Sunday, December 28, 2014

Report Of Armed Robbery At 3319 Aldrich Ave. N. Sends One JNS Blog Reader Digging Into The Story And Scrutinizing "Goff Holdings, LLC"

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff (because it's so hard to
quickly obtain suitable stock photos I sometimes just use what I've got)

One of my faithful blog readers sent me an email and I asked permission to republish it, minus the name. I'm glad to see that my readers do their own digging into their own stories, but then it's a question of where they will publish their information...

Colorful And Foul Facebook Free-For-All Attempts To Link Story On JNS Blog About Jabari Roosevelt Johnson To Recent Federal Indictments Of Minneapolis Gang Members...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

To view the conversation being referenced in this blog post, go to the Facebook page of Nitelen Jackson and view the November 27 conversation. 

This story is complicated and convoluted, filled with supposition and innuendo, (by others, not this blogger) so follow closely, if you will, while I attempt to break it down and make it plain.

Recently, there were a bunch of federal indictments in Minneapolis with nearly a dozen gang members arrested and indicted for conspiracy, click here for the press release by the United States Department of Justice. One of those arrested, and pictured above, is Nitelen Jackson. Before he was under federal indictment, this blogger noticed Jackson's prolific criminal record coupled with an equally prolific use of Facebook to document his...

Leontaye Antez Slaughter-McCaskel Facing Three Assault Charges, Bail Is Half A Million Dollars...

MN DOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Leontaye Antez Slaughter-McCaskel, who has a venerable history with North Minneapolis crime families (click here and also here) was a fugitive in November of 2013 but as of December 7 of this year, he is sitting in the Hennepin County jail facing three assault charges with bail set at half a million dollars.

It is not clear to this blogger whether Mr. Slaughter was a fugitive all that time or if...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hennepin County Bi-Weekly Jail Roster, December 9 To December 23, 2014...

Creative stock photo, made all special-like for this
holiday jail roster, blog post by John Hoff  

With the holidays and all, I've fallen behind on my blogging but you bet your sweet bippy if I don't have time to publish anything else I will, somehow, manage to publish the Hennepin County jail roster. 

So here we go...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FOX 9 Calls North Minneapolis A "Virtual Dumping Ground" For Level Three Sex Offenders, But Teases Viewers With Blurred Sex Offender Pictures...Here's The Guy They Were Talking About In Association With Recent Child Abduction Story...

MNDOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Don't tease me, FOX 9. 

When your station does a story about how the 55411 zip code is a "virtual dumping ground" for Level Three Sex Offenders, you know that's my pet issue. (Heaven knows it's nobody else's pet issue, since local politicians have seemingly walked away from the "dumping ground" conundrum after expressing so much interest in the summer of 2013 and as late as January of this year) 

When you, Fox 9, talk about the "dumping ground" in a story about the recent abduction (and release) of a little girl in my neighborhood, and the ongoing search for a white suspect in his 20s, you know how interested people in my neighborhood are in that story. This blogger has been looking for some kind of fresh angle ever since the story broke, but it's my policy that I only publish new facts rather than just adding another layer of yacking commentary.

Well, thank you, FOX 9, for your teasing and blurred out little story which allows me to dig up new facts, even if it's just new facts underlying the assertions in your story...

Two Criminal Counts And Evidence Gathered At The Scene Of Alleged Drunk Driver Double Homicide THROWN OUT, Honorable Judge Acknowledges Political Pressure Applied By JNS Blog...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, also assumed permission and (possibly) public safety
exception to copyright long asserted by JNS blog, blog post
by John Hoff

This is a story that normally gets covered by JNS blog guest author Jordan North, but what sometimes happens is the owner of this blog (that would be me) is faster and more prolific, and the public's need for news (from blogs or other media) never takes a break. 

Hopefully, guest author Jordan North can follow up with more details about the legal proceedings in this case. Here is what is known to this blogger at this hour, and it's not happy news for the parents of Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks, victims of an...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jesse Lee Garland, Long A Fixture Of The North Minneapolis Level Three Sex Offender OVER CONCENTRATION, Is Now Back In Prison...

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

After a flurry of activity in 2013, it appears public officials who represent North Minneapolis have thrown up their hands and walked away from the issue of Level Three sex offenders being outrageously concentrated in North Minneapolis. 

