Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hearing Looms For "Spanky" Pete Rickmyer In Federal Court, Child Molesting Neighborhood Creep Faces Possibility of "Rule 11" Sanctions...

Creative stock photo (outside Camp Shelby, Mississippi)
blog post by John Hoff

Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer, the Level Three Sex Offender who has burdened the court system for years with gibberish-filled filings, is facing a hearing in federal court which could see him fined, sanctioned and/or declared a frivolous litigant.

In FEDERAL court.

Peter has already been declared a "Rule 9" frivolous litigant in Hennepin County District Court. He also faces a judgment of $20,000 held by Michael "Kip" Browne.

Here are some of the latest filings in the federal court case...

Chukwumah Terrell Okolie, Found Shot At 42nd And Fremont, Was A Convicted Murderer...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Two hours ago, the Star Tribune revealed the name of the man found shot Thursday at 42nd and Fremont Ave. N. is Chukwumah Terrell Okolie.

It certainly wouldn't be fair to say "Chuk" has an extensive record of criminal convictions, because I can only find one. But it's a case of quality, not quantity...

Enjoying A Nice, Juicy Camel Steak At My Home In North Minneapolis (Nomi)

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

I'm sure many people are enjoying barbeque of some kind this Labor Day Weekend, despite the heat. While some nice pork ribs, a beef steak or chicken are always welcome on my plate, my tastes tend toward the exotic.

So it was I recently had the opportunity to sample camel steak...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Heavy Crap Going Down" This Morning In Farview Park, But No Info So Far On WTF...

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff

When I don't have time to be creative, I will be disseminate-ive.

A reader sent me this photo taken within the last couple hours across from Farview Park, right near the intersection of 29th and Lyndale. That's where the recent (likely) gang-related triple shooting took place at the Troublesome Triplex of 2925 Lyndale Ave. N.

What on earth is happening at Farview? All my source knows is "heavy crap going down." Readers who know more are encouraged to use these comment threads for long term impact and archiving, or just chat away on North Vent if you feel like spilling your valuable insight and information into a black void where Googlebots never crawl...and then SOMEBODY (that would be me) has to laboriously cull the information from North Vent and make sure it doesn't get lost for those moments when we're trying to document neighborhood stuff and we NEED it.

I'm just saying. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shots Fired With Children Nearby, Check Out This Scary Criminal Complaint...

Creative stock photo from the bad old days of
the Apartment Complex of Anarchy, blog post
by John Hoff

Sometimes I don't have enough time to be creative, only time to disseminate important info.

THIS is one of those times.


Spanky Pete Loses His Appeal For Right To Appeal, Or Some Kind Of Crap Like That...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Peter Rickmyer (eye roll) the Level Three Sex Offender whose career as a frivolous litigant never seems to achieve retirement phase, has the Minnesota State Court of Appeals.

Click here for the odor. 

Oops, I mean ORDER.

Rickmyer has a showdown in federal court in the first week of September with (so I've heard) some kind of motion to make him a frivolous litigant? AGAIN? For federal court purposes?

It bores me. I must confess I don't follow it too closely but there are those in the County Government Building (you know who you are) who are interested in Rickmyer's every move. And a blogger needs to keep his readers happy. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Javar Smith, 17-Year-Old Victim Of Horribly Predictable Triple Shooting Incident At Troublesome Triplex, Documented His Thug Life On Facebook...

Facebook photo from profile of Jaymoe Flockka, used
under First Amendment Fair Comment And Criticism,
blog post by John Hoff

Does anybody recognize the (sarcasm font) upstanding young gentlemen in this photo, BESIDES Javar Smith who appears to be the guy in red, in the center? (End font)

Smith, age 17 but acting more like 13, was the victim of a triple shooting at 2925 Lyndale Ave. N. which was pronounced "shocking" by the mainstream media (MSM).

(Making frantic, overly-dramatic hand gestures)

Ooooooh! It's so SHOCKING!!!!

I guess the MSM doesn't bother to check the freaking Facebook page of a shooting victim for overt signs of gang affiliation before making their...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: Javar Smith, 17-Year-Old Victim Of Triple Shooting, Thinks Feds Are Watching His Facebook...

