therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff
Everything I am hearing keeps confirming what a high-placed "Little Birdie" told this blogger; that a recent dramatic "car climbs a light pole to get away from gunfire" incident in North Minneapolis involved the son of NAACP President Jerry McAfee, long a fixture in North Minneapolis politics and society. Despite the jokey headline, this blog is not clear who was actually or allegedly at the wheel and did the miraculous job of "parking" a car sideways against a light pole.
I couldn't have pulled that off if I tried, over and over, a hundred times. IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!
Julian McAfee, pictured above from his Minnesota Department of Corrections mug shot, has been on probation since May 24, 2010, but will soon be getting off probation, which expires on April 22 of this year.
Unless, of course, he messes up somehow...
The offense Julian committed was aiding and abetting a robbery.
Julian's name came up in a very interesting scandal, click here for Star Tribune article, which involved county victim advocate Kesha Green accused of bribery. Green was convicted of a lesser count, though county attorney Mike Freeman himself testified against her. The charges swirled around information about a confidential witness in a gang-related homicide. Here is what the Star Tribune said, word for word:
In court Williams testified the information was for the Rev. Jerry McAfee, a church founder and activist in north Minneapolis for two decades. He said McAfee planned to pass the information on to his son Julian, the main suspect in a homicide last year. Williams alleged McAfee's son wanted to intimidate the witness so she would not testify against him.
During the trial, Jerry McAfee denied he asked for the information. His son hasn't been charged in the homicide, but police said he remains a suspect.
In light of the colorful and photogenic "car climbs a light pole" incident, there has been a lot of discussion on the North Vent Facebook forum about Reverend McAfee and Julian. One "venter" said words to the effect "everybody knows" Julian is "a banger," but this blog doesn't deal in "everybody knows." I would prefer some who, what, when, where, why and how (allegedly) to flesh out the back story, here.
For example, specifically, in whose murder was Julian a suspect?