#PEPPoll: Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property permanently from people who have not been convicted of a crime?

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 3rd, 2017 at 6:57 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, County Government, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

The aim of forfeiture laws is to seize assets derived from criminal activity. However, under current Mississippi law, property — including cash — can be seized based on mere suspicion of criminal activity, leading to forfeiture even if a person hasn’t been convicted of a crime. Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property […]


MS Public Defender Bypasses Asset Forfeiture Task Force And Submits His Own More Rigorous Reform Recommendations [#PEPPoll]

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:26 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Culture, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Public Safety

The state public defender is advocating that forfeited funds should go to the state, not individual law enforcement agencies. Andre de Gruy, who is a member of the Asset Forfeiture Task Force created by the Legislature, has submitted his own recommendations for reforming state laws governing asset forfeiture. De Gruy is proposing a “Criminal Justice […]


#PEPPoll: Should Mississippi’s Animal Cruelty Law Be Changed To A Felony?

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, Animal Cruelty, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion

Sen. Angela Burks Hill, R-Picayune, has pre-filed a bill for the 2017 legislative session that would seek to make aggravated animal cruelty a felony as well as allow law enforcement to charge offenders with multiple counts of animal abuse, an option that is not currently available. Under the current law, those who commit simple cruelty, […]


#PEPPoll: Should Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann Use State Resources To Acquire Hundreds Of Acres Of Cat Island?

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Delbert Hosemann, Gulf Coast, MS Secretary of State, Spending

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PLUNKETT: And The Winner Of The Inaugural ‘2016 Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ Is . . .

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 6:45 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Budget, Contributor, Governor, Haley Barbour, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service, Spending, Stacey Pickering, State Bonds, Taxes, Treasurer, Virtue

We hope you enjoyed our first-ever ‘Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ interactive email series the week of Thanksgiving. I certainly had fun putting the content together. In case you missed it we put together 3 – and with a surprise twist added a fourth – examples of Mississippi elected officials trying to appear tough and no […]


PLUNKETT: 83 Links: The Timeline of a Yearlong Battle Against Obamacare in Mississippi.

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Giles Ward, Governor, Greg Snowden, Gregg Harper, Haley Barbour, health, History, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Podcast, Politics, Roger Wicker, Russ Latino, Spending, Steven Palazzo, Tate Reeves

Chances are you’ve already read the latest headline this morning about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Turns out it’s not all that affordable. Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s […]


#PEPPoll: Is it time to change the state flag?

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 22nd, 2015 at 7:56 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll

The shooting of 9 African Americans in a church in Charleston, South Carolina by a mentally unstable young man who posed with photos of the Confederate Battle flag has some politicians, pastors and race-baiters alike calling for the removal of the emblem from state houses. Mississippi is the only state in the country who still […]