Wednesday, November 21, 2012

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: More Information About "Two For The Price Of One" Murder Day, And Some Free Advice To Suburbanites About Hanging Around In A North Minneapolis Alley Apparently Up To No Good...

Facebook tribute image, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

The headline on the Star Tribune story reads, "2 slayings in north MInneapolis in one day." (Yes, there's a minor typo in the word "Minneapolis" but I reproduced the headline exactly)

Of those two slayings, the death of Gianni Gossitt isn't terribly surprising, as unfortunate as that may sound. He has a minor criminal record and moved here from Chicago nine years ago, according to the Strib, part of a group of nine siblings.

Unknown if the gun that shot him was also a nine millimeter.

Gianni's Facebook profile isn't very developed but shows...

...a bare chested young man blowing a smoke ring (substance being smoked is unknown) and a "background image" of the interior of a nice car. The "Vote No" sign visible through the windshield shows it's a relatively recent picture.


Facebook photos used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism


His lone conviction in MNCIS, a juvenile burglary case, reveals his middle name was "David" and his birthday was 8/18/1990. I have a pair of army issue gray sweat pants almost the same exact age as this kid.

His Facebook profile also reveals he graduated from North High in 2008, claims to have worked at Triple R Records, and claims to have studied at The Art Institute International. He had 652 Facebook friends when he died. One of those friends posted the tribute picture visible at the top of this blog posting.

The friend in question, whose Facebook name is De'Angelo Delowripdnice Jones has a number of photos which appear to show cannibis, like the two below.



Here is a second tribute photo which appears in the aforementioned friend's photo albums amid numerous weed-themed images, or what APPEAR to be weed themed images.

Images posted on the Facebook page of Gianni's sister, Cheryle Gossitt, appear to show a more wholesome side of Gianni.


Oh, wait a second. Did I say "wholesome?" I must have typed that before I saw the marijuana leaf pattern on his pants or, to phrase it another way, "walking probable cause."

All in all, it seems HIGHLY LIKELY that a drug transaction or the rivalries associated with drug territory were linked with this young man's death.

As for Kerry Scott, 41, of Hopkins, his name is too common for me to get much info about him PERSONALLY but the address where his body was found in the alley, 3307 Girard Ave. N., is likely a poignant clue that Scott wasn't up to any good in North Minneapolis.

The house has been mentioned at least three times on the 4th Precinct CARE Task Force website, including a frustratingly short notation that a male was shot there, date unknown. Since Scott was beaten to death, this doesn't refer to Scott. There's also an entry about the house being a "nusiance" (sic) house, click here, and an unlicensed street dumpster. The house appears on a list of foreclosures that took place this year, click here.

Quite notably, the address comes up in association with a prostitution ring in a story this blog wrote in April, click here. The link to the address came off a jail roster. This is one reason I gripe so much about making sure the jail roster contains reasonably accurate information, because little stuff like this becomes a clue later; not just to a blogger but potentially to police investigators.

The home in question is a rental owned by Allan W. Giese of Eden Prairie, MN. Giese was convicted of a drinking related offense back in 2001 and his middle name is "Wrede." Good to know. Giese has been involved in at least 5 civil cases, three of which were eviction actions against tenants. The court cases turn up the names of LLCs, as follows:

Giese Silverlake LLC

Giese Holdings LLC

It's possible he's also associated with Trilogy Properties of MN, LLC, which is named as a defendant in one of the cases and uses the same lawyer as Giese and the entities sharing his surname.

A body turns up and it's just fascinating where the trail leads. What does it all mean? I don't know, except that Giese seems to be a slumlord and this blog ain't partial to slumlords. Getting back to that dead body, however....

What an ignominious end for Kerry Scott, 41, of Hopkins. If only suburbanites would stay out of my neighborhood when they're (apparently) up to no good and not make themselves perfect victims.

Free advice from Johnny Northside. 

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

The graduation picture with his sister makes me sad. Looks like they were close siblings and happy to finish high school in a neighborhood where many don't or don't care to. And he probably lost his life over access to a plant that should be legalized.

Johnny Northside! said...

It is indeed sad. This was a human being and he was loved by many.

