Nesiba cleared

I have been optimistic for quite awhile that the charges against Nesiba would be dropped;

Sexual contact charges against Democratic legislator and Augustana University professor Reynold Nesiba have been dropped.

The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Thursday afternoon that further investigation into the allegations against Reynold Nesiba revealed “inconsistencies” in the evidence about the Sept. 26 incident from which the charges stem.

This is something I was made aware of early on, and why I encouraged people to let this play out on it’s own before casting any guilty judgements towards Reynold.

Since I am not privy to all the details of the case, I am not going to share anything.

I will say this though, this seemed to be a hit job by either the SD GOP or the Pay Day lender folks or both. It also seems some people who work for either law enforcement or the courts helped the media to smear Reynold’s reputation. Of course this is all speculation, but very peculiar considering the charges were dropped before it even got to court.

This is why it chaps my hide when people like our governor talk about how people were hoodwinked by IM 22 and that their is no corruption in Pierre. He is either in a total state of denial, flat out lying, or both. I hope Reynold uses his vindication as a lightning rod in the legislature to thin the herd of all the snakes slithering around on the capital floor this legislative session.



10 comments ↓

#1 grudznick on 01.05.17 at 9:15 pm

He looks like a clean cut fellow to me. I say, let him swim.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 01.06.17 at 8:48 am

There’s damage done that can’t be corrected. Once a charge is brought, it subliminally stays. The reason good candidates don’t run is it’s so easy to bring one down with false charges, rumors, and innuendos. I’ve committed his name to memory and will give him favor in the future.

People don’t know anyone can get a restraining order in SD without merit and/or going before a judge. Then, they withdraw it before going to court. One can use it as harassment. Originally, it was meant to protect abused women. Lately, it’s been used by men. Case in point: If the mayor assaults you, keep an ongoing restraining order against him. Simply, serve and drop every 60 days.

#3 moses on 01.06.17 at 10:10 am

I say commander are you running against used to be my man Mike,

#4 matt johnson on 01.06.17 at 12:01 pm

Not going to share anything but hypothesize that it was a “hit job”; most of these cases are he said/she said so no surprise that it was dropped there is concern for his reputation but none for those you choose to blame

#5 l3wis on 01.06.17 at 12:07 pm

Matt, let’s just say the timeline of events and when the charges were filed is what makes this speculative. Maybe it was just one person working alone (the accuser) but one wonders with how it played out in the media.

#6 Reliable Voter on 01.06.17 at 1:30 pm

Too bad Nesiba wasn’t sophisticated enough to avoid the situation. I guess the opportunity for sexual intercourse was too much and he wasn’t able to make reasonable inferences about the possible consequences of taking his clothes off in the house of a person he had limited knowledge of after twice requesting sex. It’s like Putin weaponized Jessica Rabbit and targetted Reynold.

#7 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 01.06.17 at 5:07 pm

This whole situation is very suspicious in terms of timing, individuals involved, or potentially involved, and the actual revolving politics of it. Plus, isn’t this Angela’s realm and not Don’s?

Now that this criminal issue is behind us, it is time to impanel a grand jury into a more important issue, which caused the death of one, the recent building collapse in this town, that is, where we need to take a closer look at the investors, contractors, permits, and any potential willful acts.

Dropping charges because of an inconsistency of evidence is not only smart but also an exercise in prosecutorial discretion. But with the building collapse has the evidence ever been collected beyond OSHA’s means, I ask? If not, why not?…. It is time to prove that the system works and gather the info in order to make an appropriate and fair discretion…..

#8 MikesGoat on 01.06.17 at 5:36 pm

#YouDontNeedThosePants

#9 Anne on 01.09.17 at 2:36 pm

People keep repeating information that was on a request for an arrest warrant. That document contained only information claimed by the plaintiff and was used to make an arrest so that further investigation could be made. That information was alleged, and was not verified in any official investigative report. In South Dakota, law enforcement and the judicial system are given the power to withhold investigative records, so that the people can never know the actual facts uncovered by an investigation. The state’s attorney found “inconsistencies”l with that information on the warrant request which was the reason for dropping the charges. But people keep citing those accusations as facts, even though those facts are now called into question by the state’s attorney’s actions.

And no one has yet demanded to know why a reporter was given an arrest warrant before it was served so he could set up a television crew to ambush Mr. Nesiba with it. Law enforcement has offered no explanation for that complicity with the media–even though the ambush did not turn out to be as “good television” as the reporter had hoped. But as this thread shows, people are still citing facts that were never proven.

#10 Arrest Warrant on 01.09.17 at 9:36 pm

Remember when the news official at KELOLAND was married to the high police department official? Seems like a like path to follow for information leaks.