Small gubmint Teabags are about to go all frivolous lawsuit on Madison, MS's ass:
Mark Mayfield's family plans to sue or bring charges against the city of Madison, its police department or "anyone responsible" after Mayfield's apparent suicide Friday.
Mayfield's relatives, already angered over his arrest in May in the U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran photo scandal, say Madison police were trespassing when they showed up at his home in Ridgeland after he apparently shot himself. They say Mayfield's arrest was politically motivated by supporters of Cochran and drove him to suicide.
"The funeral is (Tuesday), but the first of next week, we will be suing the city of Madison," said Mayfield's nephew, Ridgeland Alderman Wesley Hamlin. "It's the highest degree of abuse of power."Yeah, good luck with that Wes.
I defer to leading southern practitioners such as John Grisham and Ben Matlock when it comes to Mississippi law, but I'd suspect that the Southern Reporter is not filled with cases in which liability is affirmed for those claiming the local constabulory caused a sensitive soul, not in custody, to off himself. Perhaps in pharmaceutical cases or mental health professional negligence cases involving minors or those institutionalized, but in these circumstances, not bloody likely.
I also 'spec' that nephew Wesley is not among those kin who 'kin make bank on uncle's demise, even when the immediate family could make a valid claim. (Perhaps if Wes was both a nephew and a son, but there's no mention of that here.)
But what do I know? I'm sure some Teabag shyster is crapping out a complaint under the Civil Rights Act of 1965 even as I type.
This being Mississippi,"Ridgeland Alderman Wesley Hamlin" might be his complete given name ("Ridge Hamlin" sounds right out of Faulkner). That said, the article wasn't clear on what exactly the family would be suing the city for. They have accused Madison police of being "heavy-handed" during Mayfield's arrest but I can't imagine that being a basis for a lawsuit anywhere these days, no less the Way Too Deep South.
"They have accused Madison police of being "heavy-handed" during Mayfield's arrest but I can't imagine that being a basis for a lawsuit anywhere these days, no less the Way Too Deep South."
I doubt that those servicing the school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi have ever been accused by Wesley Hamlin of being heavy-handed, even when handcuffing and jailing six-year-olds.
Maybe ol' Wesley just thinks that was no way to treat a genteel Southern white man.
A trial-lawyer-loving liberal is a conservative whose kin offed himself and now wants to cash in.
Eff this guy. Can't wait for the courts opinion.
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