Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Orange is the New Blue

Meet the new JPD cruisers.




45 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you see one at the airport you be like..."TAXI!"

Pat said...

I’m an old school Jacksonian, went to manhattan council 7.....back in the glory days of living in pebble creek walking to school playing football under coach Echols ( which I never played baseball). Going back to ole man harpers house......walking to the tote sum.....Jackson isn’t ever going to be that again, it may not be even close. I’ve worked at umc and I’ve worked at belhaven. The zoo is and should be gone, enough on that. I remember eating at grecos after church..........I’ve driven down those streets tonight and I’m ashamed

Anonymous said...

So now I'll see an orange flash speeding past me at 90 per on 220 each morning rather than a blue one.

Anonymous said...

Wow...a moving traffic cone!

Anonymous said...

Back the, uh....orange?

Anonymous said...

I noticed this trend about 10 years ago with cities around the country using colors other than blue for police vehicles. Never understood why.

Anonymous said...

Dang... I'm kinda liking it. Hope they ordered heavy duty shock absorbers.

Anonymous said...

There is no post on JJ that cannot serve as an opportunity for the 60's and 70's crowd to bash Jackson and talk about the good old days.

Anonymous said...

I'm more partial to the 1973 Ford X8 Falcon GT 351 Main Force Patrol Pursuit Special

Anonymous said...

Orange is often associated with African themes/heritages.........http://blog.africaimports.com/wordpress/2016/04/the-meaning-of-orange-in-african-fashions/

Wiseowl said...

Yea..what is with the cops speeding down 220 each morning. Late getting off work? Thought I was the only one who noticed. Black and white, blue and white, orange and white. Pink and white bound to be next.

Joe Friday said...

You really wanna get snazzy?
It should read "Da Jackson PoPo" on the door.

Anonymous said...

Orange is perfect. It I’ll match the jumpsuits that half of JPD belongs in...

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the 1969 Dodge Charger in DoH.

Anonymous said...

Um, isn’t there a TV show called “ Orange is the new black”? Maybe a prison drama?

Louis LeFleur said...

Kinda reminds me of Coast Guard colors. The CG stripe is technically red, but sure looks orange. Orange + blue = Coast Guard.

Anonymous said...

they should paint them red yellow and green to show off lubumbashi

why not paint them red ,yellow and green so baby chock can show off his republic of new africa pride?








Anonymous said...

i've seen this in europe. it is a symbol of weakness.

Anonymous said...

The thin orange line.

Bill Dees said...

maybe the JPD is now being subsidized by the Coast Guard!

Anonymous said...

ok, the city can't afford to put tires on the cars they have now, so they just buy new cars? democrat math

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't markings, including colors, on law enforcement vehicles exist primarily to identify them? What other purpose is there?

There is no legitimate reason to have a sheriff's name on a S.O. vehicle. There is no reason to pay for decals that read "Call 911". There is no need to have stripes and arrows and swirling lines on police vehicles.

We often now see those vehicles they don't want you to know are police vehicles. They have a different county tag, no markings and might appear as the guy down the street. But they also have black windows, tear-drop spotlight on the driver's side. easily spotted police light package all over the vehicle and black wall tires.

I'm thinking MadCo's black and white SUVs are that color so they can be identified at night when you see one arrive or when you come up on a scene where one might be. It serves a legit purpose. Orange....nope.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:16
Actually in South Africa orange is symbiotic of apartheid and blacks never use it for that reason. You see it in the large white areas of South Africa still occasionally. Much like a confederate flag if you will...

Anonymous said...

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

In other words- Orange symbolizes Jackson.

Alpha Storm said...

It's better than what Tyrone Lewis did to the Hinds So cars. Them Hinds So cars looked cartoonish. Glad Sheriff Victor went back with traditional gray look.

Them crackheads are gonna be trip'in when they see these new JPD cars with that bright orange. It would look cooler with a dodge charger. Them Ford Taurus are slow. I guess my Toyota Prius can now out run JPD.

Anonymous said...

So are ambulances going to change their colors? On another note, JFD has a great looking Black and Red firetruck. Very cool.

