Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Northpointe Nastiness

There has been a great deal of chatter online about a robbery that took place on Northpointe Estates recently. JJ did some digging and can give an account of what took place.

The victim is a Vice-President at Southern Farm Bureau.  He was jogging on September 29 around 9:30 PM when he was confronted by two black males at the intersection of Robinwood Place and Northpoint Parkway.   They asked him for his money. He said he didn't have any.  The two thugs expressed their displeasure at the lack of money.  One proceeded to grab him in a headlock and punch him in the face.  The other hoodlumn grabbed his cellphone.  They took off down the street.  The phone was recovered later.

The victim was punched in the face several times but nothing like what is said online in Nextdoor and other social media.  He was not "beaten to a pulp" nor severely injured.    Unfortunately, no one has been arrested for the strong-armed robbery.

Meanwhile, someone thought it was cute to drain the lake in the neighborhood.  WLBT reported:


Anonymous said...

You know a lot of this would stop happening if more people were making midnight swims in concrete shoes like the olden days. Thugs upset that he didn't have money when he was out for a jog? Who does that? Must be that deductive reasoning from JPS.

Anonymous said...

Must be a slow news day !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Messick said...

KF, I think they call that 'social justice'.

Tom Head, comment??

Anonymous said...

If you live in Norhtpoint, you should have been worried about property values long before the lake was drained.

Not quite the same place it was 20 years ago - hell even 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Surely Tico will be able to find him. He lives there and is a great citizen of the area

Anonymous said...

This is a shame. When will people wake up and stop trying to take something from someone else.

Anonymous said...

Poor people stuck in a dangerous hell hole.A a huge loss on your home sell and just get out with your life.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to feel sorry for people like this. What do you expect when you venture into Jackson? Especially at night? To be greeted with love?

StarRider said...

Shame he wasn't able to provide some therapeutic lead injections for them.

Anonymous said...

Jackson has a wonderful selection of local restaurants where you can get home made soups and soft foods, perfect for sipping on with your jaw wired shut! Eat local!


Anonymous said...

My advice to the Northpointe Lake property owners: Go ahead and DREDGE!!!! The Developer should have made it deeper than three feet, anyway. Deeper lakes produce better microclimates. The mud from the bottom is super-rich, and is useful for restoring poor soil/depleted areas.

By the way: gating is ANOTHER way you can improve your property values, and keep out criminals.

Anonymous said...

4:02 your juvenile ass is so funny. Enjoy your cookie cutter sub or your trailer park. Then go visit the District at EASTOVER you proletariat. (Look it up, redneck)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm sure gated entrances would have stopped these thugs.

Ready2Roll said...

I jog thru Northpointe most every night. I hate I missed out on the action and would like to send an invitation for the visitors to stop in again........Please!

Anonymous said...

Uh ruh, what does proletariat mean?

Anonymous said...

The cookie cutter comments are always so cute. Go anywhere else in the country and there are cookie cutter copies of "The District" likely with the same chain restaurants. There is nothing unique or special about The District other than it's the first substantial new development in that part of Jackson in 20 years or so. Let's give it a few years when Lefleur East can no longer hide the press about muggings and car break-ins and it will be avoided like everywhere else in Jackson. Enjoy the rotating blue lights ambiance, elitists.

Anonymous said...

to be honest jackson is not that violent. It's not like you come here and instantly get robbed or killed. Jackson is not like that at all if you look at most of the violent crimes that take place the victim knows the person who is the attacker. As for the property crimes that is going on everywhere. But crime as a whole need to stop.

Anonymous said...

I’d live in the middle of Annandale if I could stand the drive.

Tried it out even....road system in Madison is awful.

It will get better there I’m sure but not for a decade.

I’ll take Jackson and it’s problems and get to work in 6 minutes and back home in 5 at lunch.

Trade offs for sure.

Anonymous said...

I always jog with my 9,

Anonymous said...

The Chicken Littles are out in force again.
The sky is not falling in Jackson.
Living in Jackson to me is about convenience and amenities. And, I feel completely confident in my ability to secure my person and my property.
And, if you assume I'm an elitist because I don't like commutes, because I like quality and am willing and able to pay for it , enjoy a social life that includes entertainment , or that I was fortunate enough to earn a first class education, and be financially successful, then I plead guilty.
I don't think that makes me " better than", just fortunate. I also don't think everyone who shares my socio-economic and educational status is a good person.
I can't tell if your resentment of " elitists" is based on the false assumption all those living in Eastover were all born with a silver spoon and never knew adversity or if you have an inflated view of yourselves or are just insecure. Whatever the reason, that's YOUR problem, not mine.
At any rate, if you are happy in a suburb, I'm happy you are happy and I respect your freedom to choose where you live . I feel no need to search for reasons to feel my choices are " better than" than yours. You shouldn't feel concerned or afraid for me. Besides, if I'm an elitist, why would you care?

Anonymous said...

