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54 Responses to “Jonesboro Mayor Thompson Arrested”
Well, it should not take very long to PROVE he is guilty. Otherwise, why the arrest? Evidence has been there all along. Wheels of justice for the town turn rather slowly as we have all seen the past few years, but maybe this is the day of reckoning for the esteemed one.
What a great day. Now, justice should be served, don’t you think so Messy. Are you hiding under a bushel now?
Sounds like “Messy” may not be so messy after all. Guess somebody was just “pulling our leg.” Would have been OK if there had not been so many that thought just the way he wrote. Maybe this will cause them to have second thoughts about what they caused to the Town of Jonesboro by voting the way they did (twice).
He bonded out and my wonder is “will he still be allowed to enter city hall and “allegedly” carry out town busines? My fear is that if he is allowed back into city hall, he will be using the word “haul” getting all that he can get and destroying the rest. I see the idiot still being mayor until his term is up unless he gets “another term” courtesy of the courts.
Watched the 54 second clip and my questions are these: (1) why wasn’t he in handcuffs (he needs to suffer embarrassment for his actions and that’s a good start) and (2) why was he allowed to drive a city vehicle to his appointment with the judge? Just curious for his walk to his car reeked of self-assuredness, like he believes “all is ok in Jonesboro.”
has any action shown otherwise, 6 years after the fact and a broken town is the result of fertilizing the “self assuredness” and a close inspection will show the residue of the contribution to that mindset by many hands.
It is true that he is innocent until proven guilty, but think of how the hundreds of people who voted for him in five different elections must feel now. The fact that he is even charged with three counts of malfeasance is a disgrace to the Town of Jonesboro.
look to the town in the East, arrest of a mayor and now serves as a consultant- when the mighty great hope and rooster that struts harder and plys the upper society elitist (figment of their imagination) whites with his promises and guarantees of all his ability to gather funding and favor for the TOJ hires him as his assistant, has his sister as one of his council members and has his pawn as his police chief, you won’t know what happened……beware, there are two roosters that strut, one just has more polish and more feathers but is twice as dangerous. you will see.
Read Maureen Cottonham’s article in the JI today. Boy was she ticking off names of blacks that have held offices or other meaningful servitudes. Saw the name of the esteemed mayor listed there, too!
Ms. Cottonham, would you like to retract that name from your list seeing what a sorry mayor he is? Without a doubt, he is the sorriest mayor Jonesboro has EVER had. Mayors before him were decent, honorable, worthy, businesslike, knowledgeable, respected. You get the idea?
I can’t believe what I am reading surely you all are Christians that sit on a church pew every Sunday. Prayer, what is wrong with praying for the situation you sound like we have gone back in time to the tar and feather days. Ok if he is wrong he will have to pay for what he did just like the rest of us. Are you so good that you can kept throwing these stones at someone else. We will never go forward if we kept going backwards.
Please remember that Christ exhorted His followers to judge the sins of the world so that they might stay away from them. We are exhorted to recognize evil and confront it. I take no pleasure in the mayor’s downfall, but this episode has gone on far too long and people are tired of watching Thompson thumb his nose at the law. The relief being expressed by those who have followed the details of this story unfortunately appear to cross the line at being malicious, but I doubt anyone here would refuse to help Mayor Thompson if they came upon him in a life threatening situation. None of us wish the man harm, but we do wish to see him punished for his arrogant flouting of the law as an example to all those who feel they are above the law. Remember that he is in this predicament because of his actions and not because of someone else.
There is nothing wrong with praying for “the situation”! I have been praying for “the situation” for 2 years, but finally God is coming thru right on time (in His time). It is high time for the righteous to shine.
Why do you call us “good”? No one is good but God. We are voicing our opinions, not throwing stones.
We will go forward! The citizens of Jonesboro (both black & white) that have true knowledge and understanding about “the situation” at city hall (no clean audit for the last 5 or 6 years, on noncompliance list, incompetent employees, incorrect water bills, some citizens not even being billed for water, CD money wasted, checks being lost, council member cashing a check he reported lost, no financial reports, sewer backing up in citizens’ homes, clerk knows nothing about how to handle money…) I could go on & on & on, but we are thanking God and are hopeful that we can begin to recover (financially, economically, socially, spiritually) from this mess before it’s too late. I don’t have a problem with Leslie personally, I have a problem with his lack of leadership and management skills.
This is only one step. As long as more steps are made forwards than backwards, Jonesboro will recover. However, we can never move forward with this type of leadership as I stated above.
The petition applying to this states::”As part of any Judgment on Contempt in this matter, Mayor Leslie Thompson should be ordered to repay to the Town of Jonesboro the increase in salary which was illegally paid under ordinance number 701 and, in fact, continues to bge paid under said invalid ordinance to the present date.” That sounds like, if Thompson is found guilty, he will have to personally repay the Town all of the salary he has been overpaid since January 2012, not just the three months that some originally thought was all.