Friday, July 23, 2021

JPD Wants to Move Precinct 4

 JPD wants to move Precinct 4 from the Colonial Mart Shopping Center to the old Batte Furniture building on Northside Drive.  However, Colonial Mart neighbors are not too happy about the idea.  WJTV reported:

The move makes sense as the Batte building is right by the interstate and closer to North State Street. However, the residents living near the current precinct have a point. Crime in that area will just get worse. Mr. Foote is partially right about the gunfire. It has gotten worse but it has been doing so over the last two years, not just the last few months. The story mentioned libraries. Here is an idea for the city. It wants to moveo the Eudora Welty Library. Buy the Clarion-Ledger building. Most of its space is not even used anymore. The building is more than adequate for library needs. It is directly across the street from JPD. There is the problem of parking but solve that problem and the idea would work. Gannett would probably love to dump the building. Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

Gannett would probably love to dump the Clarion-Ledger completely.

Anonymous said...

i posit that all precincts should be located west of I-55. That's where action is.

Everyone in NE Jackson can hire private security guards and german shepards.

Anonymous said...

Where will the money come from to buy, operate, and maintain these additional buildings? And they should put all the judges and criminals awaiting trials in Metrocenter. One stop shopping!

Kingfish said...

The opening of a library in Batte will literally place Morris in Tisdale almost within sight of each other.

Anonymous said...

9:37 AM
I guess that's one way to hasten the fleeing of the remaining tax base.

Anonymous said...

Don’t give mayor gumflap any ideas.

Anonymous said...

Whatever. The homeless are taking dumps surrounding both JPD and County Courthouse on a daily basis and no one does anything ! Let them move to Edwards if they's all the same wherever you go in Hinds county either way. Eyes closed shut.

Anonymous said...

How many times are they going to move this?

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Keep your areas generating your tax revenues safer.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they didn't just maintain the libraries they already had? I guess that just makes too much sense. I have NEVER seen a city just let things ruin. One building after another, book after book. What a waste!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Stokes is dead on. Ashby is a joke. He has no idea what's happening in his precinct.

Anonymous said...

9:37 Yeah. NE Jxn probably finances 75-85% of Jackson's remaining income and you want to spend it all west of I-55.

Anonymous said...

I'm down for them heading to the Batte building, so long as the move coincides with that same law enforcement dealing with the vagrancy problem on the 55 corridor, particularly at Northside.

Anonymous said...

Next story will be “JPD wants to move precinct to Flowood”
You know, because it is safer in Flowood and the utilities work so you can have a nice meal on your lunch break.

Anonymous said...

If it can help stop crime and bring businesses back into Jackson, let's do a gofundme if necessary.

Anonymous said...

I have lots of questions as I live about halfway between the current and proposed locations. Why Batte? Surely an expensive building to rent or buy. Why not both? There are cheaper buildings close by. These are not actual precincts like you see on cop shows. They are space for personal car parking, bathrooms, and a couple computers to complete reports. No cells, no public intake or services. The old Beemon Drugs is a space similar to current space with lots of parking. Mostly, why not split it in two. The current area is stable as needs to remain that way.

Car 54 said...

Batte is closer to a Krystal. What they really want is to be closer to Krispy why not the Toys R Us building. These precincts don't exist for customer interaction anyway. No dispatch, no walk up service, nobody to give a statement of a crime to, no public interaction.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a political move to me. John Batte wants to dump his building of on the city. Who else in their right mind wants this building.Not really an attractive area for a business is it! So, get A. Foote on board and get the city to make a deal. Why not, that is the way all politics works in this backward state and city. Help out the good old boy. Man, if you do not see this setup, you are blind. Open your eyes and tell the city to get smart.

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