Melton Claims ‘Corruption at the Highest Level' | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Melton Claims ‘Corruption at the Highest Level'

Today, Mayor Frank Melton, who is still in Texas, repeated a refrain to WLBT that he's used in the past:

He tells WLBT "I'm dealing with corruption at the highest levels and i'm not going to back up. That's what i was elected to do and i'm not going to back up."

The question is: Has he reported such "corruption at the highest levels" to the FBI as required by law? Is he talking about the U.S. president, Congress, the governor, his own office? Wasn't he elected mayor of Jackson? Does he know what he is saying?

Previous Comments

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110567
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OK, here's the crazy part—OK, the other crazy part. Why didn't WLBT follow up on this and challenge him? What corruption? Why aren't you reporting it? What are you doing about it? He told me numerous times last year about his investigations of "corruption"—and I challenged him every time to tell me what he meant. Then I could see how empty his s statements were. So the question of the day: Why does the media let him get away with these kinds of statements without follow-up??? Folks, this is how we got to this horrendous place in the first place.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-03-14T16:05:31-06:00
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110568
Comment

When Bert Case can't talk about the KEH without calling it "Jackson's Monument to Failure" even while it is getting rehabilitated what do you expect from WLBT. Note to Bert: Melton is well on his way to being "Jackson's Monument to Failure." Maybe you should report on it!

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-03-14T16:44:53-06:00
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110569
Comment

Good point, Pike. The old-schoolers are killing us here.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-03-14T16:45:57-06:00
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110570
Comment

um, I thought Melton was the highest level. Does he mean Barbour is corrupt and out to get him ?

Author
Kingfish
Date
2007-03-14T16:47:15-06:00
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110571
Comment

I dunno. Remember that Barbour fired him. And he seemed to be gunning for Trent Lott back in the MBN plane-transfer days. And now his supporters blame Bennie Thompson for his current woes. And we know that Faye Peterson and Malcolm McMillin are out to get him. And then there is Jim Hood. And I'm sure there are, now, four Councilmembers he's not pleased with ...

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-03-14T16:54:23-06:00
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110572
Comment

Darn, kingfish beat me to it. He is the highest level in Jackson. Good point. Sounds like OJ when he says he going to find the killer. The OJ Trifecta is in play!

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-03-14T16:57:34-06:00
ID
110573
Comment

Free Tom Head

Author
Kingfish
Date
2007-03-14T17:13:43-06:00
ID
110574
Comment

Yeah! Or did Tom give this place up for Lent?

Author
Ironghost
Date
2007-03-14T17:26:30-06:00
ID
110575
Comment

He's in our storage closet with all the back issues. It was his idea. (Smile.)

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-03-14T17:41:34-06:00
ID
110576
Comment

That's weird. But then he did study sanskrit at one point, so....

Author
Ironghost
Date
2007-03-14T17:42:21-06:00
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110577
Comment

He's in our storage closet with all the back issues. ladd Hmmm.... Zed: Bring out the Gimp. Maynard: But the Gimp's sleeping. Zed: Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you Cheers

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-03-14T17:48:40-06:00
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110578
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Frank has gotten to the point to where if he says the sun is shining, I'd have to go outside and see for myself. Just like his 90-day crime plan, I don't think there's anything behind his claim until he does like Donna said and report it to the FBI. Otherwise, the same hot air he's blown out of his mouth since July 2005.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-03-14T19:50:42-06:00
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110579
Comment

There's a passage I got memorized, seems appropriate for this situation: Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-03-14T21:52:48-06:00
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110580
Comment

"What does Frank Melton look like?" lol

Author
Jeff Lucas
Date
2007-03-14T22:38:45-06:00
ID
110581
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Well, Cliff, God did say that vengeance is His. He'll take care of it, court or no court. BTW, I saw you on TV yesterday. Thought you were older (smile). Your son is adorable, and I'm amazed at how well he fires that pistol - and the fact that he's still standing upright after pulling the trigger. Was that you standing behind him to support him?

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-03-14T22:40:02-06:00
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110582
Comment

Thanks LW. That was another instructor acting as range officer for my son. He loves too shoot and will be participating in his first match this year.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-03-15T07:17:22-06:00
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110583
Comment

"What does Frank Melton look like?" lol "What?" lol

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-03-15T07:18:43-06:00
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110584
Comment

Cliff, you've been watching Pulp Fiction again? I love that movie! One of my all-time favorites.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-03-15T07:48:57-06:00
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110585
Comment

Yup, I've seen it no less than 500+ times...and it just keeps a gettin' funnier. That poor little VHS tape of mine sure has been abused.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-03-15T08:10:25-06:00
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110586
Comment

WHAT?

Author
Kingfish
Date
2007-03-15T08:14:42-06:00
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110587
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"Say "What" again! C'mon, say "What" again! I dare ya, I double dare ya motherf*cker, say "What" one more g*dd*mn time!"

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-03-15T08:29:30-06:00
ID
110588
Comment

Look at how crappy WLBT's gloss on Green's new motion to sanction Danks is: The underlying legal battle brewing with recused Judge Tomie Green continues to flare up. Judge Green filed a motion with the Mississippi Supreme Court, responding to Danks' suggesting she couldn't give impartial judgement in the mayor's case. Green is requesting the court saction Dale Danks for accusing her of a crime, "without just cause", and requesting the court remove what she calls Dank's disrespecful language from the court record. Her motion is not a "response" to Danks' "suggestion" that she can't be impartial. The explanation that follows is so vague it makes me think they don't understand the dispute at all.

Author
Brian C Johnson
Date
2007-03-15T08:36:57-06:00
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110589
Comment

Look out, Frank, here come the black helicopters!!!! (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.) Who is KEH? (Sorry to be so uninformed.) HDMatthias

Author
HDMatthias, MD
Date
2007-03-17T17:45:33-06:00
ID
110590
Comment

Sorry, I posted on the wrong article. HDM

Author
HDMatthias, MD
Date
2007-03-17T18:07:38-06:00

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