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Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

Original post made on Dec 2, 2021

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state in an East Palo Alto neighborhood are stirring up opposition.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2021 at 3:10 am

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Echoes of Waukesha.
Who, specifically, from "the Department of State Hospitals" wants to release this person and why are they focusing on this now?
If it's part of a broad "equity" initiative then they have their priorities backwards and have no right to release this person into a neighborhood they don't live in.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Dec 2, 2021 at 8:11 am

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Sexually violent predators will always be a threat to any community, regardless of age, etc. If you don't know a horse, look at its track record. They should never see the light of day again. Quit coddling criminals and care about law abiding citizens. EPA has a right to be concerned.

Posted by Palo Alto Res
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm

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Jacee Lee Dugard's story of being kidnapped and raped for 18 years under Phillip Garrido when he was allowed out on parole as a violent sex offender should be a warning sign to all parents with kids near this person.

Why in the world is this violent sex offender not being deemed a threat? That is exactly how Phillip Garrido was let out on parole into the community, where he then kidnapped and raped Jacee Lee Dugard for almost 2 decades, keeping the girl in his backyard shed while parole officers repeatedly failed to rescue Jacee Lee Dugard.
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Posted by Palo Alto Res
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 7, 2021 at 3:16 pm

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I wonder if this violent sexual offender was housed nextdoor to Judge Finigan's home or his children's home or his grand children's home, would Judge Finigan still stand by his decision then regarding this violent sexual offender no longer being deemed a threat?