither goes Hartford goes Jackson?

Hartford, Connecticut is has some of the same problems facing Jackson.  Joseph De Avila reported in the Wall Street Journal this week:

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Ole Miss stonewalls again

Update: JJ submitted a public records complaint to the Ethics Commission yesterday.  

Ole Miss refused to provide this website with a copy of the 2017 NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations that did not redact the name of boosters cited.  JJ submitted this request last weekend to the Office of General Counsel for Ole Miss:

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Rapist gets 55 years.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release.

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Check out the ACLU's clients

It seems the ACLU's star plaintiff in it's lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff's Office has a rather colorful past.  One Khadafi Manning has been convicted of drug dealing and also arrested for domestic violence.  He is also suing the MCSO for targeting the Canton Estates Apartments with roadblocks and illegal searches while he sues Canton Estates for being too dangerous.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lock & load. JPD seeking armed Lorenzo Hemphill. Member of Catch & Release program.

Update: Hemphill turned himself in and is being held without bond. 

JPD identified a suspect in the shooting and armed robbery that took place at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street yesterday and he is known to JJ readers.  JPD issued the following bulletins on Twitter:

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Is the mask coming off?

Brother Kali Akuno annointed himself as Chokwe Lumumba, Sr.'s spokesman when he was alive and has appropriated the same role for himself with Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  Consider him the Prophet for the Lumumba family.  Well, the Prophet flat-out said the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce wants to remove blacks from Jackson.  As usual, he thinks in terms of nothing but race as his eyes only see black and white and by black, I mean his version of what is black. Check out the Prophet's statements in an interview given to the website this week:

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Shooting victim recovering

A victim of a shooting that took place during a robbery yesterday at Battery Sales & Service on West Fortification Street is recovering from surgery although he is still in critical condition.  JPD posted these messages and video on Twitter yesterday:

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Rick Cleveland mails it in from Ireland.

So, as this is written, Mississippi State and Southern Miss are about to play in a regional championship in Hattiesburg and your correspondent is roughly 4,400 miles away in Dublin City.

And your correspondent won't return until after either State or USM plays LSU in a Super Regional this weekend in Baton Rouge.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Election night.

It's now official: Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  Richard White kicked butt in Byram.  The Florence Mayor went down in defeat.  Jake Windham won by a huge landslide in Pearl. Down in Hattiesburg, long-time Mayor Johnny Dupree lost decisively by nearly two thousand votes to State Representative Toby Barker.  Fire away in the comments. 

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NCAA charges Ole Miss with lack of institutional control, Ole Miss responds, Boosters cited.

Note: This post reports the NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations against Ole Miss.  The Ole Miss response will be reported in a later post.  

The NCAA charged Ole Miss with a lack of institutional control over its football program in an amended notice of allegations that was provided to the school in February.  The notice contains 21 charges against the program. Ole Miss posted a copy of the 2017 NCAA notice of allegations and the university's response to them on its website today. .The notice and response is posted below.  The notice states that 15 boosters were involved in the violations but redacts their names.  Several coaches and athletic department employees were allegedly involved in the cheating as well.   The alleged violations took place from 2010 to 2016.

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Worldstar star yesterday, Facebook fool today

The Clinton police have been busy.  CPD issued the following statement and mug shot.  This dude might be a future Darwin award candidate one day.  He has potential.

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Clinton PD bust alleged drug dealer

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement and mug shot.

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Take a break.

Time to take a break from news and politics.  Check out this webcam of some Ospreys down in Orange Beach. If you visit Orange Beach and look around, you might notice a few utility poles that have no wires attached to them but have a nest at the top.  That is no mistake as the power company erected those poles just for the Ospreys.   Those little seahawks just love utility poles and would tear up the lines when building their nests.  Thus the power company installed the naked poles and even placed webcams so people can watch the little birds after they hatch.  Enjoy. If the above link does not work, try this one.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

HCSO employee arrested for DUI

Clinton police arrested an employee of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office Saturday for DUI. Al Shurden is a detention officer at the Work Center. He was released on bond. 

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Ethics Commission tells Ole Miss to produce records & names in NCAA case.

