JNS blog had been wondering what happened with all the promises made by politicians in 2013, that North Minneapolis' outrageous concentration of Level Three Sex Offenders would finally be addressed and solved? Today I can report exciting rumors of a "moratorium" on new L3SOs moving into two North Minneapolis zip codes, 55411 and 55412, and I will be compiling a list of dirty dogs who are allowed to live here FOR NOW.
Apparently, if any dirty dogs are added to the list, this will violate the moratorium and, in that case, residents should contact...
...this blogger, Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, their North Minneapolis city council person, and the case manager of the sex offender in question, in that order. Normally I'd say I was kidding at this point but...
I'm not kidding.
Within the past few hours news of the moratorium was suddenly aired on North Vent Facebook forum in response to a question posted by Tyrone Jaramillo, a longtime North Minneapolis resident and a force for good in the hood. Roberta Johnson Englund, a neighborhood executive director, said as follows:
Hennepin County put a moratorium on any new sex offenders coming to 55412 and 55411 in 2013. That does not mean that a L3 that is already living in either zip code cannot move around within the geography - it means that "new" offenders will not be permitted. The source for this information is Commissioner Linda Higgins and any one who believes a violation has occupied should call her office. This is a first step in limiting density.
Commissioner Linda Higgins, seeing her name come up responded to questions posted by this blogger, as follows:
I will, however, be IMMEDIATELY compiling a list of the "on paper" Level Three Sex Offenders in those two zip codes so if any new offenders find their way to North Minneapolis whose names DO NOT MATCH THE LIST, residents of North Minneapolis can contact the individuals listed above (in that order) and also...
* Shout out to the heavens on North Vent Facebook forum, tagging the names of various public officials as part of the discussion, drawing attention to A VIOLATION OF THE ZIP CODE MORATORIUM.
* Submit comments to this blog.
* Bang gongs in the street to drive away "evil spirits."
* Fall into bleak despair, because the odds this "zip code moratorium" will be obeyed are about 10 to 1 and it's probably just a cynical bureaucratic tactic to forestall an inevitable, much-needed and much-deserved lawsuit by North Minneapolis residents against the MN DOC with Johnny Northside named as the lead plaintiff.
But in the meantime, I have a list to compile of dirty dogs so residents besides this blogger can "patrol the moratorium line." Though there is about as much hope of this moratorium holding as there is hope of a lasting ceasefire in South Sudan, even a little hope is better than no hope at all.
Pictured above, Bernard Schug, who was once charged with flashing a 5-year-old girl. His supervising agent is, of course, Bobby Chevalier-Jones, which this blog has long held accountable for allowing Level Three Sex Offender and frivolous litigant Peter Rickmyer just, you know, run wild.
Which reminds me. I will be figuring out which MN DOC supervising agent has the most "on paper" L3SOs in North Minneapolis and NAMING NAMES.
Stay tuned for THAT.
(ADDENDUM, January 7, 2014. This is not a correction because no incorrect statement was made in the blog post above, HOWEVER there is further highly-pertinent information about an earlier public mention of the "zip code moratorium."
Word has reached me that on December 6, 2013, there was mention in discussion upon North Talk Facebook forum, as follows:
The earlier date of knowledge of the moratorium is important, because at least one Level Three Sex Offender was dumped in North on or about December 17, 2013. JNS blog will continue to dig, dig, dig into this issue and urge patrolling of the tenuous "sex offender cease fire.")