Friday, April 21, 2017

Rankin redneck shoots up hospital.

An East Jackson man was mighty upset as he shot up an operating room at a local hospital.  28 year-old William Dewitt got drunk, went to the Owl's Nest in East Jackson,  and cut a man who worked at the infamous nightclub.  The slicing and dicing of the black man did not satisfy Dewitt's rage so  Dewitt commandeered a taxi and chased the victim to the hospital. He entered the operating room and shot at a nurse who attempted to warn the rest of the staff.  a  Dewitt is white.   Thankfully, only the walls suffered the fury of his bullets as the gunshot victim hurled himself at the hoodlum and caused a shot that was aimed at the nurse's abdomen to miss.  Dewitt was arrested.  The newspaper article is posted below.




18 comments:

PittPanther said...

Black guy, bleeding, on the operating table. Leaps off the table and redirects the shot away from the nurse.

White nurse is declared the hero in the headline.

I hate Jackson sometimes.

Kingfish said...

I gave him credit.

Jumps In A Taxi.. said...

You also gave Rankin County (undeserved) credit but the story says the perp lived in EAST JACKSON, not Rankin.

The shooter was clairvoyant. He warned us that 'The Robbers Are Coming' and he was right. They have come.

F mickns said...

Relax guts relax , This happened when America, Mississippi and Jackson were "Great Right Now"; the good ol 1940's

Anonymous said...

Jumps in a Taxi......East Jackson was indeed in Ranikin County, and I'm from Rankin County. I have some old documentation from our company which had an East Jackson office, which was near the Pearl/Flowood/Hwy 80 area.

Jumps In A Taxi.. said...

6:08; The Pearl River has for a hundred years or more been the line between Hinds and Rankin, your old company records notwithstanding. Jackson has never been in Niknar. Back then, nobody outside the area knew where Pearl, Flowood or Plain were. Your company thought it sounded classier to describe its Pearl office as East Jackson. I doubt they'd do that today.

Anonymous said...

The Pearl river notwithstanding, the Gold Coast area was commonly known as East Jackson back in the day.

Anonymous said...

So what? The Peabody in Memphis and often the burg of Oxford are often described as being in the Delta. That don't make it so any more than the Gold Coast was in Jackson. 'Commonly known' does not trump reality.

Anonymous said...

This was back in the good ole days when the clarion Ledger wasn't a liberal rag and could be counted on to report the news without the liberal slant you get nowadays. The white nurse obviously saved the day when she prompted a cowardly negro to accidently redirect a bullet intended for her or other white medical personnel. Imagine what a liberal spin the CL would put on that headline today!

Anonymous said...

Well gosh, I sure feel sorry for all those people who live in West Memphis, since they have no idea they are actually TN residents.

Anonymous said...

7:41---follow along with me here. This is some mind bending stuff that's used all over the Country:

North Jackson, South Jackson, West Jackson, Downtown Jackson------- The logic here is that must be an
East Jackson and what's East of Jackson are Pearl and Flowood. I used to call it East Jackson myself when I first moved back. County lines kinda don't matter when you're using a larger city as your point of reference. It's not about sounding nicer or not. It's about where you are located in reference to Jackson.

If the collective name in use for the Gold Coast area was 'East Jackson', then I can easily understand why.

Anonymous said...

11:51 - Nobody gives a damn what makes you feel better or what you used to call East Jackson yourself. None of that makes a damned bit of difference. Jackson is Jackson. Plain was Plain. Rankin is Rankin.

Anonymous said...

Get over your arrogant asshole Niknar self. The article uses the term East Jackson to describe what was then called East Jackson. For you idiots that want to believe your trailer in Pearl is better than anything in Jackson, they define this by stating that the shooting occurred at 'the Owls Nest' - which was a part of the Gold Coast, which was in Rankin County.

As your favorite politician has said before, "What difference does it make now?" Other than to give you something to bitch about, the paper called this area east of the Pearl River, in Rankin County, as "East Jackson".

Go back to your comic book reading -- the adults will continue a reasonable conversation.

Anonymous said...

I just read through the posts, 4:26. Which ones represent the 'adults' you speak of?

Kingfish said...

As usual, Shadowfax, your usual lack of reading comprehension is on full display for everyone to see.

The Gold Coast was called East Jackson for decades. there are over a hundred Clarion-Ledger and Jackson Daily News articles that refer to it as East Jackson. "East Jackson" is a nickname. I'm sure you are familiar with the concept of nicknames given the plethora of nicknames you create for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Jump in a Tax, No. The company had an office in the 50's in East Jackson, a community in Rankin County. It moved the office to Pearl in the 70's---and it actually changed geographic locations. Let me see if I can help you out with other communities or towns with a directional prefix that are not part of the larger town: West Memphis, East St. Louis, West Monroe, and East Lansing are just a few. No sense in learning history, eh, when you can just manufacture it? Dang, that JPS education continues to plague you.

Anonymous said...

You MF are the most ignorant people in MS. No wonder people talk about this backwards state!!!

Anonymous said...

This is WHY absolutely nothing in this state and states like it will change for the better, for EVERYONE! These comments pit race against race when it's WRONG, no matter who does it, to initiate a knife fight! Now, the conversation has turned from the actual incident, to a "my neck of the woods is better than yours!" I'm sick of silly adults who do nothing by marginalize. At the end of the day, if we go to yet another ill fated war, RED blood will be spilled on the battle fields, of our citizens. Why must we always have the need to one up someone? To feel better than someone? It's sickening and actually displays all manner of insecurity with those who comment this way.

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