AG Hood hopes some cuts restored in special session

Attorney General Jim Hood is hoping to convince Mississippi legislators to give his office an additional $4 million during Monday’s special session.

“They (legislators) are cutting programs to victims and law enforcement that are desperately needed,” Hood said during a Wednesday news conference from his Cyber Crime Division in the Sillers state office building.

“Protecting children from sexual predators and adults from cyber crime scams and other cyber predators is my passion,” Hood said. “…Unfortunately, our efforts to aggressively investigate and prosecute these perpetrators have become entangled in the current budget mess at the Capitol.”

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