Friday, October 31, 2014

JNS Blog Revokes Policy About Removal Of Names From Jail Roster, Names Might Now Stay There Until The Day of Judgment, When The Trumpets Sound And The Sky Rolls Back Like A Scroll...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

In February of 2013, this blogger announced that I would remove certain names, under certain limited conditions and for an administrative fee, from my popular jailhouse roster feature. At the same time I announced this was an experiment and if I didn't like how the experiment was going, I would end it.


Friday, October 24, 2014

UPDATE: You've Come a Long Way, Baby Isaac! Babies and bullets should never mix but when they do, we all hold our breath. Corporate America was talking about THIS baby...

                         Baby Isaac Early showing off his new glasses.

Blog post By Jordan North

In September of 2013 the Minneapolis facebook and crime pages were all a flutter with the news that a 2-month-old baby had been shot in the head, on 2400 Emerson Ave North... 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Last Photo Of Baby Egypt Bell, Taken September 29 At 7:35 PM Before Child Died Of (This Blogger Is Being Told By Source) "Positional Asphyxiation"

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff

A source with detailed information about the death of baby Egypt Bell has contacted Johnny Northside blog and urged me to publish their info. It is fair to say the source loved this baby and is angry about her death and wants the public to care deeply about what happened to this child. 

After a great deal of making sure the information comes from a valid source, I am now convinced the source is legitimate, sincere and informed. 

However, I am still trying to get more key information confirmed before publishing "the whole shebang." I do have a number of relevant pictures, including the one above, which is most likely the last photo taken of Egypt Bell before her death. 

Currently pressed for time as well as trying to confirm info, I will just get the most important fact in front of my readership, then follow up later. 

Of course, I hope publishing something on my blog miraculously reinvigorates the interest of mainstream media. You see, I think this child's death is a much bigger story than a neighborhood blog but my premise (perhaps faulty) is that mainstream media should care about the deep and gritty details of why people suddenly and tragically die in North Minneapolis with such awful frequency. 


Here's why the child is dead, according to what I'm being told...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Members Of North Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Movement Excited, Hopeful Over Appeals Court Ruling On Rental Housing Limits...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Click here to read the Minnesota Court of Appeals opinion about rental housing limits in the City of Winona. 

Word is going around of meetings and discussions in our city government about possible limits on rental housing in North Minneapolis, something home owners in our troubled neighborhood have asked for, lobbied for, BEGGED FOR the last couple decades. For the longest time, it seemed impossible because...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ashley Elizabeth Osterloh, Named By Prosecutors In Bizarre "Drug Debt Kidnapping" Incident In North Minneapolis, Now Sits In Jail For Alleged Probation Violation...

Anoka County Mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Ashley Elizabeth Osterloh, who was named by prosecutors in a criminal complaint that described a bizarre kidnapping over a drug debt, (click here for previous story) today is sitting in the Anoka County jail over an alleged probation violation. 

A reader drew this matter to my attention and generally...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As Death Of 4-Month-Old Baby Girl "Egypt Bell" Is Investigated, Citizen "Google Detectives" Are Unearthing Troubling Facts Not Published By Mainstream Media...

Image from Georgia Mugshot Gallery Dot Com, which gives notice its mugshots are
from public sources and not copyrighted, blog post by John Hoff

Another Dead Baby In North Minneapolis 

Mainstream media such as Fox 9 are reporting troubling information about the death of 4-month-old Egypt Bell, whose mother is identified by family members as "Shalynda Raino." 

Name Is The Same

A person named Shalynda Raino is pictured above in a mugshot from Fulton County, Georgia, and it's an extraordinarily uncommon name, AND there is troubling overlap in criminal charges faced by a "Shalynda Raino" locally in North Minneapolis ("domestic violence") and the person with that name who faced "family violence" and "cruelty to children" charges in Fulton County, Georgia. 

Click here for a link to that Georgia info.

Where Mainstream Media Falls Short, Google Fills The Gap

A reader emailed me, and like so often happens with this blog it simply becomes my role to...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Earl Lee Malone, 18-Year-Old Victim In Rare Northside "Justified Homicide," Had Been Arrested And Released On A Robbery Charge Last Month...

Image obviously taken from social media, published by WCCO with the
words "Credit: CBS," so CBS please consider yourself credited, blog post
by John Hoff

Earl Lee Malone, 18, (pictured above) was killed on the Northside by a guy named Kelvin Richardson, 21, in what authorities either believe was a justified homicide or can't prove it WASN'T.

Click here for yesterday's JNS blog article, with addendum, on this incident. 

Richardson reportedly told authorities Malone was trying to rob him. JNS blog believes when one person kills another, even when it may be justified, the public has an interest in examining the facts in a transparent way. 