One of the sex offenders is question was Jesse Lee Garland, who lived in North Minneapolis for the longest time. Recently, however, a commenter drew my attention to Mr. Garland, asserting that (in summary) he wasn't such a bad guy and this blog was dragging down Garland's good name...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Henry Lee Devon Moore Arrested For Attempted Murder, Investigators Used Facebook Profile For Suspect Identification...(CORRECTED BLOG POST)

Facebook image used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, also (JNS blog asserts) public safety exception to
copyright, also photo may be part of police evidence and, if so,
would be part of a public record exception, blog post by 
John Hoff

(Corrected blog post: Two suspects were identified from Facebook by police, allegedly, one of which is Dwayne A. Garner and the other is Henry Lee Devon Moore. Neither use their real name on Facebook. An incorrect version of this blog post appeared for a few hours online until it was drawn to my attention by a commenter that I had switched up the Facebood information between Henry Lee Devon Moore and Dwayne Garner. Therefore this blog post was taken offline, corrected, and put back online with correction here noted. 

JNS blog strives for accuracy. When error is drawn to my attention, I leap to make correction and I make a public note of the correction)  

Without further explanation or ado...

Click here for the criminal complaint.

A Shooting In Front Of An Apartment Complex

Henry Lee Devon Moore, who is also accused of a vicious robbery at the Northside UnBank, is now also charged with murder. He was reportedly identified by police based upon Moore's Facebook profile, which uses the name Henry Bouffants Moore. An alleged co-conspirator, Dwayne A. Garner, reportedly uses the Facebook profile FinessKing Sto, click here for that profile. JNS blog will get around to writing about THAT Facebook profile later.  

It should be noted the criminal complaint says "FitnessKing" when it is, in fact, "FinessKing." 

According to the criminal complaint, on October 23 multiple shots rang out on the 1700 block of Glenwood Ave. N. in front of a housing complex and police who responded to the scene found...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recent Homicide Victim Antonio Flood Had Fresh Conviction For Liquor In The Park, Was Murdered While On Probation...

Uncopyrighted image in public domain, 
blog post by John Hoff

Antonio Marcus Flood, age 42, DOB 11/02/72 is the most recent homicide victim in North Minneapolis, click here for Star Tribune article. Flood was shot on the 2600 block of Penn Avenue. He clung to life for most of a week, but ultimately died. 

 Twenty-sixth and Penn was also the site of a bus shooting which claimed the life of Drew "The Chef" Billingsley. There have been other deadly and almost-deadly incidents at that location, as well. 

Flood was fresh off a conviction for "Liquor in the Park." It was only November 24 of last month that Flood was convicted for this minor crime, and he still owed the court system the sum of...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Khayree Jabar Copeland Accused Of Attempted Murder On Willow Avenue North In A Marijuana Deal Gone Wrong...

Fallen willow tree, here used as a creative stock
photo, photo and blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

Jail roster information tipped this blog to the fact Khayree Copeland was charged either with murder or attempted murder, and it turns out to be a case of "attempted" in what sounds like a sad little pot deal gone wrong outside of 1915/1913 Willow Ave. N., a property owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

The shooting happened on November 21 and...

Hennepin County Jail Roster, November 27 To December 8, 2014...

Old photo from a family album, no copyright, photo was taken
circa 1940-41, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, blog post by John

Biweekly, to my way of thinking, doesn't need to be exactly 14 days. 

The need to churn out fresh blog content is never-ending, the Googlebots gorge themselves but are hungry an hour later, so here you go...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dwayne Andre Garner Arrested December 2, Charged With Second Degree Murder, Not Premeditated...

Image in the public domain, "Murder In The House" by
Jakub Schikaneder, blog post by John Hoff

Information on the Hennepin County Jail Roster shows Dwayne Andre Garner (DOB 6/17/89) was arrested December 2. 

He's charged with giving a peace officer a false name, possessing more than 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle, driving after suspension, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and SECOND DEGREE MURDER...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Confidential Reliable Informant Tipped Off Police To A Crack Cocaine Deal, Allegedly, North Minneapolis Resident Julist Dewight King Arrested...

