change that, also posted under JNS blog asserted public safety exception
to copyright, blog post by John Hoff
A commenter to my blog asserted mugshots of Don Allen could be found online and sure enough, the anonymous commenter was right. Don Allen is a blogger of sorts who I have referred to as a "shakedown" blogger. He was a harsh critic of the Minneapolis schools system and THEN what happened? Oh, they promised to pay him some money and his rabid criticisms suddenly let up.
At one time I was friendly with Don Allen before I learned his true nature. My mistake. That guy would sell his mother for fertilizer. In fairness to Don, I don't know his mother and she might do the same thing to him. And if it involved fertilizer sales, I'm sure she'd get a lot more.
JNS blog (in direct contrast to Don Allen's blog) is committed to the truth, not using facts to commit pathetic little fiscal shakedowns. That's why I simply publish information that comes my way rather than...
...playing stupid little games like hypothetically contacting Don Allen and saying, "Hey, guess what kind of info I've got? Guess what turned up? Oh, you know I could publish it (grinning like Don Allen, rubbing hands together) but maybe we could work something out."
Nope. None of that. I found the photos brought to my attention by an anonymous commenter and within twenty minutes I'm putting them in front of readers. No shakedown attempts, no blackmail, no insinuations of quid pro quo decorated by dollar signs.
Now, in regard to these mug shots...
The one at the top (click here for source) was taken 8-24-2006 according to its source, on a charge of F/THEFT M THEFT.
Yeah, you got me. Some kind of THEFT. The location was St. Paul, Minnesota.
The second photo, the "sideways" one, shows a much younger Donald WR Allen but that's him. This was back in the days when he was a real player who practically had to beat the women off him, if Don's personal accounts to me (back when we were friendly) can be believed. The photo was taken 8-21-1998 in Minneapolis. The charge was F AUTO THEFT FELONY.
The bottom photo (and, it's my personal favorite because Don Allen looks like a Number Two lead pencil with eraser hairdo) was taken 6-19-2006 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The charge F/THEFT M THEFT but that might not be ANOTHER charge, that might be the same charge referenced in the first photo. There is also a notation which says something about a "hold." This is often the case when some other jurisdiction has a claim on the prisoner in question.
Enjoy these photos, Donald WR Allen. It couldn't have happened to a nicer backstabber. If you see Jerry Moore remind him he owes me money.