Thursday, July 31, 2014

In Wake Of MinnPost Article About Big Minneapolis Schools Payout To Activist Al Flowers, It Should Be Noted This Isn't Even The FIRST Time It's Happened, Reportedly And Allegedly...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

The headline in MinnPost says it all: 

School board's approval of $375,000 contract for Al Flowers-related group now drawing questions

I know this article (click here to read it) is getting read


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Joshua Davis Ford, 16, Charged In Death Of Andrew "Drew The Chef" Billingsley, Criminal Complaint Document Puts New Spin On The Facts...

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

A criminal complaint has been released by authorities naming the 16-year-old juvenile suspect in the unpremeditated murder of Drew Billingsley, click here for a copy. 

I shouldn't be surprised there are new twists on the facts, but it always catches me, just a little, how friends of the victim seem to instinctively distort the reality of what happened in the first draft written by the mass media.

In particular, there are revisions to the topic of what Drew Billingsley was doing right before the murder...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mainstream Media Fearfully Tip-Toe All Around The Ugly Reality Of Criminal, Civil Record Of "Activist" Al Flowers, Now Accused Of BITING Police Officer Who Came To Serve Arrest Warrant On Flowers' Daughter, JNS Blog Marches Down The Messy Trail Of Facts Other Media Fear To Tread...

Stock photo, Al Flowers in a confrontation with police during
JACC press conference, blog post by John Hoff

Al Flowers, who allegedly BIT an officer who was trying to serve an arrest warrant on Flowers' daughter, (click here for article mentioning THAT) has a long, messy legal history both criminal and civil. Interestingly, mainstream media are only mentioning PART of the history. 

About the most glaring example of "half truth" reporting was in a recent Star Tribune article, which contains the following paragraph...

FREEDOM!!!! Looms Next Month For The T.J. Waconia Fraudsters After A Half Decade Stretch In Federal Prison! Now For The First Time Online, Freely Available To All, Here Is The 109-Page Transcript Of Their Sentencing...(CORRECTION, AUGUST 9, 2014, FREEDOM ONLY LOOMS FOR ONE OF THE FRAUSTERS, THE OTHER IS IN PRISON UNTIL 2016)

Photo contributed by anonymous source at time of the hearing, blog
post by John Hoff 

Click here to view the 109-page transcript of the sentencing hearing from Thomas J. Balko and Jonathan Helgason, the "TJ Waconia" fraudsters who were sentenced to prison for their fraudulent activities involving scores of houses in North Minneapolis.

Thank You, Belatedly, Anonymous Source

A source who said he or she was "cleaning out their office computer" sent me this document, like, I think it was at least a year ago, maybe more. 

But it was only recently I figured out how to make a PDF link for this document. Every other time I tried to make a link I had a problem and I presume it was because the document was LONG and my connection was SLOW. 

Hey, I'm grassroots media. Often enough I freely admit my little technical struggles and why stories got delayed. 

FREEDOM! (Somehow It Was More Inspiring When Mel Gibson Was Shouting It In "Braveheart" Then When Applied To The TJ Waconia Fraudsters) 

Today I had a lot more luck, and it's actually a good and timely day to publish this transcript because freedom (precious, blessed freedom!) looms for...

Northside Neighbors Organized Through Facebook Groups Create A Little Michael B. Sullivan Memorial Garden...

Blog post by Jordan North

For a little bit of history, please read the link below from the Star and Tribune.


A couple nights ago before the press and the crowd came,  I sat on a corner and stared at a deceased person, lying in the street. My thoughts were mostly about how I could get out of this Godforsaken place. I told my co-workers how I watched a bloody murder scene last night and they were shocked and horrified. I have somehow become accustomed to this place and except for the sobbing man next to me, I was not really affected.  

Today I was reminded of the good we've done in this community and the how even in the worst of circumstances, we do some good. I try to remember the smile of a little girl given toys and crafts by the community shortly before she died. I try to remember the joy and miracle that is Baby Isaac Early and what his smile brought to my life. This is why some of us must stay. This is our purpose for staying.....

Mother Of Shooting Victim "Baby Isaac" Calls For Fugitive James Early To Turn Himself In, While Early Continues To Live Large And Post Frequently On Facebook From, Apparently, Brooklyn Park...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism
and (JNS blog asserts) a sensible public safety exception to copyright and (this
one is new, folks) fugitive with an active warrant posting a recent photo of
himself to social media exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

As reported a little while ago on this blog, James Early (click here for his Facebook page) is still a fugitive after skipping out on his probation after being in possession of a weapon and accidentally shooting his baby nephew, Isaac Early, in the head. 