But in regard to "a plant that should be legalized," while something is NOT legal people have an obligation to obey the law. If people want to, er, fight the power by disobeyed the law and raising arguments about their weedy so-called rights in court, and fight it all the way to the Supreme Court, so be it. But while weed is legal the law must be obeyed.

Furthermore, every time suburbanites come to my neighborhood to score weed, they are helping to assure the death of young people by violence over drug turf. Young people like this young man.

Anonymous said...

Ur disrespectful this is my family an u got ur facts wrng buddy regardless what you think you no my cousin didnt deserve to be murdered the way he was an your opinion dont matter if you wanted to say something it should have been sorry for your lost instead of trying to bash him..4what ?

delow jones said...

Jus cuz I smoke dont mean im a bad kid we a family as far as a gang u can cut it out if u got somethin to deangelo ripdnice jones holla at me u kno nothin of my life I pray u wake the fuck up an see.......CAN U EVER SAY SOMEONE FROM MY FAMILY OF SOULJA'z shot any one or at any one NO FUCK NO we all had jobs some still do you .....far as hustlin thats my life you will never under stand call me wat u want but im no KILLER

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

I have heard story after story about Trilogy Properties, and how horrible they are. The problem with Trilogy is that they aren't even a property ownership entity. They are primarily a property MANAGEMENT firm. It's bad enough when we can't search property owners by name, but when we have bad actors who are doing so in the role of property managers, good luck.

Johnny Northside! said...

I haven't heard ANYTHING about Trilogy. Could you share some more of what you've heard? Send me an email? Something? I would like to get whatever info exists about Trilogy out of the heads of a select few and into the bigger, wider world of the internet.

Johnny Northside! said...

On another note, every time I write about one of these fallen thugs the reader stats go through the ROOF as it gets shared all over Facebook throughout the land of "virtual thugdom."

I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Quit talkin bout my family like they're bad people and thugs. This is a world where everybody got the right to be themselves and do as they please without hurting or killing anyone and my cousin didnt do either so for you to sit up and blog about him like that is very disrespectful to my cousin and our family. U should go find some real facts and blog that because characterizing my cousin because he smoked weed didnt make him a bad person, he was good to us all if u should know and didnt deserve what happend to him regardless of what he was doing nor what neighborhood he was at.

Anonymous said...

Well u should just shut the fck up !!!! Nosey ass dude...get a life stay out of other ppl shyt...fckn weirdo

cheryle gossitt said...

Why is it when a black male dies on the north side he has to be in a gang or you guys have to bash them to make it seem like they are such bad people! Lets look at your youth background stop acting like people don't make mistakes in life and im sure you have. Somebody murdered my BIG BROTHER! Since you trying be a wannabe ass cop and investigate on my brother background get your rude ass out there and find out who killed my brother. My brother was a great man regardless of what you and everbody else say! You are on the outside looking in. If you wanna ask me you can stay out of it.

delow jones said...

That's good to hear at least the people I hang wit don't take life's of profit from FALLIN STAND UP GUYS BUT YOU ARE A CLOWN ILL PRAY FA YOU MAN

Anonymous said...

I posted a comment an hour ago and it hasnt shown up but i think u should stop disrespecting my cousin and family because you dont know him at all and he not what your saying about him but for the people who do know him he was loving regardless of what he did and how he did it and he never hurt or killed nobody so all that fall thug shit and up to no good shit gotta stop on this blog because your misleading readers in the wrong way

Ms45 said...


