Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
The Star Tribune is reporting James Devone Early, age 17, is being charged in the reckless discharge of a firearm for the shooting of his two-month-old nephew, Isaac Early. All the details in the Star Tribune's story are found in the criminal complaint, click here.
The criminal complaint lists young Mr. Early's address as 4341 Bryant Ave. N. but, unfortunately, this address doesn't actually exist. Hopefully, prosecutors will be making their case with facts that have more basis in reality than this address. I loathe pointing this out, but I've raised the issue repeatedly. There are just too many criminal complaints generated by that office with nonexistent addresses for the suspects, and THIS one was high profile.
The petition names James Early's mother, who is Paulette Latrice Early of 1622 Hillside Ave. N. a rental owned by People, Inc. of St. Paul.
A criminal background search of Paulette reveals quite a record, but I will be writing about that in a separate blog posting. I will take the time to share my right-between-the-eyes opening sentence, however...
Every new name that turns up in association with the shooting of two-month-old Isaac Early reveals a new layer in a seven-layer bean dip of family dysfunction, criminality, poverty, bad lifestyle choices....
OK, that's as much as I've got, so far. I'm still trying to write a perfect, ringing and descriptive sentence about Paulette Early's shocking criminal record. Stay tuned.