Here in Mississippi each community is pretty much on its own:
Reeves chooses ‘economics over public health’ in COVID-19 crisis, former MEMA head says ~ Anita Lee
Elections have consequences. So do years of budget cuts. Last week’s talk of MDH taking the offense against COVID-19 was hot air as the agency is a shell of what it once was. That is the bad news.
Worse is the uneven local response to the pandemic. Here in Wiggins the City closed its open air parks to prevent people from congregating yet allows business to remain open where the customers congregate inside to make their purchases. For the record we walk by Blaylock Park every morning and my anecdotal observation is few people ever used the walking track there before COVID-19 while the Pavilion by the bathrooms was always popular and it remains so as a large group of younger folks was congregated there last Friday morning. We’re lucky to not have a reported case of COVID-19 in Stone County but there are clinics doing testing. I imagine it is a matter of time before we score the first unlucky winner.
Last Thursday I was down in Bay St Louis on business. Continue reading “For those of you that haven’t figured this out……”
What you folks see on Slabbed is a small fraction of the muck we are leaked on a regular basis such as the following arrest report of Fred “Dub” Hornsby back in 2017 after he was involved in a ruckus with his girlfriend. Slabbed has had this jewel for almost a year:
Hornsby Arrest Report by Slabbed on Scribd
D’Iberville won’t release mugshots or police report on arrest of councilman, wife ~ Margaret Baker
After Councilman Robby Ellis and his wife, Chelse, were arrested Saturday on domestic violence simple assault charges, the Sun Herald filed a records request to obtain the police incident report, arrest records and mugshots, along with the court documents.
However, the city denied access to the booking photos and the arresting officer’s full narrative.
Police Chief Wayne Payne said, “everything goes through the (city) attorney,” before any information is released.
In D’Iberville, W. Fred Hornsby III serves as both city attorney and prosecutor.
Why would Hornsby block the release of public information available everywhere else in the state? Perhaps it was his experience in Biloxi but it is appears more likely to be favorable treatment given the politically connected alleged perpetrators. And without the viewpoint of the police report for the public to see, you end up with an PR blitz from the alleged perpetrators massaging the message: Continue reading “Arrest Reports and Mugshots are not State Secrets in Biloxi even if it involves the D’Iberville City Prosecutor”