Wynne Park Shooting Blamed on Persist...

Wynne Park Shooting Blamed on Persistent Gang Violence

There are 15 comments on the MyEyeWitnessNews.com story from Sep 10, 2012, titled Wynne Park Shooting Blamed on Persistent Gang Violence. In it, MyEyeWitnessNews.com reports that:

Residents in a Wynne, Arkansas neighborhood say their neighborhood looked like a war zone after a shooting Saturday, September 8. Five people were injured when a man opened fire on a crowd.

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HamGuest

Little Rock, AR

#1 Sep 11, 2012
When a person has nothing to offer the world ... no skills, technical training or academic qualifications ... then some 21" rims, thug speak, a handgun and some attitude ... these are the things that make you that and all that. End result ... just you and your crappy life, jail and prison, sometimes death. Oh well!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Sep 12, 2012
HamGuest wrote:
When a person has nothing to offer the world ... no skills, technical training or academic qualifications ... then some 21" rims, thug speak, a handgun and some attitude ... these are the things that make you that and all that. End result ... just you and your crappy life, jail and prison, sometimes death. Oh well!
Skilled people who are more learn-ed are the ones who actually get things done. You sound like a real learn-ed person. How many different acronyms and slogans do you know and would you care to explain how this knowledge is relevant to knowing how to do things? After all, there's no way you can know how to actually do something unless you know the acronyms and slogans.
hmmm

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Sep 12, 2012
Here's a suggestion: how about the police department deploy some tactics used by thousands of agencies across the nation in dealing with problems such as this. Suggestion (1) create a COPS team, which stands for Community Oriented Policing. These officers need to be on foot, bicycle, and cars and out visiting folks and getting to bond with the citizens. Suggestion (2) create a plain clothes street crimes unit to help detect and encounter problems that uniformed officers may not get the opportunity to see. If the police do not start making an attempt in gaining the trust of the community then solving crime is going to be a harder task for the police. Police investigations rely upon help from the citizens. These are effective tools used to help deter some crime, consider using them Wynne PD.
Nappy Roots

Kilgore, TX

#4 Sep 12, 2012
This all comes down to education. It's no coincidence that the most uneducated region of the state is not only the poorest, but also has the most crime. The only people in Wynne with bachelor degrees are the teachers at the high school, and even they only stay in town until they can find a better position in a better paying school district. If the community doesn't have an educated workforce then you'll never get decent jobs in town and without decent high-paying jobs, you'll have a large percentage of people that are desperate and will resort to violent crime to make ends meet. You all keep talking about "going to church" and mess... that's not going to help. East Arkansas is in the middle of the Bible Belt, yet it's still the most crime-ridden part of the state. It amazes me that you hicks STILL do not value education in those parts. You guys act like having an education is a bad thing... but I guess that explains why Wynne has gone to hell-in-a-handbasket over the past 20 years. This isn't the 20th century anymore; it takes more than knowing how to farm to be successful in this global economy.

“Pray,Love,Peace and compassion”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#5 Sep 12, 2012
hmmm wrote:
Here's a suggestion: how about the police department deploy some tactics used by thousands of agencies across the nation in dealing with problems such as this. Suggestion (1) create a COPS team, which stands for Community Oriented Policing. These officers need to be on foot, bicycle, and cars and out visiting folks and getting to bond with the citizens. Suggestion (2) create a plain clothes street crimes unit to help detect and encounter problems that uniformed officers may not get the opportunity to see. If the police do not start making an attempt in gaining the trust of the community then solving crime is going to be a harder task for the police. Police investigations rely upon help from the citizens. These are effective tools used to help deter some crime, consider using them Wynne PD.
Suggestion 3- how about WE care enough to not wait for the police to start this program and do it ourselves. I know we are supposed to let the police "handle" crime but we can't continue to depend on them and blame them SOLEY for our problems. It is time WE take a step to help clean up out town. Please don't think I am saying be vigilantis and take it into our hands in a violent manner. I am saying if you see someone doing wrong don't turn a blind eye. If you hear of something that is about to "go down" don't ignore it. If you see someone starting down a wrong path, reach out to them try to help guide them. Let's go back to the day when people weren't afraid to stand up for others and when neighbors helped neighbors. Let's stop being so divided and deaf and start being together and hearing the cries of our broken.