Photo obtained from Facebook Profile of Javar Smith (Jaymoe Flockka) 
and sent to JNS blog, now used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism

A high-ranking source confirms JNS blog has the correct Facebook page for the 17-year-old victim of a "not so shocking" triple shooting. Due to the privacy settings of the page, I am unable to access EVERYTHING on the page though I have already rifled and looted the photograph albums.

Somebody (and heaven knows I won't say who) with more access to the page than me forwarded the photo, above, and mentioned that Javar Smith is contemplating taking down his Facebook page because he thinks "feds" are watching.

I don't know if this is a sort of joke he's making in the wake of a general jitteriness felt by many about revelations concerning the NSA, or if Javar really is paranoid that his Facebook postings are being used as evidence of...something. But I have two thoughts on this topic, as follows...

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...

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: Javar Smith, 17-Year-Old Victim Of Triple Shooting, Has Facebook Profile Which Aligns Him With "Moes" And Can Be Seen Flashing All Kinds Of Gang Signs...

Photo from Faceboook profile of Jamar Smith, a/k/a
Jay Moe Flockka, a/k/a Jaymoe-alliswellmoes, blog
post by John Hoff


Once again the ADD-afflicted mainstream media have descended upon my neighborhood and caterwauled about a "shocking" shooting that injured, inter alia, a small child at 2925 Lyndale Ave. N.

Once again, public pronouncements are made that the victims were "good" people and, oh my, there was no known gang involvement.

Once again, there are protests and public declarations that the violence must stop. How will we stop the violence? Oh, perhaps by giving unaccountable gobs of money to the people who are out protesting to start some kind of group that will promote high living OOPS I mean some kind of group that will combat the violence.

And, once again, a complete and sober investigation of the actual factual facts reveals one of the "victims" or somebody near the line of fire was involved in all kinds of nonsense that sure as God made little green apples LOOKS like gang and drug activity...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: Back Step Of 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., Site Of Shocking Triple Shooting, Was Tagged "GDN," Believed To Reference Gangster Disciples Nation...

Photo contributed by Hawthorne Hawkman, blog post by John Hoff

As "Hawthorne Hawkman" Jeff Skrenes revealed in comments on JNS blog a couple days ago, when the triple shooting happened at 2925 Lyndale Ave. N. his first thought was, "I bet it's that (expletive) triplex."

And it was, of course,

Hawkman had to hunt around in his large stockpile of photos but, in response to my repeated requests, about an hour ago he sent me a photo showing the back porch of 2925 Lyndale Ave. N. and the letters "GDN."

This apparently references...

Here's A Hell Of A Criminal Complaint, Which I Will Write More About Later...

Contributed photo, overpass in Dallas/Fort Worth, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for a criminal complaint that will blow your mind.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Brogan Files: More Brogan Trouble in the neighborhood

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

I'm testing the "blog this" button from another blog to figure out if it works as easily as claimed, and see if I have that button or if I can get that button on my own blog.

The Brogan Files: More Brogan Trouble in the neighborhood: Once again Kris Brogan has stirred the pot of trouble in Victory and left the pot to boil over as is her style anyway. We want to point this...

Sanitation Special Forces Team Stages Surprise Raid On 2919 Penn Ave. North...

Photos originally published on North Vent Facebook page, 
blog post by John Hoff

It's been five years since I've seen evidence of the existence of an elite Sanitation Special Forces Unit controlled by the City of Minneapolis, but it appears they staged a lighting raid at 2919 Penn Ave. N., which was the subject of a blog posting just YESTERDAY.

This is an example of what can happen when Northside residents DOCUMENT problems, SHARE the information via social media, and PULL THE CORRECT LEVERS of city government.

Now if we could just get Mahmoud Khan's rental licenses revoked and ride him out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered like a Boston Tory. 

Yet Another Incident At Rental Property Owned By Slumlord Rights Advocate Donald Swensrud, 2711 Humboldt Ave. N.

