Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Ending To North Vent Facebook Drama Regarding "White Dude With A Gun," Everybody Sing Kumbaya...

Photo forwarded to JNS blog by a participant in
North Vent Facebook forum, used under Fair Comment
and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

KARE and a number of other local media did stories about a minor episode on North Vent Facebook forum regarding a confrontation between a black citizen and a white citizen, the white citizen armed with a gun and suspicious about a guy in a parked car, the black guy in the car concerned about racial profiling. 

Words were exchanged. A cell phone was whipped out to record video. A verbal warning was given and a firearm displayed, though not pointed. Both participants in the drama called 911 to complain about the other guy. 

Then the whole thing went viral on social media...

Local Rap Singer Mental Mid Releases New Song "B.O.M." On Reverbnation.Com, Shows Signs Of Widening Audience Appeal...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, lack of asserted copyright is also fairly assumed from
"promotional" aspect of the photo, blog post by John Hoff

Define "Favorite" Rapper 

Click here for Mental Mid's Facebook, where video can be found of his new song B.O.M. 

One anonymous commenter recently described Minneapolis rapper Mental Mid as this blogger's "favorite" rapper, which might be fair from a certain standpoint. 

But from that same standpoint, he'd also be the "favorite" rapper of the Minneapolis Police Department, plus at least one local news station, plus any number of unknown street enemies who probably watch for new Mental Mid downloads to get a clue to his whereabouts and murder him over that "Kobe Diss" song...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Criminal Complaint For "Mommy Shooter" Keith Allyn Ammons Shows Interesting Connections To The Victim Through Property Records...

Mug shots, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

On September 11, 2011, I wrote about accused "Mommy Shooter" Keith Allyn Ammons and dug up what I could of his criminal record, click here. Ammons was subsequently convicted of the attempted murder and is now in prison. 

Now I have a copy of the criminal complaint with details about the shooting. Click here for the criminal complaint.

Other media, including the Star Tribune, have recounted the horrific details of this crime and, I must say, there aren't very many pertinent details missed by the Star Tribune.

Except, of course...

More On The Interesting Past Of Andrew Neal, Suspected In Shooting Of A Minneapolis Police Officer And, Ironically, Now Confirmed To Be A Former Police Informant...

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

The Star Tribune has now confirmed something JNS blog suspected and wrote about days before...Andrew Neal, who is STRONGLY suspected in the wounding of a Minneapolis police officer, is a former police informant.  

Gun, Ammo Found? 

The criminal complaint document against Neal, posted on the Hennepin County Attorney's website, mentions police actually found a handgun and two magazines in the yard next door to the house where Neal was found hiding, and the weapon is being "forensically analyzed." JNS wouldn't bet a bag of stale peanuts against the likelihood of Neal facing murder charges, albeit I suspect these will be second degree murder charges. 

Messy Tale Of A Police Informant 

My previous story re-published the "fact sections" of a case in which Andrew Neal was involved as an informant concerning the murder of Juwan "Wheaty" Gatlin, a member of the Mickey Cobras gang. Now another court document, put in front of me by a reader and commenter, has further information about Andrew Neal's involvement with Gatlin murder case...

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Name "Andrew Neal" Brings Up An Interesting "Back In The Day" Court Case With A North Minneapolis Gang Called The "Mickey Cobras" And A Shooting On Logan Avenue North...

MN DOC Mugshot, therefore public domain, 
blog post by John Hoff

IT IS NOT CONFIRMED that police informant "Andrew Neal" from this 2001 Minnesota Supreme Court case is the same as Andrew Neal, pictured above, who is now infamous and was arrested following the shooting of a police officer in North Minneapolis. 

(ADDENDUM, FEBRUARY 28, 2015: Star Tribune subsequently confirmed Neal was a police informant

Neal has not been charged in the officer shooting. There is concern this was a "targeted" shooting. 

To be clear, I am publishing this story mostly because it's about North Minneapolis, plus it's full of names and interesting information, and these facts can't be found easily online because they're buried in this court document...

Source Tells JNS Blog About Aftermath Of The Nehemiah Steverson "Accidental" Shooting...

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

After this blog was told by an official source that no charges would be forthcoming in the shooting of Nehemiah Steverson, because the shooting had been ruled an "accident," information started coming my way about what happened after Steverson was shot...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Robbery Victims Identified James Henry Horshaw (Not Pictured Below) From His Facebook, Allegedly...