As every one is entitled to their own opinion, knowledge is power which it seems you do not have, and in the process are hurting already grieving people, friends, family and loved ones of the Gianni's. I made ALL THE TRIBUTE PICTURES... as an outlet for MYSELF but also as a Support for his friends and family alike. REGARDLESS of what he was doing at the time of his murder, your FACTS of his character are ALL WRONG! GIanni was a very sensative loving caring individual. No one is perfect, as he made his share of mistakes, but the key is JUVENILE RECORD. Gianni was a good guy, didnt hurt NO BODY EVER... and just wanted to move forward with his life.. although he already has stigmas against him, racial stereotypical people like yourself judging him based on what????? A few pictures of younger men and there misjudgment on what you should or should not put on line? Or the fact that he is black & has weed imprinted on his pants??? A young mans life was lost.. .. there is a story behind every tale and you should do your research before you go bashing a persons character who is unable to defend themselves, hurting people who have lost a friend, brother, uncle, cuzen, son, what ever... that is very selfish of you... and all for what.. entertainment? TO perplex the stereotype to your racial ideology of BLACKS & the northside? THIS IS WRONG his family hasnt even buried him yet, laid him to rest yet, and your already attempting to bury and drag his name through the dirt. YOU BASTARD. What your doing is wrong.. period.. State the facts but leave the bias opinions out of it... when talking about a person who was recently murdered... your dealing with peoples emotions... Your heart less... N i feel sorry for how hard it is to be you to make such accusations and statements about a person like Gianni who you didnt even know.... GOd have mercy on your soul... cuz buddy the way ur going.. ur gonna need it...


Anonymous said...

If you were any type of real journalist you would have done real research on Giannis life and character before posting this. Like about the time periods in his life when he lived and worked in a small community west of the TCs. A small closed minded hick town that he came into and proved he was not a stereo type black guy...he was one of the sweetest, most trust worthy people and respected by so many. I'd love to go on but your lack of research makes it not worth my time. You made him out aLl wrong. This coming from an educated, white, middle class, female who at one point was closed minded like yourself :)

brian jones said...

My brother didnt deserve this whoever you are your just in it for publicity nd my cuzzin ain't even a factor Mr.johnny northside yhu dnt kno the struggle yhu dnt kno the trials nd tribulations of our lives WE ARE NOT MURDERERS###

Anonymous said...

Correction.

"The house appears on a list of foreclosures that took place in September of this year, click here."

3307 Girard Ave N. is on the list at the link as a June 2012 foreclosure.

Anonymous said...

WHY IS IT WHEN A BLACK MALE DIES, YOU GUYS HAVE TO BASH THEIR NAME AND PUT IT IN THE DIRT I MEAN WHO ARE YOU TO WRITE ABOUT MY BROTHER. YOU KNOW NOTHING OF HIM OTHER THEN WHAT YOU CAN LOOK UP. SINCE YOU ARE SO INTO WHAT MY BROTHER'S BACK GROUND LOOKS LIKE, LET ME SEE YOURS. I MEAN AS A YOUTH WHO DON'T MAKE MISTAKES? RIGHT, BECAUSE I SURE YOU HAD YOUR SHARE AS WELL. JOHNNY NORTHSIDE HUH, LET ME GUESS YOU ONE OF THEM LONELY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH THERE LIFE AND ALWAYS HAVE TO TALK ABOUT OTHERS. SOMEONE MURDERED MY BROTHER AND TOOK HIS LIFE. SINCE YOU WANT TO TRY AND BE A DAMN INVESTIGATOR HOW BOUT YOU GET YOUR ASS UP AND STOP WRITING ABOUT MY BROTHER AND FIND HIS KILLER. THATS ONLY IF YOU ARE SO CALLED SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING THE NORTHSIDE, BECAUSE THIS RIGHT HERE IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT THE WAY TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. THIS IS ONLY PISSING EVERYONE OFF. OH AND KNOW MY BROTHER WAS A GREAT YOUNG MAN WHO WAS LOVED BY EVERYONE, BUT YOU WOULDNT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOU DON'T I REPEAT (DON'T) KNOW HIM! ALSO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT MY BROTHER WASN'T JUST IN THE ALLEY DOING NOTHING. HE WAS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE AND THATS WHERE HE LANDED AND TOOK HIS LAST BREATH.


CHERYL'E GOSSITT

Johnny Northside! said...

To the commenter at 10:26, thank you for catching that. I've made the correction.

To the commenter alleging themselves to be Ms. Gossitt, I am sure the police are doing a fine job investigating and naturally I will leave them to their work. But if I had to take a guess, I'd say it was one of the gangs your brother was NOT a member of.

So how about you help me with a little process of elimination and tell me what the gang was called that he ran with?

