Blakemore, blog post by John Hoff
Click here for the criminal complaint.
Target Of A Shooting At Target Field
Pictured above, Cortez Blakemore, (DOB 04/07/1990) one of two men shot at Target Field in gang violence fueled by "disses" in online music videos. James Lamar Davis was recently convicted in the shooting, which also wounded Kibbie Shakeel Akbark Walker, a/k/a "Prince Kibbie."
Wrapping This Up Neatly With A Bloodstained Bow
JNS blog wrote extensively about this matter a few weeks ago, but just recently obtained a copy of the actual criminal complaint. Even when the Hennepin County Attorney triumphantly announced a conviction in this matter, a copy of the criminal complaint was not included with the online press release.
Anyway, it is linked above and reveals...
...the convicted shooter, James Lamar Davis, lives at 6910 Humboldt Ave. N., an apartment complex owned by Carrington Drive LP. This fact represents a small trend--which I have pointed out with too much excitement, repeatedly--that both crime and where criminals live is moving out of North Minneapolis and into the "Two Brooklyns" of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center.
Criminal No Accounts Welcome At Target Field?
The complaint document also reveals that Kibbie Walker and Cortez Blakemore had only been working at Target Field a short time. I will point out this is what happens when "ban the box" and other efforts to obtain and/or create "shovel ready" jobs for felons actually succeed: the felons bring their violent lifestyle issues to the literal front steps of the business in question, exactly as employers with good sense justifiably fear.
It's just dumb luck or the hand of God or (I hate to say it) a rare instance of good marksmanship by a thug that no innocent bystanders were hit, only the intended targets. Were these two hired by accident or is Target Field going out of its way to hire criminal no accounts? What happens when some family with kids out to see the ball game gets in the way of a shooter and his intended target working as a groundskeeper, dirty towel transporter, or purifier of unclean toilets?
Side issue. Moving on, folks, nothing more to see here...
Javon Leroi Davis a/k/a "JWeezy" a/k/a James Davis
The criminal complaint makes clear that Javon Leroi Davis is James Davis who is also "JWeezy." Why is he wheezy? Because he had to run all the way from Target Field to the Fifth Street Ramp!
This blog had the name "Javon Leroi Davis" in its virtual mouth some time back, when I published a May 5, 2014 press release by the Hennepin County Attorney on a comment stream, but seeing the name reminds me I haven't dug into this character. I did find a mugshot for him from 2011, click here, when he was accused of giving a police officer a false name and theft. (And really, what kind of fool would tell a cop his name was "JWeezy" and expect that would pass?) (Kidding, of course)
Well, the expression "a rap sheet as long as my arm" grows tiresome but I am at a loss for a better expression.
As long as---???
Fill in your own blank. Here's his rap sheet, and keep in mind not all these charges represent actual convictions. In fact, please note that today on MNCIS somehow I have pulled up actual dispositions of each charge! I think this might be a new thing with MNCIS and, well, I think it's a good thing.
Note how his two names are all entwined together in his record.
