Tuesday, August 7, 2007

State Representative Solicits More Than He Bargained For

Bob Allen, a State Representative of Florida was caught soliciting an undercover police officer for sex. Here is an excerpt:

"I certainly wasn't there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it," said Allen, R-Merritt Island, who was arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution. "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.

Of course the above statements go against the written report of the conversation between Allen, who pleads his innocence and is seeking to keep his job, and the undercover cop.

You can read the rest of the article here.

I found this story on Not Your Typical Negro which is located in my recommended blogs.

Some questions:
-Should politicians be held to a higher standard?
-What punishment would be fitting for this crime?
-If convicted on lesser charges, shold he lose his House seat?
-What do you think this plea: "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."
-Do you think his appeal to race is legitimate?

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