Thursday, June 20, 2013

Barrier to crime?

Anyone want to bet Stokes will raise hell about this at the next board meeting?

The Clarion-Ledger reports:

"Days from now, Clinton’s Public Works Department will erect a barricade at the intersection of Eastside Drive in the Easthaven subdivision and Shaw Road, a north-south artery in the Jackson city limits that divides Clinton and Jackson on Clinton’s east side. A spate of house and car burglaries, including a home’s door being kicked in, has left Easthaven residents jumpy and violated — and mad.

Making Eastside Drive a dead-end is not just symbolic. Cars can’t go over or around the barricade. Would-be thieves or house burglars on foot can cross the ditch on either side if they’d like, but they’ll have to leave a getaway vehicle behind.

And, a note to lawbreakers: Expect more roadblocks to crime, be they increased police patrols, unmarked cars, or other measures designed to catch criminals in the act or think twice about even going there...

Clinton police have long acknowledged that perpetrators come from outside — mainly, Jackson. “These people work a circuit. They work their way around,” said Mayor Rosemary Aultman, who leaves office July 1 after 20 years of service.

Said Alderman at Large Jehu Brabham: “We talk about Easthaven, but there’s not an area of our city, as long as we’re going to be next to a metropolitan area, that would be insulated from crime.”..."
Rest of the article


clintonrebel said...

The article was more inflammatory than it needed to be. They simply blocked access from a lightly traveled road that is hard to get to by Clinton police. It was basically an escape hatch out of the neighborhood. Kudos to the Clinton board for taking the action, despite it being mischaracterized.

clintonrebel said...

but no, I won't that bet! Kenny will make hay with it for sure.

Anonymous said...

Now thats what Im talking about! Remember, NO ONE is armed to protect themselves from republicans!

Anonymous said...

you can ignore crime, run from crime or deal with crime. Jackson ignored it and you see what happened. And moving down the road doesn't help because the criminals all have cars! Good job Clinton in dealing with this head on.

Anonymous said...

From the looks of occurrences in Jackson and Hinds County, I don't think Republicans are the ones you should worry about being protected from.

Anonymous said...

you got that right's the democrats you need protection from.

noel said...

lol, how long before Rankin blows the bridges? Welcome to Kushtown, y'all!!

Anonymous said...

moving down the road helped me! sure they have cars, but now I have front gate/guard, great alarm, surveillance, and best of all ridgeland PD that actually cares!

Anonymous said...

@11:10. Don't think your pickin' up what 10:46 is laying down. Trying reading again.

Anonymous said...

Today, Rankin County supervisors are pricing razor wire, C4, and alligators for Pearl River/Moat.

Anonymous said...

Travel to any of the shopping areas in Madison. Going to Home Depot or Kroger...its not a straight shot to parking lot and not an easy exit. Going to Malco, Walmart, Dicks, Best Buy, easy in or easy out...lots of turns and confusing roadways....All by design. Gives the po-po's time to catch the getaway car.

Anonymous said...

I never noticed that before, but you are right.

Anonymous said...

1:18; You're nuts if you believe the theory you posted. The design is to improve traffic flow by making available multiple alternate routes in and out. It keeps a four way bottleneck with twenty cars at each point from occurring.

By Design said...

Intersecting serpentine avenues also allow for the placement of various sized storefronts in and arround a venue; storefronts that can be seen from several vantage points which increases their exposure and, hopefully, their customer traffic. Also allows for shared parking lots and walkways. Get a grip you novice po po wannabees.

Anonymous said...

Whereas Madison has designed Grandview Blvd. so that anyone robbing Walmart will crash into someone on Grandview while trying to exit the parking lot.

At least, that seems to happen to a lot of non-robbers.

Anonymous said...

They did that a few years ago in places along the Southaven/Memphis border. Not sure if that led to a spike in arrests of border bandits or not.

Most of the focus was on the Memphis City Council's predictable reaction. In retaliation, they threatened to close the main boulevard that led to the FedEx sorting facilities. Nearly 10% of FedEx's workforce lives in DeSoto County. The financial reality of messing with the flagship cash cow soon quieted those that were upset.

PittPanther said...

To 11:35, sure, blow the bridges to Rankin/Flowood. Good luck getting to work the next day.

Oops! What do you mean there aren't any government jobs in Flowood?

Anonymous said...

One of the guys that was just arrested for the church robbery appears to have gone to Clinton High. Good job jpd!

Anonymous said...

Why is this as big of a story as it is? When I saw the title of the article in the clarionledger, I thought they were building a fence encompassing Clinton's entire border with Jackson. Instead, they are just closing off one street, and a minor one at that! They did the same thing at USM between Fraternity Row and Pinehaven and there were no stories about that. Why was there no story? Because it is not a big deal.

Anonymous said...

Let us know 8:02 AM when you start your own gig and how to get there so that we can go to a place where someone like you only covers the "big deal" stories.

Anonymous said...

I know crime is a problem everywhere and I also know that most of the crime here in Clinton comes from people who live outside of Clinton. But my question is when is the CPD going to do something about the 2 known drug houses in my neighborhood? All the neighbors know what is going on at those houses and I sure the CPD knows so why aren't they doing something about it? We did have a neighbor who lived a few doors from me and he knew about the houses and was CPD, but guess what, the houses are still there and still operating full time.

Anonymous said...

Why kind of drugs 9:51?

Kingfish said...

Shoot me an email. I'll make sure the right people get it.

Anonymous said...

What is the big deal folks. I didn't see this fuss when Tweetwell wanted to turn every street in N.E. Jackson into gated communities.

Anonymous said...

1:45 is full of shit. He knows that is a stupid, inaccurate statement and is being his predictable douchebag self.

Anonymous said...

Leaving Madison Wal Mart is no big deal if you have basic driving skills and mediocre patience. The ones that have problems are in Escalades with cardboard disability placards, in too much of a hurry to get back to Hinds County. There probably should be a traffic signal added at the north entrance/exit.....but absolutely no problem gettin in or out at the south one.

Or you could walk. Mary has sidewalks everywhere.

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