Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


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Prisoners are money. Keefe: $40.4 million, G T Enterprises: $3.2 million

Time for some MDOC porn. JJ obtained the contracts and payments to Keefe Commissary Network and G.T. Enterprises through a public records request. Keefe earned over $40 million and G.T. over $3 million in gross revenue through MDOC inmate services.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Free admission to Zoo tomorrow

The Jackson Zoo offers free admission on Thanksgiving Day as a thank you to the community! Bring your family to visit with our Zoo family on Thanksgiving! The Zoo is filled with family fun adventure for all ages. Have the kids work up an appetite or come "walk off" the Thanksgiving meal. Either way, the animals will be glad to see you!


The Zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 

The train and carousel will be open ($2.00) 

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WJNT today

The Kingfish discussed all kinds of groovy things such as littering, father-rape, and whether someone who has been arrested is moral enough to kill people.


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Rankin crime stats

Here are the October crime stats for Rankin County:

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Skinner & Larita win

Read 'em & weep:

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Ashby Foote for City Council



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JA grafittied last night. Racial hoax?

UPDATE:  JJ has confirmed that security cameras at JA and a nearby home show the perp was a white male wearing a hoodie.  Not racially motivated.  

Jackson Academy was vandalized with spray paint last night:

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FB post says man robbed & beaten near Baptist Hospital. Here is the REST of story.

A Facebook post making the rounds claims a woman's husband was robbed at gunpoint and beaten "near Baptist" hospital and accuses JPD of incompetence as well.  However, the police reports tell a different story.

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Ward 1 debate for GOP candidates tonight.

Hinds County Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Pete Perry issued the following press release:

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Dorsey discusses Colonial tomorrow night

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She did it!!!!!!

Yes, it's true.   State Senator did pay her $500 fine to the Secretary of State.   

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Candidates on rental properties.

I slacked off a little bit and didn't post the rest of the questions from the forum for the Ward 1 candidates for city council.  This particular question dealt with rentals and blighted properties. 

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Barbour to sign tax pledge today

Ward 1 City Council candidate Charles Barbour issued the following press release:

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Alcorn County warden suddenly resigns. Ended contract to run Grenada jail on Oct. 27

Update: JJ confirmed with Grenada County Board of Supervisors President Chad Bridges that Mr. Benjamin informed the board on October 27 that he was terminating the management contract to operate the Grenada County jail.  The letter is posted below.

Original post on November 22, 2014: 

A former lobbyist for Mississippi Prison Industries resigned his position as warden of the Alcorn County jail yesterday.  WTVA reported:

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

I'm just a bill....

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The irony.

Governor Phil Bryant said this about President Obama's Executive Order on illegal immigrants:

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Meet & Greet with Amile Wilson

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Richard Sellers for Ward 1



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Friday, November 21, 2014

WLBT reports on non-prosecuted drug bust

WLBT reported on the dismissed indictment of Marlon Williams last night in this video:

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Governor announces MDOC task force

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

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Is there a spoiler in Ward 1?

Bob Higginbottom switched his voter registration to Ward 1 two days before the qualifying deadline for the Ward 1 City Council race.   Hinds County voting records state Mr. Higginbottom was registered to vote at the Medger Evers precinct prior to November 10, 2014.  Mr. Higginbottom became prominent as a defender of Frank Melton during his administration. Hinds County tax records do not show Mr. Higginbottom as owning any property.  He is the only black candidate in the race. His Medgar Evers address was a property owned by Constable John Brown.  The Fernwood property is owned by the Reverend Jeffrey Stallworth.  He does get around. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Court uphold SOS against Watkins, orders $655,131 payment.

Secretary of State Gibbert Hosemann issued the following press release:

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Wolfe pleads guilty

Marshall Wolfe just pleaded guilty in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. Judge Carlton Reeves scheduled his sentencing for December 8.  Read this earlier post for coverage of his indictment and JJ's reporting of possible bankruptcy fraud in 2009.  The notice of intent to plead  guilty is posted below.

