A story on Fox 9 aired in late November revealed interesting details about the murder of Darrell Fisher. Incredibly, Minneapolis police and FBI had wiretaps running and knew about the threat made against Fisher by a fellow member of Young 'N' Thuggin (YNT). Click here for the Fox 9 story.
For a number of reasons, not the least of which being an inability to find the shooter and not knowing "Black" was the street alias of Darrell Fisher, authorities couldn't stop the murder. Naturally, the family wants to blame police instead of their own gang-involved relative.
An active citizen in North Minneapolis did forward some additional information about this murder, including the fact Fisher lived in a duplex at 2725 - 2727 Humboldt Avenue North and the owner of the property is scheduled for a rental inspection, gee, when?
The property in question is owned by Theresa O. Alada and her partner, Mike. It has been a constant source of aggravation to neighbors ever since it was purchased by the Aladas. The murder of Fisher was the tragic cherry atop a very big ice cream sundae of constant frustration and aggravation caused by not only tenants, but even by individuals hired to be laborers and perform lousy, inadequate fixes to the structure.
In fairness to those laborers, apparently getting wages out of the Ayalas was no easy task.
Here is a link to a 3 page community impact statement about the property, and it's a doozy. Apparently the neighbor who wrote this statement was actually one of the citizens who called police the night Fisher was beaten by fellow gang members for stealing drugs. It was that theft of drugs which resulted in Fisher's death, his body dumped behind the house of this same neighbor.
I am looking forward to finding out how this gets resolved and whether the Aladas will lose their rental license. They certainly should. The next door neighbor, who has done so much to document this problem and provide testimony, is fighting a battle for all the decent people in North Minneapolis and deserves to be commended.