Saturday, November 29, 2014

Young Man Shot On The No. 19 Bus On October 25 Is Paralyzed, JNS Blog Confirms He Goes By "Low'end Savage" On Facebook...

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

I have not learned his legal name, but JNS blog has confirmed from a reliable source that a Facebook user named "Low'end Savage" is the young man shot on the No. 19 bus October 25. 

Click here for Star Tribune story.

The No. 19 is plagued by violence and it's hard to keep all the incidents straight. This particular incident happened near 17th and Penn and is NOT the incident which happened at 26th and Penn and claimed the life of Drew "The Chef" Billingsley, click here for JNS blog coverage of THAT...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(THANKSGIVING 2014) Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell Held On Aggravated Robbery Charge, But Jail Roster Also Lists "Murder"

Christmas Dinner in Afghanistan, but it looked a lot like
a Thanksgiving meal, blog post by John Hoff

It's Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, JNS blog readers! 

Today at the Hennepin County Jail, almost certainly, some rudimentary attempt will be made to serve up a Thanksgiving meal. There will be turkey and mashed potatoes, and a red streak that MIGHT be cranberries. 

Hopefully the sight of that sad, humble Thanksgiving meal in the jailhouse contrasted against memories of much better, much more festive Thanksgiving Day meals will force many in the jail to seriously reconsider their life choices. 

Or, well, ALLEGED life choices. 

One of the guests at today's "jailhouse Thanksgiving" will be be Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell, charged with aggravated robbery. 

However, the jail roster also lists...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deande Craig Accused Of Attempted Murder In Dispute Over "Baby Mama" In Front Of Olympic Cafe...

Photo was originally used by guest author Hawthorne Hawkman
on another story about Olympic Cafe, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

Following up with an earlier blog post, JNS has now located the criminal complaint against Deandre Craig and though the charges are serious enough it's only ATTEMPTED Murder and not murder. 

Prosecutors say Craig shot a man in the chest in a dispute which the victim said, with painful gasping breaths, involved "my baby mama." Lying in on the sidewalk while being tended to by medics, the victim identified the shooter as "Drey" but couldn't say much more due to the extent of his injuries. The victim may have thought this was his dying declaration but surgeons ultimately saved his life from a bullet wound roughly an inch from his heart.

The shooting happened in front of the Olympic Cafe (923 West Broadway) which sits in the middle of what may be the roughest block in North Minneapolis and, therefore, the state.

However, video surveillance footage captured by Olympic Cafe played a key role in bringing charges against...

Aggravated Robbery Complaint Turns Up For Marshuan Tranell Williams, But Jail Roster Lists More Serious Murder Or Attempted Murder Charges...

Stock photo, old family album and no copyright
assumed, blog post by John Hoff, picture conveys
that it is winter in Minnesota right now as these
crimes take place and is not meant to convey much
more, but note how power pole rises like a cross,

 Following up with an earlier blog post, click here, JNS blog has not yet located any murder or attempted murder complaint against Marshuan Williams despite charges of that nature listed on the jail roster. I did, however, find the Aggravated Robbery complaint linked above. 

The complaint describes how Williams allegedly pulled a pistol on a resident of the 3600 block of Oliver when the woman was...

Khayree Jabar Copeland Jailed Yesterday, Jail Roster Says "Murder" But Could Be Attempted Murder...

A family photo from late 1940s, probably Como Zoo, 
no copyright assumed, blog post by John Hoff, photo
is meant to convey the idea of "incarceration" of
a sentient being which does not want to be captive

The Hennepin County Jail Roster is showing Khayree Jabar Copeland in jail charged with "Murder," though JNS blog is aware of a quirk in the roster which sometimes shows "Attempted Murder" as "Murder."

Or something like that. 

Here's the information from the roster...

A Million Dollars Bail, Murder Or Attempted Murder Charges, Yet No Media Coverage For Marcus Antwann Wilburn, A Resident Of North Minneapolis...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog is amazed that searches of the jail roster keep turning up suspects with the word "murder" on their list of charges, and subsequent searches of the internet turn up no coverage of these serious charges. 

Deandre Craig is one of the names, see my blog post about him. Another name is Marshuan Trenell Williams, see my blog post about HIM. 

And now, for the third time, a North Minneapolis name turns up associated with the word "murder" and there's no media coverage of the charges except, as of this moment, Johnny Northside blog. 

