First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism and (JNS blog asserts)
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interpretation of "rapist in Vikings costume" exception (end joke font)
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ADDENDUM, APRIL 21: The commitment in question didn't last a week, let alone six months, see story published today, April 21.
JNS blog doesn't like to merely re-report a story in the mainstream media, even though I had the story about mental commitment hearings for "chatline rapist" Thomas Evenstad all to myself for a couple days. But now at least one mainstream media entity has jumped back into the fray and reported the sudden development of Thomas Evenstad being mentally committed for six months, click here for an excellent and detailed article in the Pioneer Press.
In the meantime, thanks to an anonymous commenter (thank you!) JNS blog has a new and relevant piece of information to add to the story by the Pioneer Press:
Evenstad has a current social media dating profile, a fact that should give the willies to any woman who uses dating websites for the purpose of finding dates...
This link, click here, is highly likely to go dead soon as "Meet Up Dot Com" learns they've allowed a notorious convicted raper to utilize their website for, inter alia, picking up hotties. For the purpose of preserving this information, JNS blog is copying and pasting elements of the profile, as follows:
As readers can see, it's not a very fleshed-out profile. Maybe Tommy Boy was holding back a little and not sharing that his idea for "events" might include a duct-taping-to-a-chair contest?
The profile shows Tom was a member of the following three "groups" within the dating website:
"Lake Minnetonka singles"
"MN NORML" (a group dedicated to decriminalizing marijuana, an issue Tom espouses, much to the detriment of the issue)
And, finally, "Twin Cities hiking meet up." Wow, imagine hiking isolated footpaths out in the woods with THIS guy! But you know what a handy, outdoorsy person wouldn't be without in those rough and rural circumstances? DUCT TAPE. And maybe one of those folding, portable camping chairs?
Those who know Tom Evenstad really, really well understand the basis to this dark humor by the blogger.
Tom (who one media entity charitably described as being "into a lot of things") listed the following interests:
Marijuana Advocates ·NORML · Medical Cannabis · Cannabis Legalization · Legalize Marijuana · Economics of Marijuana · Medical Marijuana · Drug Reform ·Outdoor Recreation ·Singles 30's-50's ·Outdoors · Adventure ·dating · Dating and Relationships · Fitness ·Coffee · Hiking · Happy Hours · Walking · Wine
Wow, notice how it starts with marijuana, ends with wine, but there's "adventure" in the middle? Is that like a date? Or more like a date rape?
Well, anyway, this 6-month mental commitment to Regions Hospital apparently doesn't change the fact there's a wide-ranging criminal investigation still happening. JNS blog would like to pointedly suggest that if Tom wants to show that he's really a good-natured, harmless person he should...
Take down all his nasty blogs. Immediately. As JNS blog told Tom personally in an email (and, my goodness, didn't it set him off? I had to forward THAT written response to the criminal investigation!) it's "blasphemy" for even the name "Dru Sjodin" to come from Tom's lips. The best thing he could do for himself and society is to devote the rest of his life to being a professional fisherman.
Yes, I do understand Tom's probably not allowed internet at the moment (or sharp objects, or in particular a BELT, which some readers will recall was how JNS blog first encountered Thomas Evenstad, notoriously beltless) but I'm sure Evenstad could enlist somebody's help and provide that helper website passwords to remove, minimize and virtually paint over the internet trail of stalking, terror and general harshness Tom's created for the past several years.
"Single and ready to mingle"
I may never again look at that phrase the same way.