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East Palo Alto man gets 30 years to life in prison

Original post made on Jan 30, 2012

An East Palo Alto man convicted of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend in July 2010 has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 30, 2012, 4:38 PM

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Posted by Time-To-Rethink-The-Penal-System
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

At approximately 35,000 a year (and increasing over time), the 30-year sentence will cost the taxpayers over $1,000,000. To make matters worse, it's difficult to tell if this person is a US citizen, or here illegally.

It's not clear how the US can continue to incarcerate so many people at such extravagant costs (assuming the taxpayers also paid for the trail and the defense attorneys).

Some people are being incarcerated for far fewer years for murder. Maybe it's time to rethink this matter, from the ground up.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

He sounds like a violent sexual offender to me. Do you propose he should be let free, to move in to your neighborhood? Or, supposing he is an illegal, should be be deported so that he can just come back illegally? Would you like him free to date your sister or daughter? If you had known the victim personally, you might take a different view.

I agree, our penal system needs revision, but I don't propose emptying the prisions while we re-work the system.

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Posted by PJ
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Wow. The evidence for rape is so much, between the bruising and lesions that occur internally. There is no way that consensual sex is going to be believed. Sad. I think once they have total proof they should take him out and shoot him.

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

This monster deserves much worse than 30 years in prison. He abducted and forcefully raped a woman out of selfish and violent lust.

A monster like this deserves to be treated with the most scorn that a civilized society can muster.

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Posted by Solution
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Feb 1, 2012 at 1:47 am

Solution: compulsory surgical castration of violent sexual offenders.

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Posted by Kim
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

Sounds like a porn movie scenario to me.

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