Also, don't confuse what I wrote about your brother with what I wrote about Kerry Scott. The headline alludes to the circumstances with Kerry Scott. It's unfortunate that your bother had to die within hours of some other guy and the coverage gets all tangled together but, well, run in the streets, die in the streets, that's about how it goes.

Shakaila Smith said...

Sir, I think this is plain slander. Just because a young man has "cannabis" on his pants does not mean he is a "walking probable cause", even a "criminal record" things happen it is life . Gianni was a smart, loving and yes if you cannot get it through your thick scull VERY WHOLESOME young man with a promising future. For you to blog about a young man who's life is taken is just inhuman. You should reconsider what you post, and think about his family and what they're going through.

You are no better than his killer. It sickens me to know there are cruel and ignorant people like you in this world. May God bless your soul on judgement day because you're going to need it!!!
R.I.P Gianni <3

Shakaila Smith

JoAnne Neft said...

How sad your life must be... Gianni was a great guy and anybody who actually knew him, white, black, from mpls, Chicago, Delano, or any other city he may have lived in knows that your blog is misguided and you have a HUGE gap in your research.. I cannot stand that you are getting more publicity because Gianni's friends and family are hurting.

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Johnny Northside! said...

Find their killers? I think you'd have a much better idea who they are than I would.

And if I did find them, what then? I'd have THEIR loved ones and families writing comments in ALL CAPS going, "Bitch ass, condemnatory, blah blah blah."

As for allegations that cops fuck with people in the hood for no reason, and all the other bullshit you're writing, all I can say is...

God bless the Fourth Precinct.

Mineapolis said...

YOUR REAL TUFF BUDDY BOY ! I WONDER WHAT YO HANDS IS LIKE ! ALL THIS SHIT YOU TALKIN, SOUNDS LIKE YOU WANT YO ASS BEAT!

Anonymous said...

YOU COWARD YOU STILL HAVE YET HAD ANY REMORSE TO THE THINGS YOU'VE SAID ABOUT GIANNI OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER.. I CAN TELL YOUR A COLD HEARTED BITCH !

Johnny Northside! said...

I am indeed cold hearted. The war. I blame the terrible war. (Rolling eyes)

Do you ever think about how all your thugging has an impact on decent people in the neighborhood who don't habitually smoke or sell pot, who only want to go to their jobs, keep their homes in good repair and their lawns mowed, educate their children, walk their dog, put food on the table?

Does it even occur to you why a blog like this has such widespread support and readership? The lifestyle and actions of somebody like Gianni Gossitt are outrageous to normal and productive values. And yet you vent your spleen on me in ALL CAPS and with some of the most atrocious grammar and spelling this side of civil war letters home from the front.

Wake up. The blogger didn't do this to you. Your lifestyle choices are doing this to YOURSELVES.

Anonymous said...

YOUR STILL DON'T GETTING IT !

delayna said...

Dumb ignorant ass bitch .. get yourself a life you bastard ... you ain't getting no promps for what your doing ...you a weak ass punk ...

AQUARiUS 17 said...

Gianni was not a thug.

ray ray said...

We now the truth
R.I.P G
we lost a good one

iTsPinkyBitchez said...

The way you call someone a thug because they got shot is very disrespectful. Your opinion matters just as everyone else's. But don't degrade, or disrespect the dead. I have watched you do that to my friend Parrish now my friend Gianni. Being a reporter is going to the source first to make your colum factual. Not a Facebook and taking the pictures and hoping there wall is not private. You have created a blog for the non northsiders to laugh and to pick at and to point fingers on how another white man calls another black man a "nigga" "thug" and basically saying they ain't shit. Grow up and figure out how to stop the violance. Not finding it to be your way of entertainment. I'm truly sorry that my side of town has a high murder rate and that's something that needs to be worked on. And one day it will be stopped. But only with a fight. But I'm not sorry for being who I am and that's a northsider. Someone that is proud and will do anything to keep it together. Stop trying to make a mockery of my city! Join the fight or don't say shit at all.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Johnny! I value what you write about and appreciate the social skills you are attempting to teach people.

Johnny Northside! said...

To iTsPinkyBitchez,

Does it ever occur to you that your friends are winding up dead because of bad lifestyle choices? And they shouldn't live that kind of lifestyle?