Yes, already the God-I-Love-My-Guns crowd is giving me heck about publishing Richardson's name off the jail roster, a public document easily located online. Most of the time the "God and guns crowd" just loves-loves-loves my Northside crime reporting, but just let me publish the name of a triggerman in a justified homicide, and their fickle "red state love" goes south like a Canada goose...

The homicide happened on the Northside but involved two young people who weren't FROM the our neighborhood, at least not from our neighborhood at the moment the incident happened.

Earl Lee Malone was... 

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Creative stock photo, somewhere in Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff

(FAIR AND SQUARE ADDENDUM, Sept 23. Richardson, 21, was released without being charged due to self-defense and having a valid permit to carry a weapon. 

Richardson apparently believed he was being robbed by the man Richardson shot dead, one Earl Lee Malone, 18. Even so, the shooting death of a citizen at the hands of another citizen on a public street is and should be a matter of public record. Watch for an editorial on this topic in the near future here on JNS blog.

If regular media will not give citizens the information they need and want, grassroots media will certainly step into the gap)  

The Star Tribune reported today on two murders that took place eight hours apart. There was an arrest in one of the murders, but the STrib reported "the identities of the victim and the suspect have yet to be released. The man arrested is 21 years old and from Minneapolis." 

JNS blog thinks the words "have yet to be released" are some kind of euphemism for "it is my coffee break and I do not feel like looking through fifty names on the jail roster of people arrested today, trying to find the one arrested with murder." Ironic how the media who are paid the least are willing to work the hardest or, in other words...

Attempted Murder Charges Against The Patterson Brothers, Alleged To Be Members Of The "Scarface" Gang, Who Are Bitter Enemies Of "Taliban/YNT" Street Gang...

MN DOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

Click here to view the criminal complaint.

Murder, I Wrote (Well, Attempted Murder) 

It was back in July when I wrote about Trae Patterson (pictured above) and a guy who turned out to be his brother, Tyrel Lamar Patterson, sitting next to each other on the jail roster. Back in July the murders were coming so fast I couldn't catch up. I was actually looking for a jail booking for a RECENT murder when I came upon charges against the Patterson brothers stemming from an incident in April. 

Well, despite two more fatal North Minneapolis shootings eight hours apart, click here and word of yet another shooting (unknown if it was fatal) a block from my house at 22nd and Aldrich Ave. N., I am actually catching up a little...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ceasefire In The NoMi Blog Wars Turns Into An Online Love Fest As Don Allen Of IBNN Publishes Guest Piece By Johnny Northside About A Lynching That Happened 132 Years Ago This Autumn, In Grand Forks, North Dakota...

Stock photo, historic cemetery, blog post by 
John Hoff

One hundred and thirty-two years ago this October, a black man was dragged out of jail and lynched by a mob in Grand Forks North Dakota. The man, Charles Thurber, was accused of a horrible crime by two women, one of whom reportedly recanted her story. Thurber died without the benefit of a trial to attempt to clear his name. 

No historic "truth and reconciliation" commission has ever been convened to examine the sordid facts of the Charles Thurber case. And no historic marker exists to acknowledge... 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Criminal Complaint Reveals Details Of Murder Of Jaylin "Skooby Straightdrop" Davis Allegedly By Trevante "Trap Moe" Williams...

Facebook image of Jaylin Davis used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for a copy of the criminal complaint. Click here for yesterday's exclusive blog story on this murder. 

Pictured above, murder victim Jaylin Davis, a/k/a "Skooby Straightdrop."  

See below for reasons why I am using a photo of the victim instead of the alleged murderer, Trevante Williams. But in regard to the criminal complaint linked above...

It is the belief of this blogger that media should provide source documentation with their stories, so the public can decide and review facts for themselves. Plus those with a particular need for the original documents can... 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Trevante Williams Got A Stay Of Sentence BEFORE Alleged Murder Of Jaylin "Skooby" Davis, Then A Furlough For A Funeral AFTER Alleged Murder, Now Williams Is Nowhere To Be Found But JNS Blog Suggests Looking In Rockville, Illinois, Where Williams Was Previously Arrested With The Victim During A Narcotics Raid...

Facebook picture used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog
post by John Hoff

Wanted In The Killing Of A Man Called "Skooby" 

Pictured above, murder victim Jaylin Davis, a/k/a "Skooby Straightdrop." JNS blog does not yet have an image of accused killer Trevante Williams to illustrate this blog post or I would certainly be using such an image.  

Mass media such as Star Tribune and KSTP are now reporting on murder charges against Trevante Williams in the June shooting death of Jaylin Davis. 

Though Davis was a resident of Brooklyn Center, he was killed at a house party in North Minneapolis. Likewise, Williams is not a resident of North Minneapolis either, but is also from Brooklyn Center. Despite the fact Williams is from Brooklyn Center, the Star Tribune ran a headline about a "Minneapolis man" being charged in the crime...