Marcus Antwann Wilburn, who reportedly resides at 2107 Sheridan Avenue N., faces a raft of charges listed on the jail roster as follows...

Bi-Weekly Hennepin County Jail Roster, November 13 To November 26, 2014...

 Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Wow, time really flies when Hennepin County Jail rosters get published bi-weekly instead of monthly! 

Here we go again...

Charles Wilson Ware, Charged In Bust Of Illegal Gambling House, Here Are Details About His Old Murder Conviction In The Death Of "Robert Cole"

MNDOC mugshot, therefore public domain,
blog post by John Hoff

The question left lingering after my previous blog post ("Who did Charles Wilson Ware kill?") has been answered by an anonymous commenter who performed a better internet search than this blogger. Wilson is accused of being a "security guard" at an illegal gambling house which police recently shut down at 2507 West Broadway. 

Wilson, who was on supervised release after a long stretch of incarceration for a murder in 1990, was convicted of killing his wife's nephew...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marshuan Trenell Williams Charged With Murder, Or Attempted Murder, He Is A North Minneapolis Resident...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Well, this just keeps happening. Recently, I found a guy on the jail roster charged with murder (or attempted murder) named Deandre Craig. I was unable to turn up any information from other media about details of the charges against Craig. 

Tonight, looking further on the jail roster, I found a guy named Marshuan Trenell Williams, ALSO charged with murder (or attempted murder) and, once again, I was unable to find any media reporting on the charges. No, the charges do not appear to be from one related incident, just two SIMILAR incidents. 

You would think...

Alleged Gambling House Operating In North Minneapolis, FOX-9 REPORTS, JNS Blog DECIDES To Dig Up More Info...

MNDOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog
post by John Hoff

FOX-9 has a pretty good story, click here, about an illegal gambling operation which was allegedly taking place at 2507 West Broadway. Charles Wilson Ware, (DOB 1/9/1950) pictured above, is accused of being one of the armed security guards. 

Ware is on probation for homicide, according to FOX-9. Right away I wondered, well, who did he kill? In fact, like most stories published by television stations instead of print media, it left me wanting more details. 

So I went looking on my own...

Dante Christopher Horton Convicted Of Attempted Murder In Yet Another North Minneapolis Butt Shooting Incident...

Wikipedia image in public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Click below to view the criminal complaint:

"I Got Shot In The Buttocks"

In the criminal complaint, linked above below stock photo of "Dante" from "Dante's Inferno," prosecutors describe how Horton shot a victim in the buttocks at...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Deandre Washington Leroy Craig, A Resident Of North Minneapolis, Facing Charges Of Second Degree Murder Or Possibly Attempted Murder...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Deandre Washington Leroy Craig, who reportedly resides at 2122 Dupont Ave. N., has been sitting in jail since September 11. So how did this blogger (and all the other media) miss his million dollars bail and charges of second degree murder? 

Or *is* he charged with second degree murder? Mugshots online dot com says he is, click here, but this blogger knows there's a quirk in the online jail roster and sometimes attempted murder appears on the roster as murder. 

So I'm hedging my bets in my text and headline. 

All the same, here is the jail roster copied and pasted...

Image Obtained By JNS Blog Of The Actual Plush Rainbow Penis Booked Into Evidence By Homicide Investigators Following The Shooting Of James H. Cole, a/k/a J Blockboy Cole...

Image contributed by source used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

For previous coverage about the plush rainbow penis in the possession of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) at the time of his homicide, and actually booked into evidence, reportedly, click here and here.

This image, above, shows the item when it was offered for sale on NoMi Virtual Garage Sale, a Facebook page. I'm told that at the time of his death James Cole had just swung by and took possession of the penis.  

Yes, it was late at night but apparently some people sell plush rainbow penis at that hour and other people are willing to take delivery the same time of night...

Here Is The Complete Federal Indictment Document Against 1-9 Dipset And Stick Up Boys Written About In Dozens Of Other Media...

Facebook image of Nitelen Jackson used under First Amendment
Fair Comment and Criticism, plus (JNS asserts) public safety 
exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Click here to view the federal criminal indictment. 

Every major media entity in the region did a story about the recent federal charges against members of 1-9 Dipset and the Stick Up Boys. (The actual gang members spell it "Sticc Up Boyz.") But none of those media entities--none I could find, anyway--provided a link to the actual federal indictment, which is quite voluminous and full of detail.

Personally, I like to read all the nitty gritty and I also like to provide it for my readers. Not always in that order. I'll actually be sharing it before I have a change to read it, myself.