Baby Isaac, who miraculously lived, still has a bullet in his body from the shooting. While a fugitive and announcing he is in "BP" (Brooklyn Park) James Early continues to live large on Facebook, posting such items as...

Monday, July 28, 2014

JNS Blog Calls For Release Of Any And All Video, Audio, And Other Records Documenting Arrest Of Loud, Scary, Unpredictable "Activist" And Fringe Political Candidate Al Flowers...

Stock photo, Al Flowers being removed by police from yet 
another meeting, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog continues to be amazed by how completely mainstream Minneapolis media, including the Star Tribune and WCCO, have been snookered by "activist" Al Flowers over what happened during his arrest, giving this guy far more credit and air time than his dubious story deserves. 

Hit 30 to 40 times? REALLY? 

He doesn't look like he was hit SIX times, and if I had to guess, those head injuries are the result of a..

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Andrew "Drew The Chef" Billingsley Survived Growing Up In Chicago, But Could Not Survive The New "Murderapolis"

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

Andrew Billingsley, who went by "Drew The Chef" Billingsley on Facebook, has officially been identified as the homicide victim killed on the "out of control" Number 19 bus route. JNS blog correctly identified him days ago before all other media. (Here insert usual biting remarks about mainstream media dropping the ball and failing to gather information readily available from social media, in particular Facebook) 

Reportedly, Billingsley confronted a group of...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Judicial Candidate Brian Hagerty Gets Endorsement Of Blong Yang, Fifth Ward City Council Member, Also Gets The Endorsement Of Johnny Northside...

Photo from website of judicial candidate Brian Hagerty, permission to
use assumed in this context, otherwise First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, and (parody font) "fuzzy skyline in background" exception
to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Brian Hagerty, pictured above, is one of seven candidates running to replace Honorable Judge Janet Poston in Hennepin County. The primary is August 12 and at that time the field of candidates will be narrowed to two. At one time Hagerty was a clerk for Honorable Judge Patrick Schiltz in federal court. 

It was while clerking that Hagerty came to know this blog, the Adventures of Johnny Northside. (We are, indeed, the secret sinful indulgence of many in the city government and the local court systems!) 

Now Hagerty has contacted me by email and pointed out he has the endorsement of Blong Yang, the...

Fringe Mayoral Candidate Al Flowers Arrested, Jailed On Assault And Interfering With Legal Process Charges...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

Al Flowers, pictured above at the famous and chaotic "New JACC" press conference, is sitting in jail this hour charged with assault and interfering with legal process. No bail has been set. 

Flowers ran against Minneapolis Mayor Rybak in an election where...

Friday, July 25, 2014

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: Vigil For Homicide Victim Drew Billingsley Turned Into A Mob Action, One Shot Fired, Possible Murder Suspect Fled For His Life From Enraged Group That Was Holding Vigil Candles, AND SO GOES THE LONG HOT SUMMER OF 2014 IN THE NEW "MURDERAPOLIS!"

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

Last evening, at 6:59 PM according to the Star Tribune, a man was shot after a confrontation on a city bus near the intersection of Penn and 26th Ave. N. The man died in the parking lot of the nearby gas station. A juvenile suspect has been arrested. 

The man is Drew "The Chef" Billingsley, CEO of LOL Entertainment, as reported this morning by JNS blog, based on widespread Facebook reports. 

Why is the mass media waiting so long to report the victim's name? Don't they have Facebook accounts like almost every teenager in America to know what is happening? 

Now here is information developed by JNS blog about dramatic events that happened at the hastily-arranged candle light vigil last night, not witnessed by news vans or police which had already left the scene but certainly witnessed by neighbors.

From 7 PM to about 10 PM the Number 19 metro bus sat by the side of the street, being processed as a crime scene. Yellow police tape blocked off a wide area...

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Victim Of Last Night's Bus Altercation And Shooting Was A Man Known As Drew TheChef Billingsley, Self-Described "CEO" Of "LOL Entertainment"

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

Many red hot and exclusive details will follow in my NEXT blog post about how last night's candlelight vigil for a North Minneapolis shooting victim (click here for Star Tribune article) quickly turned into a mob action with a shot fired, and citizens nearby hitting their lovely wood floor with not enough police able to respond to their frantic 911 calls, but first things first: 

The murder victim's identity was learned first and exclusively by JNS blog by simply looking on Facebook (click here for his Facebook profile) while our mass media provide fearful Northside citizens no further details. These mass media are apparently on a tight and voluntary official leash awaiting a "press release" or some such thing.  Stepping into the void, JNS blog can tell you the victim is a man who goes by Drew TheChef Billingsley. 

