MCPP Conducting Analysis Of Civil Asset Forfeiture Reports Since Creation Of Database

By Steve Wilson | January 17th, 2019 at 9:14 pm

BY: Steve Wilson / Investigative Editor - Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Steve Wilson is the Investigative Editor for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Ethics, Justice, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Public Safety

There are no requirements that law enforcement agencies list the type of drug that was involved with the seizure, the circumstances of the seizure or whether charges were filed in connection with the seizure.

Of the 315 forfeitures listed in the database up to December 31, only 137 listed the drug that led to the forfeiture. On the boilerplate notice of intent for forfeit used by many agencies such as the MBN, there is a blank line for listing what drug was involved. Most of the time, it was left blank.

Also, only 91 out of the 315 listed the circumstances that led to the forfeiture, such as a traffic stop or an outstanding felony warrant.

Choctaw County Sheriff Claims “Probable Cause” For Jailing Woman For 96 Days Without Seeing A Judge

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 30th, 2018 at 11:08 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Safety

Sheriff Cloyd Halford said he didn’t have to take Jauch before a judge until court met because she’d already been indicted on a felony drug charge, thus establishing probable cause for her detention.

Barbour’s Mississippi History Suggests BGR Claims Could Stand Double-Checking

By Keith Plunkett | October 20th, 2018 at 3:40 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, National, News, Opinion, Politics

How many times has Barbour been provided a hefty reward for lobbying after he had claimed he wasn’t?

Auditor’s Investigation Into Canton Municipal Utilities Purchasing Finds Widespread Violations

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Democrats, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending

The largest single demand was issued to the former executive director Kenneth Wayne Jones in the amount of $78,612, which includes an illegal severance settlement agreement paid by Canton Municipal Authority to Jones, and several electronic items.

IHL Commissioner Glenn Boyce: Vitter Contract Non-Renewal Story A “Rumor”

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 28th, 2018 at 7:18 am

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Filed Under: Contributor, Feature Stories, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Public Safety, Race, Social Justice, William Winter

Vitter’s time at Ole Miss has been controversial as the influence of the William Winter Institute at the university has stirred racial discord on campus and between students. Just a few hours after the Ole Miss Rebels made headlines for beating Texas A&M to land a spot in the SEC Tournament championship, University of Mississippi […]

Trump Has No Obligation To Honor A Subpoena

By Bryan Fischer | May 3rd, 2018 at 4:32 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Justice, Law Enforcement, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

There is no reason for the president to respond to a subpoena from Mr. Mueller, and plenty of reasons not to. The biggest of those reasons, thanks to the wisdom of the Founders, is found in the Constitution itself.

Shine Your Light Into The World.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2018 at 5:23 pm

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

Filed Under: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Inspirational, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

Sunny Jacobs is an activist who uses her gentle yet powerful voice to help those who have been convicted of a crime they didn’t commit. In her speeches, she shares her own unthinkable story with grace, wisdom, and even a little humor.

Rep. Mark Baker Will Run For Attorney General In 2019

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2018 at 11:12 am

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Filed Under: Elections, Law Enforcement, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Spending

Baker said if elected he would stop the use of outside counsel being brought in so that the state can save more money.

Pretrial Incarceration In Mississippi Criminal Justice System Is Sixth-Longest In The Country.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 26th, 2018 at 3:10 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Immorality, Law Enforcement, MDOC, Mississippi, News, Public Safety, Spending

Mississippi’s criminal justice system, for a variety of reasons, is set up so that lengthy pretrial incarceration is not only possible, it’s common.

What Should We Do About Pot?

By Bryan Fischer | January 10th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Culture, Drugs, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Law Enforcement, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Public Safety, Tenth Amendment

If American citizens don’t like what Attorney General Sessions has done, they have one legitimate avenue of response: work through Congress to change the law. Critics from both left and right are all over Jeff Sessions for his decision to revoke an Obama-era executive order on marijuana. It ordered the Department of Justice to turn […]