US Government photo, no copyright, here used as a stock
photo, actual CRI from this story is not depicted, 
blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint.

Police and prosecutors are crediting a confidential reliable informant (CRI) for the arrest of Julist Dewight King on drug charges. King has a felony drug conviction from 2012 but, interestingly, is alleged to be out on the streets dealing drugs yet again. 

How does THAT happen with...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Update: The Holidays That Bring Most Of Us Joy Bring Others Deep Sorrow. One Year Later As The Wheels Of Justice Turn Ever So Slowly, Philip Bertelsen Is Free To Celebrate While The Lives He Shattered Have No Closure...

                                                                  Melvin Jones

                                                            Brandy Banks

Blog post by Jordan North

The court date has been moved too many times to count. This alone is devastating for a family that needs to fly into town for every court date. The next court date is December 19th at 9:00 am before the Honorable Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance.

This is an omnibus hearing to go over the TON of motions that Philip Bertelsen has filed. I have spoken directly with a reliable source and have learned that he allegedly is disputing the blood test. He is claiming that he was knocked out by... 

Houston, He Has A Problem...Houston Oliver, That Is, Accused Of Possessing Enough Cocaine To Put Scarface On The Moon

Image produced by DEA, as a US government image it has
no copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Fox 9 is reporting on a cocaine bust involving a resident of South Minneapolis, click here for article, but my sources and research say accused cocaine trafficker Houston Oliver is, in fact, a resident of North Minneapolis. 

As reported by Fox 9, Oliver allegedly mailed 11 kilos of cocaine from Arizona to Minneapolis...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sheanitta Jade Cox Charged In Incident Involving "Three adults, one child and a large amount of suspected heroin" (Allegedly)

Opium den image, Wikipedia creative commons, click here
for non-required attribution, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint.

In July of this year, Minneapolis police searched a residence on "the 100th block of 59th" street in Minneapolis. The residence may not be in my neighborhood, but arrested at the residence was North Minneapolis resident Sheanitta Jade Cox. 

Police reportedly found "a large amount of suspected heroin," $3,241 in US currency, a digital scale and a 40 SW Springfield Armory handgun. 

I just think you can't find a more classy gun brand than...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Convicted Felon Anthony Johntay Carrillo Facing Gun Possession Charges Over, Good Grief, A BB Gun...

Wikipedia creative commons photo, click here for attribution, blog
post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

If you are a felon, you are prohibited from having a gun. That means ANY gun, including a BB gun. Incredibly, for legal purposes a BB gun is a firearm of very minor the case of the gun Anthony Johntay Carrillo is accused of possessing, the caliber is .177. 

It could still put out an eye! 

According to a complaint filed back in April, police were called to a gas station on... 

Paralyzed Victim From "Bloody No. 19" Bus Shooting Incident Is Lamon Deshawn Gayfield Of Brooklyn Center, If He'd Served His 88 Day Suspended Sentence He Wouldn't Have Been On That Bus...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, and (JNS blog asserts) publi
safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog has now confirmed the name of the paralyzed victim of an October 25 shooting on the "Bloody No. 19" bus route is a 19-year-old named Lamon Gayfield. Click here for previous in-depth coverage including the criminal complaint against alleged shooter Devonere A. Johnson. 

An anonymous commenter dropped the name "Lamon Gayfield" in front of me, leading me to look for evidence this was, indeed, the young man's name. Evidence was easy enough to find. Lemon Gayfield, called "L.G." in the criminal complaint about his shooting, once called himself "Low'end Savage" on Facebook. Now, adopting more...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Devonere Armani Johnson Accused Of Shooting And Paralyzing "L.G.," Who Goes By "Lowend Savage" On Facebook, The Dispute Involved Mother Of Victim's Baby...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for criminal complaint.

Thanks to an anonymous commenter who put this ol' blogger bloodhound on the scent, I've managed to confirm Devonere Armani Johnson is indeed the guy accused of an October 25 shooting on the "Bloody No. 19" bus route. Maddeningly, I still don't know the name of the victim, pictured above, except his initials are "L.G." and he goes by...

