Daniel Rother, known as "Drother," has been a colorful force for good in the North Minneapolis neighborhood revitalization movement for many years. Drother is pictured above during the epic battle for control of the Jordan Area Community Council which happened a few years back. Drother is the guy in the blue dress shirt with the "WTF" look on his face as Steve Jackson, in the Northside For Life shirt, tries to hoodwink the hood.
Some of the things Drother's done, well, I can't even write about that stuff but those who have been in the trenches battling to turn the neighborhood around, WE KNOW.
We know you don't mess with the Drother.
This weekend, Facebook has been roiled by rumors of an incident at the CVS Pharmacy store on West Broadway involving Drother and a big container of litter...
The story, what I'm hearing of it, is that Drother had complained about CVS not keeping their property nice and allowing litter to blow off their parking lot to neighboring properties. Complaining had gotten him nowhere so Drother picked up a bunch of the litter and, well, PERSONALLY delivered it to the store management.
Now Drother has been banned from CVS. Funny how CVS is happy to take money from a Level Three Sex Offender like Spanky Pete but not a concerned homeowner who just wants CVS to maintain the appearance of their property. Decent people want to live in a decent neighborhood with high standards. Drother did something a lot of us would love to do.
So here's the deal.
As long as Drother is banned from CVS on Broadway, I'm not going to shop at CVS on West Broadway either. And I'm officially spreading the word that nobody else should shop at that particular CVS.
I mean, really, every time you go there you have to look over your shoulder for the creepy sex offender and there was an ARMED ROBBERY there only a month ago, which revealed their security camera system was woefully inadequate to the task.
I'm announcing a boycott. I will call off the boycott when Drother is no longer banned from that particular CVS. It's really that simple.