[Vision2020] Idaho senator wants Rep. Mark Patterson to resign

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Thu Dec 12 19:40:29 PST 2013

Roger, I have to pretty vehemently disagree with you about cutting the guy some slack.  This was not a case of a 21-year-old man with a 17-year-old girlfriend or something like that.


Rather, this was a case where Predatory Patterson offered a distressed woman he didn’t know a ride to her home, he instead took her to his home, he chased her down when she tried to escape him, and then he threatened her with attack by his uncontrollable 80 pound dog before he raped her.  He should have been locked up for a very long time, and that plea agreement was the best thing that ever happened in the POS’s life.


Cut him some slack?!?!  Really?!?!  Would you be saying that had it been your wife, daughter, sister, mother, or friend he abducted and raped?  Somehow, I think not.


For those who missed the news coverage, Dan Popkey did some excellent in-depth reporting for the Statesman.  Roger, how about reading the articles and then report back to us about whether you’ve changed your mind about cutting this chronic lying POS some slack?


Idaho lawmaker Mark Patterson could lose weapons license over old Florida guilty plea







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I can’t blame Senator Martin for wanting Patterson to resign – it’s what any decent human being would want from a lying POS like Patterson.  And, Patterson clearly isn’t anything even remotely resembling a decent human being – he’s a violent predator who couldn’t be honest or truthful if his life depended on it, and his behavior following the revelations of his shameful life reveal him to be just as lacking in character as he was when he abducted and raped that poor woman.




Saundra Lund

Moscow, ID


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.








From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of lfalen
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:44 AM
To: Moscow Vision 2020; Tom Hansen
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Idaho senator wants Rep. Mark Patterson to resign


I am all for being tough on rapists, but this was 40 years ago when he was young. Cut the guy some slack.




-----Original Message-----
From: "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com>
To: "Moscow Vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Date: 12/11/13 10:04
Subject: [Vision2020] Idaho senator wants Rep. Mark Patterson to resign

Courtesy of today's (December 11, 2013) Spokesman Review.



Idaho senator wants Rep. Mark Patterson to resign

BOISE - A state senator Tuesday called for Republican leaders from Boise to seek the resignation of Rep. Mark Patterson after his failure to disclose his guilty plea in a 1974 rape case led to revocation of his concealed weapons permit.

Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise and one of District 15's precinct committee members, said he expects officials from the southwest Boise district will assemble next Tuesday to discuss Patterson's future in the Legislature, less than a month before the 2014 session begins.

However, another official in District 15, which Patterson represents, said the situation is "fluid" and no meeting has been finalized.

Patterson has been the focus of attention since the Idaho Statesman in November reported he failed to disclose the 39-year-old guilty plea in a Florida rape case when he applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, first in 2007 and again in 2012. Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney revoked Patterson's permit in late October. Raney has said Patterson's record makes him ineligible for a concealed weapons permit in Idaho.

In an interview Tuesday, Martin said he remains hopeful Patterson will resign voluntarily. If he doesn't, however, Martin said a resolution has been drafted that demands the first-term Republican lawmaker quit.

"This behavior is not acceptable," Martin said. "I feel confident that Legislative District 15's precinct committee people will do what is right for Idaho, the Republican Party and especially voters of District 15. I also hope that Rep. Patterson does what's right for himself and his family."

In addition to not disclosing the plea on his concealed weapons permit application, Martin said Patterson's reaction to the situation has been aggressive.

Consequently, Martin said, he was asked to organize security for Tuesday's tentative meeting because some District 15 officials had safety concerns.

Patterson couldn't be reached Tuesday. Wade Woodard, Patterson's lawyer, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dan Luker, District 15's secretary, said its executive committee has met and agreed that the entire 15-person precinct committee should gather to discuss Patterson's future.

Still, Luker said no such meeting has been finalized.

"We'd have to have an agenda and a location, and I can say, as of this moment, not all of those pieces are in place to allow such a notice to go out," Luker said Tuesday afternoon. "That may change in the future, but as of this moment, that's the case. I don't know if we'll have a quorum, or whether the meeting will happen or not."

In May 1974, a then-21-year-old Patterson was charged with rape in Tampa. A 46-year-old woman told police Patterson forced her to have sex twice and threatened to have his Doberman pinscher attack her if she refused, according to police reports.

Patterson served time in jail before agreeing that July to plead guilty to the lesser charge of assault with intent to commit rape, receiving a withheld judgment and five years probation.

Patterson was ordered to leave Florida. Two years later, he was released from probation, records show.

Now, however, he says he was innocent but pleaded guilty 39 years ago on the advice of his attorney, expecting the crime would eventually be expunged from his record.

"I was a young kid," Patterson has told the Statesman. "I was charged with a crime I didn't do. My attorney told me to take the deal."

Though Patterson lost his concealed weapons permit, he can continue to carry a concealed weapon because of 1990 law that exempts elected officials from having to obtain a permit. Idaho is the only state that exempts elected officials from the permit law.



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Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


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