Contributed photo showing a previous incident, blog post
by John Hoff

Back in March, this blog reported 2711 Humboldt Ave. N. was being placed on a short leash due to problems at the property. The property had been raided by police in August of 2012, which caused neighbors to take pictures, email the pictures to this blog, and got me digging into the paper trail of who owned the place.

Turns out it's none other than slumlord rights advocate Donald Swensrud, who is active in the notorious Landlord Politics Dot Com website and the Tea Party.

Well, now there's been ANOTHER incident at the property...

Sex Trafficking Of Minors Took Place At A Mahmood Khan Rental, Details Are In The Criminal Complaint...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Meranda Lynn Warborg was arrested in July of last year, accused of being involved in trafficking minors in the sex industry. (Click here for criminal complaint) She has already pled guilty. 

The trafficking took place at a Mahmoud Khan rental property, no less, which was 2722 Oliver Avenue North. This fact was mentioned in a Star Tribune story about Khan, click here, if you can stand the little pop ups ads where the Star Tribune keeps reminding you that you've read enough free stories and it's time to "subscribe."

This blog's stories can be read for free. Plus no pop ups.

I'm just saying.

I've had the criminal complaint for a while but didn't get around to publishing it. I did go out of my way, several months back, to forward a copy to...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Yeah, be cool, I'm not going to fight" said Patrick Mobley, as MPD officer frisked him and found a loaded pistol with one in the chamber...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

If a convicted felon is walking around with a gun, you'd think he'd have enough sense not to jaywalk and nearly get hit by a car right in front of a cop, but Patrick Mobley is (allegedly) not THAT smart.

(Click here for criminal complaint)

Mobley managed to draw the attention of police downtown, and when he was patted down...

Salvage Yard Operating At 2919 Penn Ave. N., Neighbors Unhappy And Complaining On North Vent Facebook Forum...

Photo published on North Vent Facebook forum, credit presumably
to Daniel Rother, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

How would you like to live next to this unsightly mess?  Neighbors are griping on North Vent Facebook forum about 2919 Penn Ave. N., which is owned by Drew Horowitz Investments and the tax payer is Hard Money Partner LLC.

And now a word or two about North Vent Facebook forum...

Press Event In First Week Of September Will Highlight Bank Of America Home Donations To Disabled Veterans...

Creative stock photo, FOB Gardez (Goode), Paktya Province,
Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff 

A "press event" is reportedly in the planning stages right now, set to happen some time in the first week of September. Since June of last year, Bank of America has donated 19 properties to the City of Minneapolis through the Twin Cities Community Land Bank. In July, they donated their 20th home which will be rehabilitated by the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) to be a specially outfitted home for a disabled veteran.

That home is located at 39 NE 16th Ave. 

While the exact day of the press event has not been announced yet, it is likely that City Council President Barb Johnson will speak at the event. The house is in Diane Hofstede's ward and Hofstede will likely be at the event, too. 

In Wake Of Triple Shooting, Northside Residents Use Google Street Maps And Talk On Facebook To Learn Specific Address Of The Incident, Which Appears To Be 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., A Rental Owned By David Epstein Of St. Paul...

Photo taken some years ago in the vicinity of 29th
and Lyndale, blog post by John Hoff

The unsolved shooting of three people on the Northside (notice I didn't use the word "shocking") has garnered an enormous amount of media coverage, click here for example, but citizens who actually live  on the Northside instead of just watching Northside tragedies on television would like to know something more than the intersection.

Word from a reliable Northsider (who used media coverage and Google maps to determine the address of the incident) is the shooting took place in front or in obvious proximity to 2925 Lyndale Ave. N., a rental property owned by Epstein Enterprises LLC, 33 George St E #1 St Paul MN 55107.

The entity is apparently owned by one David Epstein, click here for his Linked In profile, where he calls himself "the Realtor who is bringing you the best at Total Freedom Realty." He is a "certified distressed property expert." In other words, part of the slumlording class that is sucking blood from the Northside, converting it to lucre, and lining their bank accounts with the aforementioned filthy, blood stained lucre.

