Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Hawthorne Hawkman" Buys 2601 Penn Ave. N., Pretty Little "Anchor House" In One Of The Toughest Stretches Of North Minneapolis Real Estate...

Photo from the Irving Inquisition, blog post by John Hoff

Jeff Skrenes, who took on the nickname "Hawthorne Hawkman" from a comment made by this blogger, who got his blogging start on this very blog, but then spun off and started the successful and influential "North By Northside" blog, is now a home owner...

Day Four, Count Down To Incarceration, Nitelen Jackson And DeCari Antonio Starr, a/k/a "Pudda"

Photo from Facebook profile of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

This blog is counting down the days until Nitelen Jackson turns himself in to serve a 45 day sentence for theft, posting something each day. This is a tribute to the Minneapolis Police Department who work so hard to get thugs off the streets, only to have the revolving door of justice turn them loose to commit more mayhem.

On the first day of Nitelen, this blog published intense-yet-almost-indecipherable discourse about Nitelen passing a paternity test, click here. Day Two featured the actual criminal complaint which involved a tragically stupid attempt to steal Ralph Lauren clothing, click here. Day Three featured bud, bud, and also more bud. 

On this, Day Four, I'm publishing photos which show Nitelen's tributes to DeCari Antonio Starr, a/k/a "Pudda," whose murder is still unsolved.

However, it seems like the identity of his murderer may not be unknown. One young person posted a promise on Facebook, "your killer dieing (sic) this year."

Anyway, Nitelen's page is full of photographic tributes to "Pudda," and here are some of them...

Friday, June 29, 2012

ROLL CALL OF THE DAMNED! With Attorney Jill Clark Apparently On "Disability Inactive Status," Who Are Her Clients Left Bobbing In The Cold, Unforgiving Waters Of The Legal Ocean?

Creative stock photo, WWII sub USS Drum, blog post by John Hoff

The sudden, surprising development of "disability inactive status" for attorney Jill Clark--who was facing and continues to face lawyer disciplinary proceedings--leaves a number of her clients and cases in uncertain and disadvantaged status. It has been said (by me) that Clark's cases and clients are like felines adopted by some crazy cat lady. When the men with butterfly nets haul away the crazy cat lady, who wants the diseased, malnourished cats?

Very likely...nobody.

Well, I guess it's possible Morris "Cuckoo" Klock might find new legal counsel, because he's a slumlord and slumlords have money; not that you can tell from their crappy buildings, but they do.

So with the possible exception of Morris Klock, who might miraculously possess a green floatation device, most of Clark's cases and clients are left gasping and floundering in water way over their heads.

Here's the passenger manifest of individuals and corporations believed to have gone down with the S.S. Clark...

Hennepin County District Court Slaps New, Severe Order On Frivolous Litigant "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Peter Richard Stephenson, a/k/a Peter Rickmyer, a Level Three Sex Offender who neighbors refer to as Creepy Pete, Spanky Pete, Pete The Pervert, Pete The Pedophile, and other names, has already been declared a frivolous litigant. That happened back in May of 2010, click here.

Despite being unable to file lawsuits without an attorney to sign off on the filings, Spanky Pete is more or less a fixture at the Hennepin County Government Building. With help from his attorney, Jill Clark, who may be just weeks from having a suspended law license, Rickmyer has managed to keep one of his lawsuits alive in court. That's the lawsuit which names this blogger but has not yet been served on this blogger, partly due to my being away in Afghanistan for most of a year.

Now, despite the fact there's ALREADY an order in place restricting Pete's filings, Assistant Judge Peter A. Cahill has seen fit to write ANOTHER order, making excruciatingly clear what the restrictions are on Pete the Pervert's filings, as follows...

Counting Down The Days Of Nitelen, Day Three, BUD BUD AND MORE BUD!!!

Photo from Facebook page of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Nitelen Jackson is going to jail on July 5, assuming he follows through with a plan to turn himself in to serve a 45 day sentence for theft. Meanwhile, this blog is counting down the days. Nitelen came to the fixated attention of this blog because of a picture, posted on the Facebook profile of Da Trend Setter, in which Nitelen can be seen brandishing a pistol next to a curbside "thug memorial."

Click here for "the paternity test that set Nitelen free." 

Click here for the actual criminal complaint about the theft, which involved dashing off with merchandise in Edina.

This post concerns Nitelen's relationship with pot. He likes it a lot...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On The Second Day Of Nitelen, What Did Authorities Give To Me? A Criminal Complaint For Johnny Northside Readers To See...

Photo from the public Facebook profile of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

This blog is counting down the days until Nitelen Jackson voluntarily goes to jail. I am posting information about Jackson each of those days.

