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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...
When he was shot, Cole was in the company of a young woman who was NOT his regular girlfriend but it's unknown what was his relationship to the young woman. She was wounded in the shooting and turned up later at the Days Inn of Brooklyn Center.
Who goes to a hotel in another city rather than calling police and ambulance at the scene? And who DROVE her there? I'm just asking.
Here is more information that was posted about the item for sale, which matches all the particulars provided by the source cited in my second story about the item being originally obtained in Germany, etc.
Why does it MATTER? Well, because this bizarre aspect of the murder of J Blockboy Coles has proved oddly interesting to a key segment of my readership and fits well with a traditional of North Minneapolis "gallows humor" in the face of our neighborhood's overwhelming murder rate.
Secondly, it's a cautionary tale for us all.
IS THIS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE WHEN JESUS CALLS YOU HOME? Driving around in a car with a girl who isn't your regular girlfriend and a giant plush rainbow penis in the booster seat? OK, I don't know that last detail for sure and I'm just speculating, but I would definitely STRAP DOWN THAT ITEM for safety while driving.
No arrest has been announced in the case nor, for that matter, do we know the name of the female who was wounded. But days before his death J Blockboy Coles "called out" members of the "Gleenwood (sic) Glockboyz" on his Facebook page. Others in the neighborhood say Cole was really more of a wannabe gangster who hung out with a rough crowd but mostly concentrated on going to school for music.