27-CR-06-074776 DAVIS, JAMES LAMAR 10/15/1987 10/30/2006 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE (Not applicable - GOC) Convicted Level Of Sentence Unavailable/ Sentenced
27-CR-07-126150 DAVIS, JAMES LAMAR 10/15/1987 11/30/2007 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Mabley, Daniel H. Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Possession Controlled Substance Crime Fifth Degree (Attempt to Commit - GOC) Convicted Convicted of a Felony
62SU-CR-10-1172 910106663 DAVIS, JAVON LEROI 10/15/1987 03/17/2010 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Suburban Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent Convicted Convicted of a Misdemeanor
19WS-CR-10-6826 IG10001086 DAVIS, JAVON DAVION 05/02/1991 04/23/2010 - Dakota-West St. Paul Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction CR-DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PLACE(609-72-1) Convicted Convicted of a Misdemeanor
27-CR-10-59106 DAVIS, JAVON LEROI 10/15/1987 12/30/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Drivers License-Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited Convicted Convicted of a Petty Misdemeanor
27-CR-11-9733 DAVIS, JAMES LAMAR 10/15/1987 03/30/2011 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Giving Peace Officer False Name-of Another Person Convicted Convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension Dismissed Traffic Regulation - Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle Dismissed
73-CR-11-3187 DAVIS, JAVON DAVION 05/02/1991 04/12/2011 Stearns Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Liquor-Consumption by persons under 21 Convicted Convicted of a Petty Misdemeanor
62-CR-11-6349 DAVIS, JAVON LEROI 10/15/1987 08/12/2011 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Bohr, Gail Chang Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Give Peace Officer False Name/Birthdate/ID Card Convicted Convicted of a Misdemeanor Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed
27-CR-13-5526 DAVIS, JAMES LAMAR 10/15/1987 02/21/2013 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Karasov, Fred Crim/Traf Mandatory Open Drug Possession-2nd Degree (Not applicable - GOC) Convicted
02-VB-13-18999 02001324961 DAVIS, JAVON LEROI 10/15/1987 07/29/2013 Anoka Crim/Traf Non-Mand Under Court Jurisdiction DRUGS - POSSESS/SALE SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA - NO REMUNERATION Convicted Convicted of a Petty Misdemeanor
62-CR-14-1992 DAVIS, JAVON LEROI 10/15/1987 03/24/2014 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Burglary-1st Deg-Dwelling-Occupied-Non-Accomplice Present (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed Burglary-1st Deg-Assault Person In Build/On Property (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed Burglary-2nd Degree-Dwelling (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed Emergency Telephone Calls/Communications - Interrupt, Interfere, Impede, Disrupt 911 Call (Not applicable - GOC) Convicted Convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault-GM-Subsequent Violation (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent (Not applicable - GOC) Dismissed
The last bunch of charges reveals a couple more variations on his name, as follows:
I think "J Davis XX" is my favorite of all his names. There is still $136.00 due and owed to the court system on that last charge. There is $135 due on the charge before THAT. And as for the charge third from the bottom, well, there is nothing due and owing quite yet...except time in prison. There will be a sentencing hearing on March 19 for, one would presume, violating terms of probation by shooting a dude at Target Field.
Next Father's Day In Prison
Davis has two child support cases with two different women listed on the civil side of MNCIS, 27-FA-12-3064 and 27-FA-12-3064. Full names are listed and it can be confirmed this is the same Davis. So at least two children will soon have a father in prison, even though Davis is still sitting in the county jail and not yet off to the big house.
The Eternal Conundrum Of The Judgment Proof Tortfeasor
In other MNCIS action on the civil side, the State Farm insurance company has a judgment against somebody named "Javon Davis" in the amount of $6,601.11 and the Javon Davis in question lives in the 55412 zip code, but more confirming information like a birthday is needed to really confirm it's the same guy. The $6K judgment is just as unpaid as those court fees.
The very same State Farm case appears to have been filed in Conciliation Court, twice, before it reached the District Court level. (That or State Farm has sued this guy two other times in Conciliation Court, but this seems unlikely) In one of the cases Davis (presumed but not confirmed 100 percent to be the same Javon Davis) had a co-defendant named Bianca F. Branch. This person is a pretty straight arrow with nothing but a couple of speeding tickets in the State of Minnesota.
Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been, A YouTuber?
There are a couple interesting lines in the criminal complaint which reference the "YouTube video making fun of the death of Tyrone 'Ty Crack' Washington," and how one of the victims (that would be Kibbie Walker, not Cortez Blakemore) participated in the video. In fact, "Victim 2" (Mr. Kibbie Walker) even received a call from his girlfriend telling him to be careful leaving Target Field because members of the 19 Dipset gang were hanging around the Holiday Station nearby.
Either Kibbie wasn't careful enough, or the gang members who pulled off the hit (Javon Davis and, allegedly, Justin McGee) were already lying in wait or quite close by when Kibbie Walker and Cortez Blakemore left Target Field.
Oh, Yes, Justin McGee
Charges against McGee were dropped, according to a Sun Post article which cites a source with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Chuck Laszewski. I am not aware if McGee testified, but it's hardly unfair to assume something happened to get charges dropped when there was so much damning evidence. This is, quite possibly, a pristine real life example of "the prisoner's dilemma."
And so another man meets a horrible fate in the ongoing war over "disses" in music videos. But rap singer Mental Mid--the brains behind the lyrical operation--remains so far untouched and untouchable.