So I guess we'll go on this journey of discovery together.  

Pictured above, Nitelen "King Nite" Jackson, named in the federal complaint. 

(Sarcasm font) Small-minded, judgmental people should not mistake his perfectly innocent pointy finger gesture for some kind of "gang sign." (End sarcasm font) 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

JNS Blog Takes Time Out Of Its Busy Night To Say "I Told You So, Like In 2012" Regarding Demise Of Praxis Marketplace Project In North Minneapolis...

Historical photo found in old family album, likely depicts
St. Cloud, Minnesota orphanage, blog post by John Hoff

The photo above contains a clue to answer this question: What is the number of Praxis Marketplace Grocery Stores you can expect to see in North Minneapolis in the near future or, for that matter, EVER?

That's right: NONE. 

Get it? None? NUN? 

OK, I'm sure you get it...

More Plush Rainbow Penis Details Emerge From Two More Sources In Shooting Of James H. Cole,a/k/a J Blockboy Cole, Who Wrote "Die Gleenwood (Sic) Glockboy" Days Before His Murder...

Photo forwarded by source as commentary on the object in
question, some sensible Fair Comment and Criticism exception
to copyright is assumed, blog post by John Hoff

Following a recent story on JNS blog about a mysterious "plush rainbow penis" found in the possession of murder victim James H. Cole after his shooting death, and actually entered into police evidence, more sources are COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK to comment on their recollections of the object.

One source who emailed me says the object in question was sold on a popular North Minneapolis Facebook rummage sale forum called...

Details Of Attempted Murder Charge Against Shawnte Washington In Brooklyn Center Double Shooting, Two-Year-Old Child Was In The Middle Of Gunfire Over Drug Dispute...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Click on this link for the criminal complaint:

Bloody details (quite literally) emerge in the charging document concerning the most recent double shooting in Brooklyn Center, no stranger to double shootings. I previously reported on the incident based on jail roster info, click here. 

Police found a shooting victim in the parking lot of a chiropractic clinic and then backtracked his trail of blood to...

JNS Blog Slowly Getting Sucked Into Pointergate Media Storm, AYEEEEEE!!!! See Email Between KSTP's Jay Kolls And Mayoral Aide Kate Brickman...

Facebook photo, used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, JNS blog also asserts a public safety exception
to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Some readers might think, based upon a recent editorial I wrote speculating that "Pointergate politics" could potentially interfere in the murder investigation of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) (pictured above) that I am commenting on Pointergate.

Dear God. No.

Actually, I am TRYING SO HARD TO RESIST commenting on this thing called #Pointergate. I am holding back because there is an essential piece of the story missing and it's like one shoe has dropped, but we are waiting breathless for the other shoe to drop. What is that missing piece, you might ask...

Latest YouTube Song By Mental Mid, "MENTAL$ODA," Is Music Making Today's Top Headlines...Headlines About A Federal Criminal Indictment To Stop A Violent Gang Turf War

YouTube embed, blog post is by John Hoff

From the front page of today's Star Tribune:

“The indictment of these alleged gang members is a step forward in the fight against violent crime in Minneapolis,” Luger said. “As charged, these defendants engaged in armed robbery and drug dealing to fund the illegal purchases of firearms they used to conduct gang warfare.”

The long-standing turf war has led to at least six killings and numerous shootings, which have been on the rise in recent years, following the high-profile murder of a high-ranking 1-9 gang member in downtown Minneapolis last year.

A succession of videos on YouTube and Facebook fanned the feud, taunting 1-9 and Stick Up Boys members, which led to a series of retaliatory shootings on the North Side, according to court documents. (Underlined emphasis by JNS blog) 

You Read About Mental Mid First On JNS Blog

The YouTube videos which fanned the feud were almost certainly "Kobe Diss" and "No Competition" by Mental Mid. JNS blog had its teeth marks all over stories about those videos before any other media came onboard. Now every major media entity in the state is writing about the recent federal indictment which references these same YouTube videos...

JNS BLOG MUCKRAKING EXCLUSIVE: Plush Rainbow Penis Was Entered Into Evidence In Shooting Of James H. Cole, a/k/a J Blockboy Cole...

Photo illustration provided by source in attempt to
show what object looked like, here used under a sensible
variant of Fair Comment and Criticism, plus JNS blog
reserves other copyright argument, blog post by John 

 JNS blog keeps its ear so low to the ground raking muck that sometimes my cheek gets splattered with some of the muck. 

