My Two Cents: The Highway Patrol Video and More

THE ROAD PATROL VIDEO

From watching the video and being previously in Law Enforcement, I know the Highway Patrol Officer should have requested assistance from McComb PD and Pike SO during the stop. They would have arrived faster than the other MHP officer. If we all slow down and think, a lot can be avoided. Citizens of Pike County: Let race be the last factor in judging a situation instead of the first.

DRAWS MUST STOP

Recently, an important bridge in McComb was renamed Black Lives Matter. Do black lives matter to McComb? Think of how many of our black children, teenagers and adults have been killed in our city in the past year by a black person. This has to stop before McComb can move on.

WHY SO QUIET?

In response to the Two Cents on rising crime, where is Black Lives Matter and the NAACP? They only come out when the gun involves the police or a white person.

LAW AND ORDER

Crime is rampant in McComb and Pike County. Where’s district attorney Dee Bates? Going out for lunch?

HEAT WAVES OF THE PAST

I googled some of them. One was in 1936 when it was 121 degrees in Steele, ND Canada experienced temperatures over 110. There were 5,000 heat-related deaths in the United States. I wonder if anyone was talking about climate change back then? Today, people think it’s the first heat wave in history. It’s just time; to live with.

NOT A FAN OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

David Myers still thinks he’s a representative of the state, giving no answers, spinning questions, shifting blame and dodging questions.

FINISH WORK ON McCOMB STREET

Congratulations to Selectman McKenzie. He brought to the table a talking point that keeps getting swept under the rug. When are we seriously going to finish repaving our streets? In addition to setting the price of crime, fixing our streets must be taken seriously.

A POTHOLE STORY WITH A GOOD END

School is about to start. Wilson Drive is about to get busy with traffic towards Parklane. It would be nice to fix the pothole at the intersection of Wilson Drive and Park Drive. Put at least a little more dirt in it. He has been there for several months. If the city needs orange barrels to mark the spot, we’ve got plenty in the neighborhood. ~~~~ EDITOR’S NOTE: A few days after this comment appeared in the newspaper, a municipal crew filled the pothole. Well done!

LOUD AND VULGAR MUSIC

I stopped at the Delaware Avenue car wash on a Saturday to wash my car. I wasn’t scared, but I was worried about the loud, vulgar music that sounded from some of the cars there. I’m afraid something bad is going to happen there with that kind of environment. I hardly ever see a police cruiser in Delaware, let alone check for loud music in that area. This would allow citizens to feel more secure. We can do better.

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

I hope the McComb City Council has more common sense than donating $500 every six months for clothing for each of the detectives in the police department. What are they doing, throwing them away instead of washing them? $500 will buy clothes for a year for anyone. That’s a ridiculous amount the chef asked for.

INTERSTATE FIRES

When it comes to interstate lighting issues, why can Brookhaven, Tylertown, Columbia, Hazlehurst – all on busy four-lane highways – keep their lights on and up to date, but McComb can’t? Mr. Director of Public Works, one meter on each post? If you give an excuse, at least give a believable one!

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