Peter Teachout, Who Fought "The Battle Of Hawthorne EcoVillage" And Founded "Shoe Patrol" Volunteer Unit In North Minneapolis, Promoted To Captain In Afghanistan...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Word comes via Facebook that Peter Teachout, currently serving in Afghanistan, has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. Teachout is pictured on the left in a recent photo, above. 

Before joining the military, Teachout was at the epicenter of a battle to transform the Hawthorne EcoVillage from the most crime-ridden four square blocks in North Minneapolis to...

Minneapolis Publishes "Naughty List" Of Troubled Rental Properties, But JNS Blog Decides Who Is Naughty And Who Is Nice So Here Is The List With A Special "Troll Infuriating Bonus Listing!"

Blast from the past creative stock photo, the Apartment Complex
of Anarchy circa 2008, blog post by John Hoff

A couple days ago, the Star Tribune published a "naughty list" of troubled rental properties. The list was contained in a document readers could click on to view, but it's the belief of this blogger the document is not "crawled" by Googlebots. Because I think a document like that deserves prominence online, JNS blog is...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell Charged With Murder Of "Good Citizen" Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez After Methodical Police Investigation...

Public domain wikipedia image of the Prophet
Jeremiah, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for previous blog post about Jeremiah E. Blackwell when he was just a mysterious Biblical name on a jail roster. 

Now here is Blackwell's criminal complaint for First Degree Aggravated Robbery:

And here is the complaint for Second Degree Murder:

Just moments ago, the Hennepin County Attorney's office sent out a press release about the charges against Blackwell, and just by virtue of being in my email that very moment JNS blog might be the first to publish it, as follows...

Devonere Armani Johnson Charged With First Degree Assault With Great Bodily Harm...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

An anonymous commenter pointed me to Devonere Armani Johnson (DOB 10/10/91) on the jail roster. But only this much can I positively confirm right now:  

Johnson is charged with First Degree Assault, Great Bodily Harm. This kind of charge would be consistent with, for example, paralyzing somebody from the neck down. 

Johnson's bail is...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Young Man Shot On The No. 19 Bus On October 25 Is Paralyzed, JNS Blog Confirms He Goes By "Low'end Savage" On Facebook...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

I have not learned his legal name, but JNS blog has confirmed from a reliable source that a Facebook user named "Low'end Savage" is the young man shot on the No. 19 bus October 25. 

Click here for Star Tribune story.

The No. 19 is plagued by violence and it's hard to keep all the incidents straight. This particular incident happened near 17th and Penn and is NOT the incident which happened at 26th and Penn and claimed the life of Drew "The Chef" Billingsley, click here for JNS blog coverage of THAT...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(THANKSGIVING 2014) Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell Held On Aggravated Robbery Charge, But Jail Roster Also Lists "Murder"

Christmas Dinner in Afghanistan, but it looked a lot like
a Thanksgiving meal, blog post by John Hoff

It's Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, JNS blog readers! 

Today at the Hennepin County Jail, almost certainly, some rudimentary attempt will be made to serve up a Thanksgiving meal. There will be turkey and mashed potatoes, and a red streak that MIGHT be cranberries. 

Hopefully the sight of that sad, humble Thanksgiving meal in the jailhouse contrasted against memories of much better, much more festive Thanksgiving Day meals will force many in the jail to seriously reconsider their life choices. 

Or, well, ALLEGED life choices. 

One of the guests at today's "jailhouse Thanksgiving" will be be Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell, charged with aggravated robbery. 

However, the jail roster also lists...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deande Craig Accused Of Attempted Murder In Dispute Over "Baby Mama" In Front Of Olympic Cafe...

Photo was originally used by guest author Hawthorne Hawkman
on another story about Olympic Cafe, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

Following up with an earlier blog post, JNS has now located the criminal complaint against Deandre Craig and though the charges are serious enough it's only ATTEMPTED Murder and not murder. 

Prosecutors say Craig shot a man in the chest in a dispute which the victim said, with painful gasping breaths, involved "my baby mama." Lying in on the sidewalk while being tended to by medics, the victim identified the shooter as "Drey" but couldn't say much more due to the extent of his injuries. The victim may have thought this was his dying declaration but surgeons ultimately saved his life from a bullet wound roughly an inch from his heart.

The shooting happened in front of the Olympic Cafe (923 West Broadway) which sits in the middle of what may be the roughest block in North Minneapolis and, therefore, the state.