Messick said...

9:16 AM,

"Symbiotic"? Sigh... I would, but I won't.

Orange was and still is the color used by the Dutch, who had colonized S.A. The color is still used on that country's flag.

Another Racist Outed.. said...

Bright colors, stripes, decals, paint that indicates speed or movement all belong in one place. A bass or ski boat.

9:16; Your racism is showing. What do you have against white areas? Do you feel the same about 'black' areas, Chinese areas, Vietnamese areas, German areas, Muslim areas, Hindu areas, Croatian areas, Serbian areas? And do you pretend to be offended, in those areas, by symbols, reflections of their heritage or community-based signs? You're a racist, if you will.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, where did orange come from?
Our flag is green. The new Welcome to Jackson wall art is primarily blue. Branding issues! Orange might look nice in Florida.

Anonymous said...

944.. except Jackson in its current condition is none of those

Anonymous said...

Methinks "group hug" decals on the patrol cars will stop the violence, along with a law that makes it a felony to shoot someone.

Yea, that should work. Baby chok, take note.

Burke said...

Colors come and go. I see no issue with orange, and the feeble attempts to find humor in it say much about those commenting. But, so it goes in blog land.

In the 60s, the dominant color in the homes of middle-class Americans (90% white folk back then) was orange. Orange upholstery for the Danish Modern furniture, orange shag rugs, etc. Check your Pantone website, if you wish, but I well remember those days. And I also remember that the color orange, at least in the Deep South, was associated with black people, and I read here that that has not changed, just as racism is still the worst problem amongst us.

Is this a great country or what? Maybe it's "what." On the other hand, I would not think of living anywhere else. Love it and change it, y'all.

Anonymous said...

"So are ambulances going to change their colors?"

Who cares? Ambulances are privately owned. None are owned by the state or municipality. Ambulances are typically decorated with colors and bright lights and noise makers in order to alert folks and, warn them, if you will. JPD has no need to 'alert' folks. Somebody simply thought orange was cool and decided the city should fork out a lot of dough to pay for it. Check around to see whose brother in law sells orange decals.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a whackenhut neighborhood patrol vehicle... sure that isn’t the Milsaps Campus Police???

Anonymous said...

They need to add the Mississippi state flag on the roof.
Make it look classy.

Anonymous said...

Orange Justice

Anonymous said...

@ 11:07
Orange no nowhere on the south African flag. Why? Because it was symbolic of apartheid... I grew up in Durban... white South African my family still lives there. Came to the states on golf scholarship to Turn an. Benn in m ississippi 12 years now.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a lot of research has been done on vehicle color, schemes and reflectivity. It really gets down to safety for drivers and first responders. The UK has adopted a uniform set of colors and patterns from similar studies.

May want to check out this study:
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_323.pdf

One of the Key findings

Fluorescent colors (especially fluorescent yellow-green and orange) offer higher visibility during daylight hours

The Glenn said...

So, to the low testosterone whiners complaining about JPD speeding, would you rather be passed by a speeding cruiser or be stuck behind the asshole when he's driving exactly the speed limit at rush hour? Methinks YOU are the problem with Jackson traffic.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Jackson's way of supporting Bomgar's push to legalize marijuana

Anonymous said...

If JC landed in Jackson, you guys would complain!

Anonymous said...

I’m liking it. Distingushuishes JPD from Ridgeland, Madison (the city), Richland, Clinton, Byram, Florence, Pearl, HCSO, MDCSO, MDPS, etc. It’s not the the thin blue line, it’s the emergency services!

Anonymous said...

So...with the bright orange that can be seen from a mile away, they won't be able to hide under the overpasses on 55 any more. Will the poleece motor-scooters also have this splash of color? That'll kill their speed traps.

Actually they're painting the bow of the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

JC is not going to land in Jackson.
There is no virgin or 3 wise men.

Anonymous said...

I figured it out while you comedians were posting. They did this so the cop cars parked at Whattaburger in Ridgeland will go unnoticed.

Now if they could figure out how to disguise all those little white cars with City of Jackson circles on the doors from being seen at Dragos throughout the day....

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