Jackson Mayor Nixes First 48 Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. has vetoed a plan to allow the filming of a reality crime show in Jackson because it might make the capital city look bad.
The city council had voted in June to allow the filming of the "The First 48," which airs on A&E. That was before Johnson's term as mayor began.
The show follows the first 48 hours of a homicide investigation, generally thought of as the most critical time for solving a crime.
Johnson said the show would not present "the image we want to portray on the national scene."
The council can override mayoral vetoes with a super majority of five votes.


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