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Man Arrested In Same Sting As Craig Is Acquitted
http://wcco.com/local/larry.craig.appeals.2.672718.html ^

Posted on 03/08/2008 10:25:02 AM PST by stickman20089

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― A Minneapolis man arrested in the same airport bathroom sex sting that netted U.S. Senator Larry Craig has been acquitted.

Thirty-nine-year-old Vince Tuzon used a similar argument to Craig in pleading not guilty. Tuzon claimed he wasn't guilty because the police officer initiated the foot-tapping.

A Hennepin County jury agreed with Tuzon.

His lawyer says Tuzon feels he was set up after being "essentially bombarded with overtures" while in the bathroom.

A Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman says they were "disappointed" with the verdict.

Craig was arrested June 11 in the same operation. The Idaho senator first pleaded guilty, but is trying withdraw that plea.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bathroomsex; donutwatch; homosexualagenda; larrycraig; msp

1 posted on 03/08/2008 10:25:05 AM PST by stickman20089
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To: stickman20089

Well, tap my toes!


2 posted on 03/08/2008 10:26:48 AM PST by jpl (Samantha Power was right.)
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To: stickman20089
Let's just shut down that airport bathroom already.

What the h*ll, do some particular cops volunteer for this duty or what?

3 posted on 03/08/2008 10:28:47 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
What the h*ll, do some particular cops volunteer for this duty or what?

What would lead you to suspect that?

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

4 posted on 03/08/2008 10:31:48 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: stickman20089

So this man KNEW the sign language and proclaims that the officer was flirting with HIM.

Doesn’t sound like a good defense.

Meanwhile the case against the politician wasn’t very strong.

The gestures described were obscure at best (but every journalist and talking head suddenly was a “expert” on gay courting ettiquite). In the absence of physical contact, verbal or written language or at the very least an obscene gesture, how is this to be considered a “request” for sex in the washroom?

Disturbing the peace was the best they could get him on and that was what he pled no contest to. The media claimed he pled no contest to sexual solicitation for public sex which is something different altogether.

Then again the media lied and suggested that Mark Foley was dating underage aides and having sex with them in the paige program and that the GOP knew about IM exchanges with a young Democrat staffer and “did nothing” meanwhile the media and the DNC sat on more communications than the GOP had and “did nothing” until they unveiled their October surprise.

Outing them as homosexuals was enough to turn off the base. But the Stalinist Party has to slur their actions by alluding to public sex and child molestation even when it isn’t happening.


5 posted on 03/08/2008 10:32:16 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: stickman20089

Ever since this whole Craig sex sting thingie broke I’ve wondered what would happen to you if some cop tapped your foot pretending to troll for sex while you were in the next stall and you responded by stomping on his foot 6 or 7 times, breaking all his toes.


6 posted on 03/08/2008 10:32:21 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

There are gay cops who take their partners as “ride along” passengers.


7 posted on 03/08/2008 10:33:43 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Poison Pill

You’d probably be charged with assaulting a police officer.


8 posted on 03/08/2008 10:34:39 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Poison Pill

(A) you’d be charged with assaulting a police officer and (B) you’d be charged with gay bashing, a hate crime.

You see, it is considered “wrong” to respond to a sexual invasion of privacy with violence. At least when the pervert a step away from being a rapist is a member of the same sex and the priviledged class.


9 posted on 03/08/2008 10:35:40 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: stickman20089
I think the Minn. airport needs to buy porta-johns for the men's rooms.

No gaps underneath for flirting.

10 posted on 03/08/2008 10:37:39 AM PST by what's up
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To: stickman20089

where does it say the guy knew what it meant?


11 posted on 03/08/2008 10:37:42 AM PST by stickman20089
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To: Owl_Eagle
What would lead you to suspect that?

Because the policeman was so persistent?

12 posted on 03/08/2008 10:38:16 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: stickman20089

The Cop was Chris Hansen?


13 posted on 03/08/2008 10:38:16 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The more interesting question is, do they only arrest people who DON’T accept the overture?


14 posted on 03/08/2008 10:38:50 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That’s about the lowest cop assignment imaginable — “Hey Larry, your new job is to sit in a stall in the airport men’s room and tap your feet under the divider and try to coax homos into a sexual encounter. Any objections?”


15 posted on 03/08/2008 10:40:06 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: stickman20089

Just claim RLS,,


16 posted on 03/08/2008 10:40:32 AM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,and I Vote..,..)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
do some particular cops volunteer for this duty or what?

Maybe this is what you get when you've ticked off the lieutenant.

17 posted on 03/08/2008 10:43:27 AM PST by squidly
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To: stickman20089
This "getting arrested for foot-tapping" is freakin' nonsense!

For cryin' out loud! What if someone is sitting on the john and just taps their foot as a nervous reflex without even realizing they're doing anything? The flush the toilet, pull up their pants, leave the stall and get arrested?

C'mon! This is just plain stupid! It is illegal to have sex in a public stall but the last I heard tapping one's foot is still legal. And I've been using public restrooms for 39 years and not once have I ever walked in on gay sex. Not once have I ever had someone try and solicit me for sex. Suddenly we have an epidemic of homo orgies going on in public toilets? Give me a break.

