Daily Archives: December 13, 2010

Slain bookseller Sherry Black unknowingly bought stolen items from Juggalo gang member with history of threats

I hope this is nothing more sinister then juggalo gang member Lorin Nielsen selling stolen books .

RIP Sherry Black.

SOUTH SALT LAKE — The fatal stabbing of bookseller Sherry Black was part of a particularly brutal attack, police said Wednesday as they continue to investigate her Nov. 30 death.

Authorities have completed an autopsy of Black, 64, the mother-in-law of Larry H. Miller Group CEO Greg Miller, said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller.

“She was physically beaten and stabbed more than once,” Keller said. “Her wounds did cause a considerable amount of blood loss at the crime scene.”

Sherry Black

Black was killed in the shop she ran with her husband, B&W Billiards and Books, 3466 S. 700 East. Keller said police still have no motive and no suspects.

The Deseret News has learned about a transaction in which Black purchased rare, stolen LDS books from a Juggalo gang member with a history of making threats. The incident occurred in February of 2009.

Lorin Nielsen, 20, was arrested and charged with stealing books from the Bluffdale home of his father, who is a polygamous church president. Nielsen pleaded guilty in April 2009 to theft, a third-degree felony, and theft by deception, a second-degree felony. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Nielsen was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on Monday for a violation of his probation in the theft case. Detectives, however, would not say whether he is being investigated in connection with the homicide.

In March 2009, Nielsen’s father told detectives he had noticed some rare LDS books missing from his home library, according to police reports. He reviewed security camera footage and saw his son removing the books on Feb. 20, when he had been at the home for a funeral. The home also functions as a church meeting place.

When the father showed the video to his son, Nielsen admitted taking the books and said he sold them at Black’s B&W Billiards and Books store, police reports state. Nielsen warned his father “if he got police involved he will set off a chain of events he’s not going to like because he is a member of a gang,” the report states.

Police say the son was affiliated with an Insane Clown Posse, or Juggalos gang. The father was afraid of his son because of the gang association and his history of carrying weapons, the reports state.

The father’s wife told detectives a man doing construction work at the house had seen Nielsen and his half-brother in and around the library. When the family searched Lorin Nielsen’s car, he became upset and “threatened serious harm” to his father and the family, police reports said.

Black told police she paid Nielsen $20,000 for 14 rare LDS books. Nielsen had apparently sold books to her before and had even bought back one or two, police reports state.

She sold one — a first-edition French Book of Mormon signed by John Taylor with a message to Parley P. Pratt — to Lyndon Cook, a Provo book dealer, for $10,000. Cook told police he made a presentation box for the book and sold it to a wealthy, out-of-state buyer who often gives the books he purchases to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sources confirmed to the Deseret News that the out-of-state buyer paid Cook between $30,000 and $35,000 for it.

An LDS Church archivist told police he had not seen the book.

The other books included a second-edition Book of Mormon, an 1884 Doctrine and Covenants, an 1857 compendium, a book called “History of Illinois” and eight volumes of The Millennial Star. Black estimated the collection was worth $45,000. Detectives told her not to sell the books or she could face criminal charges.

Police talked to book dealer Curt Bench, an authority on Mormon books, who said Nielsen had tried to sell the books to him, but he was suspicious and refused. Bench confirmed the $45,000 estimate to police.

About three weeks after the burglary, detectives caught up with Nielsen driving in Taylorsville. Police arrested him for burglary and cited a passenger who first claimed to be Nielsen.

Nielsen reportedly said to police, “This must be about my dad’s books. I thought he wasn’t going to call you guys. I thought I had it worked out with him.” He refused to answer questions, except to admit he was a member of the Kearns Town ICP gang, and was booked into jail.

Scott Young, the owner of Eborn Books, was a friend of Black. He said she told him about the incident involving Nielsen and the stolen books.

“Once she got a list of things that were possibly stolen, she just quickly returned what was on the list,” he said. “She was mortified that something like that would happen to her. None of us ever want a situation like that.”

Young described Black as an honest businesswoman who worked hard to understand the industry and treated people fairly.

“She cared about people, she cared about the books,” he said.

Houston Juggalo gang member and drug dealer owned on facebook.

Love it

It goes without saying that it’s not a good idea to commit another violent felony — specifically, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — while you are already on probation for a violent crime.

And you would think it would also be inadvisable not to broadcast still more crimes on your public Facebook wall, but apparently some people, including 19-year-old Jason Merksamer of Spring, did not receive that memo.

Let’s meet this brazen fellow, shall we?

“My name is Jason,” begins his Facebook page. “Im 19. Im a mutta Fuckin JUGGALO and i say it proud. I respect evry1 who respects me.”

Our tale begins in August of this year when Merksamer was convicted of misdemeanor assault/ bodily injury in a case that was initially filed as a felony charge of retaliation.

According to investigators, the complainant in that case was a 19-year-old former schoolmate of Merksamer’s. A few months previous to the incident we are about to describe, this man had pressed a charge of criminal mischief against Merksamer, who was alleged to have kicked the complainant’s car, causing damage in the range of $500-$1,500.

