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Judge rules sexually violent convict can be housed in East Palo Alto

Original post made on Dec 6, 2021

A man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" will be released from prison to a residence in East Palo Alto over the objections from the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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Posted by jrameyers
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm

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If this man were released into Atherton, rather than East Palo Alto, there would be no end to the outcry... . I do hope that he in fact is no longer a danger to the community.

Posted by S. Underwood
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 6, 2021 at 8:56 pm

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There are formal, legal systems who are responsible (for better or worse) for making these determinations. If/when you feel something is rotten in a process of that nature, I would strongly encourage you to advocate / work / understand and improve those functions. Taking a single case and trying it in the court of public opinion may be good for raising awareness, but problems in systems of government need to be fixed where the problem is!

Posted by PA Community Advocate
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2021 at 6:49 am

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Would Judge Jeffrey Finigan let this sexually violent convict live in their neighborhood? Shocked this judge can sleep well at night. How about this convict moves to their neighborhood?