Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Camera Loves Spanky Pete, But The Love Just Goes One Way...

Mugshot, therefore in the public domain, blog post by John Hoff

I just got word that Peter "Pete The Pedophile" Rickmyer has a BRAND SPANKING NEW photo on his Level Three sex offender profile, which the DOC maintains to warn and inform the public and which, for all practical and legal purposes, makes "Spanky Pete" a public figure. And an all-too-interesting one at that!

Here's the photo for readers to enjoy.

God, those eyes. Like a puppy that didn't get its shots, and played a little too much in the woods with raccoons.

Of course, this photo doesn't do justice to Pete's "Mr. Clean" appearance which he was sporting in court quite recently, click here for more details, but I figure DOC will eventually get around to updating the photo. They seem to be paying attention to Spanky Pete more than their other Level Three sex offenders, thanks to all the attention Spanky brought on himself and, actually, brought on all the Level Three sex offenders concentrated in North Minneapolis.

All the same...

This photo doesn't help our neighborhood so much as it shows the limitations of the DOC's clunky website. These Level Three sex offenders change their looks in a calculated way, and it seems like DOC doesn't even pretend to try to keep up. Some of these guys need a lot more than two photos, but I've never seen a profile with more than two. And, like I've pointed out to DOC a couple of times, there is at least one slightly blurry photo, which is Michael Robert Logeais.

What does DOC say when they slap up a photo like that? "Good enough for government work?" "Good enough for North Minneapolis?"

(Blogging from near Jefferson City, Tennessee)


Anonymous said...

Another sneaky one we need to keep an eye on.

Ellison votes for a raise
Posted by Kevin Diaz

Last update: April 28, 2010 - 4:33 PM

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Email Share60diggsdigg Add to del.icio.us CloseShare In the polar-opposites world of the U.S. Congress, there aren’t many 232-15 votes. But when it comes to congressional pay raises amid hard times in the hinterlands, the majority of Democrats and all Republicans were more than ready to say thanks but no thanks.

But there were 15 holdouts Tuesday, including Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Voting on a measure to cancel automatic pay raises (a uniquely Washington innovation), they voted no. All were Democrats, and the majority of those were, like Ellison, members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Caucus spokesman J. Jioni Palmer said “there was no caucus position.” He referred media inquiries to the offices of the 15 House members who held out for what would have been a $1,600-a-year raise. At this writing, Hotdish has not heard back from Ellison’s office.

A unanimous Senate passed a similar measure last week without a roll call vote.

Most senators and House members make about $174,000 a year, though leaders make much more. The last time Congress opted to take the raise was in 2008.

Johnny Northside! said...

This is a substantive comment so I'm approving it, but the placement of the comment is just...STOOPID.

Ellison is not in the same categorical PLANET as Pete.

Anonymous said...

Look at the Statute on registration. Doesn't it require level 3 offenders be photographed several times a year? Looks like most of those pics on the level 3 website are from prison or jail. Since it is the DOC site are they responsible or is it the PO or the police?

Anonymous said...

It's up to every citizen to photograph these L3SO's. Now that you have the addresses lets get pictures and post them here! These guys are out walking around and who doesn't have a cameraphone now days. Go get em!

Anonymous said...

I saw Spanky Pete today walking on 26th Ave with a bright yellow baseball cap on and giant smile like he just ate a canary.

I wonder why God make some of her creatures so creepy?

Anonymous said...

John why are you equating our esteemed brother Mr Ellison with sex offenders? Minnesota needs more officials willing to stand up for the people and I know for a face Keith Ellison is NOT a sex offender.

Anonymous said...

How do you know that? Because he never offended you?

Homewood Confidential said...

Ummm, Anon 8:10, if you look again at the comments you will see that John has made no disparaging remarks about Congressman Ellison. Rather, an anonymous individual chose to post a seemingly random news article about one of Ellison's recent votes in the House of Representatives.

Of course, this sort of information has nothing to do whatsoever with Peter Rickmyer, the subject of the blog post, but that's where the anonymous poster decided to dump this nugget of journalism.

MeganG. said...

Homewood Confidential, Anon810 is just our blog troll trying to stir the pot by taking comments and distorting them.

Blog Trolls need attention, too.