I have been keeping up with the current court case John Hoff is involved with and seeing what John has commented to the StarTribune and other blogs about how he feels he should have free speech and the typical Hoff B.S. he spews. It reminded me of an email John sent to me in 2008. I had just started the Mis-Adventures of Johnny Northside Blog and Hoff was pissed off about it and he demanded that I delete it. He went on to make some very detailed threats and exactly what he would do if I didn't delete the Blog and more importantly... He explained what his intentions were and the results they would have if I did not comply with the North Minneapolis activist.
I really hope that Jerry Moore's attorney, Jill Clark will see this post as I think it has what is needed to discredit John Hoff and show the jury what a ruthless bully he really is and that he has no problems with doing the same thing to anyone else.
Below is the exact email John Hoff sent to me. It really is disturbing.
All I can say is that I REALLY HOPE that this email makes it into the current trial. If not, I am confident that it will surely be used against him in a future trial. I will locate the email he sent be before the one above where John stated that he didn't suggest that I sue him because, "It's been tried before and it's boring."
With all his blabbing away about his current trial and his public invitations for all to attend the "Trial of the Century," it would appear he is clearly not "bored.""
From John Hoff email@example.com September 1, 2008:_______________________________________
"Jim, I am indeed THAT busy. I type fast. And I'm not up for a long phone call. You have a tremendous opportunity to BACK THE HELL OFF, JIM so I won't be forced to "First Amendment retaliate" with a posting about "who is Jim Watkins" which will have you wearing un-removable egg on your face for the rest of your life or as long as our civilization has the internet, whichever is longer.
I did it to you once BY ACCIDENT on the Bigger Pockets blog, so imagine what could happen ON PURPOSE?
The expert opinion in my possession about your unpublished woe-is-me article, and your unpublished article itself gives me all the metaphorical ammunition I need to put a hole in your real-estate teaching ship. I really prefer not to do that, however, simply because it is ugly and personal and therefore unpleasant. But maybe I need to think of the good of the students. Maybe it's my duty to expose you as a fraud, especially when you are out there saying I'm the fraud.
I think you can see how the course of action I have in mind becomes tempting. And I'm not the one who started the unfriendly tone, either, you did that when you blew your stack over some stupid non-remark I hardly even made about your (alleged) girlfriend.
We didn't start out as friends, Jim, so why should you expect me to walk on eggshells about whether you have a real or imaginary girlfriend?
Two can play the pissed off and retaliating in the blog-o-sphere game, Jim, and I'm the pig who revels in muddy controversy while you're the just-barely holding-his-shit-together real estate teacher who lives in a glass house. If you even own a house at this point. If you don't live with your GRANDMOTHER. You really can't afford to have me pissed off, Jim, but I prefer not to battle somebody I have personally liked at some point. It feels too much like my former marriage. But I won't defend myself with one hand tied behind my back forever.
You press the DELETE button and I put down the mud pie and we both go our merry way: me to helping the North Side and you to trying to rebuild your real estate teaching career after one of your ventures went seriously south. And when you're up here, if you like, we can do lunch. Or not. Doesn't matter to me either way.