Day One, Nitelen passes paternity test AND THE CROWD GOES WILD.

This is Day Two of the promised count down and of course readers would like to know, "Why is Nitelen going to jail? What are the specifics of the theft charge?"

I'm glad you asked...

Fat Lady Warming Up To Sing In "True JACC" Court Case...

Creative stock photo, FOB Gardez, Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff

This blog previously reported on the "hard to watch legal enema" when attorney Jill Clark went before the State Court of Appeals in the "True JACC" court case, an endless legal wrangle spawned when decent people were voted into seats on the Jordan Area Community Council and one of their first acts was to fire JACC Executive Director Jerry Moore for punching a board member the night before. 

Now, according to a reliable source behind-the-scenes...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On The First Day Of Nitelen, What Do We See? A Paternity Test That Set Nitelen Free!

Photo from FB profile of Nitelen Jackson, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

As I wrote about yesterday, Nitelen Jackson is going to jail in nine, no, make that EIGHT days and Johnny Northside Dot Com is counting them down.

Jackson's Facebook profile is an amazing documentary of thug life, and here are the first of its many treasures. Like a previous blog posting, this is a chance to "test your knowledge of thug speak" and see how much of the conversation you can understand.

On October 25, 2011, Jackson posted this image of a resoundingly negative paternity test and wrote, "Told y'all iant have no fuckin kids now say sorry for talkin so bad about me please" (sic, no period at end of sentence)

This posting sparked an incredible 190 post response, as follows...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nitelen Jackson Is Going To Jail In NINE DAYS, And Johnny Northside Is COUNTING THEM OFF!

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

An anonymous commenter identified the "thug brandishing a weapon" in a previous post as Nitelen Jackson.

I attempted to verify the information (not really hopeful I could) and discovered Nitelen Jackson uses his own name on Facebook, and furthermore, announced today he was going to jail in "nine days."

Also, based on viewing literally HUNDREDS of photos of Nitelen Jackson I can say with confidence that, yes, the thug brandishing the weapon in the photo I previously published is indeed none other than Nitelen Jackson.

This Facebook information about going to jail in "nine days" matches with online MNCIS information for Nitelen Derese Jackson, DOB 11/13/1990. Jackson is due to serve a sentence of  45 days beginning 07/05/2012 at 9 AM. The sentence is for theft/take/transfer movable property without consent.

Jackson has an impressive rap sheet, and here it is...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Antwann Lamar Allen Looks Like He'll Be On Probation To His Dying Day...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Antwann Lamar Allen, DOB 11/9/85, sits in jail this moment...hardly for the first time. Allen has a relatively minor drug record, compared to other ne'er-do-wells who pass through the Hennepin County Jail. But give him credit for this. He's really made do with the record he has.

In fact, Allen has managed to parlay a drug arrest back in the summer of 2008 into one probation violation after another. Incredibly, stemming from that one arrest in 2008, he has managed to repeatedly violate probation and remains on probation until February of 2013.

And currently, he sits...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hennepin County Jail Roster, May 21 To June 24, 2012 (With A Special Troll-Infuriating Bonus!)

Stock photo and blog post by John Hoff

My, how time flies! Another month has gone by and it's time to publish the Hennepin County jail roster again.

However, this roster comes with an added bonus...

The relative of a prominent public official was recently arrested and, yes, he's on the roster. Trolls, Northside revitalization haters, and assorted anti-Johnnys have been publicly salivating over the possibility I will publish this information, and (in a contradictory way) already hotly declaring me a hypocrite in advance, saying I won't publish it.

Really, if they'd just kept their troll mouths shut, I probably would have forgotten Mr. So-and-so was even on the roster and I would have just routinely published the info.

Well, after contemplating the issue for a little while...publish, don't publish, publish, don't...I realized the optimum course of action was to publish the roster, but not include that one name, and tell the trolls I don't give a damn what they think.

As Cartman put it so well on South Park, "I do what I want."

If you carefully look through the roster, you might find...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Slumlord Keith Reitman Came Off As "Arrogant" During Child Falls From Slummy Window Court Proceedings...

Photo and blog post by John Hoff

Slumlord Keith Reitman is the "winner, winner, chicken dinner" of the Johnny Northside obsessive blogging project, as previously announced, due to his sad and neglected "blue twin" houses on Penn Ave. N.

But this morning I had to ask myself, "Have I been giving our winner, winner all the bloggy chicken dinner he deserves? What have I done for Keith Reitman lately? More importantly, what do I HAVE on Keith Reitman, lately?"

That's when I remembered an email from Stacy Shaffer, whose small son received a settlement from Reitman after falling from a window...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mug Shot For "The Imposter Foster" Jerome Lance Kingrussell...

