Monday, August 06, 2007

Not my first reaction

A Republican state legislator in Florida was recently arrested for soliciting sex in a park restroom and his defense is, well, unusual to say the least. We'll start at the beginning.
Three undercover officers said they were staking out a nearby condo hoping to catch a burglar when Allen entered a park bathroom at about 3:30 p.m.

The officers, who didn't recognize the seven-year legislator, said they thought he was behaving suspiciously and thought that he was looking for a sexual partner, according to the reports released by the Brevard-Seminole State Attorney's Office.

In a written statement released Thursday, Titusville Officer Danny Kavanaugh recalled entering the restroom twice and said he was drying his hands in a stall when Allen peered over the stall door.

After peering over the stall a second time, Allen pushed open the door and joined Kavanaugh inside, the officer wrote. Allen muttered " 'hi,' " and then said, " 'this is kind of a public place, isn't it,' " the report said.

The officer said he asked Allen about going somewhere else and that the legislator suggested going "across the bridge, it's quieter over there."

"Well look, man, I'm trying to make some money; you think you can hook me up with 20 bucks?" Kavanaugh asked Allen.

The officer said Allen responded, "Sure, I can do that, but this place is too public."

Then Kavanaugh said he told Allen, "I wanna know what I gotta do for 20 bucks before we leave.' " He said Allen replied: "I don't know what you're into."

According to Kavanaugh's statement, the officer said, "do you want just [oral sex]?" and Allen replied, "I was thinking you would want one."

The officer said he then asked Allen, "but you'll still give me the 20 bucks for that... and that the legislator said, "yeah, I wouldn't argue with that."

After the officer identified himself and arrested the legislator he first went for the "do you know who I am?" card.
When Allen was being placed in a marked patrol car, he asked whether "it would help" if he was a state legislator, according to a police report. The officer replied, "No."

As Jim Rome says, if you have to say it, it's not going to help. After this didn't work he decided to go this route:
"This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he "was about to be a statistic" and would have said anything just to get away.

Wow, it's a two-fer. A hypocritical "family values" politician and a racist to boot.

But, really, isn't that every white man's reaction when faced with the terrifying situation of black men hanging out with each other in public (oh no!!!)? Start peaking into bathroom stalls and then waving twenties around and offering to give them head?

Allen received a 92% rating from the Christian Coalition for for his support of their campaign to legislate morality for everyone else.

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Blogger rcombs said...

Hold on- let me see if I have this straight. He was going to PAY twenty dollars to give someone a blowjob? Not pay twenty dollars to get a blowjob? Maybe it's different for gay/bi males, but that doesn't seem like the best deal to me.

12:14 PM  

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