Friday, June 27, 2014

Nothing Fixes Recidivism Like a 230-Grain JHP...

#1 Blogdaughter sends in a story that reminds us that the "justice" system very often has nothing to do with, you know, actual justice.

Release of 'Pillowcase Rapist' to force new neighbor to relive childhood horror
Nearly 60 years after a neighbor snatched toddler Sharon Duvernay from her family's backyard and raped her, the now-retired school teacher is getting a new neighbor -- the infamous "Pillowcase Rapist," a serial sex offender responsible for at least 40 attacks in the 1970s and 1980s.

Christopher Hubbart, 63, who confessed to raping at least 40 women in Los Angeles and San Francisco between 1971 and 1982, will be released from a state psychiatric facility and placed in a home in Lake Los Angeles by July 7, Capt. Don Ford of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, a subdivision of the Los Angeles County Sheriff, told Wednesday.
I'm trying to figure out the exact chain of events here. From this line in the article:
"The proof is in the pudding," said Ford, alluding to repeat assaults by Hubbart after he was released from a state hospital in 1979. He was later convicted for assaults in the San Francisco area and readmitted to a mental health facility. Following his parole in 1990, he attacked a female jogger and was imprisoned again.
It sure sounds like he was arrested at some point in the 1970s, released in 1979, arrested again at some point between 1979 and 1990, and then paroled in 1990. And then arrested *again*. That's three separate times by my reckoning. And now they're about to let him go. For the third time.

At some point, someone really needs to introduce his insides to the outside.

Do they think this third time is going to be the charm? Is this guy magically going to stop trying to rape women *this* time? The past three times he's failed to rehabilitate. But this time is magically different! He'll behave differently this time because ... well ... something!

And, best of all, since this is lovely California, with the best Brady rating, chances are pretty good that when - not if - this guy decides to get his rape on again, he'll meet with little resistance. 

That is all.


Ancient Woodsman said...

What a load of crap. Why don't they just teach him not to rape? That should do the trick.

There's no need for women to have to do something so icky as having learn - much less actually make the effort - to defend themselves.

On a more serious note, in this day and age where I have to try umpteen times (four so far) to prove I'm not a robot", perhaps we could as a society finally figure it out that noting stops a bad guy quicker than a good guy with a gun. I think I heard that somewhere before. However, the "just teach them not to....." crowd never seems to take the responsibility of learning anything new themselves. Like with calling the fairytale 911, it's always 'somebody else's' job to make their world a better place. It's never their job to do a damned thing.

And of course it angers them immensely when a peon like me has the temerity to point out the weakness of their politics, position, what passes for thinking, and heck, even what passes for a brain in their prodigiously empty skull.

Hence, the game goes on.

Grog said...

Unfortunately, some people are alive because it's illegal to kill them, even if they're a waste of air.

But if current events follow the same direction in the near future, that will change in short order. Or at least one could hope.

skidmark said...

But .... But! The "settled science" of criminology says that even violent offenders "age out".

Unfortunately, the "settled science" does not know quite when that "aging out" process begins to happen.

Not that it will offer any protection, or any solace, but those psychiatrists that have signed papers saying this individual is no longer a danger to others will be ripe for being sued by this guy's victims or their heirs and assigns.

stay safe.

Armed Texan said...

Hey Capt. Ford, the quote is "the proof of the pudding is in the tasting," and this pudding is going to taste like sh*t for the woman (or women) who become this worthless bag-of-carbon-and-water's next victim(s).

Old NFO said...

Or 'maybe' he'll get 'un'lucky this time and meet a woman that's carrying... :-)

Ed said...

This is the poster boy to inform women that they need a change of laws in California (and other states) to adopt Constitutional Carry of high capacity magazines with the ability to purchase more than one handgun a month. The police and justice system cannot and will not protect you. Make it your responsibility to protect yourself and family with backup from the police. Get the means to defend yourselves - the tools, training and mindset, then predators like this will not be free to act for long. Otherwise, expect more of the same. Your choice. You have already seen how "the same" works, or not.

NotClauswitz said...

I was gonna say he's a flaccid old geezer, but at 63 he's spent more time in jail than out in the last 30-years - and what he learned inside...well, don't you think he may have hit the gym and weights a bit while inside? I would consider him very dangerous.

I don't know much about LA and the Southland, but a LOT of NorCal people carry whether it's Brady Approved or not. Heck, dead bodies turn up almost daily in Sacramento and it aint all homeboys doing it, rthere'ws just a whole lot of NON-Compliance - and around this part of California there's Carry available, and women in particular know how to shoot.