This is one of those times.

Plush rainbow penis. 

A source close to facts surrounding the investigation of the shooting death of James H. Cole (J Blockboy Cole) says one item entered into evidence at the shooting scene was a plush rainbow penis; sort of a stuffed toy. 

The illustration above is not an image of the actual object but simply something my source forwarded for illustration purposes. I'm told the rainbow penis in question... 

"Nitelen Jackson" And Other Names Familiar To JNS Blog Readers Appear In New Federal Indictment Over Gangs And Guns...

Facebook images of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, JNS blog also asserts public safety exception, blog
post by John Hoff

The federal indictment announced today over gangs and guns (click here) was a walk down memory lane for JNS blog. Before some of those names appeared on that federal indictment, for years these were familiar figures to readers of JNS blog. 

In particular, no other media entity was writing about Nitelen Jackson EXCEPT Johnny Northside, and I wrote more than a dozen articles, click here for an example. 

I must say, my faith in Nitelen has been rewarded handsomely! His talents were discovered by this blog, but now he's on to bigger and better things. 

Here are some of the other names and links to examples of coverage on JNS blog long before they were named in the federal indictment...

Friday, November 21, 2014

North Minneapolis Resident Shawntre Ladelle Washington Facing Charges In Brooklyn Center Double Shooting At Checkers And SuperAmerica...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Based on a lead from an anonymous commenter, JNS blog has connected information on the Hennepin County Jail Roster with the recent double shooting in Brooklyn Center, which took place outside a Checkers Restaurant and SuperAmerica, click here for Star Tribune article.

Shawntre Ladelle Washington is listed on the jail roster with a MILLION DOLLARS BAIL and facing charges of...

Will "Pointergate Politics" Interfere In The Murder Investigation Of James H. Cole, a/k/a J Blockboy Cole? Source Close To Pointergate Drops Nuggets Of Info To JNS Blog...

"Wallpaper" image from the Facebook page of J Blockboy Cole,
used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog
post by John Hoff

Reality Is A Harsh Mental Taskmistress 

Sometimes the best way to untangle the kinks in consensus reality is to first approach matters in a hypothetical way, and then compare how things would go in your sensible hypothetical to the way things are going in reality. 

That's a pretty obtuse abstract sentence, isn't it? Well, allow me to demonstrate. 

Hypothetical Gangs At Imaginary War 

In a hypothetical "West Minneapolis," there is a young guy who calls himself Wyoming TheRealBoss, and proclaims himself "Bossman" of a group called "The Rock Boyz." On his InstaPic account, Wyoming (whose legal name is Gavell Nordon) posts pictures of his firearms and issues written challenges to unnamed enemies, always declaring himself part of the "Rock Boyz." 

At the same time, in the same town, there is a guy named Jimmy John Dole, who proclaims affiliation with... 

James Marione Butchee, Charged In Fatal Heroin Overdose, Is A North Minneapolis Resident But Precisely Where Is A Bit Of A Typographical Mystery...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

When the Hennepin County Attorney's office announced a murder prosecution related to a heroin overdose, I figured there might be some kind of North Minneapolis connection.

There was.

James Marione Butchee, who is charged along with Anthony Simons in a heroin overdose that happened in Maple Grove, reportedly resides at... 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Latest Shooting Victim James H. Cole Was "J Blockboy Cole," Wrote "Die Gleenwood (sic) Glockboy" On His Facebook Page...

Facebook photo of "J Blockboy Cole" used under First
Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, and public
safety exception long asserted by JNS blog, blog post
by John Hoff

JNS blog has now confirmed the latest North Minneapolis murder victim, James Henderson Cole, was "J Blockboy Cole" on his all-too-revealing Facebook page. Members of "True North" Facebook forum first made the connection and were confidently discussing Cole's life and the circumstances of his death before Cole was identified by mainstream media. 

Cole repeatedly called himself a "Blockboy" on Facebook and was seemingly a rival of a group called the "Glockboyz." One individual known to repeatedly identify himself on social media as "Glockboy President" is... 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shooting Victim Was "James H. Cole," Much Being Said In "True North" Facebook Forum But So Far Unconfirmed By JNS Blog...

Facebook image of James H. Cole used under First Amendment
Fair Comment and Criticism, plus a "public safety exception" to
copyright asserted by JNS, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog has confirmed the most recent North Minneapolis shooting victim was a man named James H. Cole, pictured above, who resided at 4115 Queen Ave. N. with his girlfriend who owns the house. 

