Meet Jackson’s newest crimefighter. But you can guarantee he won’t wear a mask.

Jokes aside, the only people who like crime are criminals. The citizens of Jackson deserve better and I hope the state’s resources help. Maybe having with the state’s law enforcement officers patrolling the area around the Capitol, JPD can move resources around to other areas. Of course, I doubt the Governor would be happy if the Federal Government went in resources to fix the state’s problems, but I digress.

I am thankful Jackson is getting help. Politically, it is a win for for the governor and will play well to his base. I really don’t care about all that — I just hope it helps the citizens of Jackson. With the water crisis earlier in the year, they’ve suffered enough.

P.S. My favorite moment of the press conference was when the governor said he and Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes agree. I am surprised the Earth didn’t stop spinning, causing us to all fly into space.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.