To Aquarius 17.

Gianni = Thug

Thug = Gianni

Take a good close look at that picture where he's blowing the smoke and posing like that. Do you think if somebody called him a thug he'd be all, like, "No, I ain't no thug."

If he wasn't actually a thug he was doing a fine job posing like one. And he certainly died like one.

Anonymous said...

How many non-gang banging , non-thug, non-pot smokers are getting beat down or killed? Why is it that I hear that all those poor souls are good wholesome people who just happen to have criminal records, smoke weed, carry guns, etc.?

I do not after agree with JNS but here I have to say that he is spot on. Some of you should take a few minutes to evaluate your lifestyle and choices.

Anonymous said...

dude u don kno shit just shut the fuck up

delow jones said...

I know when G see this he gone laugh pretty hard he love seeing petty shit like this my brother in heaven relaxin an i bet money no i bet a dub of POT u will never see heavens gates but imma pray fa u an tell G to pull some string we might can get u in there u had to be high of something writing this or u must be lonely.......

pat perry said...

JOHNNY NORTHSIDE U STUPID MOTHERFUCKER, WHEN YOUR MAMA OR SOME OTHER FAMILY MEMBER GET KILLED OR EVEN YOUR DUMB ASS, I HOPE IM AROUND SO I CAN DOG DUMB ASS OUT AND WRITE SOME FOUL SHIT ABOUT YOUR OLD AS MAMA, GIANNI WAS MY COUSIN AND HE WAS A HUMAN BEING NOT JUST WHAT YOU PRECIEVED HIM AS. KARMA A MOTHERFUCKER AND SO ARE U, U KEEP TALKING SHIT ABOUT GIANNI (EVERYTHING U SAY ABOUT HIM IS ALREADY ON ITS WAY BACK TO U AND YOUR FAMILY.... PEACE OUT

pat perry said...

JOHNNY NORTHSIDE U STUPID MOTHERFUCKER, U MUST BE HIGH. KARMA IS A MOTHER, WHEN YOUR OLD ASS MAMMY DIE OR SOME OTHER STUPID MF IN YOUR FAMILY DIE, I HOPE SOMEONE RIPS YOUR LOVE ONE APART AND DEGRADE THEIR LIFE LIKE U DID TO MY COUSIN, I KNOW THERE A HIGHER PRESENCE OUT THERE THAT GONNA GIVE U THE SAME RESPECT YOUR GAVE TO MY LOVE ONE.. KEEP TALKING SHIT I GUARANTEE ITS COMING BACK TO U TEN FOLD....ASS HOLE

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck do you think you are don't blame no damn war left you cold hearted I ain't tryna hear a bitch ass thing you tryna say for you to talk about Gianni and throw dirt on his name you have no right to do wat so ever this was a black man who valued his life and was a caring loving men who was out going loved his life and liked to have fun perfect in his own way he's never a bad man and didn't deserve to die like he did.... get yo shyt right before coming this way talking about something you don't know shyt about you races ass CRACKER judge yoself before judging someone else miserable ass honkey acting like yo shyt don't stank#get it together
R.I.p bro all love

Johnny Northside! said...

You're right. I was cold hearted before the war. That's why I did the sarcastic eye roll when I said blame the war.

Now then, a bunch of you commenters have put words in my mouth that don't belong there. I never said he deserved to die. I said it was not surprising and the result of bad lifestyle choices.

There is not one thing I've written that is not factual or, at the very least, an opinion. But even the opinions are pretty reasonable. Bad lifestyle choices produce this kind of predictable death.

Anonymous said...

How dare you put this B.S. up about Gianni.Just because he smoke means he deserved to be shot and left in a alley. just by going on his FB account do not mean you know anything about him. He was a fun, loving and caring person. He never harmed a soul. It is funny to me that his death was not a suprise. Is it because he was young, black, and lived on the northside. I have a feeling if he was young, white and lived in uptown it would have been a tragedy. So to your ignorant ass go get fucked. Kiss Gianni and my ass until your jaws bust with shit.

Anonymous said...

It's a fact you are a cold hearted snake asshole. I'm making sure that our city leaders (mayor, etc) see this post and how you make light of the seriousness of the murders in this city. You ARE a very sick person.

