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Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom
Roll Call ^ | August 27, 2007 | John McArdle

Posted on 08/27/2007 2:14:41 PM PDT by Shermy

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding,” and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.

After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, “What do you think about that?” the report states.

Craig was detained for approximately 45 minutes, interviewed, photographed, fingerprinted and released, and police prepared a formal complaint for interference with privacy and disorderly conduct.

According to the incident report, Sgt. Dave Karsnia was working as a plainclothes officer on June 11 investigating civilian complaints regarding sexual activity in the men’s public restroom in which Craig was arrested.

Airport police previously had made numerous arrests in the men’s restroom of the Northstar Crossing in the Lindbergh Terminal in connection with sexual activity.

Karsnia entered the bathroom at noon that day and about 13 minutes after taking a seat in a stall, he stated he could see “an older white male with grey hair standing outside my stall.”

The man, who lingered in front of the stall for two minutes, was later identified as Craig.

“I could see Craig look through the crack in the door from his position. Craig would look down at his hands, ‘fidget’ with his fingers, and then look through the crack into my stall again. Craig would repeat this cycle for about two minutes,” the report states.

Craig then entered the stall next to Karsnia’s and placed his roller bag against the front of the stall door.

“My experience has shown that individuals engaging in lewd conduct use their bags to block the view from the front of their stall,” Karsnia stated in his report. “From my seated position, I could observe the shoes and ankles of Craig seated to the left of me.”

Craig was wearing dress pants with black dress shoes.

“At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. I moved my foot up and down slowly. While this was occurring, the male in the stall to my right was still present. I could hear several unknown persons in the restroom that appeared to use the restroom for its intended use. The presence of others did not seem to deter Craig as he moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot which was within my stall area,” the report states.

Craig then proceeded to swipe his hand under the stall divider several times, and Karsnia noted in his report that “I could ... see Craig had a gold ring on his ring finger as his hand was on my side of the stall divider.”

Karsnia then held his police identification down by the floor so that Craig could see it.

“With my left hand near the floor, I pointed towards the exit. Craig responded, ‘No!’ I again pointed towards the exit. Craig exited the stall with his roller bags without flushing the toilet. ... Craig said he would not go. I told Craig that he was under arrest, he had to go, and that I didn’t want to make a scene. Craig then left the restroom.”

In a recorded interview after his arrest, Craig “either disagreed with me or ‘didn’t recall’ the events as they happened,” the report states.

Craig stated “that he has a wide stance when going to the bathroom and that his foot may have touched mine,” the report states. Craig also told the arresting officer that he reached down with his right hand to pick up a piece of paper that was on the floor.

“It should be noted that there was not a piece of paper on the bathroom floor, nor did Craig pick up a piece of paper,” the arresting officer said in the report.

On Aug. 8, the day he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the Minnesota court, Craig appeared via satellite at a ceremony that took place in Idaho in which former Idaho federal Judge Randy Smith was invested into his new position as a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In October 2006, Craig’s office publicly denied allegations that he was a homosexual made on a gay activist Web site — blogactive.com. Craig’s office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review that the charge was “completely ridiculous,” saying that the allegations had “no basis in fact.”

Steven T. Dennis contributed to this report.


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To: spectre
Where there's smoke there is fire, PT.

Where there certainly is a flame(r).

581 posted on 08/29/2007 11:08:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Combat Override Button

Problem is, Craig has been consistently for decades accused of perverted homosexual activities. This charge is not hurled at other people. It is just hurled at homos.


582 posted on 08/29/2007 12:14:38 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Joan Kerrey

Also I don’t think Craig leads a gay lifestyle. He’s probably a closet case and his only outlet is cruising toilets.”

Isn’t the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis next year?

Stay out of the bathrooms, folks!


583 posted on 08/29/2007 12:15:29 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: snarks_when_bored
And just think; He prefers this over that...


584 posted on 08/29/2007 2:32:50 PM PDT by Screamname
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To: Joan Kerrey
He’s probably a closet case and his only outlet is cruising toilets.

based on what? Your gut? Your post is good because it illustrates again why we don't live in a direct democracy (mob rule) and have a representative republic.

I'm not sure about what happened and neither are you. But one possibility is that he is not gay. We already know he was standing outside the stall for 2 minutes. Its in the police report and many missed it. He waited for someone in the stall adjacent the officer to leave and then went in. Hmmm? What an interesting idea. The stalls may have been full and he was just waiting for a shot at one. Who knows? Doubt goes to the Senator. There is very little "evidence" here.

585 posted on 08/29/2007 4:25:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: boomop1

“Craig, has to go, how many votes were blackmail results?”

My thoughts exactly!


