Last Friday, according to information posted by the Executive Director of Folwell and Weber-Camden Neighborhoods, the very powerful and well-respected Roberta Johnson Englund, a judicial outrage took place in the court of Judge Pamela Alexander, pictured above in the top photo. Citizens on the popular North Vent Facebook page are calling for removal of Judge Alexander from the bench and from any committees after she let a gun-wielding drug dealer off the hook with a stunningly light sentence.
DeWayne Day, who achieved momentary media fame in 2011 as a creepy bus driver accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl, but was never convicted, subsequently started himself a new career as a dealer in narcotics...
Click here for the most recent criminal complaint against Day, all of which he was convicted of doing.
On July 13 of this year, police served a warrant on 3747 Oliver Ave. N., the residence of DeWayne Day. They found a huge amount of crack cocaine (57.19 grams) a bit of regular cocaine (6.6 grams) and two weapons: a 12 gauge shotgun and a 44 Magnum. The 44 was stolen. Police also found a bit more than $1,000 and a digital scale.
None of this is in dispute or merely "alleged." Day pleaded guilty to all of this, but got off with a walk in the park thanks to Judge Alexander.
I'll get to THAT momentarily.
Besides the molestation charge, which DeWayne Day beat, the man has an extensive record of criminality and negative contact with the police. Click here for a CAPRS document showing police contacts by DeWayne Day. Here's a similar document, click here, only this one has the advantage of showing home addresses.
Despite this extensive police contact, DeWayne Day has only two charges listed on MNCIS: one charge for driving without a license in his possession and another charge for an expired registration. I haven't been able to run his name in other states (Illinois, cough cough) so no telling if he has a record elsewhere.
QUITE INTERESTINGLY, looking at civil cases involving DeWayne Day I see that he sued a man named Collin Bertrand and won a civil judgment of more than $3,000. It's not clear how Day was associated with Bertrand to the point of suing Bertrand in court, but Collin Jerome Bertrand (8/13/62) has a rap sheet as long as my arm, as follows, not all of which may represent convictions.
But again, to emphasize, Day SUED Bertrand. It's not clear how he was ASSOCIATED with Bertrand.
But is Bertrand a bad character?
On North Vent, Englund stated that data is being assembled on Judge Alexander's tendency toward dramatic downward departures and putting hardened criminals back on the streets as quickly as possible. Judge Anderson would not allow the two arresting officers to testify at Friday's sentencing hearing, either. The actions of Judge Alexander have, so I hear, become a kind of rallying incident for the small-but-growing 4th District "Court Watch" movement.
Incredibly, Alexander is the head of a judicial committee on Crime and Justice. (CORRECTION, DECEMBER 1. Alexander is, in fact, the Executive Director of the Council on Crime and Justice, a non-profit committee)
Alexander was reportedly "gone from the court for quite a while" but then received an appointment from Governor Dayton. One source behind the scenes described Alexander as "not on the same planet" as the people who have to deal with the revolving door of her lenient sentencing and live next to criminals like DeWayne "Dirty Finger" Day.
Please note: "Dirty Finger" is not actually Day's nickname.
Well, until today.
More extensive digging into all the addresses associated with DeWayne Day will have to wait for, well...