Anonymous said...

Well, Johnny's educated guess that the murdered pothead was probably a gangbanger didn't convince me of anything. It took a dozen of the little thug's gangbanger friends and relatives crawling out of the woodwork to post comments to do that.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell are you to judge anybody! My cousin was a good guy not the "thug" you portrayed him to be!.You are a coward.Yo ass ain't perfect!. What the hell have you done in your sorry ass life? You are a wanna be journalist with nothing better to do but dig up bullshit! My cousin ain't even in the ground yet and you have the audacity to throw dirt on his name! Fuck you and the horse you road in on! ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE Remember that!

Anonymous said...

in a way you have a point but if you sit here and read everything everyone is posting everyone is races and there is truth to both side so if people want this man to stop posting things than don't give him the fuel by reposting thing to keep going ignore what he is saying and keep it moven....

Naysayer said...

Whew! Very heavy reading. I appreciate what you are trying to do, Johnny, but this isn't a teachable moment. These folk are really hurting, and you are only rubbing salt in their wounds by hectoring them about poor life choices. What is obvious to you (and many others) is opaque to them; especially in their grief.

The high school graduation picture is poignant, and this was probably the teachable moment. The picture with the floral embroidery decoration on the pants reflects a not uncommon poor judgment, but it is hardly incriminating. The girl in both pictures looks sweet and earnest, and must have exercised a positive influence on his life. I don't know who she is, but my condolences go out to her. She has to be heartbroken, and will probably carry emotional scars for the rest of her life.

The ceaseless pathos caused by young men feeling compelled to kill one another over disputes about turf, respect, or social affiliation, as usual, leaves me with a heavy heart.

Anonymous said...

.........and counting. Keep up the good work of taking each others lives and raise the numbers if you do not mind. I am loving it immensely. The clock is ticking, get to work........................................................................now.

Anonymous said...

Facinating read here Johnny, thanks. It seems more people vent to you about the misdeeds of their family, friends and countless cousins than talk to the police. For example, when a crime scene is set up, how many times have I seen: "Nobody saw anything" or "people refused to talk.." Well, people are starting to talk..maybe you should work part-time for the 4th Pct. Kepp goin' Johnny!

Anonymous said...

I read about this post on Fox 9. You are an mental retard and I hope someone puts a bullet in your head so you can go straight to fucking hell.
I agree, you are one sick motherfucker.

Anonymous said...

- This is SOOOOO unprofessional this shouldn't even be allowed . Its okay to have am opinion but for you to talk about my cousin like you knew him is wronq . But I won't say to much everyone that knew the Real Gianni Gossit Know He Was A DAMN GOOD PERSON FLAWS & ALL rather you like it or not EVERYONE is HUMAN I say that meaninq NOBODIES PERFECT . your all kinds of disrespectful to bash the decease but only GOD can punish you & everyone Know GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY & boy do you have some ugly features but only you have to explain to God why you thought it was okay to judge his child when no one but God can judge him .

Anonymous said...

So now burglary = "not hurting a soul". And if you disagree with someone, issuing death threats is the best response. Since those are the values Gianni's family taught him growing up, he really was doomed. It's totally the family's fault that Gianni grew up to be a thug, and that he died a thug's death.

Anonymous said...

committing a few burglaries and terrorizing the neighborhood = "not perfect"

not feeling obligated to share in the Gossit family denial and dysfunction = deserves a death sentence

Gianni certainly seems to have inherited the family code of dishonor. This is how to raise a young man for slaughter. If his family thought he deserved better, then they would have raised him to believe that violating someone's home and revenge murder were worse crimes than the crime of speaking uncomfortable truths. Unless the truth is spoken, nothing can change. Which is exactly why criminals try to silence neighbors like JNS who speak up.

Anonymous said...

