Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jaylin Davis, Known On Facebook As "Skooby Straightdrop," Was On Probation For Theft When He Died In North Minneapolis Shooting Incident...

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

Summer In The City 

Jaylin Dvonte Davis, age 19, was shot in the head and died Sunday night as the much-predicted Long Hot Summer of 2014 finally kicked off in North Minneapolis, and god knows when and how it will end. Want to know about Jaylin Davis? Click here to check out his Facebook page, if you have Facebook. 

Some of Jaylin's photos, published in association with news about his homicide were first aired here on Johnny Northside Dot Com by guest author Jordan North, click here. Compare with mainstream media coverage on WCCO, click here.  

Who has better coverage? I say the entity with PICTURES has better coverage. 

Nothing Up My Blogger Sleeves! 

It is, of course, no great trick to have the name and likeness of a homicide victim before television stations and the major daily papers. We live in a world where 15-year-olds on Facebook are publishing hard hitting murder coverage while mainstream media sits on their hands and awaits a "press release" to find out the name of the victim. 

What, I wonder, does a "press release" do? What does it release? Does it actually release news or does it release THE PRESS, who had the news all along but for some reason aren't willing to use Facebook as a source? 

Is a "press release" like the old joke about...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Second To Latest" North Minneapolis Shooting Victim Anthony Lovell Magnan Had Criminal Drug Record, Died While On Probation After Escaping A Prison Sentence That Could Have Saved His Life...

Stock photo, (El Paso, TX) blog post by John Hoff

Anthony Lovell Magnan, whose death was reported on by JNS blog guest author Jordan North, click here for that story, was an outstanding example of a the Biblical principle "He who lives by the sword, by that same sword, he shall die." 

Normally, I'd be writing a headline about the "latest shooting victim" and his routine, much-to-be-expected criminal record, but the long predicted "long hot summer" of 2014 has kicked off exactly as North Minneapolis residents predicted repeatedly and emphatically while pleading for... 

...more police. Dead before I can write about Magnan is one Steve Martin, whose identity was first reported on JNS blog by--once again--guest author Jordan North, click here. 

Magnan, born in 1990 (I have a pair of Army sweatpants that will outlive him!) was convicted of his first crime in 2008 when he would have been, gee, 18 years old, right? Though no juvenile record is to be found online, it's hard to believe...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Another Manic Monday! Not Yet Released By Any Media ...Steve Martin, Allegedly Murdered Last Night On The 3300 Block Of Penn Avenue...

Blog POST by Jordon North...

There is some indication that Steve Martin, also known as Junebug, was trying to break up a fight. This was reported by people on the scene, where this photo was taken. He was shot on the 33rd and Penn and died shortly after at North Memorial Hospital. 

The local media reported that officers were on their way to a fight and received another call that shots were fired. When the police arrived, Steve Junebug Martin, was already... 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

***Updated To Homicide***Allegedly Shot In The Head And In A Coma,On The 4900 Block Of Camden Ave North, He Calls Himself, Skooby Gwape Bandannsz. Friends And Family Seem To Be Changing Their Facebook Profiles From Nehemiah Steverson to Skooby G. It's a small world after all.....

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

Blog POST by Jordan North...

Police have released little information about the life threatening condition of this weekend's shooting victim, in the Camden area of Minneapolis. It was reported that no suspects have been arrested and he was taken to North memorial Hospital. The web is on fire with speculation, accusations and threats on what happened to Skooby. We shall leave it at that.

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

I find it interesting that most of those connected on Facebook have a profile photo of the late Nehemiah Steverson or this weekend's alleged victim, Skooby. The friends lists are also VERY similar, to a LIST provided sometime ago by a former Minneapolis Council member.

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

                                                                      Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Was A Constant Stream Of Fireworks, Gunshots, Sirens And Shootings. Then I Heard the Bullets That Must Have Taken The Life Of Anthony Magnan. Holidays In Jordan....

Anthony Lovell Magnan was allegedly murdered in the streets of Jordan just like his Grandfather, allegedly one of two men murdered at the Penn Best Steak House in 2005. Anthony's murder was reported in the 2700 block of Girard Ave North.

Blog POST by Jordan North.

I found the facebook of young Anthony Magnan, just 24 years old. I also found a rather lengthy criminal record. That's not a story that needs to be told. We've heard this story so many times. My concern is how do we stop this story and begin a new book?

Again I say, the natives are restless.(GASP) This time, I'm referring to the almost middle class, filled with fear people of Nomi. The Facebook postings of the day, tracking every bullet, shooting and robbery on every corner of the city. The rantings of getting gun permits and classes as they are faced with this ''terrorism and war zone.''  I'm not even sure anyone is shooting at them. I'm not even sure I've heard that they've scraped a knee, in all the years I've lived here.

We must do whatever we can, to try and turn things around. We don't need to add insanity to the insane events around us. I woke up to a scripture, sent to me by a friend named Peter, who is more than likely heading to a REAL war zone...

Psalms 28:3 KJV'' Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts. ''

In times like this everyone speaks of God. He requires you tell the TRUTH.  Who murdered Anthony Lovell Magnan, on Father's day 6/15/2014?

We don't snitch. We just die.

Friday, June 13, 2014

James Early, Responsible For Shooting A Baby In The Head By Accident, Now A Wanted Fugitive...

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

James D. Early, whose act of accidentally shooting his baby nephew in the head horrified a neighborhood usually numb to horror, was the fortunate recipient of an incredibly rather light sentence after the baby, Isaac Early, miraculously survived with a bullet still in his head. 

