Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mayor addresses shooting at memorial

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba made an impromptu visit to WAPT after a shooting occurred at Lonny "Lil Lonnie" Taylor's memorial Friday night. - Jackson, MS


Burke said...

Here comes another one just like all the other ones. I'm discouraged.

Anonymous said...

"What we're dealing with here is a total lack of respect for the law"

......Buford T Justice

Anonymous said...

Once again, "reaching into the toolbox" and "DEAD set on having a safe community". Curious George is all hat, no cattle. Just a bunch of "knuckleheads".

Anonymous said...

Antard takes a moment to get on camera again.


Anonymous said...

Lil Lonnie was killed, shot in his leased Mercedes by rival gang members. Those attending his vigil were asked to wear the colors "red and black" which has symbolization. Shots hired randomly at his vigil are meant to discourage anyone from talking to authorities. Unfortunately odds are there will never be an arrest for his death. Jackson is a shit hole run by uneducated, deadly gang affiliated scum. It will only get worse. Local and Federal Law Enforcement are both very aware of the gang activity here, but they cannot seem to control nor stop them. Between the failing school system, the deteriorating roads and bridges, the water, the increasing CRIME, the failing zoo, what a sad place and this is our state capitol. Lil Lonnie never, ever had a chance in his own home town of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you ever seen or heard of a shooting at a memorial? I haven’t.

Anonymous said...

Is there a petition I can sign in support of sending the national guard in to police the city? A few weeks ago someone took target practice on the block outside of my home. 15 shots. I hit the deck and prayed.

I don't feel very safe here. I've lived in some rough areas. This last year has been, by far, one of the most tense as far as feeling safe at home.

I don't trust the mayor to fix a pot hole or keep my water running... let alone to get control of this mess.

Anonymous said...

He needs to address all the random shootings near Maywood Mart and Northside Drive, while he’s at it. Perhaps put heavy patrols there, since lots of tax dollars will be lost from people not driving into area to shop or eat out. I certainly won’t be anywhere near there.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of bullshit. "Rounds that took place..." "Jackson is going to be a safe place"...when?

Baby Chock can't talk his way out of this disaster and for so many words he didn't say a damn thing.

Anonymous said...

He wants to be sure the public knows he isn't putting up with any harassment. Really?

Anonymous said...

Criminals commit crimes, not "conditions." All action is borne in thought. Until we change our minds, our behavior won't change.

Sam Brookes said...

He said that as mayor he has to be responsible for "the conditions which are conducive to crime." What????

Anonymous said...

Jackson is a safe city and will continue to be a safe city? Harassment will not be tolerated? I'm assuming the mayor, if you can call him one, is speaking only to the blind and ignorant people who elected him. I grew up in a time when jackson really was a safe city. I will miss what Jackson was until my last day.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a CLOWN.

First, “This is a safe city and will remain a safe city”. Seriously? Go back to sleep buddy. Nobody believes this.

Second, while you talk a lot, you say NOTHING. You try to emulate a preacher or your commie hero, Berry Obama, but the cadence of your speech is noticeably different from your high school days. You are fooling nobody.

Finally, WHY are you at the TV station? Trying to control the media?

Anonymous said...

Bad folks, please don’t act up. We will not tolerate it. Chuck, are you kidding me. Time to get tough on crime. This new world order crap you are pushing will only accelerate the downfall of this city. Your talk is tougher about keeping the zoo than someone that fires a gun in a crowd.

Anonymous said...

me thinks the mayor is speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Shooting will not be tolerated, but if an officer involved shooting, we will publish the involved officers name and pic, but the perp (who more than likely already has a record), we will not publish that.....Does not look well for the future of law enforcement in the capital city. I open MSNews every morning, and there is always a shooting! EVERy. DAY. Lifelong Jackson resident, and I hoped this mayor would get it, but I think he is just all hat and no cattle.

Anonymous said...

He needs to take a few ...aah, public speaking ...aah, classes. Public speaking is not easy to do, but if you’re going to be in a position like this, get some training. About the shooting... until the justice system decides it will quit siding with the criminals, crap like this will continue.

Anonymous said...

The NRA (Never Reasonable Anytime) has encouraged us to live in a gun culture. This is the result.

Wooly Willy said...

Ever notice the mayor's hair and beard looks like someone drug a magnet through metal shavings and dropped them in place?

Anonymous said...

10:50 BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Same tired old, untrue, shit!

Let me give you one example, and I'd ask you to please explain otherwise to me: when I grew up in the '70s, the NRA existed, and guns - like today - were everywhere (always MANY in students' cars at my PUBLIC high school), yet there were NO school of which I'm aware. (If there were any, they were so few I don't recall them)

Yet, with the left-wing changes to everything in public education, the test scores get worse and worse each year, there's no real instruction going on, the discipline is non-existent, and there have been MULTIPLE school shootings.

SO, since this is clearly a policy/societal change in our educational system, were things better of in the policies of the PAST or are they better with the PRESENT policies? Forget that tired nonsense of the NRA. Guns have ALWAYS been plentiful (and even MORE accessible in the past). If you have even a portion of a brain, you have to admit that its 40+ years of demonstrably failed liberal policies that has society in the shape it's in today. There is no other plausible answer......

Anonymous said...

He’s a goofball. The people who voted for him are illiterate fools. Jackson is doomed.

Anonymous said...

10:50, I am the gun culture. So are my husband, grandparents, cousins, friends and hopefully, my children. The only person in my family that has shot anyone since fighting in WW2 is my cousin. She shot a home invading, stalking scumbag who intended to rape and kill her. My grandparents had given her a gun the week before. I guess that’s a problem for you, but I just wish she would have been a better shot and ended him instead of wounding him.

Anonymous said...



Try again.

Anonymous said...

@May 5 / 5:20
Is that credible information?

Someone stated eairlier about crime increasing when overall general crime have been declining over the years in Jackson. Specific crime categories goes up and down yearly.

Unfortunately the homicides this year might reach 90s scale. For the most part a thorough focus on the death of Lil Lonnie will show connections to shootings in those Northside communities.


2A Defender said...

Now his honor blames the recent high crime on "open carry." //roll eyes//

So your honor, how did "open carry" cause the recent home invasion murder? The last I heard is guns don't shoot themselves.

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