However, video surveillance footage captured by Olympic Cafe played a key role in bringing charges against...

Aggravated Robbery Complaint Turns Up For Marshuan Tranell Williams, But Jail Roster Lists More Serious Murder Or Attempted Murder Charges...

Stock photo, old family album and no copyright
assumed, blog post by John Hoff, picture conveys
that it is winter in Minnesota right now as these
crimes take place and is not meant to convey much
more, but note how power pole rises like a cross,

 Following up with an earlier blog post, click here, JNS blog has not yet located any murder or attempted murder complaint against Marshuan Williams despite charges of that nature listed on the jail roster. I did, however, find the Aggravated Robbery complaint linked above. 

The complaint describes how Williams allegedly pulled a pistol on a resident of the 3600 block of Oliver when the woman was...

Khayree Jabar Copeland Jailed Yesterday, Jail Roster Says "Murder" But Could Be Attempted Murder...

A family photo from late 1940s, probably Como Zoo, 
no copyright assumed, blog post by John Hoff, photo
is meant to convey the idea of "incarceration" of
a sentient being which does not want to be captive

The Hennepin County Jail Roster is showing Khayree Jabar Copeland in jail charged with "Murder," though JNS blog is aware of a quirk in the roster which sometimes shows "Attempted Murder" as "Murder."

Or something like that. 

Here's the information from the roster...

A Million Dollars Bail, Murder Or Attempted Murder Charges, Yet No Media Coverage For Marcus Antwann Wilburn, A Resident Of North Minneapolis...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog is amazed that searches of the jail roster keep turning up suspects with the word "murder" on their list of charges, and subsequent searches of the internet turn up no coverage of these serious charges. 

Deandre Craig is one of the names, see my blog post about him. Another name is Marshuan Trenell Williams, see my blog post about HIM. 

And now, for the third time, a North Minneapolis name turns up associated with the word "murder" and there's no media coverage of the charges except, as of this moment, Johnny Northside blog. 

Marcus Antwann Wilburn, who reportedly resides at 2107 Sheridan Avenue N., faces a raft of charges listed on the jail roster as follows...

Bi-Weekly Hennepin County Jail Roster, November 13 To November 26, 2014...

 Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Wow, time really flies when Hennepin County Jail rosters get published bi-weekly instead of monthly! 

Here we go again...

Charles Wilson Ware, Charged In Bust Of Illegal Gambling House, Here Are Details About His Old Murder Conviction In The Death Of "Robert Cole"

MNDOC mugshot, therefore public domain,
blog post by John Hoff

The question left lingering after my previous blog post ("Who did Charles Wilson Ware kill?") has been answered by an anonymous commenter who performed a better internet search than this blogger. Wilson is accused of being a "security guard" at an illegal gambling house which police recently shut down at 2507 West Broadway. 

Wilson, who was on supervised release after a long stretch of incarceration for a murder in 1990, was convicted of killing his wife's nephew...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marshuan Trenell Williams Charged With Murder, Or Attempted Murder, He Is A North Minneapolis Resident...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Well, this just keeps happening. Recently, I found a guy on the jail roster charged with murder (or attempted murder) named Deandre Craig. I was unable to turn up any information from other media about details of the charges against Craig. 

Tonight, looking further on the jail roster, I found a guy named Marshuan Trenell Williams, ALSO charged with murder (or attempted murder) and, once again, I was unable to find any media reporting on the charges. No, the charges do not appear to be from one related incident, just two SIMILAR incidents. 

You would think...

Alleged Gambling House Operating In North Minneapolis, FOX-9 REPORTS, JNS Blog DECIDES To Dig Up More Info...

MNDOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog
post by John Hoff

FOX-9 has a pretty good story, click here, about an illegal gambling operation which was allegedly taking place at 2507 West Broadway. Charles Wilson Ware, (DOB 1/9/1950) pictured above, is accused of being one of the armed security guards. 

Ware is on probation for homicide, according to FOX-9. Right away I wondered, well, who did he kill? In fact, like most stories published by television stations instead of print media, it left me wanting more details. 

So I went looking on my own...

Dante Christopher Horton Convicted Of Attempted Murder In Yet Another North Minneapolis Butt Shooting Incident...

