This blogger is pleased with MPD's recent emphasis on "saturation patrols" to go after guns and drugs. I would like to do my little part in support of MPD, so here's the deal. Anybody with a North Minneapolis address who gets arrested for a gun crime today through Sunday can expect to...
...see their information posted here on Johnny Northside Dot Com. And yes, that includes mere wrongful possession. You don't even need to pop the thing off. It doesn't have to be loaded. It doesn't even have to be YOURS, just get caught with your hand on it.
I will post your address. I will post your criminal record, what I can find of it. I will figure out who owns the residence where you (allegedly) live and post THEIR information. If I can pull up a mug shot for you on a state website, I'll plaster your face in this space.
Normally, if I look up the address of an alleged criminal and see their home is owned by a relative (that is to say, somebody with the same surname) I won't publish the relative's name because, after all, people should look out for their family even if they are "bad seed." (I reserve the right to alter this policy if the crime is particularly heinous or if I feel like it.
But nobody gets a break like that this weekend. Get arrested for a gun crime, and if the Northside address on the jail roster is the house owned by your mama, then mama's name will be all over the internet along with sonny boy the (purported) gang banger. In fact, I will dig into your MAMA's criminal record.
Don't do it. Put the guns away this weekend.
You might get out of jail in 36 hours, but the internet is forever...well, at least for a long, long time.