Monday, May 12, 2014

Judicial Race in Rankin County

Justice Court Judge John Shirley qualified against incumbent, Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger for the 20th Circuit Court District that covers Madison and Rankin Counties.  It's not often an incumbent receives a challenge in a judicial race.  This will make for interesting talk at the coffee klatch.  

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Shirley runs for office every year, it seems like.

Anonymous said...

Talking about races in Rankin County, why has the real truth not been told why Tim Gardner suddenly "retired" as a constable?

Anonymous said...

Better yet, 4:30, why don't we talk about Charles Lindsay and how he even made it to a ballot? He's a convicted criminal who promised never to run for public office again.

http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/02/hes-baaaaaaaaaaaack.html

Anonymous said...

May 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I couldn't agree more. His lawyer's answer was Lindsay's punishment was completed, and his record expunged, therefore, Lindsay is no longer under any obligations made in the past. But you know, this site is monitored by a current member of the legal society (bar). Maybe he can opine. Now, about Timmy Poo.

Troy Odom said...

I don't handle criminal work. That being said, my understanding of an expungment is the arrest, plea, and any side agreements made therein are completely wiped clean -- as if it didn't happen. Therefore, any agreement not to run for public office would be of no effect. There's a free legal opinion; you know what that and $.25 will get you.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Odom, you are legally correct about expungement, but hopefully the voters understand that because the charge was expunged does NOT mean that the actual facts never occurred.

Charles Lindsay Jr falsified court documents.  Lindsay received more than $28,000 in fees for arresting defendants because he filed court documents claiming he arrested those defendants, but Lindsay never actually arrested those defendants and Lindsay never even saw those defendants.  So, Lindsay lied each time he filed those court documents and Lindsay lied when he agreed to never again run for office.

Lindsay apparently is under the misconception that expunging the charge actually alters factual history.  Expungement allows someone to legally deny facts that actually occurred, but expungement does not alter factual history.

If Lindsay admitted that he committed a crime and that he was remorseful, some voters MIGHT want to give him another chance.  Lindsay, however, is not remorseful of his criminal activity and pretends that the crime never occurred.  Does that make it more likely that if elected, Lindsay will again falsify court documents and/or that he will lie about the actions of someone he actually arrests?  ABSOLUTELY!

Anonymous said...

Every time I see a Lindsay sign in front of a business, it makes me wonder what other types of crooks these businesses support. And if they support lying to people as Lindsay has shown is his nature.
Just makes me wonder...