Thursday, July 17, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR EDITORIAL: The Killers Of Steve Martin Are Still On the Street! Nomi Residents Stand By And Let This Injustice Continue! Heartbreaking Words From His Daughter Sa'sha Martin, Wayzata High School Senior Who Wanted Him To Be At Her Prom And Graduation...




Blog post by Jordan North

Finding the words to say to a young girl you have seen grow from an adorable child into a beautiful women, about the senseless murder of her Father, is something one doesn’t prepare for. The last time I saw Sa’sha was at a baby shower, in my home, there were eight perfectly decorated tables and she sat quietly, sweetly and shyly in the corner. Two years later she is telling me that they have made TWO arrests, in the murder of her Father and...


Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Hennessy" Allegedly Fueled The Drunken Fatal Shooting Of Cabrie Young By Joseph Lee Smith, And Other Details From The Criminal Complaint...

Classic painting from the series "A Rake's Progress," image is public domain,
blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint, copies of which were sent to all local media outlets--from the tall to the small--by the Hennepin County prosecutor's office. Many stories have already been written by much bigger media, but let's see what exclusive crumbs are left over for a blogger...

The Fireworks And Gunfire Continue. Three Women Shot Multiple Times. Five Women In Five Days! This Is Not The Equality We Wanted...

                          Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post Jordan  North

Blog Post by Jordan North



Asia Mosley, 29, (pictured above) was one of the victims. She was reportedly shot TEN times in the neck, arms and pelvis. Only in Nomi do three women get shot, at what was allegedly a birthday party, at a duplex in the 3500 block of Freemont Ave North.

Reading Asia's Facebook posts she seems to have been planning to move out of town, as soon as her court case was over. Her Mother was also quoted in the StarTribune saying... 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

JNS BLOG "BLOODY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND" RED HOT EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Smith, Accused Of Killing Cabrie D. Young, Had A One Year Weapon Sentence Hanging Over His Head At Time Of Alleged Murder, Of Which He Served Not A Single Day...

Wikipedia "in public domain" image of Joseph Smith, founder of
Mormanism, blog post by John Hoff

Joseph (Lee) Smith, who shares his name with the founder of the Mormon religion and therefore provides me a thin excuse to find something CLOSE to a suitable stock photo, (always a bit of a creative struggle!) is accused of killing Cabrie D. Young, a transplant from Illinois who was on probation at the time of his death.

The jail roster lists Smith's address as...

CAN'T KEEP UP!!! CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE BODIES!!! Here Is The Facebook Page Of "Bloody Fourth Of July" Murder Victim Francesca DeSandre, Draw Your Own Conclusions...

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

If you have Facebook, here is the Facebook page of "Bloody Fourth of July" murder victim Francesca DeSandre, below.

https://www.facebook.com/Mzjeezy?fref=ts

The bodies are coming too fast for this blog to write proper stories. Check out her Facebook page and draw your own conclusions. Feel free to come back and comment. 

The photo above was DeSandre's "profile pic," the one image she self-selected to put in front of the world and say "this is me." Francesca, who was "Francesca WifedupBoo DeSandre" on Facebook, was allegedly murdered by...

US Army Lieutenant Peter Teachout, Founder Of Northside "Shoe Patrol" And Hero Of The Hawthorne EcoVillage "Miracle," RECEIVES ORDERS SENDING HIM TO AFGHANISTAN!!!

Photo, blog post by John Hoff


In 2008 and 2009, a great deal of the stories on this blog involved the struggle of this blogger, AND Hawthorne Board Chair Peter Teachout, AND Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes to revitalize a gritty four square block area called the EcoVillage and take that area back from drug dealers, prostitution and every manner of street crime. 

The area was, statistically, the worst four square blocks in North Minneapolis and, therefore, in the entire State of Minnesota. Yes, these statistics shift and are subject to interpretation but, well, AT THAT TIME and BY SOME MEASURES. Ask Jeff Skrenes, that geek knows the numbers by heart and probably has them on a SPREADSHEET. 

In any case.

The turning point in the EcoVillage arguably came when Peter Teachout's truck was torched in front of his house and...

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Bloody Fourth of July" Murder Victim Francesca Marie Desandre Died While On Probation For Trespassing, Fits An Emerging Pattern Of "On Probation" North Minneapolis Murder Victims, You Might Want To Be WATCHING THEM A LITTLE MORE CLOSELY, Hennepin County Probations!

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Francesca Marie Desandre, identified by mainstream media as one of the "Bloody Fourth of July" murder victims from this weekend, is rumored to have moved to Minnesota from elsewhere and reportedly had so few connections in the community that nobody has erected a street memorial for her. 

Online court records show she was convicted of trespass in December of 2013 by entering a locked and/or posted building. The online court record gives a clue where this trespass likely happened because she had a geographic restriction requiring her to stay away from... 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Minneapolis Rapper "Mental Mid" Comments On His Murderous Musical Controversy (And Comments On Commentary About His Murderous Musical Controversy) In YouTube Song "Neva Bluff" (Sic)

YouTube Embed Of "Neva Bluff" by Mental Mid (INTHABASSMINT T.V.) blog
post by John Hoff

I Miss Him So Much I'm Going Mental

Once upon a time, I had the white hot Mental Mid music story all to myself, the story of how "Mid's" songs (SOME of his songs) appear to reference the murder of gang leader Tyrone "Ty Crack" Washington in a downtown Minneapolis nightclub. 