18 posted on 03/08/2008 10:44:12 AM PST by Drew68
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To: weegee

Ok..you are kidding right?


19 posted on 03/08/2008 10:46:51 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Drew68

Yours is the MOST sane, articulate and succinct post on this subject yet!! this is such a waste of police tax money, I can’t believe it!


20 posted on 03/08/2008 10:48:33 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: weegee
Ever since the Craig story broke, I was thinking about the possibility that he had been set up personally by the Airport Authority at the behest of some Democrat politicians who had heard rumors about his sexual propensities and who knew of his regular weekly flight schedule into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on his way from DC to Idaho (and/or vise versa).
21 posted on 03/08/2008 10:49:58 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The Police Ride-Along program allows residents to accompany officers during...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22ride+along%22+police+gay

Not saying that the officer pulling washroom sex sting duty is gay, but there are gay police officers. Just look at the Village People mascot.


22 posted on 03/08/2008 10:50:27 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Even in mob cases the authorities have to prove what words like whack and “rub out” mean when defendents are caught on tape supposedly ordering a member to kill someone.

The hand gestures Craig was accused of using are so obscure that the case could not have been successfully made. The plea bargain was considered an easy way to let the charge drop as a minor nusiance offense not worth going to court about.

That it made national headlines was an inside job of reporting.

There are plenty of scandals in Washington.

We had a rapist as president and NOW supported him IN a sexual harassment suit.


23 posted on 03/08/2008 10:53:56 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

Yikes..I am naive.


24 posted on 03/08/2008 10:55:53 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: stickman20089

Suggestion. If you’re in a stall, and you see a foot tapping its way suggestively into your stall, urinate on it. You can plead that you have a bad aim.


25 posted on 03/08/2008 10:56:21 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: SeaHawkFan
You’d probably be charged with assaulting a police officer.

You think? You'd have no reason to suspect he was one and he sure didn't identify himself.

"Well your honor he kept tapping and tapping and tapping and I feared for my safety. It was self defense."

26 posted on 03/08/2008 11:01:01 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: stickman20089

Well that just makes Larry Craig even more stupid. I don’t feel sorry for him. He pleaded GUILTY so that means he is bottom line. Get him out of the Senate NOW!!!


27 posted on 03/08/2008 11:08:20 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: stickman20089
Oh-oh-oh !!! My heart sings !

Tiptoe through the toilets
With a wide stance and some
Tapping toes-

Just tiptoe
Through the toilets
With me

(Me-me-me-me !)

28 posted on 03/08/2008 11:11:15 AM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: genefromjersey
Tiptoe through the toilets With a wide stance and some Tapping toes-

LOL! Thanks alot. Now I'll hear Tiny Tim with that damned ukulele all day!

29 posted on 03/08/2008 11:17:45 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: weegee

There easy to spot they have fudge on face.


30 posted on 03/08/2008 11:19:43 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: stickman20089

31 posted on 03/08/2008 11:34:44 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"óRonald Reagan)
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To: justiceseeker93

my guess also


32 posted on 03/08/2008 11:46:41 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: squidly
Maybe this is what you get when you've ticked off the lieutenant.

Could be why he's so persistent.

33 posted on 03/08/2008 11:52:21 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Poison Pill
You think? You'd have no reason to suspect he was one and he sure didn't identify himself.

It has happened before. In most cases, the charges are either tossed or the defendant is acquitted.

34 posted on 03/08/2008 12:06:32 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: stickman20089

If somebody can tell me how to snip an excerpt from a podcast, I’ll clip a hilarious bit on Larry Craig and this bathroom business that Norm McDonald did on Dennis Miller’s radio show on October 10 and send it to you.


35 posted on 03/08/2008 1:54:42 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
If you’re in a stall, and you see a foot tapping its way suggestively into your stall, urinate on it. You can plead that you have a bad aim.

LOL, maybe you could go with choice "Number Two", and claim that you really have a bad aim.

36 posted on 03/08/2008 1:57:36 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: weegee

In Houston the cops do the deed and then arrest them later. No Joke.


37 posted on 03/08/2008 1:58:35 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: justiceseeker93

The possibility that Larry Craig was somehow set up has occurred to me from beginning. I just can’t figure out how. Maybe some poster knows how set ups like that are done. You have to figure that Democrats outnumber Republicans in this “demographic” by at least 3 to 1. Why haven’t some Democrats been arrested for this? Anymore, I avoid public restrooms like the plague. They’re gross enough enen without this “activity”. And can anyone explain to me why stalls can’t go all the way to the floor? If you did have do get into a locked one, you would use a ladder, and reach over to unlock it, not crawl underneath.


38 posted on 03/20/2008 9:33:45 PM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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To: weegee
That it made national headlines was an inside job of reporting.

That's a likely possibility, and it kind of corroborates the theory that he was set up personally by some Democrat politician(s), when you consider the MSM's all too frequent propensity to do the Dems' bidding.

39 posted on 03/21/2008 8:55:33 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: weegee
We had a rapist in Washington and NOW supported him IN a sexual harrassment suit.

He actually committed worse crimes than rape! You can literally get away with murder (think Vince Foster) and treason (think Chinagate) if you are a Democrat!

40 posted on 03/21/2008 8:59:45 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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