MN DOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

Jerome Lance Kingrussell, the "imposter Foster" who helped pull off the spectacular mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Ave. N. by taking on the identity of John Foster, is now in the state prison system.

When I reported on his parole violation hearing, click here, I knew soon there'd be a mug shot and I'd finally get my first look at this guy, along with readers who have followed the saga.

And now that I finally lay eyes on him, I must say...

He's not at all what I pictured. He almost looks like an upright citizen. Note how neatly his beard is trimmed and the striking contrasts in his hair colors, which seem to say, "Yes, I'm getting older, but I accept it with grace."

Foster--OOPS, I mean KINGRUSSELL--will have a lot more gray in his hair when he's released from prison. He's not due to get out until 2015. He will be on supervised release until 2018 and odds are not good he'll be compliant, based on past history.

2654 Morgan Ave. N. Pretty Much Going Downhill Ever Since The Dramatic Police Raid...

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff

Ever since the armored cop vehicle showed up last August, (click here for previous blog coverage) 2654 Morgan Ave. N. has been going downhill.

Now weeds are taking over and the house seems to have been vacant for a while. When I wrote about this address in August of last year, (writing from Afghanistan) it was owned by Williams Properties Investments. Now the city's property website lists the owner as Solo Property LLC, c/o Duane Johnson 4940 Viking Drive Suite 450 Minneapolis, MN 55435.

Mr. Johnson? Duane? You mind if I call you "Duane?"

The neighbors are unhappy. They are calling 311.

You might want to get on top of this situation.

"Tornado Magnet Liquor" Sets Up Shop In North Minneapolis, Dares Storm Systems To "Come And Get This Trailer House, Damn You"

Contributed photos by farmpeddler1, blog post by John Hoff

One day, residents of North Minneapolis will laugh about Broadway Liquor Outlet setting up shop in what appears to be some kind of doublewide trailer or temporary FEMA housing. We will need photos to look back upon and remind us.

These might be those photos.

Seriously, Dean Rose of Broadway Liquor Outlet, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Everybody knows trailer houses are tornado magnets.

Or do you think it's kind of like "lightning won't hit the same place twice"?

Also, readers, note the name of the establishment. It's just "Broadway Liquors," as though "Broadway Liquor Outlet" (BLO) is equivalent to taunting a tornado to come down from the sky and "blow" away the store.


Www.Placeography.Org Has Cool NoMi Photos (But Not That Many, Really)

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

One of my readers slash contributors sent me a link to a website called Placeography Dot Org, which was created by the Minnesota State Historical Society to document the images, history and stories connected to particular places in Minnesota.

The photo above is one of a limited number of NoMi addresses documented on the site, 1314 Fremont Ave. N.

I really like the idea of connecting history to particular addresses, which is why I excitedly create a tag for each street address that I write about, to help search engines link to the info. Our neighborhood is changing rapidly, and future residents will be fascinated to learn the stories connected to their specific addresses. I picture these future residents drinking well-chilled glasses of white wine and emitting appalled, breathless laughter over archived stories about a slumlord making a hand rail out of a shipping pallet.

If I could I'd sit and upload my photos to this site all day for the future enjoyment of future NoMi residents, but we haven't arrived in "urban utopia" quite yet.

I have promises to keep, and miles to blog before I sleep.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Martell Taylor Charged In Sexual Assault Of 8-Year-Old Child, Mother Was "Running Errands" And Left Boy With Predatory Offender...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Who leaves their 8-year-old son in the care of a "friend" who just happens to have a previous conviction for sexually assaulting a male child? Oh, and this "friend" lists his permanent address as a homeless shelter?

Well, according to KARE-11, that's just what some mother did while leaving to run "errands." Of course, KARE-11 didn't quite word it that way.

Looking up Taylor on the jail roster, I see he lists...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Details From The Criminal Complaint Against Malo Gomez, The Infamous "Bored Shooter"

Image from FB profile of Malo Locco Gomez, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Malo Gomez was convicted today of shooting at police because (so he said) he was bored. Since this blog is "the media," I received a copy of the press release like all the other vultures. Included with the press release was a copy of the criminal complaint, which contained some interesting details I hadn't seen before.

I love getting stuff like that in the public record, little things like the name and address of the liquor store hit by one of Malo's stray bullets.

Oh, wow. I don't even need to say "allegedly." That's so liberating...

Daron Bolden, Latest North Minneapolis Shooting Victim, Died Where A Prominent Laotian Poet Once Resided, How Terribly Random...

Photo of Bryan Thao Worra, blog post by John Hoff

The Pioneer Press is now reporting that Daron Bolden, age 20, is the latest North Minneapolis shooting victim and states Bolden died of multiple gunshot wounds in the yard of 2523 Dupont Ave. N.

