Project Eject | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Project Eject

Coverage of U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst's violent-crime initiative started under former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Crime

Bryant: GOP Would've 'Hollered' If Obama Pushed Criminal Reform

Tease photo

"You're the only president that can do this," Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he privately told President Trump last year, as he urged the fellow Republican to support criminal-justice reform.

Crime

Trump, Acting AG Praise 'Project EJECT' Strategy as Jackson Homicides Surge

Tease photo

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker presented the Southern District of Mississippi's U.S. Attorney's Office with an award for the outstanding overall partnership/task force for its contentious violent crime-fighting program, Project EJECT.

City & County

Sessions-Backed Anti-Violence Grant Draws City Council Approval

Tease photo

Without discussion, the Jackson City Council gave Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and the Jackson Police Department permission at the July 17 meeting to apply for a grant through Project Safe Neighborhoods—the Jeff Sessions-backed umbrella over a federal-state-local Project EJECT policing strategy already in place.

City & County

OPINION: Jacksonians Should Reject EJECT

Tease photo

it is clear that Hurst’s strategy to combat violence and criminality in the capital city is misguided, flawed and is a failed strategy on arrival. Jacksonians need to reject EJECT.

Crime

U.S. Attorney Touts 'Project EJECT' Sting of Alleged Gangsters, Criminals

Tease photo

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst called a press conference at the United States Courthouse downtown Monday to release some details about the results of a recent cooperative sting to go after a mix of alleged criminals with outstanding warrants, known gang members and their associates and sex offenders.

City & County

AG Sessions Praises Project Eject, Gang 'Surge' in Jackson by Feds, JPD, Others

Tease photo

The U.S. Department of Justice, the Jackson Police Department and a list of other agencies, including from the Gulf Coast, worked together last week on a police sweep in Jackson. The operation brought in 45 attests, including 31 "documented gang members."

City & County

EDITORIAL: Public Officials, Get Facts Straight on Project EJECT

Tease photo

There are two sides to the proverbial Project EJECT coin: what the public hears and what actually happens.

City & County

Oh, the Places You'll Go: Project EJECT Expels Gun Offenders to Faraway Prisons

Tease photo

U.S. Attorney Michael Hurst has charged 35 people since he first announced the anti-crime initiative Project EJECT in late 2017.

City & County

OPINION: Project EJECT: A War On Jackson

Tease photo

Project EJECT is not original, and it is not a novel way to combat violence. It is the failed "war on drugs"; it is New York's unconstitutional "Stop and Frisk" program and all other "tough on crime" crusades. Like all of them, it will result in collateral damage to society's most vulnerable.

Economy

OPINION: Why The Silence on Project EJECT?

Tease photo

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that at a certain point, silence becomes betrayal. Nearly 50 years later, too many individuals are still unwilling to break away from the shackles of political expediency, personal allegiances and popular opinion.

City & County

Lumumba Praises Retiring Chief Lee Vance As Maybe 'Best', Day After 'Project Eject' Tweets

Tease photo

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance suddenly announced his retirement effective in a about a week after 30 years on the force.

City & County

Feds Helping JPD, Hinds 'Eject' Suspects into Federal System Without Bond

Tease photo

On the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Jackson, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst stood alongside federal, state and local law enforcement as he announced their new project to reduce violent crime in the City of Jackson called Project EJECT: Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together.