586 posted on 08/29/2007 5:38:59 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Combat Override Button

“Those “reports” of his doing this kind of thing are from a gay activist blogger.”

This is not the first time that Mike Rogers(the blogger/blackmailer/democrat has done this...
You might find this interesting....I did...LOL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718486/posts?q=1&;page=1#1

We need to get rid of our ‘liabilities’ at this point. Craig is a liability..plain and simple. We can argue about why and how, but it doesn’t matter..HE NEEDS TO GO!!

I am still mad about what is going on behind the scenes(see link). But it doesn’t change anything, we still need to clean house in the GOP...PERIOD. Just my two cents. I have been gone for awhile, but the minute I heard this news, I knew Mike Rogers, et al, was behind it. He is just about the lowest form of life on the planet and I would not be surprised if this was a ‘targeted’ sting on Craig.

That being said, the Republican ‘Leaders’ on Capitol Hill knew about my research(it was sent to them and the FBI)and so Craig went on with his perverted sexual escapades anyway...

Don’t be surprised if the Clintoon machine has lined up many more for this go-round of elections.

We need to get geared up and start digging the dirt on THEM!! Screw this sitting around waiting for the ax every 2 months!


587 posted on 08/29/2007 6:02:30 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: ConservativeDude

Exactly WHO has hurled this accusation? Have you checked that out??? You do realize that Senator Craig has LONG been an opponent of special rights for homosexuals. He has also been FOR the sanctity of Marriage amendment and AGAINST gay marriage. Just WHO do YOU think has circulated rumors that Senator Craig is gay?????

I have spread “rumors” that Hillary and Bill Clinton lead a criminal Mafia like organization that kills vocal opponents or destroys them through innuendo, sliming, or outright lies....in the form of open attacks, surreptitious actions such as blackmail or hinted blackmail (remember the FBI files????)

Did you check out the reporter with the Idaho Statesman who did an IN DEPTH examination of Sen. Craig’s life going at least as far back as the 1960’s and his time in a college fraternity? Did you know in ALL THAT SEARCHING AND INTERVIEWS WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO KNEW SENATOR CRAIG - there were exactly 3 charges of any such behavior by Senator Craig.

3 people out of HUNDREDS.

One is an “anonymous” male who is “sure” it was Senator Craig with whom he had oral sex in a bathroom in Union Station. The Senator has said he was NEVER IN that bathroom . The anonymous accuser could be someone in the gay mafia who is ready and willing to bring down a conservative Senator who has been opposing the militant gay agenda.

Then there was someone from 1994 who claimed Senator Craig followed him around in an REI store and smiled at him and this guy took it to mean Larry Craig was “coming on:” to him......Senator Craig said he is a friendly person - he always looks people in the eye (notice Hitlery and Bubba NEVER look people in the eye.....a very telling sign of an absence of a moral compass and deepseated guilt over very real crimes). Sen. Craig says he does not cruise anywhere looking for gay sex or any kind of sex.

Finally there was a 3rd person back in the 1960’s at his college fraternity where this person was a pledge and who claimed Larry Craig came on to him there. Senator Craig has flatly denied this. NOBODY has substantiated the “pledge’s” charge. Don’t you think if Larry Craig had proclivities to homosexual cruising, or coming on to people, that there would be AT LEAST tens if not hundreds of witnesses from the past 40 years who would attest to this????

I can come up with 3 people who will charge Bill Clinton with unwanted sexual assault, and then add to that number at least another 10 and probably more who would attest to Bill Clinton as a sexual predator5. NONE of THAT would be LIES.

But even when doing their very very best to tarnish Sen. Craig over this “perceived” proclivity for homosexual sex - they could come up with zero legitimate accusers. ZERO.

Sorry but anybody can be rumored to be anything in this day and time.

The issue is NOT the rumors. The issue is WHO HAS AN AGENDA to rumor a person out of office and out of power. The issue is WHERE IS THE PROOF that Sen. Craig has EVER engaged in this charged perverse behavior.

It does NOT exist. Nothing. Nada.

WAke UP!


588 posted on 08/29/2007 6:57:14 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Bainbridge

Yes we will.

I listened to cspan this morning. 99% of the callers attacked Sen. Craig as “doing that deed” in the bathroom, or that perversity, or whatever you want to call it.

Evidently Americans are VERY offended at the thought of a US Senator having anonymous sex in an airport bathroom.....yet do not appear to be bothered by a Democratic congressman (Barney Frank) who ran a homosexual brothel out of his apartment and who paid off his “male madam”’s parking tickets (about 40) in order to facilitate this “business” (perversity) - using his congressional perk of being able to fix such tickets! And Americans evidently are NOT offended by a PRESIDENT for pete’s sake who has been accused of rape by a woman whose account, when examined by Lisa Myers of mainstream media outlet NBC, believed HER.....evidently the fact that the PRESIDENT of the USA could very likely be a vicious rapist matters not a whit to most Americans.