Yes, as previously reported here on JNS blog, the man did yard work as was well liked by many. But on True North Facebook forum, information is circulating linking James Cole to the disturbing Facebook page of...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Night's Shooting Victim Was A Man Named "James" Who Does Lawn Work And Shovels Snow For Northside Neighbors...

Stock photo of "yard work" on the Northside,
blog post by John Hoff

KARE and the Star Tribune are reporting a fatal shooting last night on the 3600 block of Humboldt Ave. N. Though mainstream media aren't reporting any names, JNS blog has learned the victim was a man named "James" who shoveled snowy sidewalks and did yard work for a number of people in North Minneapolis. 

As soon as JNS blog has more details...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mother Of Four-Year-Old Child Woke Husband Upon Hearing Level Three Sex Offender Lavelle Bible Breaking Into Home In Crystal, Allegedly...

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

Due to Lavelle Bible's distinct name, I just keep spotting him on the jail roster when he's charged with a crime or fails to register as a predatory offender, allegedly. Click here for previous story.

Most recently, Bible (who is a Level Three sex offender) is alleged to have broken into a home in Crystal. 

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

The home was occupied by a man, his wife, and their four-year-old child. The wife heard somebody breaking inside and woke her husband. The "somebody" was... 

Criminal Complaint From "Torture Robbery" At North Minneapolis Unbank, Which Charges Henry Lee Devon Moore...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

In a previous story on this topic, I promised readers I'd share a copy of the criminal complaint charging Henry Lee Devon Moore with a robbery involving (no other words for it) brutally torturing a store clerk. Allegedly. 

Here it is, and it will turn your stomach....

I should note that even though the crime took place in North Minneapolis, Moore apparently lives in Columbia Heights, as shown by the address listed on the criminal complaint; 4606 4th St. NE, Apt. 2. 

Gregge Johnson, Whose Rental Licenses Were Revoked, Now Faces Mortgage Foreclosure In Elk River...

Photo by Hawthorne Hawkman, blog post by John Hoff

It was back in 2009 when "Hawthorne Hawkman" wrote a guest post on this blog about the revocation of rental licenses for Gregge Johnson, click here for that story. Revocation of rental licenses didn't change the fact Johnson still had extensive property holdings in North Minneapolis, as documented (once again by Hawthorne Hawkman) on a "photo tour." 

Now word reaches me from a reader that Johnson has defaulted on his mortgage of... 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: While Minneapolis Awaits Results Of Independent Investigation Of The Arrest Of Activist Al Flowers, His Son Alfred Delano Flowers, Junior, Makes An Appearance In The Hennepin County Jail...

2014029784FLOOD, ANTONIO.MARCUS11/2/1972NPA, LAKEVILLE, MN 55411/7/2014.23:43
2014029495FLOWERS, ALFRED.DELANO11/9/19923106 CHICAGO AV S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 5540711/5/2014.04:29
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Minneapolis is still waiting to hear the results of an independent investigation into the arrest of well-known community activist and political candidate Al Flowers, who allegedly brawled with Minneapolis police who showed up at his door in search of a relative. 

Now information on the jail roster shows that quite recently Flowers' son and namesake, Alfred Delano Flowers, Jr., who resides at the same address as the senior Al Flowers, (3106 Chicago Ave. S.) passed through the Hennepin County jail on November 5 and 6...

Now Introducing The Bi-Weekly Hennepin County Jail Roster On Johnny Northside Blog, November 1, 2014 To November 12, 2014...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

This blog's Hennepin County Jail Roster feature will now become a bi-weekly feature due to what I perceive as its impact and social utility. 

Behind the scenes, information from this roster has helped a woman locate her birth mother, helped another woman find her long-lost brother mere weeks before the brother died, and helped yet another woman... 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Henry Lee Devon Moore, Alleged To Be A Spectacular Career Criminal, Apparently Even Fooled The Hennepin County Jail Into Publishing A Fake Home Address...

Image of Sheriff Stanek used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek, who was endorsed by this blog, was smart enough to win another term in office by an overwhelming margin of votes last week with no small amount of help from an anonymous blogger who did a vicious number on Stanek's opponent, OUCH!!!! 

It is the position of Johnny Northside that down and dirty anonymous political opposition blogs should GO AWAY AFTER THE ELECTION. This I suggest is best for the sake of former political opponents coming together to promote the common good in our vibrant democracy. 