Since he is...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On June 12 There Was A Federal Grand Jury Indictment Against David Johnson Which Involves Alleged "Rub Out" Of Witness Anthony Fairbanks, Two Others Already Have Been Charged Including A Woman From North Minneapolis...

Wikipedia creative commons image of "heroin," blog post by John Hoff

Due to the fact Maureen Onyelobi has a North Minneapolis address, this blog reported on charges against her in the alleged "rub out" of a witness, including providing a copy of the criminal complaint. 

It's quite a dramatic saga but it all happened in South Minneapolis and other media entities have covered it, so I won't go into it too deeply. Everything is in the criminal complaint on the page linked above, and quite a tale it is. 

However, today I caught wind of a new development from a highly credible official source and snippets like that I love to share with my readers. So here's what I learned: 

A guy named "David Johnson" was indicted on June 12 for that same alleged murder of Anthony Fairbanks at... 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

James Early, Still A Wanted Fugitive Following Plea Bargain For Accidental Shooting Of Baby Isaac Early, Casually Announces On Facebook He's In Brooklyn Park, Mother Of Baby Victim Calls Him A "Dummy"

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

A commenter on this blog drew these facts, now confirmed, to my attention. 

James Early, who was the recipient of an incredibly good plea bargain following the accidental shooting of his baby nephew, did not abide by the rules of probation and became a fugitive in June, click here for earlier story. 

That pun with "earlier" was an accident, but now I'm pointing it out. 

English majors just can't help themselves, sometimes. 

Anyway, the fact he's a fugitive doesn't keep James Early from being active on Facebook. Eight hours ago he asked...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Former Minneapolis Mayor Rybak Throwing Fundraiser For Don Samuels, Former Head Of Public Safety Committee, Former Mayoral Candidate, Now Running For School Board...

Contributed image (in the general, not specific sense) blog post by John Hoff

Normally this blog declines to be a community bulletin board made of virtual cork, a place where announcements are simply tacked up for dissemination. 

In this case...

I'm making an exception.  

Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) Continues Endless Federal Court Battle With Frivolous Litigant "Level Three" Pedophile Sex Offender, Who Has Been A Fugitive On A Politically Expedient "Non-Extraditable" Warrant From Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Since The Early 1990s, Here Is The Latest Filing...

MN DOC Mugshot, therefore public domain

Click here to view the court filing by JACC.

I will not overly belabor this. HERE IS THE LATEST COURT FILING, linked above, make of it what you will. 

Regular readers have followed these way-too-many court filings for a quite while. I feel a sort of obligation to chart this incredible paper trial of domestic terrorism via frivolous lawsuit for the... 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR EDITORIAL: The Killers Of Steve Martin Are Still On the Street! Nomi Residents Stand By And Let This Injustice Continue! Heartbreaking Words From His Daughter Sa'sha Martin, Wayzata High School Senior Who Wanted Him To Be At Her Prom And Graduation...

Blog post by Jordan North

Finding the words to say to a young girl you have seen grow from an adorable child into a beautiful women, about the senseless murder of her Father, is something one doesn’t prepare for. The last time I saw Sa’sha was at a baby shower, in my home, there were eight perfectly decorated tables and she sat quietly, sweetly and shyly in the corner. Two years later she is telling me that they have made TWO arrests, in the murder of her Father and...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Hennessy" Allegedly Fueled The Drunken Fatal Shooting Of Cabrie Young By Joseph Lee Smith, And Other Details From The Criminal Complaint...

Classic painting from the series "A Rake's Progress," image is public domain,
blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint, copies of which were sent to all local media outlets--from the tall to the small--by the Hennepin County prosecutor's office. Many stories have already been written by much bigger media, but let's see what exclusive crumbs are left over for a blogger...

The Fireworks And Gunfire Continue. Three Women Shot Multiple Times. Five Women In Five Days! This Is Not The Equality We Wanted...

                          Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post Jordan  North

Blog Post by Jordan North

Asia Mosley, 29, (pictured above) was one of the victims. She was reportedly shot TEN times in the neck, arms and pelvis. Only in Nomi do three women get shot, at what was allegedly a birthday party, at a duplex in the 3500 block of Freemont Ave North.