The house in question is owned by an individual residing at the same address and, from what I've seen, is one of the nicer homes in North Minneapolis. In the last few years, the Laotian poet Bryan Thao Worra lived there, and he lists the address on his self-published e-book "Tanon Sai Jai, Poems by Bryan Thao Worra." 

Worra is pictured above. The photo was taken at Nomad World Pub on New Year's Eve. On that night I was there with Bryan and Jeff Skrenes. One of us won the "meat raffle." Worra is holding the "lucky meat." How random.

It is my hypothesis that Daron Bolden did not live at the residence where he died but rather...

"Bored Shooter" Malo Gomez Convicted, Here Is A Press Release All The Other Media Will Soon Regurgitate As Well, Blechhhhhhhhhh...

Photo from "profile photos" section of Malo Locco Gomez's Facebook, blog post by John Hoff, well, not really, though

A jury took about four hours to convict Malo Gomez Tuesday for shooting at two Minneapolis police officers who were sitting in their squad car.

Gomez, 19, of Minneapolis, was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office will ask the judge for consecutive sentences on the attempted murder charges. Under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, the
presumptive sentence is 180 months for each count, so a consecutive sentence would be 30 years in prison.

The sentencing is scheduled for July 20 before Hennepin County Judge Robert Small.

Nathan Dwayne Jones Charged With Sex Assault, His Slumlord Is "Rasheed Khan" Of "Rapist Village" Fame...

Creative stock photo from Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff

Numerous mainstream media articles have documented the arrest and charging of Nathan Dwayne Jones after his semen, left at a crime scene, was linked to him through a DNA database. Click here for example of coverage.

It is sometimes the role of this blog to fill in small, interesting details which other media leave on the editing room floor. That's just the case here...

Singer Klaus Nomi's Haunting "Will They Know Me Now" Song...

YouTube embed from YouTube, blog post by John Hoff

Klaus Nomi was a singer with a wide vocal range and "otherworldly" stage persona. He died in 1983 at the age of 39 from complications due to AIDS.

While searching for information a couple years ago about the "Get to NoMi" neighborhood branding effort, I stumbled upon Klaus Nomi's music...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jill Clark Disciplinary Documents Fall Into The Eager Paws Of Johnny Northside, Watch For Coverage This Evening...

YouTube embed, "HOT HOT HOT," blog post by John Hoff

I am in possession of hot, detailed documents about the disciplinary proceedings against Jill Clark, the notorious "lawyer for crazy town" who seems to be waging a legal war on members of the North Minneapolis "revitalizer class." Oh, and she's also running for office.

THIS STUFF IS SO HOT, SO JUICY, SO DETAILED that, while I don't normally write "teaser" posts, I think the fact this stuff is now in my hands is blog-worthy news in and of itself. I have already forwarded the documents to some interested parties. Watch for coverage on this blog this evening or as soon as I can manage it.

As Buster Poindexter put it so well in a song, ZAT YOU, SANTA CLAUS?

Photos Of The Minneapolis Public Housing "Bed Bug Trailer"

Contributed photos by farmpeddler1, blog post by John Hoff

I'd heard a few times how there is such a "bed bug" problem in Minneapolis public housing they have their own special "bed bug" vehicle. Well, it turns out the "vehicle" is actually a big trailer.

Shown, above, are a couple of photos sent by a reader.

Honestly, I had no idea there was so much "buggery" in our city's public housing.

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Personal Favorite Photo From FB Profile Of "Da Trend Setter," A Thug Posing By Curbside Memorial BRANDISHING A WEAPON...

Photo from FB profile of Da Trend Setter, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

I already wrote a long piece about the interesting treasures I was finding on the FB profiles of people in the social circle of Jaylin Dubose.

Well, I just wanted to share my favorite photo.

Check it out. A thug posing by a curbside memorial...and brandishing A PISTOL.

See, this is ANOTHER reason I'm really opposed to these curbside memorials. They appear to be "rallying points" for an endless cycle of violence-begetting-violence.

(REVISED POST) DeCari Antonio Starr Revered On The Streets, His Murder Still Unsolved...

FB photo from the profile of Ant BoopEnd LowEnd, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

In the course of researching numerous FB profiles while digging into the story of Kyle Hickman and Jaylin Dubose, I found myself looking deeply into the online "social media" record of a gritty urban lifestyle. It was a fascinating mental journey.

One question I found myself asking, over and over.


One thing is for sure, I thought to myself...

