Sen. Craig Scandal; Where Do You Stand?

This post is for you to decide for yourself… There has been a tremendous rush to judgment about the Senator Craig’s arrest. I will say that my initial reaction was disgusted, and part of me still feels that way. But I have an investigative background and I know that there is enough reasonable doubt in this case, that it would not hold up in court. The charges are weak. In my opinion, the Police Officer should have let the sting play out a little longer to gain further evidence before the arrest. It is obvious to me that the Arresting Officer was getting frustrated because he could not get a confession from Sen. Craig.

I believe that if Sen. Craig would have asked for a lawyer, this case would have been dissolved real quick. However, at the very least, Sen. Craig made a huge mistake by not asking for a lawyer and pleading guilty.

For that, I believe the Senator must resign, because no matter if he is truly guilty or truly innocent, his political career is finished and now it’s hurting the Republicans more everyday that he remains in office. Again, listen and read some of the facts and decide for yourself. If this is true then it’s sick, if it’s not true then it’s a tragedy. No matter what, I’m sure his family is having a tough time with this…

Below is the arrest audio recording and the Minnesota law the Police Dept used for the arrest. Listen to the interview, read the law and make a decision.

609.72 DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
Subdivision 1. Crime. Whoever does any of the following in a public or private place,
including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will
tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace, is guilty of
disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor:
(1) Engages in brawling or fighting; or
(2) Disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or
(3) Engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct or in offensive,
obscene, or abusive language tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
A person does not violate this section if the person’s disorderly conduct was caused by
an epileptic seizure.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1969 c 226 s 1]
Subd. 3. Caregiver; penalty for disorderly conduct. A caregiver, as defined in section
609.232, who violates the provisions of subdivision 1 against a vulnerable adult, as defined in
section 609.232, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a
fine of not more than $3,000, or both.

Below is a link to a blogger who claims that he was a victim of excessive force and false statements by the same Police Officer and Police Department who arrested Senator Craig. I do not claim whether this is true or not, I will leave that up to you. Click here to read his story…

Leave a comment below and tell us what you think…

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~ by bohography on August 31, 2007.

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