The crime remains unsolved. If anybody wants to talk smack about who did it and why, JNS blog continues to make clear I have no way to trace the IP address of commenters, and that's the damn truth from a blogger notorious for truthfulness. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Transvestite, A Pill Of Ecstasy, And A Molested 12-Year-Old All Rolled Into One Criminal Complaint...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

The alleged trouble all started when a young man, age 12, got locked out of his father's business at 1015 Currie Avenue. That location is right near 1010 Currie Avenue, the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center where every sex offender, no account criminal and unhoused dirtbag seems to end up at least once while passing through Minneapolis.

I mean, god bless the Salvation Army, really, but every time I look through the Hennepin County Jail Roster "1010 Curie Avenue" appears at least a dozen times, and that's on a good day.

So here was the young boy, in the alley, locked outside when a woman appeared...

(Click here for criminal complaint)

...or at least somebody the young man initially THOUGHT was a woman...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wanted Fugitive Octavius Tobias Riddley Is Apprehended, His Address Is 1911 Thomas Ave. N.

MN DOC Mug Shot, therefore public domain

The Minnesota DOC hasn't updated its website as of this moment to reflect the fact Octavius Riddley is no longer a wanted fugitive, but was taken into custody on August 17. Riddley has been convicted of selling cocaine. Presumably he became a fugitive by failing to abide by the conditions of his release.

On the jail roster, Riddley's address is listed as 1911 Thomas Ave. N., a homestead owned by somebody with the same surname.

It is Riddley's bad luck to be featured here in a blog post because...

Jafaria Listenbee Was Allegedly Part Of A Gang That Forced Its Way Into A Woman's Home, Took Her Stuff...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Jafaria Listenbee, DOB 8/21/92, reportedly goes by "Faria" on the street. According to a criminal complaint filed by Hennepin County prosecutors, Listenbee was part of a gang of youth that forced their way into a woman's home in Northeast.

The woman was charging her cell phone in her vehicle when a youth she knows as "Twin" pulled a handgun and directed the women back to her residence. Multiple young men were then let inside, including (allegedly) Jafaria Listenbee. They took the woman's...

A Thug Known As "Chief" Pulled A Pistol And Said "I'm Gonna Pop You" In A Dispute Over A Cell Phone, Allegedly...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

According to a criminal complaint filed in mid-July, click here for a copy, Valtrez Black pulled out a pistol and threatened to shoot a guy in a dispute over...

A desirable woman? A beloved dog? A big pile of drug money?

No, over a CELL PHONE.

Police say that on July 17 they were dispatched to 17th and Sheridan on a report of somebody who had been threatened with a gun...

Targets Of Frivolous Litigation By Sex Offender Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer File Motion For Sanctions In Federal Court To Have Rickmyer Declared A Frivolous Litigant...AGAIN...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Peter Rickmyer, the Level Three Sex Offender who was declared a frivolous litigant in Hennepin County District Court but took his show on the road and started filing his crap in federal court, is facing a motion for sanctions around the first week of September. The defendants seek attorney to have Rickmyer declared a frivolous litigant in FEDERAL COURT like he has been declared a frivolous litigant in Hennepin County District Court.

The motion speaks well enough for itself, so click here to read the motion and the brief in support of the motion. 

One of the plaintiffs, Kip Browne, already has a judgment of $20,000 against Rickmyer. 

Imaginary Friend Commits Burglary In Northeast Minneapolis, Poor David L. Lewis Gets Blamed...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

According to a recent police complaint, click here, David L. Lewis (DOB 10/28/94) committed a burglary in Northeast Minneapolis and left a pair of gloves at the scene. DNA from the gloves linked him to the crime.

When police questioned Lewis, he blamed a "friend" who committed the burglary while Lewis acted as "lookout."

(Sarcasm font)

Police are seeking a ten foot white rabbit who answers to "Harry."

(End sarcasm font)

Lewis reportedly lives at 4643 Lyndale Ave. N, Apartment 210, which is Camden Apartments. His aliases include Malcolm Smith and David Waldo.

Yes, David WALDO.