OR MAYBE BILL CLINTON’S RAPE OF JUANITA BRODDERICK WAS NOT RUMORED BECAUSE THE LEGION OF WOMEN WHOM BILL CLINTON ATTACKED DO NOT CONSTITUTE A MAJOR POWER BROKERING COMMUNITY/POLITICAL POWER ARM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS THOSE WHO PARROT THE MILITANT GAY AGENDA PUSHERS! Maybe Bill Clintons crimes against women did not alarm Americans because the BOUGHT PRESS (THEY ARE CALLED PRESSTITUTES) didn’t find it necessary to spread those rumors....as the Idaho STatesman felt compelled to do about Senator Craig for the last 8 months or so!

Sorry for the rant to you - it’s not against YOU.

It is against the total blatant ridiculousness of the blindness of what has gone on here.

Check out Senator Craig’s rating by the Conservative Union. I don’t even know what it is. But I can bet it is ten thousand times more in line with what supposedly most members of Free Republic claim to support than any Democrat in any branch of government anywhere in this country.

So, then, they got Santorum. They got Allen. (what was that about - one word???) And they got Gonzalez. They got Rove. And now they have “got” Senator Craig they think.

And given the total assumption of guilt as a pervert by many REPUBLICANS or CONSERVATIVES - we may lose that strong conservative in the Senate.

Hello????

Is anybody awake in the country?????


589 posted on 08/29/2007 7:08:18 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Bainbridge

Yes we will.

I listened to cspan this morning. 99% of the callers attacked Sen. Craig as “doing that deed” in the bathroom, or that perversity, or whatever you want to call it.

Evidently Americans are VERY offended at the thought of a US Senator having anonymous sex in an airport bathroom.....yet do not appear to be bothered by a Democratic congressman (Barney Frank) who ran a homosexual brothel out of his apartment and who paid off his “male madam”’s parking tickets (about 40) in order to facilitate this “business” (perversity) - using his congressional perk of being able to fix such tickets! And Americans evidently are NOT offended by a PRESIDENT for pete’s sake who has been accused of rape by a woman whose account, when examined by Lisa Myers of mainstream media outlet NBC, believed HER.....evidently the fact that the PRESIDENT of the USA could very likely be a vicious rapist matters not a whit to most Americans.

OR MAYBE BILL CLINTON’S RAPE OF JUANITA BRODDERICK WAS NOT RUMORED BECAUSE THE LEGION OF WOMEN WHOM BILL CLINTON ATTACKED DO NOT CONSTITUTE A MAJOR POWER BROKERING COMMUNITY/POLITICAL POWER ARM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS THOSE WHO PARROT THE MILITANT GAY AGENDA PUSHERS! Maybe Bill Clintons crimes against women did not alarm Americans because the BOUGHT PRESS (THEY ARE CALLED PRESSTITUTES) didn’t find it necessary to spread those rumors....as the Idaho STatesman felt compelled to do about Senator Craig for the last 8 months or so!

Sorry for the rant to you - it’s not against YOU.

It is against the total blatant ridiculousness of the blindness of what has gone on here.

Check out Senator Craig’s rating by the Conservative Union. I don’t even know what it is. But I can bet it is ten thousand times more in line with what supposedly most members of Free Republic claim to support than any Democrat in any branch of government anywhere in this country.

So, then, they got Santorum. They got Allen. (what was that about - one word???) And they got Gonzalez. They got Rove. And now they have “got” Senator Craig they think.

And given the total assumption of guilt as a pervert by many REPUBLICANS or CONSERVATIVES - we may lose that strong conservative in the Senate.

Hello????

Is anybody awake in the country?????


590 posted on 08/29/2007 7:17:01 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: All

Sorry for the double post. I had typed out another LONG post re: the fact that while most people in this country and in this world think Senator Craig commited a heinous perverse sexual act in that bathroom with another man - NOTHING LIKE THAT WAS CHARGED AGAINST HIM AND HE DID NOT PLEAD GUILTY TO ANYTHING LIKE SUCH A CHARGE!!!

What non thinkers we have become - even in the Republican party. Especially among others who should KNOW better about giving the guy some benefit of INVESTIGATING THE FACTS INSTEAD OF JUMPING ON THE INSTANT CONDEMN SEN.CRAIG BANDWAGON when he “confessed” to doing nothing more than tapping his feet!


