Josiah "Baby Jo" Weisman's Not-So-Gangsta Day Allegedly Included Buying Weed With Mom, Pointing a Gun at a Woman

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Josiah "Baby Jo" Weisman
Alleged "South Side Chandler" gangster Josiah Weisman, apparently known on the streets as "Baby Jo," did not have an incredibly gangsta day on Friday.

Police say Weisman went with his mother to buy weed, and ended up pulling a gun on a woman during an argument, all while tossing up his gang signs.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, "Baby Jo" showed up to an apartment complex in Chandler with his mother around 6:20 p.m. Friday, where they planned to make a marijuana purchase.

The woman at the apartment would later tell police that Weisman started an argument with her, and while they took the argument outside, Weisman was making what appeared to be gang-related hand gestures while he told the woman that she was "in his neighborhood," according to the documents.

"Baby Jo" ended up pulling a gun and waving it all around, the woman told police, and pointed it at her before she just decided to turn around, walk away, and inform the authorities, the documents say.

The officer working the case writes in a probable-cause statement that he's known "Baby Jo" for "several years," so he went over to Weisman's house, where "Baby Jo" lives with his wife and in-laws.

Sure enough, police say Weisman admitted to waving the gun around, but denied pointing it at her, and also denied making any gang signs or mentioning being in a gang.

Weisman told police he tossed the gun out of his window as he drove away, although police didn't find it.

According to the probable-cause statement, there are surveillance cameras at the apartment complex, and the encounter was caught on tape -- Weisman was in an argument, made some gang signs, and was waving a gun around. The statement says it looks like Weisman did point the gun at the woman, albeit briefly.

"Weisman then gathers his mother and they leave the apartment complex," the officer writes, referencing the surveillance footage.

"Baby Jo" faces four felony charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and gang intimidation. Bond for "Baby Jo" was set at $50,000.



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mailghetto
mailghetto

"South-side Chandler" has a gang? LOL
You gotta be joking.
Bet they are some formidable mofos...smdh!

amixer2003
amixer2003

In ethics the dialogue of policing includes a discussion on "noble cause corruption." This ethical corruption is a departure from conventional discussions on corruption, which typically focus on monetary corruption. According to police literature noble cause corruption is police corruption that occurs because officers are corrupted by and for the noble cause. In Police Ethics in it argued that this is why some of the best officers are also some of the most susceptible to corruption. The arrest stated in the report was maid by a cop that new josiah for three years my assumption is he don't like josiah & he used this to bring abalones charges against him, will look at the facts why did the other so called victim get arrested she escalated the argument to the street also known as a known crack head & drug dealer! if anything I there should a investigation in the chandler pd on corrupt cop's

sliperymike
sliperymike

how fat was his mama"he gathered up his momma"

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Haha. Baby Joe (moniker for pussies) had better start learning some real street smarts before they send him away.

JMeOff
JMeOff

 @amixer2003 A spell checker would be strongly suggested,  "abalones"??  Are you saying erroneous charges?   It's either here nor there if he confessed to the officer.  The fact of the matter still remains that there is video of the confrontation.  Does not matter if she is a crack head, or head of state, she was still assaulted.  Josiah should have NEVER been there and with his mother no less who is also a known crack head.  It's unfortunate either way.  He ruined his life over some pot.....    

JMeOff
JMeOff

 @eric.nelson745 I am guessing that you're the REAL deal Eric?  You'd piss your pants if you encountered Baby Jo.  Sitting behind the safety of your keyboard makes you a big man, when I'm sure you have never been outside the safety of your gated community.  :-)  

amixer2003
amixer2003

 @JMeOff Police officers have a philosophy that says, "I'll watch your back if you watch mine". The police AREN'T as innocent as our society makes them out to be - in fact, they are followers and most generally NOT leaders. They need arrest warrants in order to arrest someone unless they see a crime happening and have "probable cause". Our CJ system is in dire need of major reform. Reform is the only way to bring an antiquated system to the standards of the 21st century

JMeOff
JMeOff

 @amixer2003 It's a sad note for this kid.  He survived many issues in his life.  To go down now for utter stupidity is just that, utterly stupid.  

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