Hey, Johnny Northside Readers! Test Your Ability To Understand "Thug Speak" By Reading This Long, Intense FB Conversation About Police Seizing A Pistol After TEVIN TYRELL BARNETT Informed Them It Was Under The Drivers Seat...

FB photo from Da Trend Setter, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

This is something I stumbled upon while looking through the many Facebook friends of Jaylin Dubose, before his Facebook profile either disappeared or became inaccessible to me due to blocking. Dubose is named in a criminal complaint against Kyle Hickman, who is alleged to be an accomplice after the fact in the murder of Parrish Gray. The alleged murder weapon was found at 1715 Irving Ave. N.

Look closely at the number of the house in the photo above. Click on the image to make it larger if you must.

It says "1715." That's no coincidence. That's the house.

One of the FB friends of Dubose is a guy who goes by Da Trend Setter and I've seen his profile come up repeatedly when researching the social networks of criminally charged young people in North Minneapolis. Then again, to be fair, Da Trend setter has an incredible number of FB friends. But, on the other hand, Da Trend setter is incredibly devoted to the "thug life." So much so he almost appears to be, well, his nickname says it best. Where this guy leads on the streets, others appear to follow. In the photo above, I believe Da Trend Setter is seated second from the right.

And if you're thinking, gee, he KINDA looks like Jaylin Dubose then you and I would be thinking the same thing, though it's very clear Jaylin Dubose and Da Trend Setter are two separate people.

Maddeningly, Facebook is not used in this "thuggy" urban social circle in the familiar way it is used by many other people and social circles. Tagging of photos, for example, doesn't happen with much frequency. So it becomes difficult for an outsider to figure out "Who is that? Is that the same person from that OTHER profile?" This muddling, this confusion, may be deliberate. Also, "Da Trend Setter" only uses that nickname on FB. What's his real name? Who knows? But he appears to go by "Scootchie." Thus you have LAYERS of names. It takes a while just to figure out Da Trend Setter is "Scootchie."

OK, so who is "Scootchie?"

Nevertheless, I soldier on through the profiles, frequently hitting upon golden nuggets of fascinating info.

On January 3 of this year, Da Trend Setter did something incredibly innovative with his mobile phone and his Facebook profile, sparking a FB conversation with 119 responses.

That many responses on a Facebook PHOTO, mind you, not even in a conversation forum...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some Much BETTER Tribute Videos To Murder Victim Keontrell Govan...

This is a Youtube embed, the blog post is by John Hoff

Since I wrote about "the world's worst fallen thug 'tribute' video in a previous blog post, in seemed only fair to find better produced tribute videos to this same Keontrell Goven, particularly since these videos are revealing and highly informative. Also, Part Two of the "world's worst" tribute was something amazingly raw and real, and I want to share it...

A Vile Rumor Reaches Me That Proton Investments, Inc. Has Taken The Name "Johnny Northside" In Vain...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

(This post contains sentences written in a hyperbole joke font to entertain and engage readers. For the record, my ego may be big but it's not THAT big) 


I have fairly good, somewhat dated secondhand information that a representative of Proton Investments, Inc. uttered My Name from his philistine lips in a less than reverent manner.

This has caused me to, yes, RAISE MY EYEBROWS.

Here is the backstory, which involves the Proton Investments, Inc. property at 2719 Sheridan Ave. N., a veritable thorn in the flesh of neighbors nearby, one of whom CRIED OUT TO ME and I heard the cries, oh, yes...

OMG, Quite Possibly The World's Worst Fallen Thug "Tribute" Video Was Made For Murder Victim Keontrell Govan...

Youtube embed source is JazzieyDro, the blog post by John Hoff

In the course of researching a story referencing murder victim Keontrell Govan, I turned up what may be the world's worst "tribute to a fallen thug" video ever posted on YouTube. Watching it, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. My tendency is usually to laugh, albeit a dark and breathless laughter.

The video is not very long. Watch it and you'll know what I mean.

Keep in mind, this video is NOT intended as a parody of "tribute" videos but was done in a straight-faced manner to "honor" Keontrell Govan.

Appraiser Robert Anderson, Defendant In Civil Suit Over 1564 Hillside Ave. N. And A Second Property In Bloomington, Answers Lawsuit...

Contributed photo, interior of 1564 Hillside Ave. N., blog post by John Hoff

Robert Anderson, an appraiser from Burnsville, Minnesota, has filed a response in the lawsuit by Melony Michaels and John Foster over the mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Ave. N. and a second property at 8900 12th Avenue South, Bloomington.

Foster's identity was stolen to make the fraud happen, his lifetime of perfect credit destroyed so thugs could line their pockets.

According to the allegations contained in the lawsuit...

