Saw, Paranomal activity, The Exorcist, The Shining, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and any other horror movie that could keep you awake at night is nothing compared to the nightmares awaiting one community in California this week when they learned a serial rapist is being loosed into their neighborhood. Fox News reported on Oct. 31 that the southern California community of Antelope Valley was fighting the release of the pillowcase rapist Christopher Hubbart into their midst. But it didn't do them any good.
The "Pillowcase rapist" had 38 victims that couldn't fight him off either and that was despite the fact that he was incarcerated and treated for his mental condition in between the rapes of the victims that spanned four different geographical parts of the state.
A judge believes that an ankle monitoring system and the oversight of authorities and mental health professionals will make it possible for the habitual offender to live in the community without raping another woman. Residents of Antelope Valley disagree and don't want to be the justice system's guinea pig in the matter.
How am I supposed to be able to go into my bedroom and lay down at night and go to sleep, knowing that he could come in? Nicole Stone told KCAL-TV.
Stone has good reason to be worried, as Hubbart suffers from a mental condition that almost guarantees he will reoffend and Los Angeles County supervisor Mike Antonovich wholeheartedly agrees, stating that the pillowcase rapist "is a serial predator who is not suitable to be living in a civilized society walking the streets."
This Halloween, as you and your children walk the streets in your neighborhood, consider what it will be like this time next year if the nation's prison systems begin releasing these types of inmates back into the communities. And if that does not sit well with you then you have to let legislators know that you would rather taxpayers like yourself pay more to keep them incarcerated in larger prison facilities.
Taxpayers in Los Angeles County will save approximately $30,000 annually by allowing this particular inmate to live among them instead of a criminal mental institution. The Department of Justice has already made it clear that there is a move nationally to rid the country's prison system of offenders believed to no longer be a threat to society, so prison costs can be reduced. But is it worth it to you and your family to pay more so that does not happen?
ABC News reported earlier this month that in Los Angeles County in particular, where the decision to release Christopher Hubbart was made, an anticipated release of as many as 3,000 inmates will occur just after Christmas this year, in the early days of January 2014.
The inmate release in LA County will be mirrored by inmate releases all over the California state as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this year that the releases need to occur in order to deal with the prison overcrowding issue. And since California often leads the nation in actions, the move to release prisoners is expected to start spreading to other states next.
Jails and prisons are reaching maximum levels all around the nation, and that means that the nightmare now plaguing women in the southern California area of Antelope Valley may become the same Halloween type nightmare for other women around the country soon too. That is if you don't make your taxpayer voice heard before these types of releases begin in your state.