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...

...youth, one of which shot him. Billingsley died in the parking lot of a nearby gas station at the intersection of 26th Ave. N. and Penn Avenue. Some in the community say he stood up in defense of his son who was riding the bus. That is unconfirmed. One major media entity is reporting the bus driver was Billingsley's relative. It may be Billingsley felt he had some "authority" on the bus based on the driver's authority. 

Apparently, the 17-year-old who allegedly shot Billingsley wasn't buying that. 

Billingsley had a rough patch of criminal behavior from 1998 to 2006 including a stretch in prison.  It should be noted there were no criminal charges (except a very minor charge for "amplified sound") from 2006 to 2014, though at least SOME of that time was apparently spent in prison, AT LEAST from 2006 to 2008. 

But after release from prison, Billingsley was apparently being a reasonably law-abiding citizen, at least in Minnesota.

A mug shot did turn up in Illinois for some kind of charge on July 1 of this year... 


But the link I found, here it is, (click here) doesn't say what the charge was for, whether it was something major or minor. 

At this point I don't have any other information about his activities in Chicago, though Billingsely proudly and repeatedly advertised his Chicago affiliation on his Facebook page including the following image. 


Though Billinsley may have been in the right when he died, could have been acting nobly for the protection of his son and the calm and order of the Number 19 Bus (a task fit for Hercules) he does unfortunately fit the usual pattern of North Minneapolis murder victims with extensive criminal histories, as follows:

(Links are not live) 

27-CR-98-029804
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
03/24/1998
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DRIVING AFTER CANCELLATION

Convicted. 

27-CR-98-067245
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
07/06/1998
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Convicted. 

27-CR-98-062054
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
08/11/1998
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FLEEING A PEACE OFFICER IN MOTOR VEHICLE Not applicable - GOC

Oh, it just gets worse, doesn't it? Convicted. He was on probation for this until 2010, not that it seemed to keep him from getting into other criminal matters. Activity on the case included a warrant request. 

27-CR-02-052820
2020004343
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
07/03/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DRIVING AFTER CANCELLATION

Convicted. Got unsupervised probation. 

27-CR-04-001217
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
01/07/2004
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE Not applicable - GOC

Convicted. Had 90 days hanging over his head but did none of it. Had a $50 fine, but didn't have to pay any of that, either. 

27-CR-04-059638
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
09/02/2004
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Ridgedale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DISORDERLY CONDUCT

This was apparently the result of a domestic incident. The conditions include not having contact with a certain named victim "except through family court orders." 

27-CR-05-036375
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
06/10/2005
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
INTERFERE WITH EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALL
DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE-FEAR
DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE-HARM
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FOURTH DEGREE
DISORDERLY CONDUCT

He pled to domestic assault in the fifth degree, all the other charges were dismissed. He was on probation for this until 2010. 

27-CR-06-023455
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
04/07/2006
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
DOMESTIC ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION
TERRORISTIC THREATS

The strangulation charge was dismissed but he pled guilty to the terroristic threats. 

27-CR-06-085496
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
12/15/2006
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
PROHIBITED PERSON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM Not applicable - GOC
ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE Not applicable - GOC
TERRORISTIC THREATS Not applicable - GOC

Sentenced to 51 months in prison with credit for 121 days. Does this tend to explain the long hiatus of criminal activity right after this charge? How much of this time did Billingsley actually do? In 2008 there was a request for the trial court record for use in the appellate court, so apparently he did at least two years of this sentence. 

27-CR-13-31879
BILLINGSLEY, ANDREW
04/29/1976
09/30/2013
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Amplified Sound

Billingsley was proud he "survived" growing up in Chicago. 

But he could not survive the Number 19 bus or the intersection of Penn and 26th Ave. N. in the new "Murderapolis." 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow.... was this really necessary!! Exploit the deceased.. Can we please let him Rest in Peace now. Or is that too much to ask for??

Anonymous said...

