post by John Hoff
On December 19, police executed a search warrant at 1901 26th Ave. N. They were looking for Craig Allen Bell and found him in an upstairs bedroom. They also found three SKS assault rifles (different than the three military weapons pictured above, but similar in important ways) and a Luger .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Bell reportedly admitted to being a member of the (Almighty) "Black P Stones" gang, a name which has come up lately in association with a gang war that appears to be taking place in North Minneapolis. Since Bell has a felony drug conviction from 1998, he is prohibited from possessing a weapon, let alone an arsenal. Click here for the criminal complaint.
Bell said he was the only one living there, however...
In September of this year a case in Wisconsin listed the house as the address of a Phillip Mims. The house is, however, owned by Craig Bell himself and was purchased in March of 2004. It shows up as the address of an entity called New Age Urban Development, which sounds dubious as hell.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office lists an entity called New Age Urban Development Construction which is at the same address and in good standing. This business entity was created in June of 2004.
A website run by The Liberator magazine says New Age Urban Development organization was put together by "ex-offenders and youth striving to make a difference in their lives." The organization supposedly teaches "computer, teen pregnancy" (sic) and started out teaching kids how to box. The organization, which uses the initials NAUD, (pronounced "nude?") has a Facebook page littered with bad punctuation and spelling, as follows:
Assault rifles allegedly turning up at the address of a purported North Minneapolis youth organization is a rather big deal.
I hope this blog isn't the only media entity paying attention.