Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MHP will be out in force

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement:


The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2016 Memorial Day Travel Enforcement Period on Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday, May 30 at midnight. During this highly traveled period, all available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes. Safety checkpoints will also be established to prevent impaired driving and promote seatbelt usage in conjunction with the Click It or Ticket campaign. In 2015, MHP investigated 124 crashes with 2 fatalities and made 128 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems throughout the period.  We encourage all motorists to please make safety a priority while traveling the roadways in Mississippi.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...


MAYBE MHP WILL CATCH BURTON FOR THE THIRD TIME !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Remember, if you get pulled over by MHP, don't do or say anything to try to get out of the ticket. They might get a mixed message and rape you in the back seat, like what happened in lumberton.

Ain't had none in a 2 years Been in Pirson. said...

I'll love to get boned by a big strapping motorcycle MHP office with boots up to his knees. Hope he is wearing Aqua Velva. I'm itching all over. The problem is on 200 MHP to cover all of Mississippi. Hard to find one. I mean really HARD.

Messick said...

"My handle is Smokey Bear an' I'm tail-grabbin' yo' ass right now!!!"

Anonymous said...

Should you get arrested make sure to tell the officer you are Trans so they'll be sure to deliver you to the correct hoosegow.

Anonymous said...

Watch out Sen. Burton and Parks!

Anonymous said...

These comments are disgusting!I suppose some people just have to make fun of law enforcement officers.

Anonymous said...

Considering the vile and disgusting acts committed by MHP officers in the not so distant past, the group of perverts deserve every bit of ridicule they get.

Anonymous said...

MHP isn't law enforcement, they are revenue collectors...and saying they don't have enough troopers to work the roads is a joke...by my count (and the latest of Strain and Santa Cruz' efforts to sway policy in the media) there are 274 of 475 "working" troopers who don't work the road.

Excuse me, but what do we pay these people to do besides have sex in various locations in the HQ building, meet up with truckers at weigh stations for extra-marital gay affairs, try to screw their informants and attempt to break the land speed record on I-55 to chase their latest piece of ass (I see a trend here).

What are OVER HALF (58%) of the troopers doing??? It's time to take a hard look at that agency and put them back in their lane (pun intended).

So Strain, Santa Cruz and the whole gang should quit bitching about manpower needs until they get their shit together.

Anonymous said...

11:57 New to the site? You won't find find many Sunday School lessons here.

Once Unbelted in Pearl said...

The "Click it or Ticket" campaign is a farce disguised in the name of safety. Sure, we'll lose Federal money for the highways with people being ejected in collisions due to not wearing a seat belt, but since the law was changed from a secondary violation of not wearing a seat belt to a primary violation---where they can pull you over if they see that you are not wearing a seat belt---it's nothing but probable cause to go on a "fishing expedition" to see what else you are up to, where you've been, where you are going, who you are etc. etc. and it's a real revenue generator.
It's a State law. The legislature created it and the associated fines. It is supposed to be $25 to the driver. Period. Doesn't matter how many in the vehicle are "unbelted". No other fines are to be levied, no other court costs. Again, $25 to the driver. Go try that in the City of Pearl. It's a $75 fine. In Brandon it is a $25 fine as per the law. Inquire with the City of Flowood. They've got quite the menu that might cost you several hundreds of dollars for your seat belt violation. I don't condone driving around without a seat belt, but sometimes when you are leaving an establishment such as a gas station without first buckling up you are fair game. It's certainly a LOT easier to forget about than the child in the back seat. I'd really like to see Kingfish do an investigative story on the fees charged by the local municipalities when caught "unbelted".

Anonymous said...

11:57 New to the site? You won't find find many Sunday School lessons here.

Certainly not from the Thad supporting RINOs.

Anonymous said...

Some of you really need to lighten up! I am as pro law enforcement officer as one can be (family members past and present in law enforcement)but I laughed out loud at many of these comments.

Messick said...

"Nobody... NOBODY makes Sheriff Buford T. Justice look like a possum's pecker!"

"Except for that one-"

"Shut yo' ass..."

Anonymous said...

@12:19, should be no problem for the manpower strapped MHP to be able to cover the highways this weekend now that Nosef doesn't need them to provide private security functions for him and his buddies in the GOP. Glad to have them back doing what they are supposed to be doing, although they will now get overtime pay for the holiday weekend since they put in a full weekend a few days ago.

Anonymous said...

Gotta write lots of tickets. Them steriods ain't cheap.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Deputy Dullard

Anonymous said...

Nobody likes a good MHP joke more than a trooper. If any of you guys get slowed up at a checkpoint this weekend be sure to make some jokes about sex with truckers to them. They love hearing new ones!

Anonymous said...

If I get stopped by a trooper, and there are no other troopers around, I will call the sherrif and not exit the vehicle until the sherrif or deputy arrives to monitor. I've instructed my daughter to do the same. It's just not worth getting raped.

Anonymous said...

@12:35 No I am not, and what is your point?

Anonymous said...

MHP is great at extracting funds from drivers, but good at little else. Sure, the highways needs policing, but between the MHP's "special" sweetheart retirement deal and their history of illegal behavior, I am not a fan.

Anonymous said...

Put a trooper in charge of something, and watch it crumble. A few years ago they put a trooper in charge of state homeland security, Major Rusty Barnes. In a few short years most of his experienced staff has left; he's managed to piss off just about every police chief, sheriff, and first responder agency (you know, the ones he's supposed to be helping); when he doesn't get his way, he throws temper tantrums that would impress a two year old; he consistently embarrasses our state in Washington DC; and he's being sued by several of his current/former employees for a number of idiotic decisions he's made.

