Thursday, April 15, 2021

"You Don't Go Do It in Madison"

 Street racing continues to get out of control in Jackson.  Two vehicles struck each other as they raced down North State Street Sunday.  Unfortunately, the two idiots didn't just wipe each other out but also struck another car that had a woman and her child.  WLBT reported: 

Sunday was supposed to be a night of family fun for Kansas Smith and her daughter.

After making a stop at her mother’s house, Smith was planning to take her eight-year-old out for pizza, followed by a trip to the trampoline park to burn it off.

Instead, the two spend much of the evening at the hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries after being hit head-on by who she said was a street racer.

“Accidents happen, (but this) was not some regular accident,” Smith said. “They were speeding. They were racing. And my child was in the car.”

Smith was heading north on North State Street when she noticed two vehicles heading toward her. She said those vehicles, a Dodge Durango and a Ford Mustang, were racing each other side by side and the Mustang was in her lane.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those imbeciles almost swiped me racing on Northside just West of I-55 on Northside at about 930pm Sunday night. We had our windows down and surprise, surprise a strong smell of marijuana smoke was coming from the souped up Honda. I can't wait to move from this damn poorly run City. I swear a group of 5th graders could do a better job.

Anonymous said...

JPD doesn't care, Mayor doesn't care, City Council doesn't care....until someone is killed this will continue.

Anonymous said...

Why does every illegal stracing event involve a douchebag in a mustang?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:50 mark in video Kansas Smith succinctly defines the Lumumba incompetency.

Anonymous said...

Things are only getting worse on Jackson's streets. It has become apparent to young people who seek to live the thug life that Jackson is lax on traffic offenses like everything else. They also have cell phones and knowledge of the police whereabouts before they decide to take over a city street. These young people have no respect or regard for other people's lives or their property and the city administration does not take the matter seriously, so drive Jackson's streets at your own risk.

Anonymous said...

KF - spend some time in the downtown business district on a Sunday afternoon. Corvettes, Mustangs, Chargers, etc. all over the place racing loud engines, speeding, and running red-lights on occasion (all within blocks of JPD headquarters). There are at least three "clubs" open on Sunday afternoon: two on Capital street and one on Pearl street. Cars are parked in the middle of the street, on sidewalks, etc. It is a carnival atmosphere with racing cars.

Anonymous said...

I would say no more than 30% of Jackson residents that own a car have insurance. You should have to show proof of insurance to get a license and a tag.

Anonymous said...

@2:00 a Mustang with a V6 at that...

Anonymous said...

I was sitting at a stop light on State Street the other day. my light turned green. as I pulled out, two racers ran the red. never touched their brakes. its bad.

Anonymous said...

This young woman is the face of the citizens of Jackson that have been betrayed by Lumumba's "Big Payback" radicalization of the city. She's lucky she wasn't injured severely, but if JPD was allowed to do their job she wouldn't be out of work.

Lumumba is bending over backward to keep the Murder Bar in business, but this young woman can go jump in the lake as far as he's concerned.

JT said...

Hey people need their recreation and besides JPD say they’ve got it under control. I always thought that driving without insurance was against the law. But I guess if you’re bringing your drag car to the street there’s no need. One things for sure Chokwheat will have to crack down on lawbreakers. I’m sure like the JPD he’s on it and will decree racism as the cause. You know anyone with half a brain, some cash and a bit of land could do a fine business by opening a drag strip where these youngsters could blow off steam legally.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that these nice cars have owners with no liability insurance.

Anonymous said...

I propose a city ordinance that in order to have a loud, souped-up car or a loud stereo, you have to build it yourself. That will probably cut down on a lot of the bullshit.

I take some solace in the knowledge that the GM 3.6L that's in a lot of Camaros can burn a quart of oil in less that 1,500 miles, due to the PCV system. So at some point I expect there will be a lot of them with blown engines due to broken timing chains from premature wear, or just running out of oil.

fed up in Jackson said...

if I was her, I would sue the shit out of Jackson, and personally same the mayor and the chief......concerning that in downtown Jackson, to this day, I do not understand what the fire marshal is doing.....no way a fire engine could make it down Capital Street.......and all this legislation for patrolling I-55 in Jackson by multiple agencies......whatever, the reckless driving has gotten worse

Anonymous said...

Come on folks, they were late for church.

Anonymous said...

People have died because of this street racing. Maybe not directly from a car wreck, but indirectly from the shootings that follow based on bad beats, smack talk and money being wagered.

Anonymous said...

GREAT THINGS JACKSON!!! #GreatThingsJXN

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Anonymous said...

Unfortunate situation for her. She has the worst luck, she was also shot at the M Bar about 15 months ago. That shooting was kept very quiet.

Anonymous said...

Stop it WLBT and Kingfish! Y'all are just trying to make me thankful for the pothole infested ROUGH roads I travel on to reach my home, grocery store and work.

Anonymous said...

All the PD is doing writing citations is issuing blue toilet paper. They need to be arresting these idiots and towing their ride for Reckless driving, speeding, DUI other substance or alcohol etc. No DL and No Insurance is also most likely an issue, but writing a ticket and letting them drive away (Laughing their assess off) is useless.

Anonymous said...

That young lady is sharp; no excuses, no BS - so if someone reading this knows her please tell her we would love to have her as a neighbor living with us in Madison!

Anonymous said...

Perception of competent city government

Anonymous said...