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DA drops prosecution on another high-profile drug bust.... after indictment.

The Hinds County District Attorney  dropped several charges against Marlon Williams after it claimed the state could not meet its burden of proof for conviction.  Hind County Deputies arrested him on March 19 for possession of 25 lbs of marijuana and possession of a handgun during the commission of a felony.  A grand jury indicted him on August 20 on the two charges.  However, the District Attorney filed an order of Nolle Prosequi on September 15 to dismiss the case.  The order stated:

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To compromise or not compromise.....

Stand your ground or compromise? Tis the question always asked by politicians.   Wall Street Journal political columnist Gerald Sieb reported a substantial increase across the board in the number of voters who favored compromise in a poll conducted by the newspaper.  Mr. Seib wrote:

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WJNT today

The Kingfish discussed Mr. Kenneth Stokes today.

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Want some weed with that oil change?

This is a re-post from March 19. It is your homework assignment today. We will explain why tomorrow.

The Hinds County Sheriff's office busted a drug operation at Williams Complete Car Care on 1555 W. Northside Drive tonight.  Deputies seized 25 lbs. of marijuana (street value is $6,200), a handgun, cash, scales, and other paraphernalia. This was the third drug bust made by Hinds County deputies today and the fifth one this week.  Deputies arrested Marlon Williams (35), Joshua Holly (29), Curtis Bozeman (33), and Odarron Washington (22).  The charges are possession of marijuana with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

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Frank Williams indicted for NE Jackson burglaries

A Hinds County grand jury indicted little Frank Williams on three counts of house burglary in October.  JJ reported Mr. Williams' criminal history in an earlier post.  The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jeff Weill. He is represented by Hinds County public defender Michelle Purvis.  Mr. Williams lives at 5326 Clair Street.  He was "no-billed" twice by grand juries earlier this year.  He has been arrested several times for suspected burglaries and aggravated assault.  The indictments charge him with committing house burglaries against the following homeowners:

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Judge denies Mayfield petition.

‎Madison County Justice Court Judge McKinley denied Robin Mayfield's petition at a probable cause hearing against three Madison police officers.   He said the statute cited by Mrs. Mayfield, 97-17-93, did not give the court the power to issue citations. Mrs. Mayfield's lawyer and brother, John Reeves, did not appear in the courtroom. More to follow. 

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Spiderman nabbed

‎JPD just took Spiderman into custody. 

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Stokes makes Google Earth

Google Kenneth Stokes's home address and voila:

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Judge Skinner fundraiser tomorrow night

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Stokes unleashed

 Update: The home is owned by a Fabian Nelson according to Hinds County landrolls.

750 Parks Road Place sits just outside of Byram in a nice neighborhood. The house has become a major eyesore, however.  The house lacks a roof. The resident clear cut over 100 trees and left nothing but stumps in their place.  The neighbors complain to the county.  The county decides to take action.  Nothing could go wrong, right?   Enter Kenneth Stokes and the lawyer for the homeowner.  Well, here is a preview of a later post.  Stokes, cross-burnings, and picking on someone because he is black.  What could possibly go wrong? See for yourself.

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Governor issues budget recommendations

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

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Politico burns Mississippi

A writer from the Kaiser Health News blasted Mississippi's rejection of Obamacare in a "Letter from Mississippi" published in Politico.  Sarah Varney makes some good points but engages in a little bit of advocacy journalism as there is one thing missing from her story: interviews from the other side.  In this case, the other side are people who oppose establishing Obamacare or expanding Medicaid in Mississippi.  Having said that, the article is fairly in-depth in nature and worth reading.  Some excerpts:

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NYT questions state's use of private prisons.

The MDOC scandal made it to the national media.  The New York Times reported:

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Oops!

State just can't get any respect from the media.

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Democrats call for MDOC hearings

The Mississippi House Democrats issued the following press release:

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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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