“Pray,Love,Peace and compassion”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6 Sep 12, 2012
Nappy Roots wrote:
This all comes down to education. It's no coincidence that the most uneducated region of the state is not only the poorest, but also has the most crime. The only people in Wynne with bachelor degrees are the teachers at the high school, and even they only stay in town until they can find a better position in a better paying school district. If the community doesn't have an educated workforce then you'll never get decent jobs in town and without decent high-paying jobs, you'll have a large percentage of people that are desperate and will resort to violent crime to make ends meet. You all keep talking about "going to church" and mess... that's not going to help. East Arkansas is in the middle of the Bible Belt, yet it's still the most crime-ridden part of the state. It amazes me that you hicks STILL do not value education in those parts. You guys act like having an education is a bad thing... but I guess that explains why Wynne has gone to hell-in-a-handbasket over the past 20 years. This isn't the 20th century anymore; it takes more than knowing how to farm to be successful in this global economy.

People like you are part of the problem with your better than thou attitude. You look down on people instead of trying to LIFT them up. Before you start with some retort about everyone wanting a "hand out", I am not talking about reaching in your pocket, I am talking about reaching into your HEART!
NAPPY

Pembroke, KY

#7 Sep 12, 2012
Nappy Roots wrote:
This all comes down to education. It's no coincidence that the most uneducated region of the state is not only the poorest, but also has the most crime. The only people in Wynne with bachelor degrees are the teachers at the high school, and even they only stay in town until they can find a better position in a better paying school district. If the community doesn't have an educated workforce then you'll never get decent jobs in town and without decent high-paying jobs, you'll have a large percentage of people that are desperate and will resort to violent crime to make ends meet. You all keep talking about "going to church" and mess... that's not going to help. East Arkansas is in the middle of the Bible Belt, yet it's still the most crime-ridden part of the state. It amazes me that you hicks STILL do not value education in those parts. You guys act like having an education is a bad thing... but I guess that explains why Wynne has gone to hell-in-a-handbasket over the past 20 years. This isn't the 20th century anymore; it takes more than knowing how to farm to be successful in this global economy.
Eve deceived Adam and Cain killed Abel thousands of years ago. This isn't anything new. The Menendez brothers killed their millionaire parents; they were not poor, uneducated hicks. A preacher's wife killed him. And needless to say, America as a whole doesn't value education or we would not be number 25 in education on a list of developed countries. Schools would not have to teach to a test, uh-ruh, I mean teach a test in order for students to pass minimal basic skills. Bill Gates would not have said that companies have to seek employees outside of America because Americans simply are too uneducated to fill the positions. Uh, if I'm not mistaken, you are a part of the American posse. America now has to do space exploration on the back of China. We can't even pay our own bills. You, my dear, live in a country with crumbling infrastructure, and it's not just in the Arkansas delta. And that little $60k you mentioned is only pocket change to most farmers. Do you have lobbyists in Washington. Are you getting hundreds of thousands yearly in subsidy payments. Do you own a lake home, beach-front property, a private jet perhaps? An island? A company? Do you have millions in investments? How many maids and gardeners do you have? Does your hairdresser travel with you? How many Picasso paintings do you own? Or are you just a poor
wanna-be who thinks you're at the summit? Get real. You, too, are part of the 99%, Nappy Roots. How much stimulus did you receive? Be careful of whom you make fun or attempt to degrade; it might come back and bite yuh.
Right now

Little Rock, AR

#8 Sep 14, 2012
NAPPY wrote:
<quoted text>
Eve deceived Adam and Cain killed Abel thousands of years ago. This isn't anything new. The Menendez brothers killed their millionaire parents; they were not poor, uneducated hicks. A preacher's wife killed him. And needless to say, America as a whole doesn't value education or we would not be number 25 in education on a list of developed countries. Schools would not have to teach to a test, uh-ruh, I mean teach a test in order for students to pass minimal basic skills. Bill Gates would not have said that companies have to seek employees outside of America because Americans simply are too uneducated to fill the positions. Uh, if I'm not mistaken, you are a part of the American posse. America now has to do space exploration on the back of China. We can't even pay our own bills. You, my dear, live in a country with crumbling infrastructure, and it's not just in the Arkansas delta. And that little $60k you mentioned is only pocket change to most farmers. Do you have lobbyists in Washington. Are you getting hundreds of thousands yearly in subsidy payments. Do you own a lake home, beach-front property, a private jet perhaps? An island? A company? Do you have millions in investments? How many maids and gardeners do you have? Does your hairdresser travel with you? How many Picasso paintings do you own? Or are you just a poor
wanna-be who thinks you're at the summit? Get real. You, too, are part of the 99%, Nappy Roots. How much stimulus did you receive? Be careful of whom you make fun or attempt to degrade; it might come back and bite yuh.
There are many people in Wynne with a very good college education !!! There are some with bachelor even masters degrees that remain mentally and socially dumb as a box of rocks and expect to be able to point fingers and blame every one else for everything racist and mean all the while while bragging and patting self on the back. There are many in Wynne with a basic education and have brilliant minds and actually use them to better themselves and others. You know actually help someone not down grade others just so they can feel big and important (Ha).

