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One Person may be Attacking Sex Offenders in Mountain View
NBC11 ^ | Fri, Nov 7, 2008 | John Boitnott

Posted on 11/07/2008 9:27:37 PM PST by nickcarraway

Mountain View police said someone is attacking registered sex offenders in the city and the attacks may be related.

Two crimes against sex offenders have taken place in the past month.

Detectives described the attacks as similar.

The first crime occurred on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at 9:39 a.m., at an apartment complex on the west side of the city, officers said.

A witness saw a man carrying a bat and placing a Molotov cocktail-type device at the front door of a registered sex offender.

When confronted by the witness, the man indicated he was targeting the person living in the apartment due to the fact that he was sex offender.

The suspect took the device and left the scene.

Patrol units were unable to locate the suspect but they did locate evidence of two Molotov cocktails in the area.

The man was described by the witness as being a Hispanic, in his 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing all dark clothing, including a dark baseball cap.

The second attack occurred at 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2008, in the northern section of Mountain View.

A man armed with a wooden stick forced his way into the front door of the victim’s home.

The man attacked the victim by hitting him multiple times about the head, causing moderate injuries, officers said.

The man indicated to the victim that he was attacking him due to his status as a sex offender.

The man fled the scene and was not located, officers said.

He was described as white, in his 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 170-175 pounds.

The man was wearing all dark clothing including a dark baseball cap.

The victim received several lacerations to his head and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Detectives are mailing letters of warning to all registered sex offenders in Mountain View.

Sex offenders are encouraged to be vigilant and are urged to call police if they see anyone or anything suspicious.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: justice; payback; vigilante; vigilantes

1 posted on 11/07/2008 9:27:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

*yawn*

I love vigilantes.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 9:30:24 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

Hopefully the police won’t divert their manpower away from more serious crimes like jay walking and double parking.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 9:30:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

Doing the jobs that Americans won’t do.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 9:31:01 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: nickcarraway

Weird. Sex offenders are “victims” now. Who knew.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 9:31:57 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t see a problem here … slow the investigation down. He is only doing what average law abiding citizens wish they could do. ;-)


6 posted on 11/07/2008 9:33:06 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

I wouldn’t snitch on the guy doing it.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 9:34:20 PM PST by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: nickcarraway

8 posted on 11/07/2008 9:34:49 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: 13Sisters76

Without knowing what the sex offenders were charged with? There are now all sorts of “crimes” that will get a person sex offender status. Including an angry woman. Before I’d cheer, I’d need to know more.


9 posted on 11/07/2008 9:36:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway
I clicked on the link and I'm guessing that this is in California, but I'm not really sure.

I live in the Lower Hudson Valley. When I post a local story I make sure I say where it's from. Can we all agree to do this? There are a lot of local stories posted with no context.

As a long-time FReeper this is one of my biggert gripes (the other being starting live threads 8 hours before the event, just to be the first).

10 posted on 11/07/2008 9:39:57 PM PST by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting way to get the sex offenders to call into the police stations. Sounds like it could be a creative sting operation.


11 posted on 11/07/2008 9:40:31 PM PST by 4Godsoloved..Hegave
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To: 13Sisters76
I love vigilantes.

I'd like to know what these guys were convicted of before I cheer on a vigilante.

You'd be surprised what will get a person listed on a sex offender database these days.

12 posted on 11/07/2008 9:41:03 PM PST by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway

WOW!

I’m really going ot lose sleep over someone putting sex offenders out od their misery?

Yaaaaaawwwwnnnnn.

Wake me up when this person has taken out the trash.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 9:41:39 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I must have missed the Biblical reference to vigilantes.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 9:42:39 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: CheneyChick

“Weird. Sex offenders are “victims” now. Who knew.”

Amazing, isn’t it.

Now I’m supposed to be up in arms over “sex offenders” being protected ... LOL!

Who ever you are - “get it done!”


15 posted on 11/07/2008 9:42:51 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: CaptRon
I clicked on the link and I'm guessing that this is in California, but I'm not really sure.

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Yes, CA. It's in the Bay Area, about 35 miles south of San Francisco. I agree that it is good FReeping form to note the state if the town mentioned is not known nationally.

16 posted on 11/07/2008 9:44:32 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Good point.Not all offenders on the list are the stereotypical “get little children types”. Some maybe angry women. Some maybe consensual underage partners with angry parents.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 9:45:55 PM PST by berdie
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To: DJ MacWoW
“I must have missed the Biblical reference to vigilantes.”

