STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Issues Sjodin case raised need answers a decade later
By Don Davis
Dru Sjodins kidnapping from a Grand Forks, N.D., shopping mall 10 years ago this week began a discussion about what Minnesota should do with sex offenders, a discussion nearing a time fo... Posted on 11/18/13 at 5:09 PM
THE NEW FORTY Things that make you go EEW!!!!!
On the list of "Things that make you go EEW!!!!!!" - try out this headline from the Associated Press/INFORUM: East about to be overrun by billions of cicadas. Please do allow me to be the first to off... Posted on 5/7/13 at 9:34 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Dirty Talk, or, Compost Conversation
You know, if you limit your conversation to non-controversial topics, you'll never talk at all. And considering that these days people get pretty sensitive about a wide variety of subject matter -- no... Posted on 3/22/12 at 2:03 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Love, Sex and Marriage in 1962
Yet again, I had to explain to my coworkers why I was giggling hysterically in the middle of the workday, lest they think I'm insane and decide to call some nice young men in plain white coats to take... Posted on 10/26/09 at 8:06 AM
Authorities are investigating a widespread sex scandal involving nearly a dozen police officers in one Florida city after a civilian crime analyst detailed trysts with the men in police and fire stations, patrol cars, motels and even in a parking lot after a memorial service for a slain officer.
Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars. Investigators say the man nicknamed "Bulldog" impregnated four female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail while running a sophisticated criminal organization that smuggled in drugs and cell phones and employed guards as gang associates.
Two and a half years ago, federal prosecutors announced with great fanfare the indictments of about 30 people accused of operating a multistate child sex trafficking operation run by Somali gangs. So far, every defendant who has gone to trial has either been acquitted or had their conviction thrown out.
Heidi Laho was packing last week to move her five small children, her husband, and herself – carrying their sixth – from their current house to a new one. One of the reasons Laho wished she was packing to move somewhere else is the 16 registered sex offenders who live in the Madison neighborhood.
A northwest Indiana man blackmailed a 16-year-old New York girl into performing sex acts for him during a video chat by telling her another man had hacked into her iPad and taken video of her dressing in her room, federal court records say.
A 61-year-old Clearbrook, Minn., man will report to Clearwater County jail next week to serve six months behind bars and 25 years probation after pleading guilty to sexual crimes with a girl, beginning when she was younger than seven.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, fired from his command in Afghanistan last May and now facing a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more, is just one in a long line of commanders whose careers were ended because of possible sexual misconduct.
Northwestern University's president said Thursday that he is "troubled and disappointed" that a psychology professor allowed a couple to engage in a sex act involving a motorized sex toy in front of dozens of students, and is calling for an investigation.
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