So we have politicians making and passing these laws, then they are behind the protest? Come on! They must be running for office or something.
EAST PALO ALTO (KGO) -- On the peninsula there was another protest in front of a house in East Palo Alto where a convicted sexually violent predator is now living. Wednesday's demonstration is being led by city officials. They want the judge who placed him here to reconsider.
The protest began at 6 p.m. with a number of families gathered outside the house of where _____ is living and was lead by the Mayor of East Palo Alto. On Tuesday night, the East Palo Alto city council passed a resolution opposing _____ moving into the neighborhood, which he did almost a week ago.
Neighbors are outraged. _____ is a sex offender with a long history of convictions for felony sexual assaults against adult women between 1970 and 1984, including the rape of a 71-year-old woman.
- He has to live somewhere idiots!
He became eligible for parole in 1997, but remained at a state mental hospital where he received treatment through a program for sexually violent predators.
Last month a Santa Clara County judge ordered him to be released and to live at a home in East Palo Alto. _____ was living in East Palo Alto at the time of his last conviction and has family there.
However, city leaders and neighbors are raising concerns about the home's close proximity to schools half a mile away, churches and a day care center, and they want the judge to reconsider.
"I have a wife, children, and a mother who live with me and every single noise wakes me up now," said Kenneth Burillas, a neighbor.
"We really feel strongly that he needs to change the order and send Mr. _____ not to another community, but to an alternative place," said East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica.
That alternative place, the mayor said, should be some kind of transitional group housing for sex offenders.
- Even if he moved there, another mob would come out in protest.
While at home on Beach Street, _____ is living under 24-hour surveillance. A private contractor was hired to oversee his release, and one of those monitors answered the door earlier on Wednesday at the house.
However, for the neighbors gathered at the protest, that is not much comfort. They say it's unclear how long that surveillance will continue.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)
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