Subject:

Johnny Edwards

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Testify, Johnny, Testify!

    A car-trunk kidnapping? Four new bullets to the body? Minneapolis's favorite one-legged snitch must be up to his old tricks.

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    Try, Try Again

    The courts are determined to make a 10-year-old murder charge stick

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Trial By Color

    Minnesota courts tighten rules against race-based appeals, but it's small consolation to Dameion Robinson

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    He's Sorry

    Former gang prosecution snitch Johnny Edwards recants--sort of

  • Books

    February 2, 2000

    S is for Spriegl

    One jury sent Dameion Robinson to prison for life. The other said he was not guilty. Confusing? Not to the state Supreme Court.

  • Books

    September 22, 1999

    Snitch Botch

    When police informant Johnny Edwards sang, men went to prison. Now his tune is coming back to haunt the courts.

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Books

    May 26, 1999

    Johnny's Last Song

    Hennepin County's favorite informant faces the music

  • Books

    February 10, 1999

    The Plot Thickens

    More tales of slippery snitches, pearl-handled guns, and the shell casing that grew on the lawn

  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Snitch Glitch

    Has Johnny "Walk on Water" Edwards finally met his match?

  • News

    November 4, 1998

    The Life of Brian Herron

    Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.

  • Books

    June 24, 1998

    Stool Pigeon Redux

    His trial was a comedy of errors, but the man Johnny Edwards fingered for murder isn't laughing

  • News

    February 18, 1998

    Stool Pigeon

    Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    State's Evidence

    A police informant with a mile-long rap sheet proves unreliable in at least the third--but possibly not the last--of the so-called "Bloods" cases.

  • Feature

    February 26, 1997

    Casualties of War

    The feds are reportedly weighing a major drug offensive in Minneapolis.

  • News

    February 26, 1997

    Bad Company

    Dubious informant boomerangs on Hennepin County prosecutors.

  • News

    January 22, 1997

    Get Out of Jail Free

    In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn

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