Image in public domain of the character "Horshack" from
classic television show Welcome Back, Kotter, blog
post by John Hoff

 Click here for the criminal complaint.

On January 29, police responded to a robbery at Lowry and Newton Avenue North in Minneapolis, where a victim named "A.J." said she'd been parked with two friends when a couple males approached and robbed her of a phone and wallet...

Mortage Fraud Victims, Insurance Company Await State Appeals Court Ruling From "Imposter Foster" Civil Court Case...The Ghosts Of 1564 Hillside Ave. N. Still Walk The Earth!

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the appellant's reply brief. 

Click here for AIG's brief, and the first page is unreadable, sorry, but keep scrolling down for the rest of a very long document. 

This blog has followed developments in this convoluted case for more than half a decade. John Foster and his wife Melony Michaels were the victims of a mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Avenue North. John Foster's identity and perfect credit was stolen by a crackhead named Jerome KingRussell, as part of a fraud cooked up by Larry Maxwell and others. 

Maxwell went to prison over the fraud. The victims sued in civil court and won a judgment of $849,000 but the money has proven hard to collect because the insurance company doesn't want to pay. (Well, I guess that's understandable) The house was demolished a long time ago. Here's a link to a blog article about the lawsuit which has yet more links and traces a lot of the story to date. 

Now both sides have filed briefs in Minnesota's State Court of Appeals, made their arguments, and wait. The question is not whether the $849,000 judgment is valid. 

The question is whether the plaintiffs can collect from the defendant's insurance company...

Police Scanner Listener Caught Exclusive, Red Hot Details About Possible "Targeted" Police Shooting In North Minneapolis...

MN DOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Eyes Of The Nation On North Minneapolis  

Andrew Neal, pictured above in his prison mugshot, is caught up in something big and awful which has made the national news. Mr. Neal might only be a multiple felon on parole who did something incredibly stupid (allegedly) and now stands accused of burglary and assault, held on no bail. 

But while police were responding to the incidents involving Neal, (allegedly) one of those police was shot sitting in his squad car. So it sure LOOKS like a targeted shooting along the lines of the fatal incident in New York, though I might mention...

Andrew J. Neal, Suspected Of Taking A Shot At A North Minneapolis Cop, Has A Record As Long As My Arm Full Of Second, Third, Fourth Chances From The Justice System...

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

Officer Targeted As A Diversion? 

As promised in a "breaking news" blog post, here is everything The Adventures of Johnny Northside blog can dig up about Andrew Neal, suspected of targeting a Minneapolis police officer in the manner of the fatal targeting of two New York police officers...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

WHO IS ANDREW NEAL? In An Hour Or Two, JNS Blog Will Have More Detailed Answers Than Any Media Entity In The Nation, Stand By...

DOMAIN, blog post by John Hoff

In the wake of what appears to be the deliberate and targeted shooting of a police officer, like the tragic incident in New York City which resulted in hundreds of police officers turning their backs on the mayor, the whole country is asking "Who is this guy named Andrew Neal, and did he attempt to murder a Minneapolis police officer?"

This much I can tell you quickly. Andrew Neal...

AGING HOOKER LOOKING FOR A BIG LAWSUIT PAYDAY OR JUST A CASE OF "NAME IS THE SAME?" Court Filings May Reveal Desperate Final Battles Of The Mahmood Khan Rental Property Empire...

Photo contributed by Hawthorne Hawkman, blog post by John Hoff

Decisive City Action Against Khan, HOORAY

Pictured above, a Mahmood Khan property where a fire took place, 2008 21st Ave. North. It's not the only property where there's been a fire on Khan's watch. There was a fire in March of 2013 at 4425 Aldrich Ave. North which had people bailing out of windows and one couple dangling their four-year-old child from the window...

Hennepin County Bi-Weekly Jail Roster, February 6, 2015 To February 20, 2015...

Facebook meme image, free use assumed, blog post by
John Hoff, jail roster is public data 

Sometimes I get emails griping about the fact I've published somebody's name on this roster. These emails often contain a line like "This is the first thing which comes up when people search my name on Google" or, even more incredibly, "This is the ONLY thing that comes up when people search my name on Google." 

Since I no longer remove names from the jail roster, all I can offer is some free advice...