In Calif., inmate released early is arrested in rape attempt

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  1. marchboom

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    By Robert Lewis and Sam Stanton
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    One of the inmates the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department released early as part of an effort to reduce the state's prison population was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted rape, less than 24 hours after getting out of jail, The Bee has learned.

    Kevin Eugene Peterson got out of jail Monday night after serving about two months on a four-month sentence for violating probation on a prior conviction. Peterson was arrested 12 hours later, around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, on suspicion of an attempted rape involving a female counselor at the 1300 block of North C Street, a Sacramento Police Department spokesman said. He was booked into the Sacramento County jail at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of attempted rape, sexual battery, false imprisonment and violating the terms of his probation.

    "Our greatest fear has occurred almost immediately after the early release of these inmates," said Christine Ward of the Crime Victims Action Alliance. "We are certain that we will see more of this as more inmates are released from jails and prisons."

    Peterson has a criminal history including a 2008 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation. On Dec. 2, he was sentenced to four months for violating the terms of his probation, according to court documents.

    Traditionally inmates who exhibit good behavior while in custody are eligible to be released after serving two-thirds of their sentence. A law the Legislature passed late last year requires county jails to release inmates on good behavior after serving half the sentence, a change of about two months for most sentenced to a year.

    Sheriff John McGinness on Tuesday said only nonviolent inmates jailed on misdemeanors would be eligible for early release. Peterson was convicted for assault with a deadly weapon in 2008. His most recent stint in jail, however, was for a probation violation.

    "The probation violation was nonviolent," McGinness said.

    Peterson got out 16 days early as a result of the new law. McGinness said he won't defend the policy but that 16 days likely did not make a difference in Peterson's behavior.

    "What he is alleged to have done yesterday, he conceivably would have done 16 days later," McGinness said.

    But Kevin Mickelson, president of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association, said the episode calls into question the notion that violent prisoners won't be getting out early,

    "The state Legislature has duped the citizens of California into believing they've released only nonviolent offenders back into the communities," Mickelson said. "That is simply not true."
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    Didn't take long for this great idea to work. I think a lawsuit against the state is in order. Now, how much will this cost the state?

    Another good reason for citizens to be armed.
     
  2. CW Mock

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    Gee, never saw this coming ... :upeyes:

    Maybe they should hang him from a tree in front of the prison gates. And then the prison could be like a motel - go there for a few days, and then you get to go visit the tree.

    Doubt there would be as many repeat offenders that way.
     

  3. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I've said this many times: Death prevents recidivism 100% of the time.
     
  4. MeefZah

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    I can hardly believe such a thing.:upeyes:
     
  5. CAcop

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    We just got the memo that there is now "non recovable parole" in the state. Meaning if they are non violent offenders they cannot be sent back to prison for parole violations. They can only be searched and arrested for new crimes.

    So anyone want to take bets on how high the crime rate is going to go?
     
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    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    Sorry to my friends in CA - but time for that state to fall into the ocean. The porn industry will take a hit and some good cops will be lost, but that's about it. :supergrin:
     
  7. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Ha! I knew it was CACop in that clip!
     
  8. MarcDW

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    A former liberal and properly now an armed 2A / CCW supporter!
    Maybe letting more criminals go is not so bad after all. :upeyes:
    Some people only learn the very hard way!
     
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    And over five million registered Republicans, lots more good conservatives who are registered with other parties, their children who aren't voting age yet and on and on.

    Just stop with wishing death on an entire state - it's very ******-like.
     
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    True words. If it wasn't for some of the people running the place, CA would be one of the best places in the country.
     
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    I saw that too. Whats the point of putting them on parole now if they can't be violated for it? :dunno:
     
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    The only thing is that we as police officers can search them. They won't even have agents assigned to them. I think a lot of smart agencies will start up a parolee unit to function as POs. Mine will probabl either add it to the patrol officer's list of things to do or they will give it to one of two specialty units we have for that sort of thing.
     
  13. Sam Spade

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    It empties prisons and saves money.
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    What's the point? Before, we can find a bindle of weed which was a citation and send them back to prison for years, but now, we search them, find a bindle, then what? Cite and release on H&S 11357(b)?

    That's going to put the fear in these parolees.:steamed:

    They can be drinking beer, have a knife, heck, even have drugs in their system, it's all good now.
     
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    Absolutely true.
     
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    Wow, I am sooooooooooooooooooooo glad I left that miserable state! Life is good in West Virginia. It's a major story here (Martinsburg) when someone gets shot or busted for dope. Not much crime when everyone and his mommy has a ccw permit.
     
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    Time for the ******** to leave CA. Who wants to start kicking them out?
     
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    It's all because of that mushmouthed kraut who runs this state. He has got to be one of the dumbest politicians who ever lived.
     
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Read the memo on the NRP (non revocable parole) today. Basically they are free. No parole hold, no supervision, no need to update info on address, no need for travel permits, gangbangers can qualify as long as they are not marked as a prison gang member, etc.

    Can't do anything other than bust them for a new crime. Wonder if we can even do parole searches now. At least the felon in possession law is still good.

    Might as well set them free.
     
  20. SPDSNYPR

    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    Your post does not help my opinion any. Sorry.

    Lighten up, Francis.