Bail For Kyle Hickman, Alleged Accomplice After-The-Fact In Parrish Gray Murder, Set At ONE MILLION DOLLARS...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Even if Kyle Hickman could pay it all in play money, he probably wouldn't have that kind of dough just laying around.

Even if Kyle Hickman only had to put up 10 percent to get a bail bondsman, and he could pay in Monopoly money, he probably wouldn't have enough.

Kyle Hickman, known as "Kyle Fckyobitch Hickman" on Facebook, is currently sitting in jail, alleged to have helped after-the-fact in the murder of Parrish Gray.

Purported accomplice Jaylin Dubose is still at large, or at least not listed on the jail roster this morning.

Notably, the jail roster lists formal charges for "murder" and "accomplice after the fact" for Kyle Hickman. But on the criminal complaint I obtained, I only see the charge for accomplice after the fact.

Hickman has a hearing set for June 28, at 1:30 PM.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Deshaunta Dmar Gomez Convicted Of "First Degree Riot--Death Results--Armed With Weapon" In Slaying Of Keontrell Govan, Deshaunta's Life On Probation Is Revealed Through Facebook...

Photo from FB page of "Shaunta Boutthat Gomez," used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Dashaunta Dmar Gomez,  a/k/a "Shaunta," pictured above charmingly grabbing his CROTCH is the brother of "Bored Shooter" Malo Gomez, who fired on an occupied squad car (allegedly) just to liven up his day.

And Malo certainly livened up THEIRS.

Dashaunta Gomez was charged in the murder of Keontrell Govan, but took a plea deal, click here for mainstream media news coverage.

While a guy named Ishmael Rashad Moore pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, Gomez pled guilty to "First Degree Riot--Death Results--Armed With Weapon" and is on probation until April 17, 2015.

His curfew conditions include...

Fire At Some Kind Of "Recycling Plant" In North Minneapolis, JNS Blog Working To Get More Details...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

The first news I'm hearing of some kind of major fire in North Minneapolis came from a post by Collier White on the North Talk FB Page, as follows.

Collier White

Last night as I drove through Northeast, the river by Lowry was covered with smoke at around 2:45 am. The smoke was thick enough on Marshall to affect visibility. I picked up a client, a bartender at Suzy's and he said they had watched a fire at a Hawthorne recycling plant for about two hours. Thick smoke was still billowing out into the night sky. No word of it at StarTribune or WCCO this morning.

Jeff Skrenes

We need to follow up on this, on the high likelihood that it's from Northern Metal.

This blog has no further details at the moment, but sure wanted to break the information ahead of STrib and the local television stations.

Unconfirmed that it's Northern Metal.

Basketball Stats Of "Promising" Jaylin Dubose, Now Sought By Minneapolis Police In Connection With Murder Of Parrish Gray...

FB image of Jaylin Dubose, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

For the record, I can barely dribble a basketball.

Of all the many sports I don't like and don't follow, I probably don't like and don't follow basketball THE MOST.

So I have very little idea what basketball stats mean. I do know Jaylin Dubose was described as a "promising" player, but other coverage seemed to indicate his "promising" abilities were tempered by a tendency to foul...

Friday, June 8, 2012

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Photos Showing Kyle Hickman, Arrested And Charged As Accomplice After The Fact In Murder Of Parrish Gray...

FB profile photo of Kyle Fckyobitch Hickman, used under First Amendment Fair Comment And Criticism

The fact Jaylin Dubose is FB friends with a guy named Kyle Hickman allows me to move from 99 and 44/100ths percent confidence to 100 percent confidence that I've found the Facebook profile of the same Jaylin Dubose named in the criminal complaint against Hickman. 

To recap: Hickman is in jail right now, charged with being an accomplice after the fact in the murder of Parrish Gray. Jaylin Dubose, named in the criminal complaint but not currently in police custody, has a FB profile under his own name, followed by the phrase "Squad Up" in parentheses.

Through the FB profile of Dubose, I found Hickman's FB profile...

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE URGENT! Photos Of Jaylin Dubose, Known As "J-Rock" And Currently WANTED BY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE As A Suspect In Shooting Death Of Parrish Gray...

Photo from FB Profile Of "Jaylin Dubose (Squad Up)" used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism

Jaylin Deshawn Dubose, DOB 4/21/1994, is currently wanted by Minneapolis police as a suspect in the murder of Parrish Gray.

Simultaneously, there is a guy named Jaylin Dubuse who appears to be the same age, who resides in North Minneapolis and played high school basketball, (played well but committed a lot of fouls) and who hasn't posted to his Facebook in the last couple days. "Jaylin Dubose" isn't one of those names like William Brown. And then you have the same age. And then you have the "committed a lot of fouls." And then I have some Facebook pictures of him looking quite athletic and full of potential, but also getting down and acting all gangster.