3:08 You obviously haven't had much contact with these young "adults". They are not looking for some secluded private dragstrip. They want to do their thing in public, so that they can be seen and heard and even felt. The street is their playground, schoolhouse, clubhouse, and forum. In any event if they did go to some private spot it would fast become a killing field and gunsmoke would fill the air more than exhaust fumes.

Anonymous said...

May I suggest that this lady run for mayor?

Anonymous said...

So, what exactly is JPD supposed to do exactly? They can't chase misdemeanor violators. If the violator doesn't run, they can write them a ticket, but can't arrest them because there's no room in the jail. If they don't have to pay the ticket and they can't have their DL suspended for failure to pay fines. You also can't arrest them for failure to pay. Thanks ACLU.

Anonymous said...

The M Bar. Isn't that the Mayors after hours office. That's where the real work of Governing takes place.

Anonymous said...

Jackson voters problems

Anonymous said...

2:14 - I'm sure it was that so-called "medical grade marijana" that you smelled, although I am not sure how one is supposed to tell the difference. But get ready, more is to come to a neighborhood near you. Soon.

Anonymous said...

Glad to know that JPD is assessing the situation and working on it. Recon they might have a proposal to show the city council (in executive session, of course) before the next group is up for reelection in 2025?

Kingfish said...

Write them tickets and then impound their cars. Those impound fees add up quick.

Anonymous said...

Reckless driving is a felony, right?

Anonymous said...

The gated Madison kids do their racing out in the boonies in Madison, Yahoo, and Holmes counties.

Anonymous said...

The gated Madison kids do their racing out in the boonies in Madison, Yahoo, and Holmes counties.

Since you know, where specifically? Name the roads.

Anonymous said...

6:16, I don't think you realize how very few "gated Madison kids" do any "racing". Yes, there are a few affluent White Trash families whose kids haven't gotten the memo that "racing" is for the cognitively sub-par. But Madison kids are no more likely to "race", than their parents are to watch NASCAR. (Madison people MAKE FUN OF people who watch NASCAR)

Anonymous said...

There are idiots who try to race cars and sport bikes on I-20 and S.Pearson Road in Pearl. Pearl PD handles them quickly.
It’s really nice to live a city with competent leadership. It’s good for business and good for our property values.

Anonymous said...

They were just trying to get to the crayfish boil at the fairground. Shooootz they just being profiled

Anonymous said...

Do like some city's if caught racing they seize car and crush it

Anonymous said...

Wait, did you hear? They bought fifteen more radar guns. That’s really going to make a huge difference in stopping these things from actually happening.

Anonymous said...

6:07 No

Broken windows.

Anonymous said...

Old Canton Road in Jackson and Lake Harbor in Ridgeland are just as bad.

Anonymous said...

I drive an old Volvo with a stick shift. I got a speeding ticket on High Street shortly after proceeding from a stop light. I fought it all the way to the city judge where I showed that my old clunker couldn't accelerate to that speed in such a short distance. The policewoman showed up and took the witness stand against me. I asked her how many tickets she averages a day. Based on the current speeding ticket fine she agreed that she generates over $250,000 annually to the coffers of Jackson. The judge agreed that I made great points but added it was my word against hers and he would side with the officer. I'll add that the judge seemed to be a nice guy and he did let me make all my points.

So this JPD officer scams innocent people a quarter million dollars annually yet these thugs race cars and endanger people without concern. Par for the course for Lumumba's "most radical city on the planet."

Anonymous said...

Voters get the government they deserve.

Jackson residents voted for this.

Choke on it.

Anonymous said...

Are you seeing the police presence on Ridgewood Rd. Giving out at least 20 tickets per hour for 5-10 mph over the speed limit, and it's the right area of town where they know they'll get paid. No need to target those going 100mph in 45 mph zone. Too much work and city knows they can't collect those fines.

Anonymous said...

Re: 9:51’s Jackson Police Department’s Ticket scamming –

When paying a ticket in Jack/Scam town - be sure to make them give you a receipt for payment in full - and store it for a later date.

In addition to adding “no insurance” to your moving traffic violation ticket - without telling you - and after you have provided them with proof of insurance -

The clerk that take your money will call you back and say the ticket remains unpaid - i.e. come pay it again.

Anonymous said...

Broken windows theory in full display in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

8:10 am

I'm on Ridgewood Rd every day and many evenings.

I'm not seeing police ticketing.

So what time are you on it?

I suspect you just like to make up things or else or having hallucinations.

Anonymous said...

They (racers) should be ticketed, arrested (if outstanding warrants, which is likely), and fined. In lieu of monetary fines, a court ordered and law enforced supervised sentence of picking up liter in the city of Jackson (which is horrible); and in the south Ridgeland area, where the problem of liter is increasing. While the racers may like to showboat their dragracing escapades on social media, I assure you they will not want to be focused on a police website picking up trash

Kingfish said...

Around Newland. Been there a bit recently.

Anonymous said...

Exactly right KF, taking the vehicles is the best way to stop this. In Gulfport (back in '08-'09) if you were stopped and had no insurance and no valid license your car was probably getting towed, because it wasn't legal for you to drive it from wherever you were stopped. These racers aren't coming to court or paying fines, but take their ride and they'll get the point.

Anonymous said...

So we’re either of the criminals arrested or detained? Didn’t say in the video?

Anonymous said...

Ms. Smith for Mayor.
Mr. Ross for Police Chief.

Tell David Kenny to actually specify the intersection, not just refer to it as "this intersection." The street sign shown in the video was unreadable even when blown up to max size.

Anonymous said...

I have a student who is among these kids racing. He said Jackson is the only place where the police sit and watch them. He sat all other police officers make them stop.

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