For the dumb fucks and johnny to keep saying he was a thug get your facts right dumb up to no good bitches. This is not away you teach anybody about their fucken choices or life style. Bitch teach somebody from your life right and wrongs and dont be askin my cousin what gang he was with because he wasnt a thug nor in a gang whenever a black man get killed he a thug, he was in a gang and up to no good! What kind of person are you to disrespect my cousin and our family ? your bitch made if you ask me now you and the 4 precint go figure out what thugs killed my cousin. And thats what u call thugs= killer/murderer.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny how all his so called family and friends say he was such a good person and he was a respectful man and this and that but by the way everone is talking on here only proves this mans point and for the ones saying god will judge well you better take a good hard look in the mirror before you start running your mouth ...

Anonymous said...

Fact gianni was a black man raised in proverty. He may of been taught things to b socially acceptable that in other cultural groups. He may had smoked weed....but morally do as u like n harm no one.....gianni beat the statistics n graduated high school had no major criminal record n his last incident with the law at least if not 5 years ago. Maybe he had miss judgement withhis associations with people.... but with such a large immediate family it is difficult to b oblivious or change others views on life or habits. Gianni was his own manhe did not follow the crowd he went out of his way to careabout others n he did more things morally right then wrong. This is not a definition of a thug...but the phases of life. Lessons n mistakes. He was not in a gang but jjust the wrong place at the wrong tine. He was a robbery gonne wrong and as he ranhe was shot it could of been any one white or black but because he's black it4 is his fault n he's a thug? Rracism is still alive

Anonymous said...

ha what a joke and in fact he was in a so called gang BTL is this not correct? in fact he was a good guy but everyone makes mistakes in life no one if perfect.

Anonymous said...

Your story is full of assumptions and lacks any real substance.....just a lot of ignorance. It's a shame anyone that lives or comes to this area is judged and assumed to be up to No good. nobody deserves to die regardless of any choices they have made in the past. You're stories only bring negativity to the Northside.... and that's the last thing our neighborhood needs!

Johnny Northside! said...

In a comment posted above, I wrote "while weed is legal" when I obviously meant to write "while weed is illegal."

Typos are the bane of my existence. Even more so than criminals. Regular and loyal readers can only imagine how difficult it is to press PUBLISH on these many comments and allow this atrocious spelling and grammar to spill into the world like untreated syphilis.

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious--half the family is lying their asses off, saying how insulted they are that anyone would dare even suspect that Gianni was in a gang, and it turns out that, why, yes, as a matter of fact he is in the BTL gang. This is exactly why no one EVER believes all the goody-two-shoes crap that the family always tells to the media. The sad thing is, that because of families like the Gossitts who lie about Gianni, whenever a truly upright kid is murdered, no one believes their families either. Why is it so impossible just to be honest? No one is suggesting that gang members "deserve" to die, just that when you engage in certain behaviors, you put yourself at risk. Why are Northside parents so opposed to teaching this to their kids?

Anonymous said...

Clique, gang, group, secret societies, fraternities, surorities... what ever you want to call it... Because he associated with his family... and they may of had a NAME for it... their CLUB--- now its a gang???? So--Tea party (GANG) Democrats (GANG) REPUBLICANS (GANG) Musilims (GANG) CHRISTIANS (GANG)anything GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH A NAME BEHIND IT... must be a GANG---- FKEN THUGS huh??? Johnny all biasm aside... what is a THUG-- WHAT IS A GANG--A group of BLACK MEN WHO COME FROM THE SLUMS & SMOKE WEED??? is that it? for get all of once accomplishments, forget the character in which that true individual was, forget the morals the person lived by... he's black, he's poor he smokes weed... so he must be A gang banging thug?? No one ever said GIANNI was perfect... but he is DEAD... and your not supposed to speak ill of the dead. Your supposed to have consideration for family & friends who mourn him. Their description of him is not a lie... because in their eyes... GIANNI was a good guy... no one is perfect... people make mistakes... peer pressure is a bitch, being poor black and in the hood aint easy...... and then individuals like yourself make it harder... make the grief stick deeper. DO YOU CARE? what is the purpose? Your interpretation is your perception.. OK i get that... but WHY must you say such offul things about gianni? Have you ever told a lie? Then your a lier... have you ever taken a pen that wasnt yours? then your a theif... have you ever had sex premaritally? Then your a fornicator... NO ONE IS PERFECT! it is life, and we learn... and I know that he was learning... and growing... and could of been a great asset to society... if he was only given a chance....

