Monday, December 29, 2008

"Alaska's Most Wanted" Rap Artist Johnathan Bindon Now Anchorage's Most Wanted; Sought By Police In Shooting Of Lydell Butler

Update December 31st: The Anchorage Daily News and KTUU report that Johnathan Bindon voluntarily surrendered at the Anchorage Jail at 2:30 A.M. on December 31st, accompanied by prominent local attorney Rex Butler.


Another rapper settles a dispute in the way so typical of them; he pulls out a gun. Anchorage Police are looking for 18-year-old Johnathan Bindon (pictured at left, courtesy APD) in association with a Saturday night shooting. Media stories published by the Anchorage Daily News and KTUU Channel 2.

The incident took place in a duplex in the 2700 block of Lee Street just after 2 P.M. on Saturday December 27th, 2008. Several people were in the house at the time. There was an argument, a scuffle and then Bindon pulled a .22-caliber handgun and shot 18-year-old Lydell Butler, who is believed to be Bindon's cousin, once in the chest. He then fled on foot accompanied by two teenage girls. The girls later turned themselves in and have since been interviewed and released, but were not much help locating Bindon.

Butler is now in critical condition at Providence Hospital. Police say Bindon will be charged with assault, misconduct involving weapons and reckless endangerment. There is a $100,000 warrant out for his arrest. Bindon is also known as John Boii, a hip-hop/rap artist recently recording with the local label FrostBite Records. He's featured on a new release album called "Alaska's Most Wanted," according to the label's website. [Ed. Note: Now he's become Anchorage's Most Wanted; John Boii is going to become Jail Boii.]

Anyone who has seen Bindon is asked to call police at 907-786-8900. Kudos to KTUU for going the extra mile and supplying us with a description; it's easier for the public to help the cops track down the perp if we know what he looks like. A search of the Alaska Court Records website reveals no prior felonies, but a gaggle of traffic offenses ranging from failure to signal to no valid operators license to expired registration dating back to September 2006. Links to the cases below:

-- 3AN-06-21168MO
-- 3AN-06-21169MO
-- 3AN-06-21170MO
-- 3AN-06-22304MO
-- 3AN-06-22305MO
-- 3AN-06-22367MO
-- 3AN-06-24050MO
-- 3AN-08-18011MO
-- 3AN-08-25582MO
-- 3AN-08-25583MO

The correlation between gangsta rap and violence has been well established, most recently re-affirmed by Colorado Springs police and also in Palm Beach, Florida. In May 2006, NPR reported that a study by the Prevention Research Center showed the same correlation. This was further discussed in this April 18th, 2006 post.

And in a related story, KTUU also posted this AP report about a new study from criminologists at Northeastern University which shows that the number of younger black males involved in shooting deaths has gone up dramatically since 2000, even as the FBI says the murder rate nationwide is leveling off. In 2008, the study says 426 black males between the ages of 14 and 17 were killed in gun crimes, a 40% increase from 2000. The murder rate among whites in the same group also rose, but not nearly as much.

8 comments:

  1. WOW!!! This is the most racist, ignorant site I've ever seen! Thank God that Palin bitch isn't over here in the REAL United States, contaminating minds with this Alaskan retard banter. I hope the assholes that write this blog, freeze to death under a wale corpse. Fuck you Alaska! Fuck this retarded waste of space on the internet.

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  2. How can something like this post be racist when the person writing it only posts what they're given? Isn't it TRUE that most hip/hop or rap artists who are involved in some sort of violation of the law either have an altercation with a gun OR drugs? I'm sorry, but I've never heard of a rap artist who robs someone or rapes someone just to "get even".
    And the "real" United States??? Are you kidding me? You can keep your "real" United States while we sit up here in our icebox called Alaska where we don't have the problems you all are having down there in the "real" united states. By the way, you may want to revisit your post and learn to spell. It's WHALE. Wh-ale...say it with me...Wh-ale. Very good.

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  3. In the words of Governor George C. Wallace, "Ain't that just like a nigger?" And another thing...A .22 come on. What is it with niggers and 22 pistols. Get a .45 and make that shit count you pussy.

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  4. fuck govenor george c wallace and u racist fuck up in alaska and F.Y.I a 22. caliber pistol is the most affective gun in the world cause the shell case does not rip clean through your body leaving a exit wound it gets stuck in your body and bounces around off of your bone hitting liver lungs major organs that can cause u your life u can get sot with a 22. in your leg and the bullet come out of your chin ass hole so yes a 22 is more dangerous than a .45 racist bitch know your guns befor u try to go to war

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  5. i just rammed a dildo in my ass omg!!

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  6. R.I.P Johnathan

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  7. Jb keep ur head up boy. Shit happens bro everybodys blind to the fact tht they cnt picture doin wht u did especially not picturin bein chained away frm society n shit. Jswander.

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  8. die that's fucked up u racist bitch hes dead now im going to blow up your whole news building watch been plotting this for 4 years haha cant wait to see yall all die dumb bitches die bitch die lmao

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