I work in the District at Eastover, and I can tell you that it ain't nothing special!! Yeah, it's the first new development in Jacktown in a long time, but I have yet to see the allure. It's got one overpriced and very average Tex-Mex restaurant and that's it. Another restaurant is coming, but it will probably be overpriced too. And for those folks that moved into the apartment/condo building, I'm sure they are enjoying their views of I-55 and the backs of some houses in LOHO. Whatever......

Anonymous said...

Look... let people live where they chose to live. Clearly it's no one's business or concern where people and there family chooses to live. Live and let live.

Anonymous said...

11:04, "And for those folks that moved into the...", should have been written " And for those folks who moved into the...".

11:30, "Clearly it's no one's business or concern where people and there family chooses to live.", should have been written, "Clearly, it's no one's business or concern where people and their families choose to live.".

Anonymous said...

"Uh ruh, what does proletariat mean?"

October 10, 2017 at 9:05 PM

It means the Working Class (according to Marx).

But that poster used the wrong form, when referring to a single person (rather than the entire class). The correct form is 'proletarian' (or, the slang 'prole').

Oh, and 11:00 AM, you DO realize that the "convenience and amenities" available to a person in Eastover, are not necessarily any closer to Eastover, than they are to Madison? Considering that Madison is FULL of banks, salons, spas, and clinics (all chasing Madison money), and that retail is moving to Madison or Rankin counties, as fast as leases expire, you may be even FARTHER from "amenities" than are we.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone didn't pay their coke bill.

Anonymous said...

Suburbanites posting their boring Jackson-bashing comments while claiming all possible superiorities is rich when, at the end of the day, they still live in the most backward, uneducated state in the country. Congrats on exceeding the lowest possible standard and enjoy the lowest quartile.

Bubber In Niknar said...

I don't care where anybody lives as long as they remember their station in life and conduct themselves accordingly (Know your place and stay in it). At the end of the day, Jackson is still the crime capital of the Southeastern United States - the boring 'cookie cutter suburb' comments notwithstanding.

I'll take a cookie-cutter neighborhood over cookie-cutter gunfire any day.

Anonymous said...

2:35pm I'm happy for you that you have less travel involved from your neighborhoods to conveniences that you once did.
My office is downtown. My bank is around the corner.
I can get to any of the things I need and back home in less than 20 minutes if I've found I'm out of something or need cash from the bank ,etc.
I like the plays and shows at Thalia Mara and New Stage and the exhibits at the MS Museum of Art. I like taking my grandchildren to the Children's Museum, Ag Museum and Natural Science Museum. I love it when the IBC is in town and being near Belhaven makes hosting duties easier.
I like that my pharmacy delivers so I don't have to go get a prescription when I feel too sick to move.
The hospitals are near by as well and it matters to me that I could get to the ERs quickly when my children had accidents and when my spouse had a medical emergency. And, when my friends or family have been in the hospital, it's been good that I can get back and forth quickly.
I like that I'm not in a tornado alley. Tornadoes scare me more than crime does, but that's me. I can see others may feel differently.
My favorite restaurants are in town or down Lakeland , but I do visit some of yours. Love Local 463. But, I'm not generally a fan of chains.
I don't care about spas but did get my hair cut in Madison when my stylist was there because he gave me the best cut I had anywhere.
I disagree with the District worker"s critique of the new restaurant there but then I think it's hard to make bad Tex-Mex unless the meat is bad or there's too much cilantro. I would suggest to him that it's not the view ( though the lights from the upper levels are nice at night) but the conveniences above that those who choose the District want.
Really, why must you and others attack my choices and insist that one choice has to be superior to the other choice? The validity in choice is a matter of the way individuals choose to live their lives. It's always a weight of the pluses and minuses and no place is perfect, but a matter of the way an individual weighs what matters to them.
My cousin lives on a beautiful large farm in the middle of nowhere and he loves it. I'm happy for her,too. But, I can't love it for more than 5 days.
I don't need you to tell me why you are happy with Madison and you shouldn't be putting me in a position of defending where I live. I haven't insulted you by labeling you or suggesting you are foolish but commenters are labeling me as either a fool or elitist ( by which I suppose they mean 'snob" or someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing or doomed.
That is ridiculous! And, it's particularly ridiculous for me as I've been rich and poor and in-between have found no nobility in anyone's economic state but only in their character.
It shouldn't be any of my business or yours where the other of us lives. I respect your decision. Respect mine.

Anonymous said...

"It shouldn't be any of my business or yours where the other of us lives. I respect your decision. Respect mine." All I can say is AMEN. I live both places because of the horrific commute. Taking one hour just to drive to suburbia and change clothes is not convenient for me and gets so tiresome.

Anonymous said...

Well, 11:04 AM, someone at The District does provide you with a job. If you don't like it, get the hell out so they can hire someone who is loyal and supportive of their business.

Colon Krapernick said...

Employees are free to expression their opinions, good or bad.

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