Anonymous said...

I also don't get this "only God can judge" line. It's used in such a way that sounds more like shut up and pretend that awful thing didn't happen, no charges, no indictment, no PUNISHMENT rather than taking a moral high ground. Is this being taught in local churches, that no one can stop a violent bully or criminal in North because everyone is a sinner, even if that sin is so pathetically insignificant compared to say, assault, forcible entry, murder? Are residents brainwashed to accept this violence??

Or are those who say "only God can judge" part of a larger in-crowd where everyone is engaging in crime activity of some level and therefore the occassional killing of the sacrificial lamb, so to speak, by the more violent of the offenders is the price these people are willing to pay for silence? Otherwise I just don't understand why so many in a neighborhood would continuously rail against any discussion as to WHY these murders happen.

Nicole said...

I knew him from delano...he was an amazing friend and I will never forget him..

Nicole said...

He was an amazing man....I'm so sorry for y'all loss give Jer' my love!

Anonymous said...

That's right--just because gang membership is the cause of all these kids getting gunned down, that doesn't mean it's any different than a book club! Since there's no POSSIBLE way for any person to distinguish between a book club and the kind of club that gets kids like Gianni murdered, then it is our DUTY to tell kids that gangs are 100% acceptable! The only people who are evil are the people who dare to suggest that there's anything wrong with any of this!

People certainly have the right to stay in denial and keep telling themselves that these behaviors and activities are perfectly fine, but it's their kids who are paying the price.

Anonymous said...

I dont give no fuck, u a stupid ass nigga !!!
U dumb bitch...find a life worth living cause ur a fucking waste...period for u an ur CRACKER ASS friends that keep posting these comments ... FUCK OFF BITCHES...cause yall weak ass hell 4 even having shyt to say..stay yall lame ass online hideing lieing an shyt cause I promise it could be 5 years from now if I ever get the chance to c u imma spit n yo bitch ass face....u fucking clowns!!!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to visualize a decent person waking up in the morning and saying to himself, "Hey, I'd like to be friends with someone like Anon 6:18."

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the teacher of the children of Anon 6:18 PM. If they didn't learn, that would be the teacher's fault. If they caused a disturbance, that would not be the child's fault.

Anonymous said...

why don't you mind your own business and live your life get a real job instead of being nosey and talking shit about people. so what he had a marijuana leaf on his pants don't judge by a book by it's cover.

Johnny Northside! said...

That saying about don't judge a book by it's cover has to be one of the dumbest sayings ever. Seriously, if the cover says War and Peace should I assume it might have Snow White and the Seven Dwarves inside?

Here's a saying for you: Clothes make the man. And here's another: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Go work on your grammar and punctuation, little thug.

Anonymous said...

Typical black thugs hating on white people and blaming them for their troubles. This gang banger got his due in the end. No doubt his fatherless 8 siblings and lazy breeding mother are living off the taxpayers. All sitting on their butts in their free home and not looking for a JOB. Can't even rub two dimes together to pay for a burial. Oh let us responsible working class bad white people you call CRACKERS pay for it.

Johnny Northside! said...

Racist comment rejected.

Anonymous said...

11/27 @6:18 says that johnny only means white racists and knew what he meant already which is a fine example of a timid double standard. you surprise me at times,J.N.!

Anonymous said...

BTL is family fuck you mean and fuck you G WAS LIKE MY BROTHER NEVER DID WRONG 2 ME OR NO ONE ELSE SO FUCK YOU ALL I KNOW IS HE'S IN HEAVEN KICKING IT WITH GOD HIMSELF AND UR GUNNA BE IN HELL BURNING AND ONE THING I DID LEARN FROM CHURCH IS THAT HELL IS WHEN YOU FALL THOUSANS OF MILES OF FIRER AND YUH NEVER STOP FALLING SO HAVE FUN IN YUR DEVELS BBQ YOU ASS WHIPE.RIP G GONE BUT NEVER 4GOTTEN TELL D-NICE I SAID WHATS UP.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Jonny Northside this is bullshyt on me fuck you mean
niggah is just thirsty thats all
Yo story all fuck up i dont fuck wit it
R.i.p G
Much love