The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 11/18/7

There were probably 114,000 reasons motivating Shirlene Anderson to come to work every day. Her annual salary had to be the impetus. Otherwise, why would she take the humiliation, the micro-management, the disrespect from a man who called himself a friend?

Her term as Jackson’s police chief mercifully came to an end last week when the city’s mayor offered her a promotion into a public safety job that would be a waste of taxpayer money. She wasn’t fired – the mayor wouldn’t do that to a friend – but dumped by a man who can’t seem to grasp that he is now Jackson’s biggest distraction.