I completely agree the citizens should help . Why do we not have neighbor hood watch type things... whoever is suggesting this I would help in any way to get things rolling. The gang activity will be as bad as Forrest City and West Memphis if we do nothing...it is already worse than the average citizen realizes
fc resident

Forrest City, AR

#10 Sep 14, 2012
Right now wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many people in Wynne with a very good college education !!! There are some with bachelor even masters degrees that remain mentally and socially dumb as a box of rocks and expect to be able to point fingers and blame every one else for everything racist and mean all the while while bragging and patting self on the back. There are many in Wynne with a basic education and have brilliant minds and actually use them to better themselves and others. You know actually help someone not down grade others just so they can feel big and important (Ha).
I completely agree the citizens should help . Why do we not have neighbor hood watch type things... whoever is suggesting this I would help in any way to get things rolling. The gang activity will be as bad as Forrest City and West Memphis if we do nothing...it is already worse than the average citizen realizes
Most of Forrest Citys gang problems are committed by out of town residents from Wynne and West Memphis. Maybe you should considser moving to Heber, Quitman, Clinton or Wirth.
BOo HOOOoo

United States

#11 Sep 14, 2012
Right now wrote:
<quoted text>
There are some with bachelor even masters degrees that remain mentally and socially dumb as a box of rocks and expect to be able to point fingers and blame every one else for everything racist and mean all the while while bragging and patting self on the back. There are many in Wynne with a basic education and have brilliant minds and actually use them to better themselves and others.
This is the mentality that is killing hick towns like Wynne. You're talking about dumb people with degrees and smart people with only a high school diploma, but please tell me, if you were a company like HP or some other high tech company, would you locate in an agri town where only 10% on residents have a bachelor's degree? I would rather hire a "socially dumb" person with a master's degree in that field than to hire a so called street smart person that barely finished high school.
oldtimer

Memphis, TN

#12 Sep 16, 2012
Some one broke into my House-Cashed check at Hayes.They signed my name.Got alert from Bank.Called police,they did not come to my house,called me and asked if I knew certin person.I sad yes.They were going to check video.This was a undercover cop ,Don't know what they call him. Tittle- Never herd from him again.The check was for forty bucks,not much money,but they forged my name.Misspelled it. 21 days ago.What do you THINK.never posted before. This coment is to reply Help the police
haters

Little Rock, AR

#13 Sep 24, 2012
If u dont live in the 4th ward then stay out of it we aint over there with yall so come and walk in our shoes then tell me ok busters i know yall was scared lol............
mary mary

Forrest City, AR

#14 Sep 26, 2012
im a white senior citizen driving down mlk dr 2 am when i had car trouble. i walked the rest of the way home. i was more scared of the law harrassing me than i was of anyone in that neighborhood. wynne law doesnt protect.
From Tucson to Mary Mary

Tucson, AZ

#15 Oct 1, 2012
I grew up 'on that side of town',so Ms.Senior citizen, I find it hard to believe that you are a senior citizen..your message is typed in a texting style.If in fact your story is true ....why were you driving down MLK AND NOT HWY #1. Why would the law even bother with you'are you or do think that you are that impotant? I know for a fact that there are plenty of homes on that street and someone would have helped you. REALLY DID YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR !!!! YOU NEED A BETTER STORY !
NAPPY Selmer

Pembroke, KY

#16 Oct 2, 2012
From Tucson to Mary Mary wrote:
I grew up 'on that side of town',so Ms.Senior citizen, I find it hard to believe that you are a senior citizen..your message is typed in a texting style.If in fact your story is true ....why were you driving down MLK AND NOT HWY #1. Why would the law even bother with you'are you or do think that you are that impotant? I know for a fact that there are plenty of homes on that street and someone would have helped you. REALLY DID YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR !!!! YOU NEED A BETTER STORY !
I see the person's story as plausible. Many people who do not live on that side of town now use MLK street as a bypass through town to avoid some of the unnecessary lights, especially if you're traveling straight through on Highway 1. Possibly the person lives near the 64/1 intersection. The person said it was at 2 A.M. Had the police seen the person, they probably would've stopped him/her. I don't know that there would've been any harrassing involved but probably more concern since it was an elderly person and white at that. And folks are more afraid nowadays to reach out and help a stranded person for fear of what they might do to them. And another thing, there are senior citizens who can text. I certainly believe the person is white simply by the way the post was written-grammar and structure. BTW, I, too, grew up in the 'flatlands' of the wrong side, I mean the west side of the tracks many many moons and decades ago.

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