Same guy? I believe so.

Have I ruled out the possibility of an identically named cousin born at nearly the same time (that's why they picked the identical names) and living in the same neighborhood, who has the same short temper that may run in the family, and that's why he commits fouls in basketball?

Not really. I rate the odds at 99 and 46/100ths.

Good enough for the blogosphere. Here are more photos...

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE, URGENT!!! Jaylin Deshawn Dubose, AKA "J-Rock," Is Alleged Accomplice In Murder Of Parrish Gray, DUBOSE IS NOT IN POLICE CUSTODY AT THIS TIME...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Jaylin Deshawn Dubose is mentioned as an (alleged) accomplice in the shooting death of Parrish Gray in the criminal complaint filed against Kyle Hickman, see previous blog post. Reportedly, Dubose uses the alias "J-Rock."

Based on age and location, he is believed to be same Jaylin Dubose mentioned here:

Kyle Edward Hickman Charged In Connection With June 5 Murder Of Parrish Gray...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Kyle Edward Hickman, whose charges this blog reported on yesterday based on jail roster info, apparently even before prosecutors had finished writing the criminal complaint, is charged with the murder of Parrish Gray. The criminal complaint shows ONLY ONE CHARGE (unlike the jail roster) which is "accomplice after the fact."

Gray had a criminal record of drug and swindle convictions but, in the customary way, was said to have been "just starting to turn his life around." Gray's full name was Parrish Cassini Lofton Gray, and at least one media report names him as "Cassini Gray."

Here is the criminal complaint, word for word. Keep in mind these are merely allegations made by highly trained, usually successful criminal prosecutors who have thought long and hard before filing this kind of thing, but MERE allegations, (of freaking MURDER) none the less...

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: William Ravon Johnson Arrested For Attempted Murder, Fleeing Police In A Motor Vehicle, Allegedly...

Stock photo, fleeing vehicle (this one was a suspected john) blog post by John Hoff

William Ravon Johnson, DOB 11/6/90, is sitting in jail right now on probable cause for (alleged) attempted murder, fleeing police in a motor vehicle, and felony domestic assault. He also had bench warrants from old charges for giving an officer a false name, driving after revocation, and theft of movable property.

There is also a minor marijuana charged listed as "PET MISD." Not sure what THAT is, but it's not a probable cause detention, not a bench warrant, not listed under "formally charged." Whatever.

Unknown if this incident is...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Edward Hickman Arrested Yesterday, Jail Roster Lists Allegations Of "Murder" And "Aiding An Offender To Avoid Arrest"

Creative stock photo, Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff

Yesterday at 2:57 in the morning, Kyle Edward Hickman, DOB 1/23/94, was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on allegations of "probable cause" murder and "aide an offender to avoid arrest." Hickman was delivered to the jail by the Minneapolis Police Department.

It is unknown if this is connected with any recent incident, such as the shooting death of 25-year-old Parrish Gray, click here.

No previous criminal record for Kyle Edward Hickman turns up in my search.

Hickman's address is listed on the jail roster as 1715 Irving Ave. N., a home owned by somebody with the same last name, not a rental.

Jennifer Danielle Garcia, Another Scary Mahmood Khan Sleazebag Tenant (Based On Jail Roster Info)

Photo by John Hoff from a YouTube video, blog post by John Hoff

You may not be able to read the writing in the photo above, so I will help. It says, "residents live in the fear that comes with Mahmood Khan tenants."

Here's a good example of that...

Shooting Victim Identified As Parrish Gray, Age 25, Johnny Northside Blog Digs Up His Rap Sheet And Publishes It In 3, 2, 1...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Dear North Minneapolis Gang Bangers,

I care about you very much. I don't want you to die. And so I'm going to give you some advice that will keep you alive and banging around with your gang.

DON'T TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND. Don't do it. You see, every time one of you dies, I always read how he was "just starting to turn his life around." Today the identification of Parrish Gray as yesterday's shooting victim was no exception. Yes, he'd been in a gang in the past. But he was "just starting to turn his life around."

It has become obvious that when you "just start to turn your life around," that's when you will get killed.

So don't do it!

Now, then, in regard to Parrish Gray...

Predatory Offender Carl Lamont Donnell Calls Bashir Moghul's Hovel "Home" At 2131 Lyndale Ave. N.

Photo, 2131 Lyndale Ave N., blog post by John Hoff

Slumlord Bashir Moghul's hovel at 2131 Lyndale Ave. N., where "curtains of dispair" hang in the windows, is the reported home of Carl Lamont Donnell. Keep in mind individuals incarcerated at the jail seem to lie about their addresses all the time, even MAKING UP addresses and somehow that slips by, but what addresses they claim as their home address reveals much.