Where is Waldo, you may wonder?

In jail, my friend, with bail set at $75,000. 

Sean Hill, Who Isn't Supposed To Possess Guns, Was Found Possessing One, Allegedly...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

After Sean Hill was convicted of assault and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, he had only one simple rule to fillow:

Don't be a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

So what did he do, allegedly?

Click here to read the criminal complaint.

In a type of document that's known for getting right to the point, this one gets right to the point even faster than most...

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Photo from, used under First Amendment 
Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Is this one of Jerry L. Moore's baby mamas or an incredible name coincidence? Read further for MOORE details...

AS I HOPE THAT I MADE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN PART ONE, Jerry Lamont Moore owes me $3,799.69 from the Blogosphere Trial of The Century AND I WANT MY MONEY.

Recently, in attempting to determine where Jerry Moore is working following his "triple crown" firing from JACC, from the University of Minnesota, and from Wells Fargo,  AND HOW I CAN RECOVER MY MONEY FORM HIM, I was researching Jerry Moore's baby mamas and...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Has Anybody Seen Jerry Lamont Moore? He Owes Me $3,799.69 From The Blogosphere Trial Of The Century...(PART ONE OF GOD KNOWS HOW MANY)

Photo from Busted Mug Shots Dot Com, used under First Amendment
Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Well, it's been quite a while since I won a judgment of $3,799.69 from Jerry Moore, who sued me but then lost on appeal in a lawsuit over "defamation" which ultimately came down to just one sentence. Click here for the original "defamatory" article, if your definition of "defamatory" (like Jerry's definition) is "truthful."

A regular reader turned up this image and while I don't normally use images from Busted Mug Shots Dot Com, I have to make a teensy weensy exception in this case. I'll also go out of my way to link to their site.

Did I mention that was BUSTED MUG SHOTS DOT COM?

The image, above, comes from an incident in January of 2009 when Jerry was arrested over domestic assault, allegedly, but I am pretty sure no criminal conviction came of it. The BUSTED MUG SHOTS DOT COM website lists the old charge as follows...

Police Allege North Minneapolis Resident Levi Braziel Was A South Minneapolis Drug Dealer...

Photo is from the Facebook profile of "Marly Snapback," who
is really Marlon R. Robertson, charged in the murder of Kevin
Braziel, image used as part of First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

I don't know if Levi Braziel is related to murder victim Kevin Braziel or not, but the surname caught my attention on the jail roster and that's how I've ended up writing about Levi's drug arrest in South Minneapolis.

According to a criminal complaint, click here, a confidential informant told police that a black male known as "LA" was selling crack cocaine on Franklin Ave. E. and 10th Ave. S. in Minneapolis. This is the second example of a...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Meranda Jean Erickson, Present During Death Of Fugitive Landon J. Pederson, Is Charged With Burglary And Two Assault Charges Over Pistol-Brandishing Incident During Which She Yelled, Allegedly, "Who's The Bitch Now?" OH, And She Lives At YET ANOTHER Slumlord Mahmoud Khan Property...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Meranda Jean Erickson (DOB 2/11/84) was present at the recent homicide of fugitive Landon J. Pederson, whose last address was Swift County, Minnesota, but she is NOT charged in his death.

She is, however, charged over a lpistol-brandishing crime spree which is described quite colorfully and in detail in the criminal complaint, click here. 

According to police and prosecutors, the incident happened on March 27 when police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Sheridan Ave. N. on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Photo Surfaces Which Apparently Depicts Funeral Of Murder Victim Cordell Quinton Dalton...

Photo from Facebook page of convicted felon Nitelen Jackson,
used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

Nitelen Jackson is in prison, partly because he couldn't resist extensively documenting his "thug life" on social media, but his photo albums remain accessible to anybody with a Facebook account. Recently, while updating readers on Nitelen's whereabouts I took a spin through the young man's photographs and found this little treasure, above.

"RIP CORDELL" was the only clue to the identity of the man in the coffin.

Well, given the fact the photo was posted November 2, 2012, and Cordell Quinton Dalton was murdered on the Northside on October 23, it would appear Dalton is the "Cordell" being referenced in the photo caption.

