Monday, March 28, 2011
How The Spanky Have Fallen! Peter Rickmyer Incarcerated At Lino Lakes!
Department of corrections mug shots, therefore in public domain, blog post by John Hoff
After Level Three sex offender Peter Rickmyer's probation was revoked for 90 days, (with credit for time served) North Minneapolis residents following the issue were wondering where ol' "Spanky Pete" would end up. Back at the Moose Lake facility for sex offenders? Some other facility?
Friends and neighbors, wonder no more! Rickmyer is at the Lino Lakes facility and has, well, not exactly a hot new look. Really more of a makeover fail. Looks like Pete was...
...growing a scraggly beard the whole time he was in jail. Ewwwww.
But back to Lino Lakes: this facility is the "primary treatment facility" for sex offenders in the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Click here for more info about Lino Lakes.
I, for one, am very excited (in a completely appropriate and legal way) to hear Peter is at a facility where he might get treatment. I certainly hope Peter will be sitting down and talking all about his dodgy pervert issues and recent history: the front page story on City Pages about his outrageous behavior, the incidents among residents in the neighborhood, some of which (but not all) have been reported to the authorities, and Peter's multiple failed attempts to complete legal service on Johnny Northside Dot Com despite being declared a "frivolous litigant" under Rule 9.
As for accusations from anonymous commenters who write as though they have legal training, (who could THAT be?) saying I am using "fighting words" against Rickmyer:
I think it's fair to say I only write about the man when there's something going on with him. When Peter behaves himself and/or no new "Peter issues" arise, I write stories about other stuff like, well, potholes. It is my perception that articles about Peter are widely read, especially by individuals who work at the county government building, and therefore there is a strong interest among members of my audience, which this blog exists to serve.
Oh, yes...more sensitive and delicate Peter issues for therapy: Let's not forget how his lawyer (Jill Clark) tried to help Peter, sort of, but he ended up going to prison, anyway. Peter must be feeling pretty rough about that. Pretty let down. Let's hope he has an opportunity to talk about those issues in therapy.
I think if Peter is NOT willing to talk about his issues, well, I really don't think he's ready to go back to society. My opinion. And I do have one, but when I have one I try to make sure I don't have my back turned to Peter.
During Peter's sudden incarceration, I know neighbors are keeping eagle eyes on his property, making sure not the slightest thing is going wrong at his house.
If ANYTHING happens, ANYTHING AT ALL, we will be sure to call 311 or, if appropriate, 911.