Every previous blog readership record was smashed by that one blog post about Mental Mid, click here, and then the red hot follow up stories, oh my word! Music video participant "Prince Kibbie" both shooting victim and accused shooter! People sending me stuff from social media, saying "LOOK WHAT THE (EXPLETIVE DELETED) PRINCE KIBBIE WROTE ABOUT THAT TY CRACK MEMORIAL BRACELET BEING LIKE, OMG, A 'CHAMPIONSHIP RING.'" (I am paraphrasing, of course) (Except for "like a championship ring," THAT is a direct quote) 

The much-anticipated "Young Dro" concert was cancelled downtown, amid fears of violence, and what did Mental Mid do in the midst of all this, while there was (no doubt!) a rival gang "APB" posted for his murder and/or slow torturous death? 

Well, cool as a brand new bullet Mental Mid released a song called "Back Flip," which according to my analysis after listening two dozen times, and consulting with some random urban dude in a coffee shop, is both about...

Star Tribune Identifies One "Bloody Fourth Of July" Shooting Victim As Cabrie D. Young, 28, Participants In "True North Minneapolis" Facebook Forum Proceed To Fill In The Many Blanks Left By Mainstream Media...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff (date on photo is not correct) 

They didn't wait for the mainstream media, and they didn't even wait for neighborhood bloggers. No sooner had the Star Tribune published an article naming one of the "Bloody Fourth of July" shooting victims in North Minneapolis as Cabrie D. Young, 28, but participants in a Northside community Facebook forum ("True North Minneapolis") started doing their own journalistic research and digging up relevant facts for themselves...

It's A Homicidal Form Of "Deja Vu All Over Again!" While Trae Patterson, 22, Sits In Jail On Two Murder Charges (Possibly ATTEMPTED Murder Charges) A Guy Named Tyrel Lamar Patterson, 25, Faces Nearly Identical Charges And Sits In The Same Jail, And One Space Away On The Jail Roster!



Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

THE MURDERS ARE COMING AT THE BLOGGER SO FAST I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A BATTING CAGE!!! 

See previous article, written, like, MINUTES AGO. Trae Patterson is charged with two counts of second degree murder. Could be attempted murder, the roster has a tendency to muddle that particular charge. And assault. Bail set at half a million. NO, it's not part of the Fourth of July spasm of murders, these arrests took place back in MAY and no other media caught the story to tell us any details. Mainstream media are too high and mighty to sift through the jail roster like a blue heron trying to stab minnows with its beak. 

Well, last evening this blogger started at the letter "A" on the jail roster, and started working my way through the surnames. Last night I arrived at Trae Patterson, and today I wrote about him. Feeling satisfied, feeling a sense of accomplishment, I clicked on the next name in my "March To The Z," Tyrel Lamar Patterson, age 25. (DOB 4/13/89) 

WHIZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! There went another ball into the cage and I have to SWING AT IT! Patterson (this NEXT Patterson, Tyrel Lamar Patterson ) faces IDENTICAL charges, and was arrested on 5/27/14, one day earlier than the OTHER Patterson. (Cousin? Brother? What the heck?) 

Tyrel is held on identical bail of half a million dollars. He faces...

Trae Marrey Patterson, 22 Years Old And A North Minneapolis Resident, Is Charged With Two Murders (Possibly ATTEMPTED Murders) But WHICH ONES? As Luke Skywalker Said, "THEY'RE COMING TOO FAST!"

Stock photo, (this is not the murder scene alluded to in story below) blog post by John Hoff


Murder Most Foul! And Most Unknown

Trae Marrey Patterson, born 6/9/1992, is sitting in the Hennepin County jail right now with bail set at half a million dollars. He is charged with assault and two counts of MURDER--2ND DEGREE--WITH INTENT--NOT PREMEDITATED. 

The online roster sometimes adds a level of confusion with certain charges. Attempted murder is sometimes shortened up to, OMG, MURDER, (!!!) so room must be left for doubt and the possibility these are, in fact, ATTEMPTED murder charges. 

However, young Patterson's arrest is NOT part of the...

A Two Day Spree Of Fireworks And Gunfire. Two Days Of Murder And Mayhem. Five Separate Shootings. This Is What We've Come To Expect On Holidays In North Minneapolis. We Start With Paul Mercer, 28, Who Is Reportedly Fighting For His Life And In Critical Condition After Being Shot......

Mugshot, JNS blog asserts it is therefore public domain despite the addition of a watermark, blog post by Jordan North     

Blog Post by Jordan North


I look forward to a day when I can post beautiful stories of family memories made at celebrations in the heart of Minneapolis. A Fourth of July when families gather in the parks for a picnic and fireworks display. People walk home without the fear of being shot, accosted or hit by illegal fireworks. I've always been a bit of a dreamer and the reality here is the exact opposite. 

So for now...

Semone Christian Harris, Charged In 2011 Vehicular Homicide In North Minneapolis, Currently Sitting In Jail...



Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, (a/k/a FOB Goode) photo and blog post by John Hoff. The children in the photo are chasing a trash truck, trying to grab bags of American trash. 

The photo above only explains why this blogger would have missed a story in June of 2011 about a vehicular homicide in North Minneapolis, click here for news article. I was busy and I was elsewhere. There are whole months which are mostly blank as far as events in North Minneapolis are concerned. 

So this story is a bit of a "catch up" for me. Incredibly, I can still update the story and contribute some public knowledge. 

According to KARE 11, three people were injured when their car slammed into a tree near 21st and Upton around midnight on June 14. Here's the people KARE 11 identified as injured in the car crash...