Friday, July 8, 2011

My question for Mac and Tyrone

What are your plans to keep Rankin County crime from coming into Hinds County?

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since the crime rate has not dropped in Jackson, perhaps crime will stay where it is.

Oh yeah, the length of time regarding arrest to adjudication in Hinds County sure make criminals want to stay out of Rankin Co. to commit crimes.

Shadowfax said...

Crime is a perception. I know this to be true 'cause I heard Ben Allen say so to the echo of most realtors in the Metro.

Anonymous said...

Rankin County's crime would be a definite improvement for Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

Easy to have a perception when there's no news of the crime.

If a crime that took place this week in an upscale Madison neighborhood had happened in the Jackson, the emails would be flying...mostly because Jackson has homeowner's associations which notify everyone.

And, then there was the car break in in Rankin in broad daylight at a " safe" shopping area.

But, the perception on these crimes is that " it's the economy".

Anonymous said...

@8:48, what is the crime that took place in an upscale Madison neighborhood that you refer to?

Anonymous said...

Crime in Jackson is Jackson crime, no matter where the perpetrator is from. I think it's ridiculous to say otherwise. If there weren't the opportunity, there would be no crime.

Rankin county takes care of their crime. Jackson should do the same.

Anonymous said...

8:48, you are right. I know a couple of Madison police officers, and I can tell you, they are very concerned that word will get out about the rampant barking dogs and vandalism of mailboxes going on up there. And they are already preparing, months in advance, for the upcoming Halloween crime wave.

Anonymous said...

Must not have happened in the "upscale Madison neighborhood" that I live in because we also have HOA that send emails immediately when there is a serious crime. Only thing around here has been kids riding golf carts across lawns, leaving tread marks in expensive sod.

Think they'll move the Viking Classic to south Jackson anytime soon?

Anonymous said...

I thought the problems in that upscale Madison community was all the kids moving the pineapples in Reunion - reminds me of that old Christmas favorite -

Grandma got run over by a golfcart - setting out the pineapple Christmas eve - you can say there ain't no clubs in Reunion - but me and grandpa we believe -

Anonymous said...

Tyrone shops at the lowes in Madison because if he did at the one in hinds county they would steal his SUV

Anonymous said...

Tyrone shops at the lowes in Madison because if he did at the one in hinds county they would steal his SUV

Have mercy....laughed so hard almost shot tea through my nose.

Anonymous said...

No joke. 8:31. Rankin County's crime would definitely be a definite upgrade. Spin it anyway they want and blame everything and everyone else, but crime is out of control in Jackson/Hinds Co.

Read the leading article in the Northside Sun this week about crime in NE Jackson, Fondren and Belhaven. For the first six months of 2011 police reports indicate that 380 homes have been burglarized in these areas. No wonder people are leaving for Madison and Rankin Counties. While no place is immune from crime, it's a fact either is a safer place to live than Jackson.

http://www.northsidesun.com/view/full_story/14570400/article-Crime-up-?instance=homeopinion

Anonymous said...

Crime is a perception. I know this to be true 'cause I heard Ben Allen say so ...

All the RINOs like Allen are tough on crime until they need to explain crime away as nothing more than seasonal mosquitos.

Micah Gober said...

Riding golf carts in my neighborhood will get the Madison police called on you in my neighborhood. The neigbhorhood with the highest crime rate in Madison is Post Oak Road next to the dog pound...The police don't seem to care...we are rejects who live in Madison...

Kingfish said...

Last time I checked I don't see any klukkers driving out to Madison or Rankin to run over black folks.

Anonymous said...

What everyone needs to understand is that we have to have a large-scale, multi-faceted solution to the problems in Jackson. Sure, it is clear that Jackson has the highest crime rates in the Metro Area. It is really out of control. But don't forget that this city doesn't exist in a vacuum.. Ridgeland is two miles away, and Madison four. If the city fails, you better believe that those same criminals will drive those couple of miles north to commit their crimes.

