Trick or Treat, Ladies

As a bit of a Halloween surprise, the ladies of Los Angeles County got a special notice that the state has decided to release a mentally ill serial rapist in their area.

The man admits to raping 38 women in 9 years, and he was found to have “mental disorders that make [him] likely to reoffend.” But, hey, a judge ordered him released, and the Deputy District Attorney assures people that it’s all fine and dandy. She promises that the women who live around the house he’ll be assigned to can feel safe because, in theory, the cops will try to keep an eye on him.

Of course, there’s no indication that LA County will start issuing carry permits to the innocent women who have suddenly had this habitual rapist moved into their community.

7 Responses to “Trick or Treat, Ladies”

  1. Merle says:

    Time to lock & load.


  2. Braden Lynch says:

    I’m at the other end of the state, but if he comes to my house my wife and kids will be kept safe with a 12 gauge and a really bad attitude on my part.

    Hey California, want to avoid vigilantism? Try actually punishing criminals and keeping them off the streets. Stop trying to disarm us to make us all victims-in-waiting.

  3. Zermoid says:

    If this scumball does rape again can the victim sue the state for putting him back on the street?

    • Bitter says:

      Of course not.

      • HSR47 says:

        Probably not on the you didn’t protect me from rape angle, but possibly from the you knew he would try to rape again, and you still released him from confinement in a mental hospital angle. I’ve seen a multitude of examples of the former, but I can’t recall ever having seen one of the latter.

        I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not exactly a subject matter expert in this area, but my understanding is that previous cases have failed because the courts have decided that the police has no specific duty to protect specific individuals. Here, the argument is much more general, in so far as the officials releasing him KNOW him to be an active threat to society as a whole, and not to some specific person or persons, and yet they are releasing him anyway.

        Ultimately, it might not make a difference in the outcome of such a lawsuit, but then it will more clearly spell out how bogus the claim of “protect and serve” is, and how little liability (read: none) the police have for failing to uphold that standard.

  4. PT says:

    The death penalty is not a deterrent against criminals, it is a safety mechanism to prevent circumstances like this from happening.