Wikipedia image in public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Click below to view the criminal complaint:

"I Got Shot In The Buttocks"

In the criminal complaint, linked above below stock photo of "Dante" from "Dante's Inferno," prosecutors describe how Horton shot a victim in the buttocks at...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Deandre Washington Leroy Craig, A Resident Of North Minneapolis, Facing Charges Of Second Degree Murder Or Possibly Attempted Murder...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Deandre Washington Leroy Craig, who reportedly resides at 2122 Dupont Ave. N., has been sitting in jail since September 11. So how did this blogger (and all the other media) miss his million dollars bail and charges of second degree murder? 

Or *is* he charged with second degree murder? Mugshots online dot com says he is, click here, but this blogger knows there's a quirk in the online jail roster and sometimes attempted murder appears on the roster as murder. 

So I'm hedging my bets in my text and headline. 

All the same, here is the jail roster copied and pasted...

Image Obtained By JNS Blog Of The Actual Plush Rainbow Penis Booked Into Evidence By Homicide Investigators Following The Shooting Of James H. Cole, a/k/a J Blockboy Cole...

Image contributed by source used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

For previous coverage about the plush rainbow penis in the possession of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) at the time of his homicide, and actually booked into evidence, reportedly, click here and here.

This image, above, shows the item when it was offered for sale on NoMi Virtual Garage Sale, a Facebook page. I'm told that at the time of his death James Cole had just swung by and took possession of the penis.  

Yes, it was late at night but apparently some people sell plush rainbow penis at that hour and other people are willing to take delivery the same time of night...

Here Is The Complete Federal Indictment Document Against 1-9 Dipset And Stick Up Boys Written About In Dozens Of Other Media...

Facebook image of Nitelen Jackson used under First Amendment
Fair Comment and Criticism, plus (JNS asserts) public safety 
exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Click here to view the federal criminal indictment. 

Every major media entity in the region did a story about the recent federal charges against members of 1-9 Dipset and the Stick Up Boys. (The actual gang members spell it "Sticc Up Boyz.") But none of those media entities--none I could find, anyway--provided a link to the actual federal indictment, which is quite voluminous and full of detail.

Personally, I like to read all the nitty gritty and I also like to provide it for my readers. Not always in that order. I'll actually be sharing it before I have a change to read it, myself.

So I guess we'll go on this journey of discovery together.  

Pictured above, Nitelen "King Nite" Jackson, named in the federal complaint. 

(Sarcasm font) Small-minded, judgmental people should not mistake his perfectly innocent pointy finger gesture for some kind of "gang sign." (End sarcasm font) 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

JNS Blog Takes Time Out Of Its Busy Night To Say "I Told You So, Like In 2012" Regarding Demise Of Praxis Marketplace Project In North Minneapolis...

Historical photo found in old family album, likely depicts
St. Cloud, Minnesota orphanage, blog post by John Hoff

The photo above contains a clue to answer this question: What is the number of Praxis Marketplace Grocery Stores you can expect to see in North Minneapolis in the near future or, for that matter, EVER?

That's right: NONE. 

Get it? None? NUN? 

OK, I'm sure you get it...

More Plush Rainbow Penis Details Emerge From Two More Sources In Shooting Of James H. Cole,a/k/a J Blockboy Cole, Who Wrote "Die Gleenwood (Sic) Glockboy" Days Before His Murder...

Photo forwarded by source as commentary on the object in
question, some sensible Fair Comment and Criticism exception
to copyright is assumed, blog post by John Hoff

Following a recent story on JNS blog about a mysterious "plush rainbow penis" found in the possession of murder victim James H. Cole after his shooting death, and actually entered into police evidence, more sources are COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK to comment on their recollections of the object.

One source who emailed me says the object in question was sold on a popular North Minneapolis Facebook rummage sale forum called...

Details Of Attempted Murder Charge Against Shawnte Washington In Brooklyn Center Double Shooting, Two-Year-Old Child Was In The Middle Of Gunfire Over Drug Dispute...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Click on this link for the criminal complaint:

Bloody details (quite literally) emerge in the charging document concerning the most recent double shooting in Brooklyn Center, no stranger to double shootings. I previously reported on the incident based on jail roster info, click here. 