591 posted on 08/29/2007 7:19:35 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

“I have spread “rumors” that Hillary and Bill Clinton lead a criminal Mafia like organization that kills vocal opponents or destroys them through innuendo, sliming, or outright lies....in the form of open attacks, surreptitious actions such as blackmail or hinted blackmail (remember the
FBI files????)”

and most of your ‘rumors’ were and are true.
But the dems, the media and Clinton holdouts in the FBI and CIA have jumped the shark now... into blackmail, political bias, extortion,activism, profitearing,etc.

IT WORKS FOR THEM..because WE are weak in our knees right now because of the trivial nature of it all... after all......THERE ARE ISLAMIC NUT JOBS TRYING TO GET NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO DROP ON OUR CITIES!!

The world has gone crazy and the Washington Post et al wants me to think that it is because there are some closet homosexuals in the Republican party???

BOTTOM LINE...Which party is focussed on sex....and which party is focussed on the enemy?

GIVE ME A BREAK!!


592 posted on 08/29/2007 8:41:51 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Now look, I agree with your post about the vile double standard that exists. I am about as conservative as they come.
I live in DC and know many of the characters that you see talking on TV, pontificating obnoxiously or sincerely explaining there principles. However, although the immoral left has no standards and is gleeful about those on our side who do maintain the ones they profess, I will not abandon mine and will hold those who pretend to agree with me and are chosen to come here promising to represent the right things to an unwavering standard.
Larry Craig was plainly seeking an illicit lewd homosexual liaison., to pretend otherwise is either willful naivete or rank stupidity. His not resigning when caught this week speaks volumes about his low character. He is plainly not ashamed. He dragged his humiliated wife out, just like Vitter, and made up insulting nonsense.
We will always be held to an unyieldingly high standard and the wolves will be prowling relentlessly. And that is just the way it is.
593 posted on 08/30/2007 6:10:24 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: plain talk

I’m not sure about what happened and neither are you.


He pleaded guilty.


594 posted on 08/30/2007 7:21:14 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey (Believe nothing of what you hear or read and half of what you see.)
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To: plain talk
Okay, look. The undercover cop was in that particular bathroom for a reason. It is known as a Gay Tryst spot. I assume that there are many bathrooms at the Minneapolis Airport. Would you be convinced if we found out that maybe this bathroom was not the closest one to his gate? OR would you pretend that nothing happened.
The reason he plead guilty is that he panicked. The reason he panicked was that he has done these things and knows that to be exposed, ha ha, would be the end of him. So he stupidly tried to finesses it and being the moron he is , blundered.
The truth will out.
595 posted on 08/30/2007 8:07:22 AM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

When posters start screaming at “All”, I usually think it’s time for them to take a break.


596 posted on 08/30/2007 8:09:12 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: snarks_when_bored; Shermy; Uncledave
Fellow scientists:

As part of a scientific research project, 'cause I am, that kind of objective person, I showed the snarkster's very kindly posted picture of the attractive and healthy young woman to a member of Barney (The Bugger of Bayonne)Frank's staff.

He became very sweaty and said,

"Geez, I....I....I wish I was a Lesbian."

597 posted on 08/30/2007 10:04:36 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( Teddy K's 'Ďmmigration Reform Act' of 1965. ˇGrácias, Borracho!)
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To: Bainbridge
>>The undercover cop was in that particular bathroom for a reason. It is known as a Gay Tryst spot.<<

I wonder if the bathroom rendezvous was posted in "Craig's List."

Wikipedia reference
598 posted on 08/30/2007 11:05:25 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: trisham

Fine. I was angry. That’s why I screamed. And tired. But your concern is so kind.

Not all of us can be composed and quiet at all times.

By the way to you like Mark Levin’s program? I absolutely LOVE it.

And you never did address ONE of the issues I mentioned. Why don’t you take a stab at that.


599 posted on 08/30/2007 6:51:32 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Bainbridge

Yes the truth will out.

Have you listened to any of the police “interrogation” of Senator Craig?????

More truth is OUT in that.....find it soon because it won’t be available to find much longer.

IMHO, it shows the police “officer” to be a young gungho entrapper who would not let the Senator speak. He kept talking over the Senator. The Senator flat out denied any such behavior that they were trying to insinuate - but which NEVER TOOK PLACE IN THAT BATHROOM!!!!

Tom Delay at least knows what it’s like to be railroaded falsely - and he said tonight he will NOT judge Sen. Craig or call for him to resign - because we don’t know all the facts yet.

AMEN, Congressman DeLay! (Yes he is still a Congressman - because he was railroaded out of Congress by the sheister Demonazi in that Texas town....with made up charges against him).


600 posted on 08/30/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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