This is so sad.you take all the time in the world to find the negative things about this man who died,unarmed, trying to protect his son.you comment on how other media can't just use Facebook to get the same info that you are about to get.if you really would of done more searching you would of found his sons page.his aunt stated that when her sister became sick,drew stepped up and did what he was supposed to as a man. He took his children and raised them. Alot of men don't.you always find negative about certain people.the man who was shot at the bar in Camden you just stated about how his family is so concerned about how he's doing.that man had been charged with attempted murder and other crimes.where is his arrest record? Running drew's arrest record no longer matter.you could of saved your time and energy.

Anonymous said...

Your a sick puppy John!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE!!!!

Anonymous said...

And we will be repeatedly asked to donate.

Anonymous said...

Johnny has no mercy when your skin is dark...may God have mercy on you

Anonymous said...

Exactly...his skin was too light to warrant his arrest record being blasted. God see all Johnny. You dont have to answer to us but you will answer to God. I love your blog because it keeps me informed. Its the unfairness that I dont like.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the Hennepin Co. judge will let this kid back out on the streets in a few days, then the family can have its revenge.

Bianca Gomez said...

johnny you betta watch yo back so no one will murder you

Bianca Gomez said...

Somebody need to shoot your bitch ass white trash now try and blog about me bitch you have nothing on me ha you mad or nah crackhead and your special ed ass son need to get a life yea bitch im back fake ass cop

Anonymous said...

Good or bad our past is always there. Priests are nice on Sundays. so are we to turn our eyes when they are messing with boys on Mondays?
Dont do the crime if you cant do the time! Keep up the great work Johnny!

Anonymous said...

Crime knows no skin color. Get over the pointing of fingers calling someone a "racist". If we're all of the human race, then how can one be racist? Billingsley is a shitbag. Some might consider traffic offenses minor, but it shows a pattern of behavior that there is no respect towards civil decency.

Anonymous said...

God also see's you cowards refusing to give information about, or, rationalizing your relative's killing people. Your not too subtle innuendo's about one's skin being too light is bogus bullshit because if you peruse the history of this blog you will see that my brave comrade reveals the dirt on white slumlords and sexual pervert's who are "light skinned". Stop your racist crap and look in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Have you no compassion? No ethics? Why must you attack the dead?
You are a disturbed, despicable person who has no integrity.
I agree, Hell has a special place for racist misanthropes like you.

LESLIE HENTGES said...

DOES ANYONE LOOK AT THE REAL SITUATION OF THIS??? REGARDLESS OF DREWS CRIMINAL HISTORY THE FACT AT HAND IS SOMEONE DECIDED THEY WERE GOD AND TOOK HIS LIFE... HE WAS A FATHER, A BROTHER A COUSIN, A SON HE IS HUMAN EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES BUT SAD SITUATION THESE YOUNG KIDS ARE THINKING VIOLENCE AND KILLING IS THE ANSWER.. WHERE ARE THESE PARENTS? YOU CANT CONTROL EVERYTHING YOUR KIDS DO BUT COME ON LETS STOP THIS.... DREW IS MY DAUGHTERS COUSIN AND HAVE ALOT OF FOND MEMORIES OF HIM. YES ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I HAVE SEEN HIM BUT NONE THE LESS A VICIOUS CRIME TOOK PLACE AND THIS MAN LOST HIS LIFE.... RIP DREW YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISSED

Anonymous said...

There is no hell and no heaven. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Good Hoff can just rot in the ground with the rest of the worms.

Anonymous said...

Krafty Santana the lil boy Facebook that killed drew

Anonymous said...

Pretty fucked up to post this. If you really feel the need to profile a person who was killed you in a negative way, you should at least also highlight the good things the person did. I didn't know this person or anybody involved, but have had similar situations and its a pretty fucked up thing to do.

Johnny Northside! said...

Please point to the online record of the "good things" people do. I have Facebook and I have the online court records.