Reading Asia's Facebook posts she seems to have been planning to move out of town, as soon as her court case was over. Her Mother was also quoted in the StarTribune saying... 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

JNS BLOG "BLOODY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND" RED HOT EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Smith, Accused Of Killing Cabrie D. Young, Had A One Year Weapon Sentence Hanging Over His Head At Time Of Alleged Murder, Of Which He Served Not A Single Day...

Wikipedia "in public domain" image of Joseph Smith, founder of
Mormanism, blog post by John Hoff

Joseph (Lee) Smith, who shares his name with the founder of the Mormon religion and therefore provides me a thin excuse to find something CLOSE to a suitable stock photo, (always a bit of a creative struggle!) is accused of killing Cabrie D. Young, a transplant from Illinois who was on probation at the time of his death.

The jail roster lists Smith's address as...

CAN'T KEEP UP!!! CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE BODIES!!! Here Is The Facebook Page Of "Bloody Fourth Of July" Murder Victim Francesca DeSandre, Draw Your Own Conclusions...

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

If you have Facebook, here is the Facebook page of "Bloody Fourth of July" murder victim Francesca DeSandre, below.

The bodies are coming too fast for this blog to write proper stories. Check out her Facebook page and draw your own conclusions. Feel free to come back and comment. 

The photo above was DeSandre's "profile pic," the one image she self-selected to put in front of the world and say "this is me." Francesca, who was "Francesca WifedupBoo DeSandre" on Facebook, was allegedly murdered by...

US Army Lieutenant Peter Teachout, Founder Of Northside "Shoe Patrol" And Hero Of The Hawthorne EcoVillage "Miracle," RECEIVES ORDERS SENDING HIM TO AFGHANISTAN!!!

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

In 2008 and 2009, a great deal of the stories on this blog involved the struggle of this blogger, AND Hawthorne Board Chair Peter Teachout, AND Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes to revitalize a gritty four square block area called the EcoVillage and take that area back from drug dealers, prostitution and every manner of street crime. 

The area was, statistically, the worst four square blocks in North Minneapolis and, therefore, in the entire State of Minnesota. Yes, these statistics shift and are subject to interpretation but, well, AT THAT TIME and BY SOME MEASURES. Ask Jeff Skrenes, that geek knows the numbers by heart and probably has them on a SPREADSHEET. 

In any case.

The turning point in the EcoVillage arguably came when Peter Teachout's truck was torched in front of his house and...

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Bloody Fourth of July" Murder Victim Francesca Marie Desandre Died While On Probation For Trespassing, Fits An Emerging Pattern Of "On Probation" North Minneapolis Murder Victims, You Might Want To Be WATCHING THEM A LITTLE MORE CLOSELY, Hennepin County Probations!

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Francesca Marie Desandre, identified by mainstream media as one of the "Bloody Fourth of July" murder victims from this weekend, is rumored to have moved to Minnesota from elsewhere and reportedly had so few connections in the community that nobody has erected a street memorial for her. 

Online court records show she was convicted of trespass in December of 2013 by entering a locked and/or posted building. The online court record gives a clue where this trespass likely happened because she had a geographic restriction requiring her to stay away from... 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Minneapolis Rapper "Mental Mid" Comments On His Murderous Musical Controversy (And Comments On Commentary About His Murderous Musical Controversy) In YouTube Song "Neva Bluff" (Sic)

YouTube Embed Of "Neva Bluff" by Mental Mid (INTHABASSMINT T.V.) blog
post by John Hoff

I Miss Him So Much I'm Going Mental

Once upon a time, I had the white hot Mental Mid music story all to myself, the story of how "Mid's" songs (SOME of his songs) appear to reference the murder of gang leader Tyrone "Ty Crack" Washington in a downtown Minneapolis nightclub. 

Every previous blog readership record was smashed by that one blog post about Mental Mid, click here, and then the red hot follow up stories, oh my word! Music video participant "Prince Kibbie" both shooting victim and accused shooter! People sending me stuff from social media, saying "LOOK WHAT THE (EXPLETIVE DELETED) PRINCE KIBBIE WROTE ABOUT THAT TY CRACK MEMORIAL BRACELET BEING LIKE, OMG, A 'CHAMPIONSHIP RING.'" (I am paraphrasing, of course) (Except for "like a championship ring," THAT is a direct quote) 

The much-anticipated "Young Dro" concert was cancelled downtown, amid fears of violence, and what did Mental Mid do in the midst of all this, while there was (no doubt!) a rival gang "APB" posted for his murder and/or slow torturous death? 