Many of us wondered, cynically, how well that light punishment would work out and if Early would turn his life around and start some clean living. 


Monday, June 9, 2014

What New York Did With Gang Members And Facebook, Well, Minneapolis Needs To Do THAT The Same Way...

I don't even have time to look for a suitable stock photo but GOD BLESS
AMERICA is always in style, blog post by John Hoff

There are times this blogger gets busy and there are times I get CRAZY busy. So when I know I can't churn out a lot of content, I have to make something count. And I know for a fact elected leaders read this blog because they tell me so all the time and approach me with Godfather voices, "Johnny...I need you to do  me a favor." 

OK, I'm kidding...

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Was The Shooting Of Nehemiah Steverson Gang Related Or Not? The Mass Media Should Make Up Its Mind And When They Do, Inform The Public...

Composite photo, either created by or merely shared by Nehemiah Steverson on his
Facebook page, entitled "RIP Skitz smoking," posted as part of First Amendment
comment and criticism in course of a hot community discussion about degree of
gang involvement by Nehemiah Steverson, blog post by John Hoff

Shortly after the Star Tribune blog published an article citing a police source saying the murder of Nehemiah Steverson was NOT gang related, click here, a commenter went to my blog and wrote words to the effect...

Two Evictions, At Least Three Child Support Cases By Three Different Women, (One Of Them A Real Prize Of Criminal Behavior) And A Lawsuit By An Insurance Company, This Is The Struggling Life Of Randy Donnerson, Father Figure In The Life Of 17-Year-Old Nehemiah Steverson, Latest Victim Of Gun Violence In North Minneapolis...

Image from the Facebook of shooting victim Nehemiah Steverson, being a Facebook
meme no copyright is assumed but even so this is used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

What We Do, And What Some Loyal Readers Have To Say

Family of victim believes shooter poses risk to public, click here for the highly-relevant KMSP story. The police want information. So does this blog. 

To the commenters who come to this blog and ask daft rhetorical questions about the purpose and impact of airing specific ugly and un-whitewashed, un-sugarcoated facts in the wake of yet another murder of a child in North Minneapolis, I offer you the words of blog commenters who actually get it, as follows...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Randy Donnerson, Father Of Slain 17-Year-Old Nehemiah Steverson, Has History Of Alcohol Related Convictions, Probation Violations, Unpaid Court Fines...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism in
midst of discussion about degree of "gang involvement" by Nehemiah Steverson,
blog post by John Hoff

What We Do

This blog doesn't sugarcoat bloody, ugly facts. This blog doesn't nominate each semi-random victim who dies in the street of acute gunfire for automatic sainthood and then instinctively begin a public process of ignoring and whitewashing key facts while hyping up others. 

Why does the mainstream media do this? Are they afraid of... 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Source Within Minneapolis Police Department Says MPD Chief Deputy Eddie Frizzell Will Run Against Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek...

Photo from a Stanek election website, used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

You read it FIRST on Johnny Northside! A source within MPD who has been reasonably reliable in the past, especially as far as reporting what is "rumored within the department," tells me in a breathless Facebook whisper that MPD Chief Deputy Eddie Frizzell plans to file against Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek in the next election. 

If Frizzell wins...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Social Media Revelations Continue About Nehemiah Steverson As Pundits And Politicians Stake Out Their Positions, JNS Blog Has Its Ear To The Ground For The Name Of The Shooter As An Individual Claiming To Have Inside Knowledge Posts Video On Facebook, Calls The Shooter A "Hot Head" Who Acted Solely On His Own Behalf...

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

Nehemiah Steverson, click here and here for previous blog coverage, has a very distinctive name. For that reason, it's relatively easy to search out people talking about him on social media. 

Steverson As Viewed By FB Friend "HC Cashout" 

One of the most chatty individuals on social media is a female who goes by the Facebook moniker "HC Cashout" and appears on the list of Severson's many Facebook friends. She is apparently a former girlfriend of some sort. Incredibly, after her Facebook name she has this notation in parenthesis:


Though many of her postings might be described as "routine sadness, grief and anger" in the wake of yet another Northside murder of a young person a lot of what she writes is quite revealing of the lifestyle choices Steverson was making and the kind of crowd he was hanging out with...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Overwhelming Evidence Of Gang Involvement By Nehemiah Steverson, 17-Year-Old Confirmed By Reliable Source (To Guest Author Jordan North) And Numerous "RIP" Postings On Facebook To Be Most Recent Northside Shooting Victim...

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

What We Do 

Guest author Jordan North has obtained, before any other media, the name of yesterday's 17-year-old shooting victim who died today. The shooting is tragic and Jordan North's sympathetic article about the young victim is certainly within the range of free expression of a JNS guest author. 

But customarily, this blog digs up the ugly facts about Northside shooting victims who--when the usual pattern holds true--are not much different than their alleged shooters except for one key controlling factor...

Not Yet Released By Authorities but Confirmed By A Reliable Source, Allegedly Nehemiah Steverson, Murdered Today...

Facebook photo, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

Blog Post by Jordan North  
Throughout the night and early morning, shots rang out all over North Minneapolis. I heard at least ten this morning. Sadly I have become so use to them, I hardly notice.  Several people were actually shot last night. One, still a child, is gone...

Allegedly Nehemiah was shot in the stomach and died this afternoon at HCMC.

It seems this young man was near and dear to MANY in Minneapolis, including several organizations...