Hispanic Criminals in Jackson, Missisipi State Of Emergency
July 04, 2006, 03:47 PM
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UNREST IN MISSISSIPPI: CITY OF JACKSON DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY... is how the Drudge Report is carrying this story. [City state of emergency to continue, By Kelli Esters, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, July 3, 2006] Sounds like a headline from the era of civil rights marches, doesn't it?

But things have changed—the Mayor of Jackson, Frank Melton, is black. The "unrest" may be Hispanic. Conflict between blacks and Hispanics in Jackson is becoming serious.

The latest incident is this

After midnight Friday, Jackson saw its second homicide during the state-of-emergency period in a quintuple shooting outside a west Jackson nightclub.

Uriel Castillo, 22, of Pearl was shot and killed outside the Taqueria Mexicana in the Bel Air Shopping Center at 1999 U.S. 80 West. Castillo was shot once in the chest and once in the arm, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Saturday.

Police would not release the names of the other four men, but described them as all being in their 20s.