Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Criminal Record Of Mario D. Combs, Victim In Weekend Shooting Incident...

Stock photo and blog post by John Hoff

Sometimes, innocent people are killed in North Minneapolis shooting incidents.


But not very often. The vast majority of the time, both the victim and the perpetrator have significant criminal records and the homicide is part of their thuggy, drug-infested underworld which, thankfully, the majority of citizens in North Minneapolis are not part of except to call 911 on the sound of gunfire or read, horrified, about the latest incident.

In this case, the latest incident was the death of Mario D. Combs, shot on the 400 block of 29th Ave. N. while a police officer was not very far away. Nice variation, that last part. Click here for news article.

By this time, the motions I have to make are familiar...

Run my cursor over the name of the alleged shooter, check the name in an online court resource. Do the same with the victim. Publish the results. Rinse, lather, repeat the next time a body hits the sidewalk.
 Why am I doing this at all? Why doesn't the mainstream media find the criminal records significant enough to mention them during initial coverage? Sure, sometimes you see brief mention in the mainstream media, but I've noticed these brief mentions tend to come AFTER this blog has already...

Oh, never mind.

Here's the criminal record of Mario D. Combs:

Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory

Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory

So far, I haven't turned up any record for the alleged shooter, Richard Mayes Lindsay.


NoMi Passenger said...

Yes, people are going to jump all over you saying how cold, mean, racist and awful you are for this ritual you have of looking up the criminal records and publishing them when names of shooting victims or shooters have been released to the public.

It is indeed an uncomfortable and unfortunate reality.

But my believe is that if we can just continue to pound into the heads of our young people, that a life of crime, drugs, gangs, thuggery and anti-social behavior will more than likely lead to a tragic death or a life in prison, perhaps we can deter the attraction and participation in such life.

Perhaps we can influence this ugly underworld that you speak of.

Sigh. Sad situation all around.

Johnny Northside said...

Pound it in the heads of young people?

Well, sure, but I think a very immediate solution and quick fix is to call the police when we see groups of young men loitering on street corners, obviously up to no good.

Also--here goes the great psychic Carnac making a prediction--soon the family of the victim will come forth, saying how he was really a nice guy, loved by all, just starting to turn his life around.

Here is YouTube footage of the great psychic Carnac.

My First Comment Live Link, Wheeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

It only makes sense that your first post is your woman making excuses for you.Dump him,Meg,i guarantee that you deserve better and will get it if you quit wasting your time.

NoMi Passenger said...

@Anon, thanks for your concern. But nawwww, I think I'll keep him.

Perhaps John and I are together for the exact reason that we share some similar outlooks and philosophies???

Johnny Northside said...

And we see how well the troll makes decisions about his/her life.

My word, troll, you don't even have a NAME. What does this say about how you live YOUR life? Doesn't it get awfully cold and lonely under that bridge with nothing but the billy goats to keep you company?

Johnny Northside said...

Here's my musical commentary:

Stand By Your Man

Anonymous said...

Hey Johnny,

May I ask why do you post the criminal history of the victims and their assailants?
I don't think this is justification for why someone was killed or heartlessly as you said," when another body hits the sidewalk." now that statement is inhumane and coldhearted.
You badger the young black people and the slumlords renting on to tenants on the north side of Minneapolis, but I never read your post about the latino, asians, or white people on the northside of Minneapolis, hmmmm and I have to wonder just how racist you are !!!
Don't get me wrong I like the updates from time to time, but stop degrading the black community all the time, this makes your articles boring and everything is so repeatative.
Can you talk about the snow storms and why the plow truck drivers mostly white men come through our neighborhoods and partially plow our streets, when suburban area streets are taken completely care of.

Anonymous said...

Richard does not have a criminal record.

Johnny Northside! said...

I don't see where the race of any of these individuals has been posted anywhere. I'm not assuming anything about their race. Furthermore, my record shows--god, I get so tired of having to repeat this--I am an equal opportunity criminal record digger.

In regard to whether the shooter has a criminal record: he may not, I can't seem to turn it up.

I said...

ANON 207: You want to see bad roads go to St. Paul. I thought the city did a pretty good job considering the amount of snow, cars and sheer miles of road that needed to be plowed. Also I saw that the plow that came down Irving was a female. Why are you so sexist? (see what I did there? It IS fun to draw baseless conclusions baed on fantasy!)

Johnny Northside! said...

It's just a fantasy.

God, I love my new mastery of live links in comments.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 2:07Pm:

Ah, where to start?

First, if you think slumlords ONLY rent to black folks, you're wrong. I'm sure there are plenty of renters with a wide ethnic background renting from our slummy slumlords on the northside. Go get 'em Johnny.

