Sunday, August 25, 2013

JNS BLOG RED HOT, SO HOT HOT HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: A Year Ago, Neighbors Were Complaining About Gang Activity At 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., Site Of Recent Triple Shooting Which Is ALMOST CERTAINLY Gang Related...

Photo obtained from Facebook profile of Jaymoe Flockka, who is
Jamar Smith, 17-year-old shooting victim at 2925 Lyndale Ave. N.
Image used under First Amendment Fair Comment And Criticism. 

In June of 2012, while this blogger was stateside but still working my way through the last month of post-Afghanistan active duty, my Northside neighbors were firing off emails about 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., site of a recent NOT SHOCKING AT ALL triple shooting.

As I blogged in my last two postings, click here and also here, there is considerable evidence of  Almighty Black P-Stones ("Moe") gang affiliation by Javar Smith, the 17-year-old victim and VERY LIKELY TARGET of the shooting incident which also wounded a toddler and a pregnant woman.

Today, a Northside neighbor was searching through emails and forwarded the following missive which was fired off by none other than Jeff "Hawthorne Hawkman" Skrenes, as follows...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeff Skrenes
Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Housing Sweeps
To: "Deegan, Thomas M."
Cc: "Meyers, Paul E."

Mr. Deegan and Mr. Meyers,

I'm sending this as a request that 2925 Lyndale Avenue North be included in a round of inspections sweeps.  This property has long been a problem in the area.  The tenants have been scrapping metal in the back yard and throwing their garbage from that onto the properties of people living next door and across the alley.  Its license was apparently in review last year, and as recently as May 16 it looks like utilities were shut off.  However, the owners are currently listing one of its three units for rent on the MLS.  (Right, I forgot to mention, it's a 3-unit building in an area zoned for only single-family and duplexes.  It may have a proper zoning variance, although given its history there would be strong neighborhood support for finding a way to bring this back into 2-unit conformity.)

The other disturbing aspect here is that there is a Gangster Disciple Nation graffiti tag on the back porch.  Given the long-term problematic behavior of the tenants, as well as the placement of this tag, I do not believe them to be a victim of graffiti but instead that they are openly advertising their gang affiliation at this site.  I have filed a 311 report on the graffiti and forwarded this photo to Inspector Mike Martin.  Since the property has been listed on the MLS with current photographs of both the interior and exterior, I am quite certain the owners are aware of the graffiti as well, and have done nothing to abate it.

I am hoping we can take the proper steps to remedy the property conditions and tenant behavior.

Jeff Skrenes
Housing Director
Hawthorne Neighborhood Council

And now, please enjoy the following musical interlude.


Anonymous said...

There is one thing that doesn't seem to add up with your story so far. If Jamar is a pee pee stone and the house at 2925 Lyndale is or was affiliated with the gangster disciples(who are also lame, I just can't think of a clever way to belittle their criminal activity at the moment), and the pee pee's don't like the gd's, then why did Jamar pee pee get shot at a gd house? Not trying to argue, just straighten it out.

Johnny Northside! said...

You are absolutely right and we've been talking about that, ourselves, behind the scenes. Let me say we have a theory but I think it may be Jeff Skrenes who ends up blogging about it first.

This much is certain: GDN references Gangster Disciples Nation, and GDN was on the doorstep of that house. "Moe" references Almighty Black P-Stones, and MOE was all over Jamar Smith's Facebook.

Johnny Northside! said...

An earlier version of this story had the name as JAMAR Smith. It is, in fact, JAVAR Smith and correction has been made.

Johnny Northside! said...

To behind-the-scenes commenter.

No, we didn't look at history before Epstein. It didn't occur to us that would be productive. Keep digging. Let me know what you find.

Johnny Northside! said...

Information provided to me by a behind-the-scenes commenter and verified with city property records reveals this home was once owned by Shawn Primus, a convicted child molester.

Dakota-Hastings - Criminal/Traffic/Petty
Knutson, David L.
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st Degree-Penet or Contact Under 13-Victim Under 16-Signif Relationship
Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree-Penet orContact Under 13-Vic U 16-Sig Rel-Multiple Acts Over Time