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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
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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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