If people want to leave an online record of the "good" they are doing, better put it on Facebook. Otherwise you know what I find there?

I SURVIVED CHICAGO. Some self-portraits. And not a lot more.

Johnny Northside! said...

I can't find any "Krafty Santana" on Facebook.

Post a link.

Anonymous said...

His name is Josh Ford on fb.. again wrong info.. Johnny your jus like a lil bitch that go looking for information leave the good an take the bad things to go run an gossip/blog about (jus like a lil bitch) why are u wearing a boot On your foot? how did your foot get fucked up ? U would never air that dirty laundry huh? I'll never wish death or bad on my worst enemy but everyone knows when the devil calls u under it a be one hell of a party up here on earth from all the dirt u've done an hurt u done caused ppl and their family I bet your fat ass is saying u survived Mn thinking your safe behind the keyboard u are no different from the ppl in these mpls streets u ain't fooling nobody but your lil minions that comment on ur blog (they wanna be jus like you) Maybe Drew The Chef should of cooked your hungry for violence so u can have something to do at home face ass a meal before he passed RIP TO THE GOOD GUY DREW

Anonymous said...

Look under josh ford

Johnny Northside! said...

"Most black people" comment rejected.

And learn correct use of apostrophes.

Anonymous said...

You are a joke and have been threatened enough so now you are a coward like the rest of your spineless white ilk. You participate in censorship and are a fake.
You should be flaunting your intelligence and your English degree being a teacher but you are a fucking two-faced yellow bum who like to correct people to feel intelligent.
You are Stephen Hawking graduating valedictorian in a school full of fucking retards and think you're the shit.

Anonymous said...

They must deleted the page put the word krafty in the searc who ever name put up them krafty in them his gang members

Anonymous said...

I hope no one posts my driving record when I die. I have some speeding tickets on there and I somehow was driving without a drivers liscence once because I put off paying for my liscence tabs because I was broke. Also, there was some domestic abuse when I was married many years ago that has been forgiven and my x and I get along great now. I raised four daughters in North Mpls. and know how scarey it is for the children. I consider myself to be an upstanding citizen but I have chased young men in their cars terrorizing them with threats, putting myself in danger to protect my girls. I have threatened pimps, put people in jail, taken them
to court. I know people whose children were muredered or given permanant brain damage for no reason, and there is no reason. What I am saying is, this man knew he was in danger but loved his child so much he looked death in the eye to save his son. The police wont do anything till after the fact, the schools wont offer protection. I dont know this man but I know North Mpls. and I hope his children can grow into wonderful responsible people like mine did. A lot of people aren't perfect that doesn't mean they are all bad. I hope the bully teens get what they have coming but then I am sorry for their families too because I know sometimes teenagers can just be crazy for a while and you can't control them.

Johnny Northside! said...

I don't think this man "knew he was in danger" until after young Joshua Ford pulled out a weapon, allegedly. He is a big man and reportedly Ford is a small guy.

Imagine the other people on that bus. Why did THEY have to be in the middle of this spontaneous decision to confront these young gang members? This is what happens when people in our neighborhood rely on public drama, raised voices, one-on-one confrontations instead of using the system. The system may not be perfect, but it's better than the alternative, which appears to be "We have it out right here on this bus."

Anonymous said...

If drew wanted to be full of drama an confrontational he would of walked up to the boy not saying nothing an punched kicked smacked spit or he could have brought a gun an jus shot Josh down before Josh got a chance to show his gun but he didn't he used his words only telling the little boys to leave his son alone if someone was bothering you or your house/household your first intention would be to tell them to stop an then if they didn't you being you would go to the police drew didn't get that far as u can see he walked away when the little boy showed his gun an the store man said he heard drew yelling don't shoot me as he was running away from Josh so how are you still making it as if drew was in the wrong no one is perfect and for your kids u would do anything to protect them (if you had any) drew is not the bad guy here so all of u dick heads should get your facts straight