Creative stock photo, Concordia Cemetery in El Paso,
blog post by John Hoff
It appears that Reg Chapman of WCCO has made a career out of airing racially-charged allegations by the family members of dead criminals, no matter how unlikely and far-fetched those allegations may be. Chapman reached a new low recently when, with an absolutely straight face and serious tone, he wrote republished ridiculous assertions that one Edmond Fair, age 24, was handcuffed and Tasered and THEN shot.
The accusation is against police in Brooklyn Center, where a great deal of North Minneapolis crime seems to have been migrating in the last few years.
Mysteriously absent from the story is the notable criminal record of Edmond Fair.
Here's his rap sheet...
...and, I tell you, it's a case of quality not quantity. Of course, I wasn't able to check other states (Illinois, cough cough) to see what might turn up THERE.
Oh my word. Arson at an apartment complex or public building? Sounds like this guy may have tried to achieve mass murder status at one point, but didn't succeed. Click here for mugshot.
He was convicted and sentenced to serve a year in jail. It appears he finished his sentence in May of this year.
The arson matter is relatively recent so hopefully I can obtain a criminal complaint and flesh out, further, what a dirt bag this guy was in another blog posting. (ADDENDUM, 8:40 PM, a Star Tribune story says he was facing a six-year-sentence for kidnapping and raping a prostitute. Gee, that didn't turn up in the rap sheet! I'll have to get that criminal complaint, too. In the meantime, here's the mug shot for that arrest, click here)
Yes, this story took place up in Brooklyn Park. But often enough Reg Chapman is roiling up the waters in North Minneapolis, so I think it's good to call him on his too-frequent nonsense.