Who were the people who allegedly robbed and beat former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew for his iPhone?

“Johnny Northside” runs down the yoots’ family tree.  The piece includes a couple of “I assumes” and at least one anonymous but “well-connected” source, but if you connect the dots the way Mr. Northside does, it looks like Mr. Andrew’s assailants are part of quite a family syndicate.

10 thoughts on “Geneology

  1. That blog is a hoot! Go to a post with lots of comments and read ’em…un-frickin’ believable!

  2. Johnny Northside has been my go to read for about 5 years now. It’s required reading if you live on the Northside. He even got sued by some shameless crook for defamation, something that I am sure was not fun at all for him. One of those situations where the crook knew that the law was on his side even if the truth wasn’t.

  3. Oh and he proves Don Samuels assertion correct, that most of the crime on the Northside can be traced to a handful of families. 10-12 tops.

  4. Swiftee and Eminem:

    Yep. I’ve been reading Johnny for years too, off and on. I covered his defamation suit as it was happening (I think he lost at trial, but won on appeal, IIRC). He’s got a lot of useful reporting, which counterbalances the fact that he can also be an abrasive jagoff at times (as in his 2007 MNDailiy commentary when he advocated stalking RNC delegates at their hotels.

    He reminds me of a Karl Bremer, with both more extremism and more redeeming value.

  5. Another great source of info. and entertainment that I had no idea existed. Thank you.

    Given current socio-cultural norms, 10-12 “families” can cover a lot of ground since lineage is not limited to bloodlines or legal unions.

  6. If indeed a small number of families account for a large portion of crime–and given that this family is only closely linked to one murder out of the 30-60 or so that happen in Minneapolis, I’m not yet convinced–then it would be a good argument for a good look at our repeat offender laws, as well as the wisdom of releasing juveniles to the custody of criminal parents.

  7. Maybe the city should just condemn the house where these people live since it is obviously responsible for breeding crime, like they did with 1030 Morgan Ave.

  8. Night Writer:

    Watch what you wish for. Or check your local zoning department for any plans for additional subsidized (“affordable”) housing developments close to your neighborhood before wishing.

    Section 8: It’s not just for the inner-city anymore. Or, coming soon to a subdivision near you …

  9. I’m not wishing for anything, Joe, I’m just remembering how Minneapolis’s ruling cabal blames anything and everything but the truth for the problem staring them in the face. It’s certainly ironic that HennCo’s catch and release policy may have bitten one of the elite’s in the butt (or, more accurately, hit him on the head) and we’ll see what the ultimate reaction will be. Exile might be the ticket, but – as I think you suggested – export is more likely.

  10. 1030 Morgan Ave

    I remember way back in 1995 when I spent 6 or so months as a 911 operator for the city of Mpls (public sector AND a union job – oh the foolish ignorance of youth – at least it was my one and only brush with the Dark Side), “notable addresses” had a message that popped up when you took a call from that address. 1030 Morgan was the longest message in the system. I was warned about treating 1030 Morgan calls with special attention and consideration, summoning the attention of the shift supervisor if necessary, well before I took my first call as a newbie. In those 6 months, I took several (between 5 and 10) calls from 1030 Morgan, and its neighbors as well.

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