But whether that happens or not... 

JNS Blog Removes Document About Suspended Attorney Jill Clark's Health Conditions, Urges Compassion, Ending The "NoMi Blog Wars" And Support For Our Public Libraries...

Stock photo, which contains a message about compassion, no
sarcasm is intended, photo is to create "visual interest" in this
article, blog post by John Hoff

This blogger was dismayed to learn some days ago that suspended attorney Jill Clark appears to be embarking upon a phoenix-like pro se legal career, click here for previous article.

End The "Nomi Blog Wars" 

Obviously, for several years Clark and this blogger have been on opposite sides of a complex conflict over the fate of North Minneapolis, a conflict some have dubbed the "NoMi blog wars." 

But recently this blogger has made peace with IBNN blogger Don Allen (who once testified as Clark's witness against this blogger in the "Blogosphere Trial of the Century") and this blogger has repeatedly urged an end to the "NoMi Blog Wars" and a focus on more productive, "common ground" issues to help our troubled, blood-soaked neighborhood. 

Clearly, the "wars" in our neighborhood do not cover merely social media and don't stay within the bleeding geographic boundaries of North Minneapolis. This is a complex socio-political conflict happening which involves litigation, which involves mainstream media, which sometimes includes actual killing and gunfire between...

Kevin Duprie Beasley Charged With Possession Of A Pistol In A White Tube Sock Stuffed In The Front Of His Pants, Allegedly...

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

Click here for the criminal complaint.

Minneapolis police who were looking for Rayjohn Henry Bryant (a/k/a Rayjohn Horn Bryant) got their man, who was walking along with Kevin Duprie Beasley, pictured above from Beasley's most recent stretch in prison. 

In the criminal complaint, police describe how they recovered two pistols, one from Bryant and the other...

Michael Deangelo Ball Charged With Aggravated Robbery, Here Is The Criminal Complaint...

 Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

After reading a particularly amusing fundraising email from Minnesota Senator Al Franken, I told myself I would publish a "pumpkin spice blog post" before autumn ends with the first snowstorm of Minnesota winter. It would appear I have hours or minutes left to accomplish that goal before we are buried in (so says the forecast) 18 inches of nature's fury.  

So--! Michael Deangelo Ball is reportedly a resident of 3235 Aldrich Ave. N. (Apartment 2) and has been charged with aggravated robbery. Here's a link to the criminal complaint. Generally, it concerns a pedestrian near a bus stop, as is so often the pattern in North Minneapolis.

You can read the gnarly details yourself. As for 3235 Aldrich Ave. N., it is owned by... 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jill Clark, Her Paralegal Peggy Klatch, And "Jane Doe" File Lawsuit Against The Hennepin County Library System, Check Out The Document And Make Your Own Judgments...

This "creative stock photo" image symbolically represents tangled and thorny
issues in a visual way, and no other commentary is intended by the use of the
image which is solely for the purpose of generating visual interest in the blog
post, the image is from Combat Outpost Arian, Afghanistan, photo and
blog post by John Hoff

Due to the ongoing impact of what this blogger has described as a "First Amendment Chill Ray," this blog post will be very straightforward. 

Here is an interesting court document, click here to view it.

Here is another, click here to view it. 

God bless America and the freedom of speech. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Vote For Sheriff Stanek Is A Vote Against Crime, Crackpots, Crazies And Cocaine...

Image promulgated by email solicitation, permission to use in this context assumed,
also First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

The enemies of order and decency can't stand Sheriff Stanek. He is like the devil to them. I keep getting emails from one crazy in particular and if emails could transmit spittle, well, I would need to open those emails with latex gloves. 

And I would still shudder, as I felt the warmth of the fresh spittle through the thin latex gloves. 

When the crazies and crackpots don't like a candidate, that tells me plenty about that candidate. 

So I say...

Victims Of Mortgage Fraud At 1564 Hillside Ave. N. Receive First Restitution Check From Jerome KingRussell, Known As The "Imposter Foster"

Contributed image, blog post by John Hoff

Sweet googly-eyed feral cats, WOULD YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT MONEY!!! Think what you can buy with something like that! For example, that will cover most of the bottomless bowl of soup at Eddington's.

The check above is the first "KingRussell" restitution check received by John Foster and his wife Melony Michaels, who were victims of a spectacular identity theft and subsequent mortgage fraud perpetuated by...