There is no panacea solution, however. We have to 1) work to improve public education in Jackson (hopefully this next legislative session will pass meaningful education reform/charter school legislation for Mississippi); 2) redevelop older, established parts of Jackson that still have a great deal of architectural and historical value, as well as an excellent centralized location; 3) push for fresh ideas and new developments in the capital city (Two Lakes or something similar to it.. fingers crossed); 4) work to change city leadership to bring forward-thinking, pro-reform, and pro-business leaders to the Jackson city government (don't want to name names.. But Kenny Stokes doesn't quite cut it. There is plenty of talent and intellect in the African American community in Jackson.. if we can just convince them to stay in the city, get involved, and run!); 5) we have to work to encourage higher standards in Jackson and Hinds County law enforcement, and offer them the support they need (same principle as in 4)!, and we need to hold up the great ones with gratitude and esteem and do away with the bad ones); and 6) the short-sighted residents in BOTH Jackson and the suburbs need to understand that what happens in one part of the metro (especially in the large city that lies in its center) ripples throughout the rest of the area. Crime does not know the arbitrary lines of city limits, and it will spill out and overwhelm the entire area (Ridgeland, Madison and even the Reservoir and Brandon, too), if the city fails, and if we don't begin working on these things over the next few years. So it's time to put aside the Jackson vs. Madison vs. Rankin wars and realize the issues for what they are, and then work together to find solutions that are effective and transformative for the entire metro area.

That said, I love Jackson. I understand the risks of living in the city as well. But I also see green shoots and a wonderful vision for the city, as well as for the entire metro area. I love the suburbs for what they provide, and I am optimistic that those of us who see the overarching narrative of history in this metro area will come together to act in this next decade to implement the transformative changes outlined above. That, I believe, is our only hope.

Anonymous said...

We had all of that 30 years ago.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting to see if the break in gets reported. KF can ask around.

DrtyRttnBstrd said...

As I have said before, I'm not a fan of Ben Allen. Not since the time that, on the air, he ridiculed the people that were calling in to question the fellow that was blowing smoke up everybody's ass about turning Smith Wills into some kind of super venue. We saw how that turned out. Thought that was low class then, still do. Having said that, Ben Allen has lived through more personal crime than most of us will ever have to. Have any of ya'll ever had to shoot a shotgun through the door of your business to drive some thugs away? He seems to really believe what he is promoting, and for that I respect his standing by his beliefs. Sure, I could be a true dumbass and all he is doing is trying to keep his gig going, but, that can't change what he has lived.

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J. Kev said...

Anon 5:42 --

But Kenny Stokes doesn't quite cut it. There is plenty of talent and intellect in the African American community in Jackson.

Yeah. There's....well. Wait, some names will come to me. Give me a year or so.

I hate to tell you this, sir or ma'am, but somebody needs to: A city that re-elects the likes of Stokes and Lumumba by big margins (or no opponent at all) IS A LOST FREAKING CAUSE.

Pro-business and African-American? I don't think Herman Cain lives here. Beyond that, that's right up there with "Farakhan's favorite Jews" and the like. Blacks are Democrats. Democrats hate businesses and the people who create jobs.

Democrats are against school choice and school reform.

You're living in a dream world. Sorry to have to be the one to break it to you. But get real.

Anonymous said...

6:24 - NOTHING can save Jackson.

1. Public education cannot be improved from the outside. The problem is the lack of a family structure and public schools can neither affect that nor overcome the problems it creates.

2. The older neighborhoods cannot be "redeveloped." The old "urban renewal" projects of the 70s and 80s proved that. Good neighborhoods develop around quality school systems. See 1.

3. New developments require visionary leadership. The leadership in Jackson and Hinds Country is solely transfixed on race and racism. They will never understand the fundamentals of government or governing. They can't.

4. The current leadership in Jackson is a good as it will ever be. The people in power will be replaced by even worse and the downward spiral will accelerate.

5. The same thing is true for law enforcement. What the hell are you going to do when Tyrone becomes sheriff?

Your comment about crime "rippling out" may or may not be true. Certainly Madison County has some problems, but Rankin Country probably has another 40 years of relative calm.

Anonymous said...

Well said J.Kev and 9:31 .

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ridgeland is starting to wake up . A bit behind Madison the City and all of Rankin County ...
but better late than never. The problem in a nut shell, (no pun intended) is that until the testicles of the silent Black conservatives finally drop... and they actually stand up to Stokes and crew, J Town will only get worse.

The current "majority" in Jackson is doing more harm to themselves than the KKK ever did. Same thing on the national level.

Hell, I don't even think Sherman would have torched Jackson three times within two years if he knew the city would kill itself 148 years later.

Anonymous said...

So much negative race talk. Is this the CL comment section???

I thought this blog was a little better than that.

Anonymous said...

It is not the responsibility of the suburbs to help the city of Jackson. We left Jackson on purpose and its because Jackson is a total waste. Jackson is already the base of operations for criminal who travel outside the city of Jackson. Jackson has already imploded and there will be no turn aound for many years if ever but that is the task for jackson not the people who live in Madison, Rankin and even the county areas of hinds.

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