Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fair Follies

And............. another fight breaks out at the Mississippi State Fair:





Just one question: Where are the cops?  I've seen altercations take place at the fair before and the police stopped them real quick - as in thirty seconds real quick.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This (they are) is why we can't have anything nice. All you need is one of them yelling " world star, world star, world star".

Anonymous said...

Just another day in Jaxistan.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly why I quit going to the fair many years ago. Out of concern for the safety of our family, a couple of years ago we simply decided to not go into Jackson. For any reason. We haven't missed out on anything.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a Jackson issue. If the State Fair were in any other city (metro or not) you still would have this activity. I realize that takes away the second most fun talking point on this site, but truth always gets in the way of a good story.

Think if the state fair were moved to Madison, or Brandon, or the Gulf Coast, that there wouldn't still be these same idiots moving in and deciding that a good hair pulling, shouting, and overall brawl wouldn't come into play? Hell, we've seen much better fight scenes on here from Canton; these folks are limited by a wall to west Jackson.

Anonymous said...

If I remember right Jackson let the fair know they were not going to provide cops for the fair. It is every one for themselves now.

Anonymous said...

One incident during a span of two weeks. No drama at the Fair during the day.

Anonymous said...

The animals only come out after dark. I took my family today after church. No problems other than the heat.

Anonymous said...

Dumbbutt at 7:38 - you don't remember all the facts, evidently just the part you want for your spin.

Jackson has never provided the security for "INSIDE" the fence at the fairgrounds which is where it appears this incident occurred. JPD had always provided service for the area surrounding the fairgrounds - which is an area that is a part of the city of Jackson consisting of roads, streets and highways which it is their duty to service.

The area inside the fairgrounds has always had security provided by off duty deputy sheriffs and off duty JPD officers. That was true for several years, and is true today.

7:43 makes a good point - if this one incident is the only one over a twelve day span, it isn't too bad of a track record. Evidently the security folks down there might be doing a pretty good job

Anonymous said...

This is far from the only incident that has happened this year at the fair. This is just the only incident that kingfish has posted. And no, this nonsense wouldn't have happened in the surrounding cities. We actually have not only a competent police force, but also a competent judicial system. It helps to keep the Jackson residents on their side of the river.

Kingfish said...

This took place Friday night.

1. The HCSO and private security handle things inside the fairgrounds. JPD patrols outside the fairgrounds. I was there Friday afternoon around. HCSO had at least 20 deputies present.

2. The best times to go to the fair are during the day and at night, the middle part of the week. Don't go at night when it is pay one price. I went Tuesday night last year. It was very nice, calm, and not the craziness that happens during pay one price where it is crowded and you have to wait 15 minutes or more to get on one ride.

Anonymous said...

State Fair = Money Gouge

Anonymous said...

Another example of Jackson keepin' it classy -- what a shithole...

Livestock contestants said...

Did these two livestock animals win a blue ribbon?

People Create Ghettos, Not Vice Versa said...

So, to get this straight, if there was only one carpet-bomb dropped last week, then, on average, everything went right well? What kind of stupid logic is THAT?

And claiming if the fair were in Madison, the same thing would happen is probably correct. Unless you blocked north bound traffic at 55 and County Line, sealed off north bound at County Line and Old Canton and put a special patrol over on State just west of Logan's.

A 'town' standing alone can't become a shit-hole. It's the people there that make it one. A town is just buildings and stuff. It's the residents who make it ghetto.

Anonymous said...

savages...

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised someone wasn't yelling "WORLDSTAR!!!"

Anonymous said...

To all of the idiots who avoid Jackson because they believe their bedroom communities are "safer"; you're only contributing to your own demise. Bedroom communities only thrive because they leech off the capital city's resources. Actually read and look across America. If any capital area collapses, the bedroom communities eventually collapse as well. So continue to hide in Madison, Clinton, Brandon, etc. but history shows that if a state and its people refuse to invest in its capital, the bedroom communities fall victim to the poverty, crime, lack of resources for education, and low tax base that also preyed upon the capital area. And that is the future Mississippi you are shaping for your children. Engage, Educate, and Empower.

WORLDSTAR said...

@9:09 = FALLACY

Anonymous said...

Must be from Madison County

Anonymous said...

9.09, 30 years ago maybe but not now.

Anonymous said...

9:09--that's not true. look at Detroit. There's a small core that's magnificent with world class museums and arts(downtown and the immediate surrounding area.) The rest of it is an urban warzone. Most of the Detroit suburbs are great places to live.

Chicago's South Side is literally engrossed in a war. Walk around downtown Chicago at any time of day or night and it's relatively safe. Again--most of the suburbs are wonderful.

So I think I've shown beyond a doubt that about half (Chicago) to 90percent (Detroit) of an urban core can be like Somalia, but the suburbs can still thrive.


Anonymous said...

3:09 - while you are sealing off entrances and exits, make sure you seal off I-55 and 51 at Gluckstadt; somehow keep east Ridgeland from moving north as well. Hell, guess you must keep it to the city of Madison - in that case, its not a State Fair but a City of Madison Fair. But then, you couldn't have the rides because they wouldn't fit the building codes. You would have to build a brick fence around it because the chain link at the fairgrounds doesn't look 'nice'.

Keep on living in your world. There are many folks at the State Fair that come from around the state; hope you are not one though, cause we would just as soon you staying in your stucco home in your cookie cutter neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Grenada is calling. Open a faux-siding/brick/stucco/urn/cell tower supplier and get rich.

Anonymous said...

10:38 - claiming that Chicago Southside is half of the city is quite a stretch. And trying to make a comparison of Detroit and/or Chicago to Jackson, or the suburbs of either to the Jackson metro area is even more of a stretch. The population of Chicago is equal to that of the entire state of Mississippi. And most of that population is not in the southside.

Anonymous said...

Let's blame Obama for this incident as well....

Anonymous said...

Jackson won't disappear since it's the capitol so will get all kinds of federal bailouts. Might file bankruptcy, but saying Rankin/Madison will die is poppycock.

Anonymous said...

The people of Ms. should move the capital to another city. Jackson cannot get itself out of the hole it is in. There just isn't any quality people left in the city to get it back on it's feet.

Anonymous said...

Go to a Madison Central pep rally. The snow white cheerleaders and dancers are fawning over the black athletes. Get your head out of your behind. Your 1950s Mississippi does not exist. If you want to get away from black people, move to Idaho.

Kingfish said...

One reader commented: "There were twenty deputies there Friday afternoon. I'm calling bullshit on that claim!".

The rest of the comment had some problems so it didn't get posted but I will address this one. The Sheriff was walking around that afternoon with four or five deputies around him. There were another ten or twelve huddled up in the Trade Mart (where it was air conditioned) where they were no doubt discussing strategy. Then I saw several more walking around the midway.

Bloated Figures..Go Figure.. said...

So....the 'ten or twelve huddled up in the Trade Mart (where it was air conditioned)' that you just happened to wander into and observe, were considered part of a delegation of twenty deputies patrolling inside the fair-grounds?

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