While out on bail for that case, a probable-cause report has it that Merksamer came upon the man at a Shell station on Spring-Steubner Road. While the man was pumping gas, Merksamer allegedly got in his face and screamed “You cop-calling pussy-ass motherfucker, I’m going got kill you, you little bitch.”

The man shoved Merksamer, who responded by punching the man in the left ear, causing the man “pain and visible injuries.”

That case was decided in October. The DA’s office dropped the criminal mischief charge and agreed to reduce the felony retaliation rap to one of misdemeanor assault, for which Merksamer accepted guilt, three days in jail, and 18 months deferred adjudication.

Lots of people would try to turn their lives around at the point. Others would at the very least keep their more “injurious and vicious habits” and attendance at places of “low and disreputable character” on the maximum down-low. But Jason Merksamer is not most people.

Because this is when Merksamer’s Facebook antics got really stupid. Actually he was plenty dumb even before his conviction. Defendants on bail are ordered to stay off drugs while their cases are pending, and are even drug-tested weekly in some courts, but Merksamer was hinting that he was gonna be in “orbit” at RenFest in early October, and then swear off the stuff later for two months. We are not sure what “orbit” is, but a friend of Merksamer’s had this to say about his Wall post:

“Hahah sorry i had to delete your comment cuz i cant have stuff about drugs on there loll, but yeahh my friend sold all 20 of his too hahah.”

The 19-year-old also boasted of attending a beer pong party and groaned one morning that he played “to [sic] many games of quarters” the night before.

But it was in November that his stupidity kicked into high gear. First, while out on the town, he lost a prized possession and an important document:

if anyone has found a black red and yellow hatchet man wallet with two forms of identification in it… one is a new york id the other is a harris county probation id…. i know i lost it at deep for sure so let me no wat comes up……. leave me a message or call 832XXX-XXXX”

(Hatchet Man is the Juggalo icon — it depicts a silhouetted clown brandishing a meat cleaver. Just in case any of y’all found this wallet.)

And then, three days later, he advertised a felony:


His friends thought this was an ill-advised post. “dnt put this on fb >.<,” one advised. “True dat,” chimed in a second. “yeah dude!! delete this shit,” echoed a third, but there it remains three weeks later.


In his next questionable post, he did at least get a little more cryptic. “who got some fukkin handles” he asked on November 29. (“Handles” is slang for Xanax bars.) “You don’t need them,” answered a friend. Another friend disagreed, and told Merksamer that two mutual acquaintances — both of whose (first) names he furnished — might have some. Merksamer evidently approached these guys and was not persuaded by the merits of their wares. “na they got some bullshit .25 mg’s goin 2 for 3 dollars wen u need to take 8 of them to equal 2 mg’s that only cost 3 dolls.”


So in a few short months of being on bail and/or on probation, Merksamer boasted of drinking underage (misdemeanor), inquired about obtaining Xanax (had he obtained it, a serious misdemeanor), and offered mushrooms for sale.

Possession of even a half-gram of ‘shrooms is a state jail felony. Anything more than that gets you in to varying degrees of straight felonies that can garner you years and years in prison. More than 400 grams of ‘shrooms can net you five to 99 or a life sentence. And then the fool went and declared an intent to sell the ‘shrooms too.

On his Facebook wall. Which he chose to keep public. While out on probation for a violent crime.

On December 10, Merksamer, his girlfriend, and another man were arrested for allegedly using a gun to rob a man. All three were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Merksamer’s girlfriend has already accepted 25 days in jail and four years’ deferred adjudication in the case. The male alleged accomplice has made his $30,000 bond and awaits his next court date.

Merksamer, on the other hand, is still being held without bond in the Harris County Jail.

There he might have time to ponder the wisdom (or lack thereof) of his self-penned “Favorite Quote” on his Facebook page: “Y Go through school to get smart if when you die all the knowledge u had goes nowhere.”

Here’s a hint: the reason Y some of us “get smart” is so we don’t have to go to jail and stay there. And while it may not be in the official curriculum, some of us also learn not to brag about breaking the law on our Facebook pages too.



Gathering of the Juggalos 2011

Gathering of the Juggalos 2011

plans for a riot

plans for a group attack on another star ??

post any news or rumors so we can stop report plans so the incompetent people runnng the gathering of the juggalos 2011 can do something.

Official ICP Facebook Page!


This is it! The Insane Clown Posse now have an official Facebook page run by Psychopathic Records for all the Juggalos out there! Just head over to facebook.com/therealicp and like the page so you can get up to the second updates about Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope right on your facebook wall! We’re talkin’ tour info, pictures, and lots more! Remember, it’s facebook.com/therealicp. We’re takin’ this shit over!


My juggalo initiation. DOWN WITH THE CLOWN WOOP WOOP ! !

My juggalo initiation. DOWN WITH THE CLOW WOOP WOOP ! !

Violent J stole the idea for a dark carnival from DESTROY ALL MONSTERS + Niagara – DARK CARNIVAL BORED

This is where violent j stole the concept of the dark carnival from i hope DESTROY ALL MONSTERS will sue for the intellectual property stolen from their song DARK CARNIVAL BORED.

Smart Juggalos

dont you love it when someone speaks the real truth about juggalos .