Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Homicide on Maria Drive

JPD issued the following statement.


JPD is investigating a shooting that occurred just after 12 pm in the 1700 block of Maria Dr. An adult male was found fatally wounded in the roadway near a parked vehicle. Vehicle also had damage from gunfire. Circumstances are unclear. No suspects or motive yet known.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have fond childhood memories of Maria Drive in the 1980s. I recently made the mistake of driving through there hoping for nostalgia. That was a huge mistake. What a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Damn you Brooks & Dunn

Sweet Maria the sunlight surely hurts my eyes
I'm a lonely dreamer on a highway in the skies

Anonymous said...

Next-

Anonymous said...

Am I correct that this is Jackson's 57th homicide of the year? Has Jackson ever broken 100 in a year? And why can't you find Jackson MSA in the FBI's UCR data?

Anonymous said...

"circumstances are unclear". One or more bullets penetrated his hide. He succumbed. Obviously an 'altercation'.

Anonymous said...

Maria was a great cut through when the cops would try to clamp down on McDowell cruising.

Anonymous said...

2:20, you aren’t the only one who had great memories of that place and time. I tell people all the time that life has changed for the worse. It was simpler and easier back then, less stressful. It’s now a dangerous place and it’s not right that it’s that way. But the enablers (black community leaders) see no wrong in what’s happening.

Anonymous said...

Before the bigots chime in. Race has nothing to do with the state of Jackson. It is purely economical. Nothing could be done to stop the decay once the moneyed took everything and left the poor.

TXNinMS said...

This site has a chart and data table showing the per capita rate for past 20 years

TXNinMS said...

https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/us/ms/jackson/murder-homicide-rate-statistics#:~:text=The%20Jackson%20MS%20murder%2Fhomicide,a%2031.86%25%20increase%20from%202017.&text=The%20Jackson%20MS%20murder%2Fhomicide%20rate%20for%202016%20was%2034.1,a%2012.18%25%20decline%20from%202014.

This site shows the past 20 year rate per capita

Anonymous said...

It used to be said, If you don't write it down and/or report it, it didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

2:59 - The MSA ain't the problem.

Anonymous said...

@3:39. What side does your bigotry lie? "It is purely economical. Nothing could be done to stop the decay once the moneyed took everything and left the poor." Examples please. I see money still in the city. What I don't see is appropriate leadership.

Turd Furgson said...

No justice no peace,I assume not everyone gets or.

Anonymous said...

3:39pm, race was the reason the people left.
Wo wants to live in a city where the majority of the citizens are on some type of welfare. There is not much of a tax base left. The city goes to hell.
Jackson would be a very good example of what happens to a city where everyone who can has left. Streets look like goat trails, sewage runs in the street, drinking water not available much of the time, crime becomes a way of life, police become part of the crime problem, and businesses move to other cities.

Anonymous said...

Chockwe has been successful in spreading major crime and murder to all areas on Jackson. Now that equality

Anonymous said...

Families with money may have stayed in Jackson if they felt safe. No one wants to live in an area where there is crime. When people move in who don't work, don't pay taxes and have no desire to better themselves, then things go bad. Look at lots of cities where low income people have moved into once nice areas, of course, people who have the means to leave, will. I live in a neighborhood outside of Jackson and we have black and white people, but everyone tries to keep their properties in good shape and no one is out shooting in the streets.

Anonymous said...

Always and forever someone else's fault.

Anonymous said...

To quote Walter Wriston-“Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is well treated.” Too bad the Jackson "leadership" over the years haven't figured that out.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain the “moneyed took everything and lacy the poor” comment. Took what, their belongings that they owned in their house when they moved? What exactly is moneyed? I was poor then worked really hard and made money. I decided to move where my kids could go to much better schools in the 80’s. So I left and took myself and my stuff and moved. What’s it to you? You can move, too. Quit whining, Karen.

Anonymous said...

@3:39
I live in a neighborhood with private security in NE Jackson and all my neighbors use private schools obviously the families in this area near Meadowbrook northside Dr and eastover or woodland hills are well above upper middle class to send 3 or 4 kids to private schools so they can afford Jackson. Middle class fled.. that leaves high earners and a massive area of the city that is dirt poor. My neighbors have a jewelry store in m adison and a furniture interior store. Other neighbor is ortho doc in flowood. It's not based on race. Explain Chicago only 30% black and south side the black area is where loads of murders happen. It's the sox fan not cubs fans I guess huh race baiter. Are you otha Cain?

PittPanther said...

Jackson has never broken 100 homicides in a year. Highest years are 92 homicides, in 1994 and 1995.

Murders per capita however keeps going up, because population decreases while total murders stay in the same range.

Anonymous said...

Santa Maria!

Anonymous said...

Top Years for Jackson Murder:

2020 = 106 (Projection based on current murder rate)

1995 = 92
1994 = 91
2018 = 84*
1993 = 84
2019 = 83*
1991 = 76
2008 = 73
1996 = 67

* Antard Lumumba Yearly Average = 83.5

Anonymous said...

Maria Drive - If this van's rocking, don't bother knocking.

Anonymous said...

I also used to live in the Maria area. When the single family HOUSES where the nice middle class used to live started turning into rental properties, that is when the downhill slide turned into a torrent. Perhaps if there had been zoning against rental houses things might have lasted longer. But that was the single most obvious precipitating factor.

Anonymous said...

sacre bleu!

Anonymous said...

3:29, kudos for the most ridiculous statement ever posted on JJ.

Anonymous said...

@10:44 PM
That is exactly what Section 8 vouchers were intended to do. Cripple whitehavens by creating an economy of dependence on government. The landlords are getting paid by the government to rent homes to people in neighborhoods they couldn't previously afford to rent in. With those low income renters came an entire ecosystem of criminal parasites.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comment regarding how Maria Drive used to be. Maria Dive stopped being “Maria Drive” a long time ago. Used to be the place to be back in the late 80s and early 90s.

Anonymous said...

4:44 - more lame, worn out excuses. Face it, many of those that moved into those neighborhoods are pretty much worthless. They don't work; they don"t want to work. They take no personal responsibility for anything.

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