Police found a shooting victim in the parking lot of a chiropractic clinic and then backtracked his trail of blood to...

JNS Blog Slowly Getting Sucked Into Pointergate Media Storm, AYEEEEEE!!!! See Email Between KSTP's Jay Kolls And Mayoral Aide Kate Brickman...

Facebook photo, used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, JNS blog also asserts a public safety exception
to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Some readers might think, based upon a recent editorial I wrote speculating that "Pointergate politics" could potentially interfere in the murder investigation of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) (pictured above) that I am commenting on Pointergate.

Dear God. No.

Actually, I am TRYING SO HARD TO RESIST commenting on this thing called #Pointergate. I am holding back because there is an essential piece of the story missing and it's like one shoe has dropped, but we are waiting breathless for the other shoe to drop. What is that missing piece, you might ask...

Latest YouTube Song By Mental Mid, "MENTAL$ODA," Is Music Making Today's Top Headlines...Headlines About A Federal Criminal Indictment To Stop A Violent Gang Turf War

YouTube embed, blog post is by John Hoff

From the front page of today's Star Tribune:

“The indictment of these alleged gang members is a step forward in the fight against violent crime in Minneapolis,” Luger said. “As charged, these defendants engaged in armed robbery and drug dealing to fund the illegal purchases of firearms they used to conduct gang warfare.”

The long-standing turf war has led to at least six killings and numerous shootings, which have been on the rise in recent years, following the high-profile murder of a high-ranking 1-9 gang member in downtown Minneapolis last year.

A succession of videos on YouTube and Facebook fanned the feud, taunting 1-9 and Stick Up Boys members, which led to a series of retaliatory shootings on the North Side, according to court documents. (Underlined emphasis by JNS blog) 

You Read About Mental Mid First On JNS Blog

The YouTube videos which fanned the feud were almost certainly "Kobe Diss" and "No Competition" by Mental Mid. JNS blog had its teeth marks all over stories about those videos before any other media came onboard. Now every major media entity in the state is writing about the recent federal indictment which references these same YouTube videos...

JNS BLOG MUCKRAKING EXCLUSIVE: Plush Rainbow Penis Was Entered Into Evidence In Shooting Of James H. Cole, a/k/a J Blockboy Cole...

Photo illustration provided by source in attempt to
show what object looked like, here used under a sensible
variant of Fair Comment and Criticism, plus JNS blog
reserves other copyright argument, blog post by John 

 JNS blog keeps its ear so low to the ground raking muck that sometimes my cheek gets splattered with some of the muck. 

This is one of those times.

Plush rainbow penis. 

A source close to facts surrounding the investigation of the shooting death of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) says one item entered into evidence at the shooting scene was a plush rainbow penis; sort of a stuffed toy. 

The illustration above is not an image of the actual object but simply something my source forwarded for illustration purposes. I'm told the rainbow penis in question... 

"Nitelen Jackson" And Other Names Familiar To JNS Blog Readers Appear In New Federal Indictment Over Gangs And Guns...

Facebook images of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, JNS blog also asserts public safety exception, blog
post by John Hoff

The federal indictment announced today over gangs and guns (click here) was a walk down memory lane for JNS blog. Before some of those names appeared on that federal indictment, for years these were familiar figures to readers of JNS blog. 

In particular, no other media entity was writing about Nitelen Jackson EXCEPT Johnny Northside, and I wrote more than a dozen articles, click here for an example. 

I must say, my faith in Nitelen has been rewarded handsomely! His talents were discovered by this blog, but now he's on to bigger and better things. 

Here are some of the other names and links to examples of coverage on JNS blog long before they were named in the federal indictment...

Friday, November 21, 2014

North Minneapolis Resident Shawntre Ladelle Washington Facing Charges In Brooklyn Center Double Shooting At Checkers And SuperAmerica...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Based on a lead from an anonymous commenter, JNS blog has connected information on the Hennepin County Jail Roster with the recent double shooting in Brooklyn Center, which took place outside a Checkers Restaurant and SuperAmerica, click here for Star Tribune article.

Shawntre Ladelle Washington is listed on the jail roster with a MILLION DOLLARS BAIL and facing charges of...