Well, cool as a brand new bullet Mental Mid released a song called "Back Flip," which according to my analysis after listening two dozen times, and consulting with some random urban dude in a coffee shop, is both about...

Star Tribune Identifies One "Bloody Fourth Of July" Shooting Victim As Cabrie D. Young, 28, Participants In "True North Minneapolis" Facebook Forum Proceed To Fill In The Many Blanks Left By Mainstream Media...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff (date on photo is not correct) 

They didn't wait for the mainstream media, and they didn't even wait for neighborhood bloggers. No sooner had the Star Tribune published an article naming one of the "Bloody Fourth of July" shooting victims in North Minneapolis as Cabrie D. Young, 28, but participants in a Northside community Facebook forum ("True North Minneapolis") started doing their own journalistic research and digging up relevant facts for themselves...

It's A Homicidal Form Of "Deja Vu All Over Again!" While Trae Patterson, 22, Sits In Jail On Two Murder Charges (Possibly ATTEMPTED Murder Charges) A Guy Named Tyrel Lamar Patterson, 25, Faces Nearly Identical Charges And Sits In The Same Jail, And One Space Away On The Jail Roster!

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff


See previous article, written, like, MINUTES AGO. Trae Patterson is charged with two counts of second degree murder. Could be attempted murder, the roster has a tendency to muddle that particular charge. And assault. Bail set at half a million. NO, it's not part of the Fourth of July spasm of murders, these arrests took place back in MAY and no other media caught the story to tell us any details. Mainstream media are too high and mighty to sift through the jail roster like a blue heron trying to stab minnows with its beak. 

Well, last evening this blogger started at the letter "A" on the jail roster, and started working my way through the surnames. Last night I arrived at Trae Patterson, and today I wrote about him. Feeling satisfied, feeling a sense of accomplishment, I clicked on the next name in my "March To The Z," Tyrel Lamar Patterson, age 25. (DOB 4/13/89) 

WHIZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! There went another ball into the cage and I have to SWING AT IT! Patterson (this NEXT Patterson, Tyrel Lamar Patterson ) faces IDENTICAL charges, and was arrested on 5/27/14, one day earlier than the OTHER Patterson. (Cousin? Brother? What the heck?) 

Tyrel is held on identical bail of half a million dollars. He faces...

Trae Marrey Patterson, 22 Years Old And A North Minneapolis Resident, Is Charged With Two Murders (Possibly ATTEMPTED Murders) But WHICH ONES? As Luke Skywalker Said, "THEY'RE COMING TOO FAST!"

Stock photo, (this is not the murder scene alluded to in story below) blog post by John Hoff

Murder Most Foul! And Most Unknown

Trae Marrey Patterson, born 6/9/1992, is sitting in the Hennepin County jail right now with bail set at half a million dollars. He is charged with assault and two counts of MURDER--2ND DEGREE--WITH INTENT--NOT PREMEDITATED. 

The online roster sometimes adds a level of confusion with certain charges. Attempted murder is sometimes shortened up to, OMG, MURDER, (!!!) so room must be left for doubt and the possibility these are, in fact, ATTEMPTED murder charges. 

However, young Patterson's arrest is NOT part of the...

A Two Day Spree Of Fireworks And Gunfire. Two Days Of Murder And Mayhem. Five Separate Shootings. This Is What We've Come To Expect On Holidays In North Minneapolis. We Start With Paul Mercer, 28, Who Is Reportedly Fighting For His Life And In Critical Condition After Being Shot......

Mugshot, JNS blog asserts it is therefore public domain despite the addition of a watermark, blog post by Jordan North     

Blog Post by Jordan North

I look forward to a day when I can post beautiful stories of family memories made at celebrations in the heart of Minneapolis. A Fourth of July when families gather in the parks for a picnic and fireworks display. People walk home without the fear of being shot, accosted or hit by illegal fireworks. I've always been a bit of a dreamer and the reality here is the exact opposite. 

So for now...

Semone Christian Harris, Charged In 2011 Vehicular Homicide In North Minneapolis, Currently Sitting In Jail...

Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, (a/k/a FOB Goode) photo and blog post by John Hoff. The children in the photo are chasing a trash truck, trying to grab bags of American trash. 

The photo above only explains why this blogger would have missed a story in June of 2011 about a vehicular homicide in North Minneapolis, click here for news article. I was busy and I was elsewhere. There are whole months which are mostly blank as far as events in North Minneapolis are concerned. 

So this story is a bit of a "catch up" for me. Incredibly, I can still update the story and contribute some public knowledge. 

