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Devon Derrick Parker, accused of murdering a 69-year-old grandfather and Good Samaritan who let him inside his house after Parker claimed he was being chased by people who wanted to kill him documented his thug life on Facebook under the handle Von Freeda Real.
Click here to check out his Facebook profile. You will need your own Facebook profile to have much luck.
I know what some of you are thinking. "Von Freeda Real?" Why would a North Minneapolis thug...
...use a name that sounds like an 1800s New Orleans brothel madame with a shocking secret? It is indeed one of life's little mysteries. Apparently, when Devon picked the name he was unaware that "Frieda" or "Frida" is a female name and a fairly well-known one at that, click here for one example , here for another, and here for yet another.
To be perfectly fair, I did find a famous male named Frieda; British celebrity hairdresser John Frieda. Note that Frieda is his LAST name. Doesn't count.
So. Yeah. "Von Freeda Real." However, the original URL of the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/DevonLowEndG
So apparently there was a different name used at one time. I have confirmed to my satisfaction this is the page of Devon Derrick Parker. In face, I have word that Parker's mother is friendly with K.G. Wilson, a minister who reaches out to people making dead end lifestyle choices mostly in North Minneapolis.
Here is Parker with a woman I assume is his mother.
Here is more family.
Usually, JNS blog will show more restraint when it comes to publication of photos showing third parties along with a suspect. But given the nature of the outrageous charges, a line has been crossed and it impacts my coverage of this story.
Spread the word on the thug communication wire:
You find yourself accused of killing a citizen (a SOLID CITIZEN of North Minneapolis instead of just another criminal thug lowlife) and any picture of you posing with your mama, sister, baby brother, and/or the half a dozen people all known as your "cousin" is FAIR GAME. These are the people who should have exerted moral influence but (allegedly) DID NOT.
Here is the most recent image, posted in late January. Look closely at the photo. See the empty plastic baggie in the seat? Nice. (Sarcasm font) I'm sure it contained a chocolate brownie cooked by his mama. (End sarcasm font)
And speaking of MAMA! OK, I can't confirm this is Parker's mother but check out the photo anyway.
Yup. "Mama" (or whoever she is) throwing a gang sign. That photo tells me all I need to know, actually. Now here's where the rubber meets the road with the new JNS blogging standard which applies when decent home owners have been killed:
The Bible says "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he was old he will not depart from it." The opposite is probably true much of the time, as well. I don't know who this unfortunate little guy is; but he's on Parker's Facebook page, the photo is therefore published to the world, and it's fair game for fair comment and criticism.
Here is the inevitable "smoke pillow on the lips" photo. Some thugs have DOZENS of photos like this.
You know what I'd like to see? Smoke pillows in the shape of animals! Like, OK, can you do a BEAR?
Based on the little placard in the upper left and the color of the counter, this photo appears to have been taken at TCF Bank. Wow, look, that's got to be, like, $1,060!!! You could buy, like, a crappy but semi-dependable car with only light body damage with THAT kind of serious money!
I'm not sure if either of the two guys in this photo are Parker, but I have a message to the guy on the right:
(Joke font) K.G. Wilson called. He wants his pants. (End joke font)
Yesterday, at least one commenter was griping because I drew comparisons between Devon Parker (who didn't show up for a probation hearing and had a warrant issued the very day he allegedly murdered Thomas Sonnenberg) and Glenn D. Smith, (Chief Chuck So Iicey Smith) who was released from jail a couple days ago despite serious (but NON-MURDER) charges.
Well, guess who is Facebook friends with Derrick Parker? Yes, turns out Glenn D. Smith and Parker are not only Facebook friends but Smith comes up in the number two friend position, second only to prominent rapper "Chief Keef."
How about that? Birds of a feather, all flocking together.
I'm not done talking about Parker and publishing photos. Not by a long shot.