Reginald Antwine Haynes didn't die in a shooting on the Northside, but he was a resident of the 1400 block of Dupont Ave. N. according to the Star Tribune. He died in a shooting at Mortimer's Bar in the usual pattern of argument resolved by gunfire, which is a frequent pattern of violence in our city.
What is that mommy's say to children throwing a tantrum? "Use your words?"
One television news station mentioned Haynes' extensive criminal record but wasn't really specific. This blog will be specific...
Here is his rap sheet and what I can find out about the resolution of the charges:
27-CR-02-056643 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 12/21/1998 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed AGGRAVATED ROBBERY FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE
And so it was Reginald burst on the scene in 1998, with his most serious charges. The robbery charge was dismissed upon a plea of guilty to the assault charge. He had a year sentence hanging over his head but I can't see any evidence he did anything more than 15 days, for which he received credit. The sentence says restitution to victim but, ha!!!!!!!!!!!
The rarity and small amounts of restitution received by victims in this state (in ANY state, I suspect) is a scandal deserving of more journalistic attention and investigation than one small neighborhood blog can provide.
27-CR-03-045975 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 07/07/2003 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed 4TH DEG DWI- ALC .10+ W/IN 2HRS DRIVING DRIVING AFTER SUSPENSION
Convicted on the drinking but the driving after revocation was dismissed. Once again, there was a plea deal.
02-T3-05-010380 X 794803 X 794803 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 04/01/2005 Anoka Moving - Misdemeanor Closed-Physical File Destroyed DISOBEY POST STOP SIGN P (TCIS Amended Charge) NO MN DL M
Stop sign charge was dismissed, he pled guilty to no Minnesota license.
27-CR-05-047601 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 08/08/2005 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/PUB PLACE PROHIB
Guilty. Fined $130 which was forgiven in consideration of two days in jail.
27-CR-06-055796 106626554 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 08/14/2006 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed TRESPASSING
Pled guilty. Conditions of his unsupervised probation included "STAY AWAY FROM PILLSBURY AVE. S."
27-CR-07-025380 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 04/23/2007 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drugs - 2nd Degree - Sale 10 Grams/50 Doses-Amphe/PCP/Halluc. w/in 90-Day Period Attempted Second Degree Possession of Drugs Attempt to Commit - GOC
The sale charge was dismissed, but he plead guilty (is the pattern becoming quite clear) of attempting possession. Looks like he did 35 months in prison with credit for 24 days.
27-CR-07-035542 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 06/01/2007 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation
Driving after revocation, GUILTY. This guy just couldn't seem to keep current on a driving license. Heck, even when he died he was WALKING somewhere.
27-CR-10-17346 1070062250 1070062250 1070062250 1070062250 1070062250 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 04/19/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Driving after revocation Possess marijuana in a motor vehicle, whether driver or owner Parked in no parking zone Failure to produce proof of insurance Seat-Belt Required: Driver
Of all these five charges, he was only convicted of the driving after revocation. Did 90 days. Note this was three years after the prior drug charge, so it looks like he really was gone away in prison for a while.
27-CR-10-27107 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 06/14/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Barnette, Toddrick S. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Fleeing a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle Not applicable - GOC Fleeing, other than vehicle Not applicable - GOC
Fleeing? In a motor vehicle? That was a new move. Normally he just got pulled over and they found he didn't have a license. The part about fleeing "other than vehicle" was dismissed. Reginald did 13 months over this charge, officially making him a "two time loser." He did get credit for 26 days.
27-CR-12-20968 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 07/05/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction TRAFFIC-DRIVERS LICENSE-DRIVING AFTER REVOCATION TRAFFIC REGULATION-UNINSURED VEHICLE- OWNER VIOLATION
Think about it. Who would sell this man auto insurance? Blame it all on society, man, because blaming yourself feels BAD. He had 90 days hanging over his head but only did five. He was convicted on BOTH CHARGES, a break from his previous pattern of managing to make plea bargains.
21-CR-12-1322 HAYNES, REGINALD ANTWINE 09/05/1982 08/02/2012 Douglas Carrott, Ann L. Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana Not applicable - GOC Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation Not applicable - GOC Drugs - Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration Not applicable - GOC Exhibition Driving Not applicable - GOC
This would be the last ride on the justice system merry-go-round. His very last conviction, in a kind of "screw you" to the cruel universe, was for EXHIBITION DRIVING. Also found guilty of driving after revocation but he got the drug charges dismissed.
One last plea bargain. One last wild ride and then...
Into the cold, dark unknown.
The story on Fox 9 airs claims that Haynes somehow, in his last moments, saved the life of a pregnant woman by shoving her aside from the gunfire. JNS blog doesn't take this story as face value, nor does this blog dismiss it out of hand. I would like to see more evidence.
However, the death of Haynes fits so many common patterns seen in other shootings that take place on the Northside or, in this case, simply involve criminally-inclined Northside residents. FIRST, there was a verbal disagreement that ended in gunfire. SECOND, the shooting victim had quite a record and was just as likely to be the victim as the assailant; two peas from the same pod. THIRD, it seems likely that "baby mama drama" may have been involved.
DOES ANY READER HAVE THE EXACT ADDRESS OF HAYNES? JNS blog would love to know what the social pattern was of that house, and my efforts have not yet turned up an exact address.