Wow. Pretty lavish funeral arrangements.

Was that paid for with HONEST money, I wonder?

A warrant was served after the murder of Cordell Dalton but, as far as I have heard, there have been no arrests. The guy who killed Cordell is reportedly somebody named "Shawn" who travels between Minneapolis and Chicago. If anybody knows the identity of "Shawn," feel free to drop it anonymously right here on this blog. 

Nitelen Jackson, Northside Felon And Prolific User Of Facebook, Is In Prison Until 2015...

MN DOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog post by
John Hoff

Nitelen Jackson, who first came to the attention of this blog when an anonymous commenter dropped his name, and then became something of his own blog subtopic, is now in prison.

I was looking at the jail roster recently and noticed he'd been "released" to other authorities. I dropped a comment upon one of the many blog posts I've written about him (who can forget the "Nine Days And Nights Of Nitelen?") about his release from jail, and as luck would have it...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Marlon Rashaad Robertson Charged With Murder Of Kevin Braziel, Here Is The Criminal Complaint With All Its Sordid Detail...

Facebook photo from the profile of Kevin Braziel, used under
First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by
John Hoff

It is now confirmed that, as this blogger earlier suspected, Marlon Rashaad Robertson is charged with the murder of Kevin Braziel, known as Kevin "So Icy Jakk Boy" Braziel on Facebook.

Click here for the criminal complaint. I can and will write commentary about this later but, of course, the criminal complaint will be the source of most of those juicy details. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Brief Filed In "Too Little, Too Late" Appeal Of Judgment In The "Imposter Foster" Identity Theft Case...

Contributed photo, 1564 Hillside Ave. N. around the time of
the mortgage fraud and identity theft, blog post by John Hoff

Here is the latest in that "too little, too late" appeal of the $849,000 judgment in the case of John Foster, Melony Michaels v. First USA Title, et al.

The case involves a complex mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Avenue North. Many Northside players were involved, including slumlord Keith Rietman and disgraced former JACC executive director Jerry Moore. Crazy and suspended attorney Jill Clark also defended both Rietman and Moore in the case before she, well...


Click here for previous coverage of the "too little, too late" appeal.

The defendant, fighting an uphill battle against what is either a default judgment or something very close (the defendant did participate early in the trial, then dropped out) has filed a brief.

I may write about this document more in the future but, for now, res ipsa loquitor. 

"The thing speaks for itself."

Here is a link to the thing. 

Marlon Rashaad Robertson Charged With Second Degree Murder And Witness Tampering, JNS Blog Unable To Confirm (Yet) Whether This Involves The Murder Of Kevin Braziel...(UPDATE, AUGUST 12, CONFIRMED THAT THIS INVOLVES THE MURDER OF KEVIN BRAZIEL)

Image from the Facebook profile of Kevin Braziel, used under First
Amendment Fair Comment and Critism, blog post by John Hoff

This is what I know, and now readers know it, as well.

An anonymous commenter got on this blog and claimed somebody with the last name "Robertson" had been apprehended in the murder of Kevin Braziel, click here for that blog posting.

Acting on this anonymous tip, I went to the jail roster and searched under "Robertson." I found that a man named Marlon Rashaad Robertson had been arrested on August 1 and...

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hennepin County Jail Roster, July 5 to August 9, 2013...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Some people are on the fast track to prison or the grave, and they should take a long moment (as long as days, weeks or months) to reflect on their path.

Oh, wait.

It just so happens I have a current list of those people...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Kareem Blount Muhammed Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Former Girlfriend After Smoking Weed Dipped In Embalming Fluid...

Creative stock photo, a mummified body
in Arizona, blog post by John Hoff

Kareem Blount Muhammed, DOB 10/27/75, is accused of sexually assaulting his former girlfriend after smoking marijuana dipped in embalming fluid.

Click here for criminal complaint.

According to police and prosecutors, on March 10 of this year, at about 6 a.m, police responded to a 911 report of a rape at 1625 Oliver Ave. N., a rental property owned by House Of Dreams Community in St. Paul. The taxpayer is Donald E. Christopher of 2655 Girard Ave. N.