The Mississippi Ethics Commission told Ole Miss that it must provide the names of boosters who were named in an NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations.  The Commission sent a preliminary report and recommendation to Ole Miss last Friday.  Steve Robertson of had filed a complaint with the Commission after the university refused to provide him with a copy of the amended notice. The Commission will adopt the recommendations if neither party objects or after a hearing is  held.

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Presidente Carlos Moore

Carlos the Clown is actually running for President of the National Bar Association.  NBA is a national association for black lawyers.  Mr. Moore started his "Stay Woke" campaign with this message to the Magnolia Bar:

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Jaclyn for Mayor!!!

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Not ready for prime time?

The murder of little Kingston Frazier was nothing short of evil. The Jackson metro area was paralyzed.  A family was devastated and traumatized.  Grown men and women cried when the news of the murder was reported.  Seasoned cops said it was the worst day of their careers. However, the Hinds County Sheriff's handling of the case raised questions not to be ignored.  A suspect was released.  The Amber Alert was not submitted for several hours.  Public statements were made that weren't true but were later called mistakes. Law enforcement should never be above reproach and the murder of Kingston Frazier is no exception. 

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

42% vaccination rate = measles outbreak

There is a measles outbreak in Minnehaha.  There are 73 confirmed cases and all but four patients were unvaccinated.  The Washington Post reported on June 1:

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A Worthy Career

The late Dr. Frank Pollard praised mothers in this 1988 sermon.

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Godfather returns to big screen this week.

The Godfather returns to the big screen at Malco and Tinseltown today. Malco presents it at 2:00 along with reheated popcorn. Tinseltown shows it at 2:00 and 7:00 today. Malco will show it at 7:00 and Tinseltown will show at 2:00 and 7:00 Wednesday. Cinemark released this updated trailer in 2012.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ole Miss booster sues to keep his name private in NCAA charges.

An Ole Miss booster who was disassociated from the football program sued Ole Miss to keep his name from being disclosed.  The lawsuit was filed in Hinds County Chancery Court on May 23.  A public records request asked for a copy of the NCAA amended notice of allegations.  The notice stated the names of several boosters who were disassociated from the football program.  Mr. Doe withdrew his petition on May 26 without prejudice.

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Bill Crawford: Governing between the extremes

Americans now live in a political environment dominated by extremes.
One burgeoning faction, looking through red tinted lenses, seeks "freedom from." Another, looking through blue tinted lenses, seeks "access to." A fading faction, looking through clear lenses, fears all will become tinted.

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Friday, June 2, 2017


There is a really cool way to look at Mars.  Click on this link and move your cellphone around.  This link is best clicked on a cellphone or Ipad.  enjoy.

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Broderick is back in jail.

Our boy Broderick Robinson is back in jail.  JPD issued the following press release about the arrest of Broderick Robinson and his brother.

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Football star falls

Former Mississippi State University linebacker Quinton Culberson has been on a downward spiral for the last year.  He was convicted of a felony DUI last year but continues to have substance abuse problems.  He was arrested twice in November for business burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was again arrested for violating the terms of his probation. 

Source: Carolina Panthers

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The clock is ticking

Whoever the new Mayor of Jackson is will have to make several quick decisions thanks to a new state law*. The interim Directors of Public Works and Finance can't get paid after July 1 and the JMAA Board of Commissioners will lack a quorum after August.  Anna Wolfe reported in the Clarion-Ledger yesterday:

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Real Farmer's Market closes.

A regular fixture of Jackson is sadly no more.  Doris Berry closed down her  fresh produce stand at the Farmer's Market on West Street recently.  Jacksonians enjoyed her service for over 68 years.  Ms. Berry posted this message on Facebook:


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Marshall flies

Marshall Ramsey is known for poking fun at politicians through his cartoons.  However, everyone needs a change of pace and Marshall is no exception.  He has been sketching WWII planes this week as a form of art therapy.  Check them out. 

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Pearl man gets life for trying to kill wife.

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release.

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Birds of a feather....

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement.

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D.A.'s defenders speak out.

Defenders of embattled Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith spoke out about his Rankin County indictments at a press conference yesterday.  Othor Cain posted this video on his Facebook page:

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

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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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

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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