Friday, September 23, 2016

Whatever happened to just using fists?

JPD issued the following statement:

On Friday, September 23, 2016 at approx. 12:30 AM, Jackson Police Officers responded to Mangolia Rd. near Glenn Rose St. regarding a shooting. Upon officers’ arrival, it was learned that an unidentified male subject, 37, had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced deceased on scene. He was located on the side of the street near a water drainage area. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the victim was allegedly involved in an altercation with another male subject at this location. Allegedly, both subjects produced handguns and began firing shots at one another. The other unidentified victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to Merit Health for medical treatment. He is listed in stable condition. At least one weapon believed to be used in this incident was recovered at the scene. Evidence was collected and Investigators are in the process of interviewing witnesses. This is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. Victims will be identified once more information is gathered and next of kin has been notified.

Kingfish note:
This brings to mind this old poem:

One bright day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise
and ran to save the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie is true,
ask the blind man, he saw it, too.


Anonymous said...

Who can ever forget the fist fight in the movie "The Quiet Man". Sometime they can clear the air and get an argument over. Shooting one another seriously is going to destroy at least two lives if successful. Perhaps they will leave no one to mourn, and maybe death is a release for them, and that is what makes this doubly sad.

PS: I remember a poem something like that.

Jacksonian said...

How many fights involving guns and multiple shootings have we had in Jackson this week? I've lost count!

Bill Dees said...

There are WAY too many handguns on the streets, but the Legislature has prohibited cities from conducting buy-back programs. Go figure...

Anonymous said...

Just another dead person the law enforcement will change so the crime stats will look good. At least one dead person a day for the last 2 days.

Anonymous said...

We live in a gun culture and this is the price we pay. Everyone has the same rights, whether they have the maturity and self-control to handle it or not. That is the constitution. This country was built by the gun, whether we like to admit it or not, and killing people comes naturally when some people have a gun. When it's a hand gun you won't see it until it's too late. So unless the public resolves to adjust the 2nd amendment to make handguns practically impossible to obtain, like hand grenades, grit your teeth and get used to it. Just hope it ain't you next time.

Anonymous said...

Love the poem...did you write that

Johnny Weir said...

Jackson Police need to do sweeps of stop & frisk. Vote for Trump.

Anonymous said...

Bill, I agree there may be too many handguns on the streets. But buy back programs only work if criminals want to or are willing to sell their guns, which they don't and aren't. They want to keep their guns. The only people generally using the buy back programs are non-criminals. Buying guns from law-abiding citizens does not get them out of the hands of criminals or reduce crime; it only makes the criminals better able to rob the law-abiding citizens who are then unarmed.

Anonymous said...

How many times do we see a thug with a long history of criminal convictions get caught with a gun and nothing is done to them. Law enforcement needs to enforce the laws and the judges need to put these criminals in jail. How many times does a convicted thug have to be caught with a gun before he is sent to jail?

Anonymous said...

there was a time when duels were socially and culturally appropriate. where defending one's honor mattered.

this is a devolution.

Anonymous said...

10:18, all I can think to say is that you are an utter fool. Shootings would become an order of magnitude worse if "the public resolves to adjust the 2nd amendment to make handguns practically impossible to obtain....." Likewise, why don't we make illicit drugs illegal so people won't possess/sell/use them? Oh wait.......

Criminals (i.e., people who involve themselves in ILLEGAL activities) will not care two sh!ts how the "public resolves to adjust the 2nd amendment to make handguns practically impossible to obtain," in much the same way they ignore most other laws. As a result, how MUCH more commonplace do you believe shootings would be if these same criminals knew other people didn't have "a handgun they wouldn't see until it's too late?"

It boggles my mind how adherence to a certain liberal ideology causes people to lose any notion of cause-and-effect common sense.......I agree with Michael Savage when he said "Liberalism is a mental disorder"

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to think criminals are posting on this site. Why else would anyone suggest we get rid of all handguns? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that criminals do not obey laws. It would make their chosen profession much safer if they could depend on the law to prevent their intended victims a way to protect themselves.
People should be smarter than that.

Anonymous said...

Chicago has about the toughest gun laws in the nation. As of Wednesday of this week, there have been 524 murders in Chicago and nearly 3000 shootings! Gun laws are not the answer. More laws just take guns away from honest people. Just like more locks on your doors. Locks only keep honest people out.

Anonymous said...

Chicago 2016 Year to Date:
Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 488
Shot & Wounded: 2673
Total Shot: 3161
Total Homicides: 545

Anonymous said...

How does Jackson murder rate compare to Chicago per population?

Anonymous said...

Buyback programs are a risk free way to convert stolen or worthless firearms into cash... but aren't much good for anything else, except giving naïve people a false sense of safety. Some of the cash people receive from their roached out, worthless firearms is immediately put towards buying a better one.

Anonymous said...


Chicago's population is 2.7 million making it 15 to 20 times larger than Jackson. Using that, I'd say we're WAY ahead of them per cap.

Other data that's absent here, and is quite often left out of these reports, are knife victims. I think hospitals and emergency rooms refer to all/total wounds as "penetrations", be they gun, knife, machete, etc. Although 5-6 people are killed here each month, I reason to say probably 40-50 are injured and require various levels of extensive care.

Finally, I would guess that ZERO, none of these people, are on the Blue Cross plan.

Anonymous said...

10:25, thanks. I would agree that Jackson is a much more dangerous place that Chicago. Jackson is not a large city and Jackson and the whole state is usually forgotten when it comes to the national news.

Anonymous said...

You guys are soo right. We should send millions of handguns to all these foreign countries instead of financial aid. Give them to the "law abiding citizens" because the criminals are going to get them anyway, then those countries can be safe like we are. Make the world a safer place.

Anonymous said...

11:58 We should not be sending a damn thing to other countries until we take care of the people in this country.

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