Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Garrido Story: Why is the Justice system letting these criminals get away?

Katie Callaway Hall has thought about Phillip Garrido every day since November 22, 1976 when he asked her for a ride at a supermarket in California, before handcuffing her, binding her and taking her to a mini-warehouse in Reno, Nevada, where he raped her. 
Garrido was convicted for kidnapping and raping Hall, but was released after serving just over 10 years of a 50-year sentence. He was labeled a sex offender and put on lifetime parole. So why is it that Garrido and his wife, Nancy, were charged last week with crimes relating to the abduction of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and her captivity in a hidden shed-and-tent compound in the couple's backyard in Antioch, California?

Imagine the thought that your rapist and potential killer is out on the loose after your terrible ordeal and then finding out that this same person caused pain to a little girl and the two children she was forced to have with him. 
Not only should you be terrified for your life because of this situation, but you should also be pissed off at our legal system for letting this pervert slip through the cracks. I for one wonders how this could ever happen. But because this guy slipped through the system, Jaycee Dugard was held captive for an avoidable 18 years.

I just find this story to be ridiculous for the fact that this could have never happened. I Just hope that we use this tragedy as a warning to change some laws in our Justice system.

First Garrido victim speaks out ..CNN's Larry King

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