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post by John Hoff
State v. Champion, a Minnesota Court of Appeals Case from the 1980s, has proven to be a fascinating "Rosetta Stone"filled with ancient writings about what some prominent local personalities were doing "back in the day."
Or not. Maybe the names are all an eerie coincidence.
JNS blog continues to assert, for the sake of my own high blog standards, that I don't have "on the record," diamond-hard smoking gun proof that "Bobby Joe Champion" from the 1987 court case about a Champion Family shoplifting ring is one and the same with the current state legislator of the same name, or that...
..."Willie Wesley" in the story is the same guy who later became a mayoral aide to Sharon Sayles-Belton, or...
Or that "Nona Champion" who was at the center of the Champion Family shoplifting ring in the 1980s is the same woman who was "godmother" to North Minneapolis teen Nehemiah Steverson, who was murdered last summer.
Click here for an article, or at least a portion of an article.
In the article linked above one "Nona Champion," who is described as the "godmother" of Steverson, says the teen was loved by everybody.
So is this "godmother" the same woman who was ripping off electronics from Target in the 1980s as part of systematic shoplifting efforts? Or not? When teenagers end up dead in North Minneapolis, uncomfortable and hard questions need to be asked about who were the people in their life and what kind of an influence were those people?
Because inquiring minds want to know...in NoMi.