(FAIR AND SQUARE ADDENDUM, Sept 23. Richardson, 21, was released without being charged due to self-defense and having a valid permit to carry a weapon.
Richardson apparently believed he was being robbed by the man Richardson shot dead, one Earl Lee Malone, 18. Even so, the shooting death of a citizen at the hands of another citizen on a public street is and should be a matter of public record. Watch for an editorial on this topic in the near future here on JNS blog.
If regular media will not give citizens the information they need and want, grassroots media will certainly step into the gap)
The Star Tribune reported today on two murders that took place eight hours apart. There was an arrest in one of the murders, but the STrib reported "the identities of the victim and the suspect have yet to be released. The man arrested is 21 years old and from Minneapolis."
JNS blog thinks the words "have yet to be released" are some kind of euphemism for "it is my coffee break and I do not feel like looking through fifty names on the jail roster of people arrested today, trying to find the one arrested with murder." Ironic how the media who are paid the least are willing to work the hardest or, in other words...
It falls to moi.
Kelvin Dvon Richardson, born 2/17/93 (so he's 21 years old) was booked into the jail at 4:45 a.m today, consistent with an arrest for a shooting that took place 11 PM Saturday night. His residence is 1515 Chicago Ave. S., and his $100,000 bail contains a notation that I have never before seen on the roster:
BAIL REV JUD REV
I assume this means something along the lines of his bail was reviewed by a judge and revoked.
Yes, it's odd how this guy has a SOUTH Minneapolis address and appears to be the guy charged in a North Minneapolis shooting, but it would hardly be the first time something like that has happened.