According to KARE 11, three people were injured when their car slammed into a tree near 21st and Upton around midnight on June 14. Here's the people KARE 11 identified as injured in the car crash...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Charges Of Violating A Protection Order For Hezekiah Hamilton, Who (As Far As This Blog Can Tell) Has Been A Suspect All This Time In The Murder Of Jody Patzner...

Mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

Hezekiah Hamilton, who has (so near as this blog can determine) never NOT been a suspect in the murder of Jody Patzner since his questioning and release by police, (nor has he ever been convicted) has still walked a very hard road since that time. 

As this blog reported in November of 2013, he was convicted on drug charges and faced a probation violation hearing. Now Hamilton is sitting in jail, charged with...

Level Three Sex Offender Jesse Lee Garland Arrested, It's Not Clear Why But The Jail Roster Says "Felony" And How This All Fits Into North Minneapolis Residents Being Completely Let Down By Our Public Officials Who Promised Progress On The Issue Of Level Three Sex Offender Concentration...

MN DOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

I know the names of Level Three Sex Offenders in my neighborhood so well that when I'm searching the jail roster for murder suspects (LOTS of murder the past week or so!) those names jump right out at me.

Jesse Lee Garland, pictured above, has a history of raping adult women (complete strangers to him) by compliance through the use of a weapon and sometimes would gain access by getting the women to stop their cars. He's been in our neighborhood for a while, as I can document by my "collect them all" blog post about him in...

Murder Suspect Anthony London Foresta, Charged With A South Minneapolis Killing, Suddenly Lists A North Minneapolis Address On Hennepin County Jail Roster AND GUESS WHO OWNS IT?

 Creative stock photo, graffiti in St. Paul, blog post by John Hoff

There have been so many murders in the last couple weeks that tonight I was looking through the jail roster, hoping I might find a name with a murder charge. Figuring out which murder to connect it to, well, that would probably take until Monday.

I thought I might have hit pay dirt when I checked a North Minneapolis address listed to "Anthony London Foresta" and up popped a murder charge. However, it was an old charge for a killing in South Minneapolis, click here for news article. Foresta and a man named Cinque Lamont Deville Turner are charged in the killing of James Patterson of South Minneapolis. 

Patterson is, yes, one of those purported "crime family" names though part of the curse is the equal likelihood of being a victim. That's what happens when you live by the "no snitching" code. Somebody thinks, "Well, let's just take him up on that, and take his wallet, as well." 

The James Patterson killing is old news, though surprisingly...

HERE IS *EXTENSIVE* JNS BLOG COVERAGE ABOUT Jaylin Davis, a/k/a "Skooby Straightdrop," a/k/a "Skooby G," Who Lived Fast And Died Young, And Now Must Be Written About Quickly Because WE HAVE TWO MORE MURDERS THIS FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, AS THE LONG HOT SUMMER OF 2014 CONTINUES...

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

Skooby Straightdrop THIS IS YOUR LIFE

Jaylin Davis, who went by "Skooby Straightdrop" on Facebook (it wasn't the ONLY name he ever used on Facebook, he apparently started his profile with the name "Gwape Banddannsz") was either dealing drugs or determined to make everybody THINK he was a drug dealer by the stuff he posted on Facebook. 

At this point we don't know why he was shot in the head but that kind of accurate marksmanship is uncommon in North Minneapolis shootings, so...

Fire At 1623 Morgan Ave. N. Reportedly Being Treated As Arson, JNS Reader Reports The Property Ownership And Taxpayer Trail Turns Up A Blizzard Of Paper, WHO IS ORYXX EQUITY HOLDINGS INC? Plus JNS Blog Goes To Deepest, Darkest Africa To Find The Meaning Of "Oryxx"

Stock photo, DOES NOT depict fire described in the blog post by John Hoff

A fire took place a couple nights ago at 1623 Morgan Ave. N. and a regular reader of this blog did what this blog often does: dug into the trial of property ownership.

Word from this reader is the fire is being investigated as an arson with the tenant of the property recently evicted, according to information being passed around Facebook. (Take that for what it's worth, no other media is reporting on the fire except neighborhood Facebook forums, so I use the quality of information available and make a public note of it. Heck, the mainstream media are BARELY reporting on this Fourth of July weekend's spate of three shootings and two homicides, and it's ONLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON) (But back to the story about the fire) 

The taxpayer of the property is listed as Oryxx Equity Holdings LLC, whose address is a mailbox in the 55411 zip code...