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Nov 28, 2010

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Phoenix Woman

Oh. My. Goodness.

This reminds me forcibly of the Jon Grunseth pool party gone wrong, which Grunseth's mistress Tamara Taylor hinted may have been the tip of a very sleazy iceberg.

janine

Have sex offenders ever been a priority with Pawlenty?
Pawlenty initially let out both Dru Sjodein and the Groene's family killers.

http://www.pawlentyunplugged.com/... :In January, 2003, Governor-elect Pawlenty said that with the state facing a budget deficit, the corrections budget would be on the table for cuts, like every other area.3 True to his word, in his 2004-05 biennial budget recommendation, the Governor proposed "significant budget reductions" in such core services as sex offender evaluation and sex offender notification.4

In May, 2003, Dr. Anita Schlank, head of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, resigned after being told that the program was growing at an "unsustainable rate" and being directed to draw up a list of 40 civilly committed sex offenders to place in community housing in order to save money.5 Governor Pawlenty’s Human Services Commissioner initially called Schlank’s claim outrageous, but later recanted after another employee corroborated Schlank.6

In December, 2003, the Pawlenty Administration was severely criticized for releasing Alfonso Rodriguez from prison, rather than referring him for civil commitment as a sexual psychopath, where he would have been confined in a secure mental hospital. Rodriguez, a convicted sex offender, allegedly kidnapped and murdered Dru Sjodin. It was recently noted that referrals to the sex offender program have surged since Dru Sjodin’s murder.7 This is because the Pawlenty Administration had been allowing dangerous sex offenders like Rodriguez to leave prison without being properly referred for civil commitment prior to the Sjodin murder.

Anonymous

If you dig a little deeper, you will find that Mr. Giefer has even more children than the ones reported here! And his wife knows all about them. Some family.

Sally Jo Sorensen

What Anonymous says appears to have some merit. For instance, the support payment mentioned in the post is said to be for a child Giefer conceived with another woman.

Other word-of-mouth reports are coming in from very reliable sources in the Vernon Center area. They make me wonder how much due diligence the pardon board did back then to think this man was a paragon of married domestic virtue.

sarah

Please leave his other children out of the newspapers!!!!!! Do you not understand this man and his wife are sick and by you people broadcasting the fact that there are other children are putting other minors at risk? Did you think about that? Well you better, I moved to get my daughter away and now people like you are making her life a trajedy.

Sally Jo Sorensen

No child victims or children have been named on this blog or in the media.

RY

His original crime was actually first degree crim sex vs third because she was under 16 and he was more than 48 months older than she. As such he should have gone to prison vs jail.

RY

The governor does not get all the blame re civil commits. The county attny in the county that convicts has the option of pursuing civil commitment which maybe should have been pursued by the county attny(s) in the Rodriguez case. The catch is that the county that gets the offender committed pays the costs of housing at St. Peter. Can you say several hundred dollars a day?

Schweitzer Theresa

Is there a petition somewhere to protest this guy posting bond? He should never been allowed out of jail after reading everything here. Is there a general lack of understanding of sociopathy and sex offenders? The MSM needs to blow the lid off this Peyton Place before Pawlenty's peeps try to squash it, though I could care less about it being ammunition against Pawlenty anymore...

vc resident

The predator is back in jail tonight.....not sure why, but he is. Booked 12/3/10 at 12:15 p.m. Check out the link:
http://www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/jail/custodylistBlueEarth.rpt.html

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