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Mon May 26, 2014, 01:57 PM

Judge orders release of man who admitted raping 40 women

A California judge has ordered an admitted serial rapist be released from a mental hospital after spending more than four decades in and out of state custody.

KTTV reports the judge decided Christopher Hubbart must be released by July 7.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: "We will do everything within our authority to protect the residents of Los Angeles County from this dangerous predator."

Now, protesters have gathered outside the home where Hubbart is expected to live within the next month and a half.

PROTESTER: "We don't want him here."

RESIDENT: "Now, all these women and these children are going to be in fear."

MAYOR PRO TEM: "This is probably the biggest travesty of justice in my lifetime."

KABC points out Hubbart admitted to raping about 40 women between 1971 and 1982, but police say the number might be closer to 100.Hubbart was sentenced to prison in 1982, made parole in 1990 but was sent back to prison after committing another attack just two months later. He's been in a state mental hospital since 1996, but officials now say he is "fit for release." (Via KCBS)

Though the upcoming release does not mean complete freedom for Hubbart. He'll move into a rural home away from the hospital, but police say a GPS tracking device will constantly monitor him. (ViaKNBC)

For the first six months to one year after his release, a supervisor will also be with Hubbart any time he goes out in public. Hubbart must also go to therapy sessions twice a week. Still, the Los Angeles Times reports many people are outraged. So far, it's not clear when Hubbart will be released.


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ismnotwasm May 2014 OP
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 04:09 PM

1. "Now, all these women and these children are going to be in fear."

This is why violent offenders need to be segregated from society permanently.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #1)

Mon May 26, 2014, 04:11 PM

2. Yup

Exactly

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue May 27, 2014, 01:14 AM

3. Does anyone know why men who attack women

get such light sentences? We even have a three strikes your out law in CA, just for these kinds of people. Why isn't he is jail FOR LIFE???????


I really want to spend the latter part of my life working to change these light sentences for these types of predators.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #3)

Tue May 27, 2014, 01:41 AM

4. I'd like to know too.

All I can think of is that the male officials can't identify with women, therefore can't empathize or truly care about them. Can't relate to women...while at the same time projecting their idealized images of manhood onto the perpetrators...

I don't know, I'm just speculating. I do remember a quote though: "Women's suffering doesn't matter". Can't remember who said it, but it struck me, long long ago..

Probably the reasons are similar to why black people are treated unfairly in the justice system. The people in power aren't black.

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