The license has been in review since December 12 of last year, which means...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Police Say Willie Bardney Ended An Argument By Stabbing The Other Dude With A Screw Driver, Jumped Out Upstairs Window, And Fled...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

The Bible says "Blessed are the peacemakers" but it didn't work out so well when Willie Bardney (DOB 9/10/1970) was involved.

Police and prosecutors say that when a girlfriend tried to play "peace maker" between Bardeny and a victim whose initials are V.G., Bardney stabbed V.G with a screw driver.

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

The stabbing happened at...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Darnell Armstrong Threw 53 Grams Of Crack Cocaine Out A Car Window After Confidential Informant Told Police When And Where The Drugs Would Be Arriving, Allegedly...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Darnell Thomas Armstrong has been arrested over 53 grams of crack cocaine. I'm not familiar with the drug, but to me that sounds like a LOT of crack. Police learned the crack would be in transit from a confidential informant, "CI."

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

According to police, the CI told them "a quantity of crack cocaine and possibly a firearm" would be delivered to the 4300 block of Girard Ave. N. by a black male with a "heavy build and a natural afro." The male would be driving a blue Buick century.

On July 18, police set up surveillance and the vehicle came right into their trap...

Police Followed A Trail Of Blood To Murder Victim At Minnehaha Park In South Minneapolis...(NOT NORTH MINNEAPOLIS RELATED)

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Since I started writing about this story, I will do the story justice and finish it even though this DOES NOT involve North Minneapolis. Oh, how I wish I had to fish around in South Minneapolis to find enough murder to keep my keyboard sticky, but usually that's not the case.


Click here for criminal complaint.

QShawn Oneal Lucas, who spells his name with an apostrophe but I refuse to use it, was arrested on July 19 over an incident that happened July 11 in Minnehaha Park. According to Minneapolis Park Police and the Hennepin County Prosecutor, the victim was stabbed once in the chest and seven times in the back. He suffered a collapsed lung and later died.

The stabbing started with two groups talking smack back and forth. Something was said to some juvenile females and then somebody died in an argument. According to the victim ( before he died, apparently) the argument turned into a robbery.

The three men in custody are the aforementioned Mr. Lucas, Railly Dumarce Runningshield, and Terrance Leaven Norris. The address of Mr. Lucas is unknown or, believe me, I'd be publishing it and looking into the owner of the property.

I should mention The criminal complaint is a rather bloody affair. The officers on the scene followed a trail of blood and then, later, witnesses saw the alleged assailants covered in blood.

Oh, also, the whole incident started with a group shooting off illegal fireworks in the park.

Some people just can't enjoy illegal fireworks without it turning into a big mess. 

Qshawn Oneal Lucas Arrested On Friday, July 19, And Charged With Murder, Held On A Million Dollar Bail (NOT NORTH MINNEAPOLIS RELATED)

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog has been trying to determine the identity of the individual charged with killing DeShaun Guilmant. The only information I had, from a media report, is the homicide took place July 19 and an individual had been arrested.

Currently, there is only one person in the Hennepin County Jail who is likely to be the individual involved in the shooting...

(ADDENDUM, 9:04 AM, he is apparently sought on a different homicide according to a media report found by a reader and brought to my attention, click here for that media report)

DeShaun Guilmant, North Minneapolis Homicide Victim, Had Extensive Criminal Record, Aliases, Owed Money To Court System, Plus He Had, Like, Eight Mug Shots...

DOC mug shots, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

DeShaun Guilmant, who died in a North Minneapolis shooting, had an extensive criminal record in exactly and precisely the manner of most (certainly not all) adult victims of homicidal violence in North Minneapolis.

An image search on Google turns up eight different mug shots for Guilmant, not counting the mug shot above. And when I say "eight," I mean eight different instances, not counting side views. He had a tendency to pose with lips pursed, sometimes actually looking like he had something in his mouth.

Guilmant had an underdeveloped Facebook page on which he...