By Emily Geiger
Creston Rape Trial
Just about everyone I know was following the Creston Police rape trial pretty closely, and every one of them thought those guys were guilty as sin and was happy with the guilty verdict.
I can’t imagine how scary it must have been, not only to be attacked by the people who are supposed to be protecting you, but to not know where to turn, because the people you should be able to go to for help are the people who had just violated you.
I couldn’t believe the audacity of those guys to change their story over and over again and then expect a jury to believe what they said on the stand.
Thankfully, no one did.
Culver v. Harkin
There was a pretty jaw-dropping story about Chester going off the rails last week in City View. Apparently, the pressure is getting to him, and he is sniping as staff, bumming cigs off Mari, and calling up Sen. Harkin to tell him where to stick it.
Okay, okay, I’m just kidding… about the bumming cigs, but the rest of it seems likely true. Chester was mad that Harkin was pointing a finger at state officials for not figuring out that a whole bunch of disabled men were being mistreated at a bunkhouse in Atalissa.
But, of course, now that that story of the infighting has gone public, the Dems are circling the wagons. Harkin is now saying that he and Chester really weren’t mad at each other. He said, “The anger was not between us, it was at the situation.”
Riiiiiiight. Uh-huh. I’m sure Chester just called to say that he was saddened that no one had done enough… right after Harkin had just publicly blamed state inspectors (i.e. Chester’s people) for not shutting the bunkhouse down years ago.
That’s about as believable as the Creston police trying to account for their whereabouts after a night out on the town.
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