Dubose Sees Progress

As Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose gets ready to leave his job, the FBI released numbers of how things have looked in the city during his last year at the helm.

The bureau's annual Uniform Crime Report found crime holding relatively steady from 2007 to 2008.

Violent crimes were down a bit, but property crimes were up. Dubose said he believes the city is making some progress.

"We saw a significant decrease in our burglaries. Our other property crimes like larceny and theft (we) saw a significant increase in other property crimes, like larceny and theft," said Dubose. "Our burglaries were down quite a bit, and our aggravated assaults and other violent crimes were down."

The FBI released its crime numbers for cities and towns across the nation late Monday.

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  • by 4 Real Location: Meridian on Sep 16, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    I agree with ignorance is bliss-all of us are racists. Hatred is learned. White people teach their children that AAs are inferior and AAs teach their children not to trust WP, yet all of us are planning to go to heaven. Barbara Henson was pressured into voting for LS and it's ok. She and the rest of the Council will have to deal with whatever happens under the his leadership. Ete Brute?
  • by annonymous Location: mississippi on Sep 16, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    i wish all the people that are complaining about this would just give the new appointees a chance. i dont live in meridian but work there. wheter it was race motivated or not it was needed. and as far as going along with the nation our president is the biggest racist of all.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Meridian Mississippi is corrupted with racist white peoples and it's sad.I hope GOD help everyone of you beyond stupid ppls cheering her on for a mess up job.Meridian Police Department will never be the same with a known KKK memeber in charge of it.
  • by Robin Location: Meridian on Sep 16, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    Great Job Mayor Keep up the good work
  • by Ignorance is bliss Location: meridian on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM
    I am asking myself this question..."If the Mayor had hired only black people would the black community be having a problem with her choices?" The answer is no. I believe that racism still exists in the south but I believe that it goes BOTH ways. From what I have observed, not being from the south I have seen more black people who are racist against white people than the other way around. I am not saying that it doesn't exist I am only making the point that it goes both ways and is equally ignorant for people in this day and age to use race as a tool to further any ones beliefs or opinions. I am sick of it. It is time to move on as a nation and leave the past in the past. Everyone needs to get educated on the issues and not try to stir the pot with ignorant remarks about the color of someones skin whether white or black or hispanic or asian.It is just ridiculous.
  • by Carolyn Location: Meridian on Sep 15, 2009 at 09:33 PM
    Obama platform was "Change" what is different with our Mayor? She has the same rights as anone to make changes in the system. Race is not the issue here, a change will be good for our city, think the new appointee has an excellent record of clearing up matters we need more attention to here in out town. Good Luck to the new Chief and Thank You Mr Dubose for the job well done. Just time for a change. No offense from our household
  • by Bubba Location: city hall meeting on Sep 15, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    well at lease you have one black qualified to run something in Meridian. Henson did not sell you out she prayed about it or so she said
  • by Michael Location: Meridian on Sep 15, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    The city councilwoman BARBRA HENSON sold the BLACK community out tonight. She is a sellout. Barbara Henson stated that she will not vote Lee S in and she lied.
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