Donnell is a predatory offender, sitting in jail tonight because he allegedly...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Excavation Takes Place At Former Site Of E & L Food Mart, Notorious "Thug Store" Now Blessedly Gone, Gone, Gone...

Photo contributed by farmpeddler1, blog post by John Hoff

Farmpeddler1 has been helping me out a lot lately, emailing photos with brief explanations. The photos tend to focus on the theme of a neighborhood rapidly changing. Farmpeddler1 documented the pile of rubble remaining after the fire, then the rubble being picked up and hauled away.

Now we see an excavation deep enough to uncover mammoth bones, if they are there.

It's exciting to see an unsightly heap of crap dealt with relatively quickly in North Minneapolis, instead of hanging around month after month, year after year. If anybody knows what's planned for that location, please comment.

59B State Rep Write-In Candidate Ken Lawrence And His "Reindeer Games"

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Following my blog post about Ken Lawrence and his less-than-promising write-in campaign for State Rep in 59B, info was forwarded to me about a conversation with Lawrence that is rather insightful into his personality.

The conversation took place on the GLBTNorthsiders Facebook page.

Rather than characterizing the conversation, I will just publish it, word for word, and readers can analyze it themselves...

Bank Of America Reaching Out To Problem Mortgages At St. Paul Event...

Creative stock photo, (Forward Operating Base Gardez) and blog post by John Hoff

State Rep Bobby Joe Champion forwarded this information to me, and it seemed like a good public service to disseminate it.

Subject: Bank of America Sponsored Homeowner Event---Thursday, June 14 through Friday, June 16

Bank of America is...

Wesley "The Child" Gubbin Seems To Have Dodged Both Civil And Criminal Proceedings Over Fatal Hit-And-Run...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

This blog...and perhaps ONLY this blog...dug deeply into the story of Wesley Gubbin, a no account trashy type person who (allegedly) ran down an elderly, religious man who was riding a bicycle, then tried to dump the hit-and-run vehicle in North Minneapolis.

Click here for my first blog post on the topic. Click here for my second. 

Recently, I received an inquiry about what had happened to Gubbin and so I started digging into the story again. What I found out was disappointing...

Ken Lawrence Declares Write-In Candidacy, To Resounding Yawns...

Logo from Ken Lawrence's website, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Ken Lawrence (Kenneth Allen Lawrence) is telling people he's a "candidate" in House District 59B. His odds of winning the race are shown, above, actual size.

What he means by "candidate" is that he's running as a write-in. Lawrence is in the same race with Ian Alexander, Terra Cole, "thug hugger" Raymond Dehn and two Republican challengers whose names aren't worth mentioning because Republicans simply do not win in 59B.

Neither, for that matter, do write-ins.

Lawrence is saying...

Jill Clark Files To Run For Minnesota Chief Justice, This Is Not A Parody Post...

Photo by Jeff Skrenes that got accidentally downloaded to by computer, blog post by John Hoff. Jill Clark will tell you she's "outstanding in her field." It's bulls***, of course. 

Some of us expected this bullshit.

Facing disciplinary action from the Minnesota Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility, notorious "legal loon" Jill Clark has filed to run for Chief Justice. Word reaches me by email today from a local attorney, who sent a link. Clark is facing off against Dan Griffith and Lorie Skjerven Gildea. Clark filed yesterday.

Clark has run for judge before, once characterizing herself as "brilliant" because other people tell her all the time she is brilliant. Of course, when your clients are thugs sitting in jail filing appeals, a level three sex offender, the "chat line rapist" and the Yzaguirre "Munster" family, by comparison you ARE brilliant.

It is the belief of this blogger that Clark doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell, but will pick up some votes, here and there, from alienated and disaffected individuals. Running for office gives Clark a new opportunity to characterize the disciplinary charges against her as politically motivated when, in fact, she's a walking, squawking cautionary tale for members of the legal profession.


Photo by daviss on Twitter, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Somebody took a picture of a dramatically "all marked up" house in North Minneapolis and posted it to Twitter. Somebody else posted the pic to North Talk Facebook page and asked, "Just curious, does anybody know where this is?" A rollicking discussion ensued about the house, why it was marked up like that, who owned it, (Neighborhood Housing Service Minneapolis, Inc) and from there it became a discussion about the role of nonprofits in North Minneapolis housing market issues.

The house is at 1406 Girard Ave. N.

Why is it all painted up like that? Is it not OBVIOUS that 100-year-old houses have lead paint, that house and houses all around it? Why would anybody deliberately create this eyesore?

Near as anybody can figure...