Friday, April 9, 2021

Just Give 'Em a Gun & a Badge

 Check out what Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks said about hiring Hinds County deputies to fight crime in Jackson. 


 

Yeah, just deputize people and give them a gun and a badge.  Don't train them, just give them a gun and a badge. THAT will turn out well.  It did work pretty well in this case, however. 


 All kidding aside, it will be interesting to see how Jackson gets enough deputies to make a difference.  Sheriff Vance has around 80 to 85 deputies.  They are responsible for patrolling the unincorporated areas of Hinds County.  He has to provide deputies to the Raymond Detention Center under a federal consent decree.  So exactly where will he get the deputies to spare?  Inquiring minds want to know.

 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gun? Give 'em a backpack sprayer filled with City of Jackson water. Criminals would be immediately immobilized by toxic contaminants.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the Sheriff's deputies that have to man the courthouses and serve as bailiffs. I don't know how he can operate with that few of deputies with everything the Sheriff's Department is responsible for.

Anonymous said...

Hinds Co SO is budgeted for approximately 415 PINS (positions), of which approximately 280 are in detention. The remainder are bailiffs, patrol deputies, investigators, support staff, etc. Past Hinds County Sheriffs have used 50 or so positions as neither detention nor patrol, but for patronage positions of one sort or another (think of task force positions, school resource officers and the like). It is an interesting black hole (no slight or pun intended) that does not get attention.

Not enough active patrol deputies to make a difference in the City is correct, and it’s why you don’t see many Mississippi county sheriff’s assuming primary patrol for incorporated areas even if the deputies have concurrent jurisdiction (look at Lee or Lauderdale, Desoto or the Coast).. Sheriffs tend to know the job is about detention, courthouses and unincorporated patrol, and they hope to have enough funding for those three.

The real problem in Jackson is that the JPD staffing has cratered from 450-490 sworn officers to whatever the number is now.

Anonymous said...

Wait...so is the current popular theory is we need to have:

a) extra long and super detailed training for cops so they never make a mistake
b) largely defund the cops because we need more social workers instead
or
c) lets give out badges and guns to almost anyone without any real training


I don't watch MSM anymore so I cant keep up, but I would proffer than none of these options will work when used in conjunction with the popular Catch & Release system in Jxn.

Anonymous said...

Pick me, pick me, I gots to have a badge. My Glock 17 is itching to break leather. What's the bag limit in Jacktown? Woo hoo, bag 'em and tag 'em.

Next.

Anonymous said...

The Sheriff office doesn't have enough patrolman as it is. They patrol deputies are riding double in vehicles now.They started getting new vehicles in the fleet,which will probably go to the supervisors for each shift or administration. Don't forget about the Reserve Officers who I'm told Sheriff Vance have nothing for. The patrol deputies also have to ride and check certain areas for E.Walls which are all located in the City of Jackson Tax offices certain Stores and addresses and etc. Meanwhile the County is and have been seeing a rise in burglaries, cause of the lack of patrol in the county

Anonymous said...

As long as the gun that is issued didn't come from a gun show.

Anonymous said...

Let's have some real news... give us the Dumbos story!!

Anonymous said...

As long as the gun that is issued didn't come from a gun show.

If so you'll have to pony up the $50 extortion fee. Cash only.

Anonymous said...

Put me in sheriff, I'm ready to play today

Anonymous said...

Defund the Fire Department and set the arsonists free! Free the land!

Kennef's Got This said...

Kennef Stokes announced today that he is asking for a "cease fire." Yep, a "cease fire." You can't make this up.

That would be like during WWI's trench warfare when opposing sides sang Christmas carols on Christmas eve and exchanged gifts.

Then in a few hours the killing continued.

Anonymous said...

I think Banks has a great idea.

With the current crime situation in Jackson, academy PT training can wait until another day.

Performing X number of "push ups" within X amount of minutes is irrelevant.

Slap a badge on some decent guys ... teach em' to shoot straight ... and then start eliminating Jackson thugs.


Anonymous said...

@6:29PM

I thought about Kenneth’s remarks and laughed as well. Who calls for a cease fire? I gotta believe he means well, though. No one (not you, me, Stokes, elected officials, police, communities, whomever) knows the ABSOLUTE solutions to Jackson’s crime problem. One can say this and say that, but common sense tells me the problems birthing crime must be addressed/eliminated before crime decreases.

I personally believe you gotta get the guns off the streets.

Anonymous said...

The whole country needs to see Jackson, MS. While BLM and the progressive nuts are hollering about the need for less police and more training, Jackson, where the rubber meets the bad roads, wants more police and less training. You can't make this stuff up. We are listening to nuts in Minnesota, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, etc.... and yes, Jackson. You can't make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

The Stokes folks listen to every word he says. He is, in fact, the de facto Mayor of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

9:55 Sorry but Jackson has no need for a de facto mayor because there is no real mayor in the first place. Nobody is in charge. They are all just agitators, Lumumba won the position of chief agitator. Nobody wants the job of mayor of Jackson, too much work.

JT said...

Hey @12:55 I know you mean well but I’m believing that most people in the state know what the problem in Jackson is and most know how to fix it. But finding someone with the testicals to do is a different story. Crime is the same in every state and every county in the world. You find the leaders by busting the followers and making it unprofitable to be there. The public have to decide if their tired of being stabbed, robbed, beaten, and living in total fear. Some cities are already such shitholes that something close to marshal law would be required. Hell Jackson could just put a badge on the shooters at the M-Bar. They already have the gun skills.

Anonymous said...

The hell?
Last time I checked all CERTIFIED law enforcement officers have to go to AND graduate from an Academy in order to become an "officer. Otherwise they're just trainees.

Anonymous said...

"Break Leather"? Just how old are you?

Anonymous said...

@10:23 I believe (Break Leather aka 12:44) isn’t old enough to have been shot at by some crazed fugitive yet.

Breaking Leather Here said...

@12:44 PM here. Very old. Retired as a LEO in 1992. Yes, I have been shot at a few times. Fortunately they missed.

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