If we acknowledged God's Law, there would be no “vigilantes”. They wouldn't be on this earth anymore sexually attacking others. Now we protect law breakers - especially if they ARE PERVERTS.
Maybe you should spend some time with the Bible ... and understand Him. He's not real crazy about sex offenders ... .

18 posted on 11/07/2008 9:46:36 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nickcarraway
“causing moderate injuries”
if he was a child molester id say the vigilante needs to learn to swing a lot harder!
but i will reserve judgment until we know what these “sex offenders” were convicted of....
with one adult kid and 2 teenagers in school i can tell you that what counts as sexual assault borders on the ridiculous.
19 posted on 11/07/2008 9:48:40 PM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: nickcarraway

What state?


20 posted on 11/07/2008 9:50:37 PM PST by barker (Does Sarah still rock? You betcha.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good. Hopefully the attacks are fatal.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 9:50:53 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: nickcarraway

This reminds me of some guest either Art Bell or George Noory (can’t remember which, it’s been awhile since the show) who claimed he had been a member of a secret hit squad working out of Interpol, actually “hitting” child pornographers worldwide.

It was bizarre. Reminds me of this.


22 posted on 11/07/2008 9:53:52 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (PALIN 2012: No more RINOS... Ever!!)
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To: barker

California. About 30 miles south of San Francisco.


23 posted on 11/07/2008 9:55:57 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway

Where do we send contributions for this guy?


24 posted on 11/07/2008 9:56:25 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: nmh
Tell me where in the Bible God says vigilantism is Christian behaviour?

Do you know for a fact that these men were guilty? Are you saying that no innocent people are ever convicted? Do you know what they were accused of?

25 posted on 11/07/2008 9:57:42 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway

“A witness saw a man carrying a bat and placing a Molotov cocktail-type device at the front door of a registered sex offender.

When confronted by the witness, the man indicated he was targeting the person living in the apartment due to the fact that he was sex offender.”


Fire bombs at an apartment complex, ineffective home invasion and physical attack. This guy is nutty as a fruit cake and is a danger to everyone.


26 posted on 11/07/2008 10:02:13 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: berdie

Yes and people pile on the bandwagon without thinking. When a person sobers up, date rape is a popular cry. I know a young woman who has said a man abused her and they’d never met her. She now constantly claims that different people are abusing her kids. It gets her attention. But she refuses to allow anyone to talk to or examine her kids. Crying “abuse” is her favourite revenge and attention getting device.


27 posted on 11/07/2008 10:02:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama will make sure that the civil rights of the sex offenders are preserved.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 10:04:45 PM PST by Tempest (Obama is not my president.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Without knowing what the sex offenders were charged with? There are now all sorts of “crimes” that will get a person sex offender status. Including an angry woman. Before I’d cheer, I’d need to know more.

I posted virtually the same sentiments in my post #12 before reading your post. It is troubling all the support that this vigilante is getting. Now, I have no sympathy for child rapists but "sex offenses" have become the great catch-all. There are people registered as sex offenders whose crime was urinating in a dark alley during a night of bar-hopping (indecent exposure). Many of these databases don't specify what the crime was.

Furthermore, this nut-job is leaving molotov cocktails on people's front porches? That's hardly discriminatory.

Finally, if we're going to maintain a sex offender database, maybe we can have burglary and robbery databases as well? I'm not to worried about sex offenders but I'd really like to know who the B&E guys in my neighborhood are so I know where to look when my stuff winds up missing.

29 posted on 11/07/2008 10:14:51 PM PST by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway

Paul Kersey.


30 posted on 11/07/2008 10:16:12 PM PST by Zauber
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To: Drew68

I’m disturbed by it too. We are either a nation of laws or we are not. And that’s coming from a person whose father was a pedophile.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 10:19:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I think the predator registry is a good thing.

But the type of abuse should be established and taken into consideration.


32 posted on 11/07/2008 10:28:11 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

Most states have levels, level 1,2 and 3. Some people don’t care. An accusation is enough. It’s an unfortunate human trait that emotion clouds judgment.


33 posted on 11/07/2008 10:33:54 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: CaptRon
As a long-time FReeper this is one of my biggert gripes (the other being starting live threads 8 hours before the event, just to be the first).

Both pet-peeves of mine, too. Please post what state the town is in, people!

34 posted on 11/07/2008 10:43:52 PM PST by conservative cat ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: DJ MacWoW

Lighten up.


35 posted on 11/07/2008 11:12:52 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Eccl 10:2
Lighten up.

Also scriptural.

36 posted on 11/09/2008 4:53:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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