Friday, December 14, 2012

Prolific Northside Car Thief Faces Sentencing, Impact Statements Being Collected...

Photo circulated by 4th Precinct Court Watch, used under First Amendment
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Gao Yang, DOB 8/23/86, is charged with stealing seven cars "mostly in the Fourth Precinct." He has a hearing on December 21st and citizens are being solicited for impact statements. I'm not sure how I got on the "impact statement listserv" but this link is probably a good place to start if you're interested, click here. 

Yang was allegedly driving a stolen red Honda with a stolen plate (off a different car) when a routine license plate scan hit the jackpot.

The jail roster reveals his address is 2918 Oliver Ave. N., which appears to be a home owned by relatives. His bail is set at $50,000. 


Horst said...

hey johnny, write something about the dipshit who robbed a holiday station in new hope, got shot by the cops, and then busted in uptown. new hope is close to north MPLS!! so it applies to this blog.

Naysayer said...

Well, he is apparently a kleptomaniac with a passion for fast-moving transportation.

Johnny Northside! said...

A comment rejected which is racist and claims Yang stole the commenter's car twice.

No he didn't. You're just looking for an excuse to say racist things. What does Yang's RACE have to do with his (alleged) habit of stealing cars?

Anonymous said...

Not the best of citizens.

A property crime repeat offender, not one threatening death or bodily harm, unless some thefts resulted in high speed chases or other dangerousness criteria.

Warehousing the most dangerous, if there is insufficient space for all including repeat property criminals, makes sense in terms of general efficiency.

But what of deterrence? To deter this individual warehousing in prison is a clear answer.

To deter others, throwing the book at this guy to make an example is suggested as appropriate, if he is the worse offfender in non-professional auto theft.

If part of a a theft ring, all the more important to bring down the people making the most money from it. Again, make examples, for general deterrence.

Johnny Northside! said...

I received the following comment but have deleted a racist term.
Look, no it all, that xxx stole my car twice up near Jerry Gambles in tangle town. Son, you can quit with the self righteous " i reject racist comments" crap.

To which I say: You can't possibly make that remark and leave out the racist term? That's too hard for you? The racist remark is somehow INTEGRAL to what you want to say?

Anonymous said...

fawk what ya say i stay true to the game dont get mad that ya got played. fawk ya