Either put troopers in cars on the state's highways where they belong, give other agencies the authority to do similar work (sheriff's, MDOT, etc.), or shut up about the consequences of how poorly and inappropriately you task your staff.

C'mon Phil, it's time for a real leader at DPS.

someoneinnorthms said...

In Mississippi, speeding carries a maximum sentence of six months in the county jail and/or the designated fines. I'll believe speeding tickets are issued to promote safe driving when I ever see somebody serve actual jail time. Until then I'll believe tickets are just highway robbery.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are obviously missing the whole point of traffic enforcement. If the troopers were not out there doing their job, which at times is a very dangerous job, some of you idiots would drive even faster than you do now and we would have even more traffic fatalities.
The troopers are there as a deterrent to speeding and drunk driving. If you stay within the law they are not going to stop you, if not, I hope they catch you. Y'all drive careful now, you hear!

Anonymous said...

LEOs no matter what agency they are with have a job to do just like everyone here posting these comments. Its a job these men and women choose to do. Their job is inherently dangerous at times and at times its probably boring as hell. Every profession has its bad and rotten apples but for the most part LEO's are hard working people just like the rest of us and at the end of their shift they just want to go home and be with their families.

So what dont all you high and mighty assholes bashing this particular group of hard working individuals step down of your high horses and hope and pray the troopers, sheriff's deputies and police officer that will be out on the road this weekend catch the drunks leaving the parties, The Rez, the river or where ever they are before that crash in to one of your family members and maim or kill them.

Ya'll be safe out there this weekend and maybe you will go home too instead of the hospital or jail.

Anonymous said...

8:17 - that would be true if the troopers were out doing the job they signed up for, 58% of them are not. If I were a trooper, I'd be pissed that my "brothers" were selling me short for a cushy desk job, but this is how Santa Cruz takes care of his friends, and punishes his detractors.

Nearly all of the non-road jobs at MHP can be done more competently and efficiently by civilian staff...in the military we hired contractors and civilians to support warfighters. The same concept needs to be put into place at MHP - uniforms and sworn should be on the street, and civilians should be supporting their operations...'nuff said.

Anonymous said...

@8:17

Let the local police and sherrif handle that. At least when they stop you, you don't have reason to fear what they might do to you. The State troopers are for the most part common thugs, many of whom should be behind bars themselves.

Anonymous said...

You idiots who continually cry about "RINOS" should really stop. When it comes down to it in a general election, real and fake Republicans will vote for the same candidate. You need every vote you can get. Criticizing your own electorate doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

@12:35am on 26th
True statement concerning Rusty Barnes. He has driven off all the employees. He's doing such a great job that the Governor had to name former Director Jay Ledbetter as Homeland Security Advisor. This comes from taking his girlfriend to Washington. Then Rusty's boy at the Fusion center causes a sink and a visit from Federal Homeland Security. No one respects the Homeland Security office anymore. The Governors office and command staff at DPS knows all this, and nothing gets done. It once was a great office and had a mission. Change starts at the top.

Anonymous said...

The MHP does not get the money from paid traffic tickets. It goes to the county the ticket was written in.

Anonymous said...

You all are missing the story here -- nearly 60% of troopers ARE NOT working the roads, they cried and whined for a patrol school and haven't done ANYTHING to put more troopers on the road. The legislature got scammed!

The "leadership" at DPS needs to strategically plan for retirements, attrition and future human capital needs, it seems like all they do is complain about the fact they can't manage their workforce. Troopers were never meant to be investigators, accountants or serve in administrative/management roles - they were meant to be road men/women who provide service to motorists and enforce traffic laws (and of course, chase scattered ass).

Now, in a story by the Clarion Ledger they are trying to tie increases in insurance rates to a lack of troopers...

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2016/05/25/more-wrecks-could-lead-insurance-hike/84909636/

The MHP needs to spent their time solving internal problems instead of fielding media campaigns intended to scare the public and legislature into supporting another patrol school.

Anonymous said...

Federal homeland security will be the least of Rusty's worries when "other" agencies find out about how he misspent grant money and paid people who never show up for work. He needs to carry his ass back to Northeast Mississippi...

Anonymous said...

I agree we need more troopers, but only if they are going to be working on the road. Maybe its time for someone to show some journalistic "sack" and produce a "who's accountable" piece on mismanagement at DPS instead of being their mouthpiece for perpetual poor-mouthing. I know Warren Strain is steering the narrative, but the taxpayers need a better explanation of the problem.

Marsha, can you hear me?

Anonymous said...

We have enough people setting behind a desk giving orders. Now we need more workers out on the road. This is Ms. and that isn't likely to happen.

Anonymous said...

I drove from Memphis to Jackson yesterday and didn't see a single trooper, then I encountered a safety checkpoint with 5 troopers working. By my math (and Strain and Santa Cruz' math as well), that's 5% of working troopers at ONE site. I know there's a ton of call-back and overtime money to be made, but why not leave these checkpoints to the locals and get on the interstate? DPS could make some friends by sharing the grant money that funds these kinds of surge activities.

I don't blame the trooper, I blame the greedy MHP management who are jeopardizing the public's safety.

By the way, the trooper who checked my license was very courteous.

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