Second, I don't believe this blog has ever presented any kind of notion that a homicide involving a victim who has a public criminal record is actually a justified homicide. It seems this blog is just offering an additional glimpse into the back story of victims and suspects that make up the homicide statistics of Minneapolis, specifically north Minneapolis.

Never read about white people on the northside? So, did you miss all those posts about sick-o Spanky Pete and his antics? How about Reitman? Or Pamiko? Roger Smithrud?

The white trash hillbillies that broke into a dead man's home on 4th of July? Tj Waconia Mortgage Fraudsters? How about Susan Newell Mortgage Fraudster?

Have you seen any of those nasty ass white fuck-head Level 3 sex offenders that Johnny has put up here? *yuck, just puked, ok back now*

Friedman's butt windows? How the Merwin Liquor's owner, he took some good punches from Johnny.

Did you see John write about the nasty as hooker customer in the champagne colored mercedes? He was white.

Do young black people get a free pass from being called out on their anti-social behavior because they are young, or because they are black? Because either type of special treatment is discriminatory by law. I mean heck, some of these young black people are KILLING other young black people, that seems pretty inhumane and cold-hearted, like you called Johnny.

The more and more I think about it, your comment is just plain STOOPID. How about we start protecting the LIVES of young black people by telling OTHER young black people to STOP KILLING EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

John why do you comment on your own blog anonymously?

Johnny Northside said...

I don't.

Why do YOU comment on my blog anonymously?

By the way, after I dropped a certain somebody from my "blog followers" the instant troll comments slowed down immediately.

Anonymous said...

We'll let the readers decide. Who else posts on here with statements like "That's Just STOOPID".

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon, google "stoopid" and you will see it is widely used!

So widely used that I just saw someone on the infamous Mpls Issues List/E-democracy using it in a topic headline!

Nice try trying to set John up though!

Are you going to offer anything relevant about homicides, gun toting criminals or perhaps saving our young people ?

Or are you just going to keep being STOOPID?

Quentin P said...

What up, cuz? Let's get blacked out because I'm finna hit on a lick for an elbow during vulture hour, so get your strap. We'll wait in the cut and roll up on him.

Johnny Northside said...


Your exact sentence and its meaning can be found at this website, which I stumbled upon while trying to figure out what you were saying.

Minneapolis Finder .Com

You are nothing but a fake trying to talk in a thug voice.


Anonymous said...

Quentin P.ees in his own mouth. When Quentin is peeing there is simutaneously a flow of shit running down his leg into his good eye. Quentin yearns again.Quentin is beside himself. Quentin is a closet Queen.Thank You, and more quack poetry is in store.

Stay Prayed Up! said...

I don't see what good it does to post their criminal background at all because of regardless what someone has done in their past there is always room for change! If I was murdered now what would my felony drug case from ten yrs ago have to go with now.....????????? NOTHING! I m not a part of this young man's family but my nephew was murdered this past summer and he was one of the ones you spoke on the family defending ie. Just turning his life around!! He was 17 yrs old and doing just that u will never know until u exp so I think u should find something else to make your blog interesting!

Johnny Northside! said...

Oh, it does a lot of good, actually, to post this stuff. It shows good and decent people who would consider living here that, statistically, they aren't in much danger since it's the no accounts with criminal records who are getting killed--by each other--not good and decent people.

So I will continue to do it.

Also, in regard to your felony drug case...

PROVE IT! Go ahead and post the details.

Anonymous said...

First of all the VICTIM you speak so poorly about was MY husband! Secondly yes he did have a criminal background you should have included the dates of such said offenses which are dated years back. Mario was trying to resurrect himself. He went to barbering school graduated with honors, worked as a barber at Mass Appeal barbershop,and coached little league football, but again you failed to mention ANY of these things! The headliner"here we go again", is pretty accurate this sensless violence needs to stop,but dont you dare attempt to slander the VICTIM!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck any of you that have some negative shit to say, Mario was a benefit to the community, coaching football for Northside community and cut hair, was always trying to show kids a good to go in life, not to mmention a damn good single parent father to all five of his children, his pas had nothing to do with the person he was before he passed, so to all you critics go fuck yourslf.

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous person saying something to defend her husband that she so called loved but cremated his body against our wishes, cleaned out his safe deposit box from the bank and didn't give his kids not one red cent, you are receiving social security insurance for your child that is not even his, taking from his real children and to recently found out that you left his ashes ate funeral home that you cremated him at. You have got some Damn nerve to say anything to anyone. Yes he was a great father, provider, mentor and coach to his team players. Johnny north side, do your research before you try to slander a dead victims name loser.

Anonymous said...

But you cleaned out his bank account, falsely accused him of being your son father, cremating him against his family's wishes and left his ashes at the funeral home for 4 1/2 years. I hope the Lord has mercy on your sick soul you evil demonic individual!!!

Anonymous said...

I are just as pitiful as she is above you