Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Stonewall!

Good luck trying to get crime reports from the city of Jackson.  JJ submitted a public records request for the latest UCR reports to Jackson on September 10.  Well, here we are, more than fourteen days later and yet no crime reports.    Truth is, the Lumumba administration has made it much tougher to find out the true state of crime in the city. 


Crime reports were not posted on the city website for nearly a year.  The Comstat system was junked early this year and replaced with UCR.  The city promised to post the latest ones on its website.  Posted below is a screenshot of the city's website today.


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn’t you have a story a year or so ago about the city starting an open data website? How’s that looking?

Anonymous said...

The majority of the people voted in a bunch of smooth talking wholly incapable individuals. Various city leaders and activist lead them on deflectionary protests filled with false promises and unachievable outcomes. Now the cumulative effect of horrible decisions and worse management over the years consign the city to disaster in multiple areas with no possible way to recover or even marginally correct the course. It’s not chickens coming home to roost - it’s buzzards and vultures. Expect nothing but fancified babblygoop out of leadership. Expect the mayor to hold press conferences for things like paving a road or piggybacking on others success like Thalia Mara below. Do not expect results. Expect mediocrity.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new here. Nothing to see.

This administration, led by Chocke and his university based assistants are almost as good as Harvey was about "planning to do something" but never getting it done.

Granted, they haven't matched Harvey with actually producing plans - three ring binders with lots of stuff stuffed within - to put on the shelves, but they are pushing hard to at least tell us about all that they are planning to do; albeit they call it "working on the issue".

Just hold on KF, they will figure out a way sooner or later to get an answer to you in response to your request but I'll bet that the answer is that they are "working on getting you your requested information".

Anonymous said...

11:22, probably the same as the real-time crime center, lots of talk and no action from this administration.

Anonymous said...

KF, while you are looking into this stuff, can you look into the scam that is called Report Beam? For any accident, every entity has to log in and pay $25 for each copy of a police report. Each insurance company or insured has to pay $25 each. Easily $50-$200 each traffic incident. Now it has gotten more common(not always)to where the police wont let the people involved exchange insurance information. They are replacing information exchange slips with a card with just a case# on it. That way if you were hit from behind, or an accident not your fault, it takes 7-10 days to complete the report. Meanwhile if your vehicle needs repairs you don't know who to file it under so you have to file on your insurance. If you can wait then you have to pay the $25 to find out who their insurance is with. They have figured out how to make it to where more police reports are bought. I can see a few bucks for paper and processing, maybe some admin fees, but $25? Most municipalities let you pay and download directly from Report Beam. JPD, however is still $25(cash might I add) and you have to go to city hall and wait forever for them to get it. Wonder where all of this money is going? Its a cash cow racket they have going on and it is extremely hush hush when you go to asking questions. Someone is getting a generous kick back I can almost guarantee it.

Anonymous said...

Just take their word that crime is down and quit whining.
Surely the police would not lie to the people.

Anonymous said...

12:16, right on! I was hit in Flowood and had to pay $25 to get the report, luckily the FPD officers were on the ball and uploaded to the system quickly so I could get my claim started. That said, I got the woman's insurance information and ID before the police arrived so I didn't need to rely solely on the report.

Anonymous said...

The Perception of Crime in Jackson is a racist construct by white supremacists from the suburbs than encircle the city. Publishing the UCRs detailing the crime in Jackson is tantamount to bigotry and undermines the effectiveness of the leadership of the Lumumba administration. Please do no aid those that would disparage the City of Jackson and drive businesses to the surrounding white enclaves.

Anonymous said...

This is the natural result of fighting the perception of crime.

Nero fiddled said...

Lots of GREAT events coming up at Thalia Mara!!!

Anonymous said...

Report Beam is, or was, the state software required for crash reporting. Every agency in the State used the same software provided by the State. It was recently replaced by the DPS to another program. All agencies handle the sales of their crash reports by their own agency policies. The reason for not giving out information on the scene was due to privacy. I know I don't want to be in a crash and someone be given my name, home address, license number, phone number and the names, addresses and ages of all my occupants(including juveniles). Most reports when sold have most of those fields redacted. Report Beam is also used for all domestic violence reports statewide. It will soon be moved to another vendor as well by the AG's office.

Anonymous said...

You don’t need crime statistics! All is well in JackTown. Trust and believe “mane!”

C.J. LeMaster said...

Been saying this for a while myself.

I requested these stats and previous years' back in March and STILL haven't gotten anything. At this rate, an ethics complaint is very likely.

Anonymous said...

1:21...I hope that shit is not fact. What a goat-rope!

1:08 said...

I'd really like to know if 12:55 was trolling/being sarcastic. When people say/post statements that they presume some other, opposing party would think/say/do, without acknowledging it as such, it undermines the entire discussion.

Fighting perception means controlling information to manipulate what people think, rather than actually taking action to correct a problem. That's what I meant when I posted at 1:08.

Anonymous said...

1:21 Never have I seen a single name redacted on an accident report, I cant speak for domestic violence and crime reports. I don't need the persons personal information, I just need their insurance company and policy number. Their company should have that. If you hit me, I have the right to get that information. The adjusters will duke the rest out. Report Beam and the $25 is a scam and someone or the municipalities are making money hand over fist over accident reports. If our legislature will get off of their ass with the uninsured motorists situation and make it like most other states that have a filing with your vehicle registration and tags, this, along with many other issues, would be a non issue. Get the plate # and they have the insurance info on file at MHP. If you don't have insurance on file, your tag and drivers license are immediately null and void. How we cant figure that out I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

11:48 & 12:55, I see what ya'll are doing ;)

Anonymous said...

The Ludumba administration isn't more transparent with crime stats than previous mayors? I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell ya!

/s

Anonymous said...

11:48 - Wrong. The majority of the people voted in a bunch of Democrats. And this is typical for any municipality governed by Democrats.

Anonymous said...

@3:45
You are commenting on the wrong blog if you are concerned about the discussion being undermined. The fact that KF wont approve historical factual comments that could get him disinvited from The Fondren dinner parties undermines any honest discussion about the social ills of Jackson.

Ok said...

Are you kidding me? Crime has got to be down with all those violence interruption programs, conflict resolution classes and new orange colored police cars working to implement community policing in the most radical city!

Dont degrade a good story with the facts.

Anonymous said...

C.J. that hospital trauma care story you chased with partisans @ MT was a total joke. You've been doing some good work but that non-story looking to find racism gotcha wasn't an example. Stand on your own, you don't need those losers to help you pee on your own pant leg.

Anonymous said...

6:48, you forgot the "credible messengers".

Cynical Sam said...

@12:55 PM - great sarcasm. Keep up the good work. We are depending on you.

BTW, Jacktown is following Detroit's play-book perfectly. It too will have to hit bottom before it can come back up.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to 1990s HTML webdesign.... They can find a high school drop out that can design a better site than that, but if no one submits the data, it's all wasted money and wasted efforts...

Anonymous said...

Mediocrity- per clarion ledger

“ A study found about 70% of the city's roads are in failure status, meaning some 1,464 roads in Jackson have outlived their expectancy. The study follows an earlier analysis by engineering consultant Stantec that found about 60% of the city's roads were within four years of the end of their serviceable life.”

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