Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Predator's parole revoked - not Thanks to Dept. of Mental Health

Posted by CotoBlogzz 12-22-2010

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Earlier today, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas released the following statement:
"I want to thank the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Secretary Matthew Cate for their hard work in the case involving convicted sex offender Lawrence Brown.  Brown's parole was revoked today by CDCR, which gives the Orange County District Attorney the ability to file a petition to have brown declared a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP).  He was sentenced to 90 days in prison as a result of his parole-violation arrest on Nov. 17, 2010. The Orange County District Attorney's Office will be filing a petition within the statutory time.  A jury will be able to see Brown's full history and decide whether he is a SVP who poses a danger to the community.  Brown is a convicted repeat child rapist who should never be allowed to walk the streets and hurt innocent victims." 

The real question is, what took the parasitic bureaucracy California Department of Mental Health so long?

Last month,  Rackauckas along with Senator Lou Correa, Tustin Police Chief Scott Jordan, and a representative from the Santa Ana Police Department held a press conference earlier to warn the public that Brown, was scheduled to be released on parole in Orange County after serving 25 years of a 49-year sentence for brutally sexually assaulting two young girls after kidnapping them in broad daylight, and the reason according to the the DA, the Department of Mental Health had failed to submit a Request to File a Petition to the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA), making it legally impossible for the OCDA to file a Sexually Violent Predator petition to have Brown civilly committed. 

Let's hope the deaprtment is getting its act together, alebeit after a public outcry for its actions.

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