First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
Mainstream media were going crazy a couple weeks ago to report on the arrest of Thomas Evenstad, a convicted rapist who found his victims on chatlines and did a lot of hard time for that. Now running around loose in the world, Tom has been telling the whole world he's not a psycho rapist. One way he's been trying to prove his point is to trash his victims online and also to show up, terrifyingly, at the homes of two public officials when only their wives were home.
That last bit of lunacy caused Tom to be arrested and charged with terroristic threats and then (while he was sitting in jail) Tom was charged with criminal defamation of a police officer, who Tom falsely labeled a "rapist."
Did mainstream media follow up on the story?
JNS blog has now learned there is an attempt underway to have Thomas Evenstad mentally committed...
Case number 62-MH-PR-14-161, a commitment hearing for the (allegedly) mentally ill and chemically dependent, was initiated on April 4 by Regions Hospital of St. Paul, represented by attorney Timothy Patrick Carey. Evenstad is represented by appointed counsel Rick E. Mattox, who is court appointed.
Documents filed include a "petition for judicial commitment" and an "examiner's report in support of petition for commitment." There's even a "petition to impose treatment neuroleptic meds."
An exam hearing is scheduled on April 14 and a court trial on April 15.
It's not looking good for Tom Evenstad, the chatline rapist. On the bright side, he's quite familiar with life behind bars and involuntary mental treatment. JNS blog long ago advised this guy to stop his crazy internet activities and, for example, pursue a life dedicated to fishing.
If Tom had listened to Johnny Northside, none of this would have happened. Will Tom get another chance? Not for a long, long time, I suspect.