Ever since this blog announced a mission of finding THE SPECIFIC ADDRESSES NOT JUST BLOCK NUMBERS of every Level Three sex offender in North Minneapolis, and publishing those addresses, and then systematically going after the slum-of-the-slum landlords who assist in stockpiling this "deviant reserve force" in North Minneapolis, information and substantive discussion has been flowing this-a-way to Johnny Northside bloggy blog world...
Some of this information comes by emails, some of it is taking place on the Minneapolis Issues List, but in all ways the details are being gradually filled in. I believe I will either get those addresses ONE BY ONE, the hard way, or (and this is what I'm really hoping for) somebody inside the system will just kick 'em my way anonymously.
Consider that a tempting solicitation. You know who you are, and you know these sick puppies should be locked up for life at the facility in Moose Lake. Help ME to help YOU help SOCIETY.
In the meantime, three pieces of information have come my way which are very interesting, and can be summarized as follows:
First, there is a common belief--and I can't actually verify it as fact--that South Minneapolis used to have a much larger number of Level Three sex offenders, but allegedly their numbers have dropped in recent years. Right now, it appears the 55407 zip code has 7 sex offenders. Compare to the number for 55411, which has--I assert--20. (Nineteen of them are on the state website, one is being moved in, click here for more info)
In recent years, South Minneapolis has become more affluent. So it makes sense their numbers of Level Three sex offenders would drop, since deviants dumping tend to accumulate in poor, vulnerable neighborhoods. This is an emerging issue on a national scale in neighborhoods like North Minneapolis.
But now North Minneapolis is changing, and super-involved citizens are waking up to the realization we deserve no more and no less than other neighborhoods. For too long, North Minneapolis has shouldered this unspeakable burden. It is now time for this burden to be shifted away and for the city wards of North Minneapolis (5, 4, and part of 3) to look more like Ward 9 in terms of sex offender distribution.
Second, somebody gave me a great map, click here, which shows the location of all the L3SOs in our neck of the woods. Wow, lots of little blue upside-down teardrop tabby things right there on Golden Valley Road! I sure am interested in the specific address of that facility. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
The third piece of information I obtained comes right off the Minneapolis Issues List, and it's a breakdown by zip code with a comparison to the zip code of Jordan Kuschner, a prominent and ultra-liberal civil rights attorney. (For the record, I like many of the things Kuschner is doing and I personally respect the man)
Here's that interesting discussion about sex offender distribution by zip code, as follows, with credit to South Minneapolis activist Barbara Lickness:
I worked on the issue regarding concentration of "well, you name it" during the past 20 years in a few selected neighborhoods in Minneapolis. One of them was the concentration of registered sex offenders.
I went to the DOC web-site curious to see how many zip codes in Minneapolis had level 3 registered sex offenders living in them. I checked 12 zip codes in Minneapolis in addition to the zip code Jordan lives in. Here were my results:
55427 - Jordan Kuschner's zip code. 0 registered sex offenders living there
Minneapolis zip codes
55401 - 0
55402 - 0
55403 - 11 - 1 in Loring Park. The remainder registered from Salvation Army shelter or homeless in the vacinity of the Salvation Army shelter.
55404 - 8 1 in Elliot Park, 2 in Phillips West on same block, 1 Whittier, 1 Midtown Phillips and 1 homeless. (My guess is the homeless one is registering from St. Stephens shelter)
55405 - 10 - All but 2 at the same address on Glenwood in Harrison
55406 - 0
55407 - 7 Most in Midtown and East Phillips. 1 in Corcoran 2 in Midtown are registered on the infamous block of 26th and 13th. There is a long and sordid story about this address. It is 1/2 block from a city park and school.
55408 - 3 Whittier
55409 - 1 Kingfield
55410 - 0
55411 - 19 (Note: JNS blog asserts the number is 20, click here for more info)
55412 - 6
55413 - 3 - 2 at the same address (JNS blog says, oh, that ain't good)
55414 - 0
55415 - 11 All registering homeless. My guess is from one of the downtown shelters
55416 - 0
55417 - 1
55418 - 1
55419 - 0
From my math there are 81 total. 32 are either in downtown shelters or registering homeless from a downtown zip code. 48 are living in impacted neighborhoods. That leaves 11 that reside in zip codes that are in neighborhoods not considered impacted. 7 zip codes in Minneapolis have no registered sex offenders living in them.
Anyway, there you have it. Back to Olympic skating.
JNS says: Back to Olympic Skating, indeed. I just got the address of one of those Level Three Sex offenders, and it's Kennth Anthony Hughes, 3519 Irving Ave. N.
More to follow on THAT, but here's a big thanks to a helpful, involved North Minneapolis neighbor I haven't met quite yet.