It is customary for bubbleinfo to stand down during tragic events, and yesterday afternoon was one of those, with the Chelsea King case.
While the story will be with our community forever, we should put some immediate attention on it.
We’ve been discussing how we can’t depend on the government to provide as much as before, though many will say that the sex-offender program has been woefully inadequate for years. Hopefully this case will bring more attention to the program’s failings.
What can we do as private citizens? We need to be more aware of our surroundings, and take action to protect and defend ourselves from harm.
It is a mandatory disclosure in the real estate industry to encourage clients to review the Megan’s Law website, where registered sex-offenders are listed by name and address: http://meganslaw.ca.gov/
As we’ve seen in Chelsea King’s case, the perpetrators can move around, but let’s note where they are registered today:
|Town or Area||# of RSO||Town or Area||# of RSO|
|Solana Bch||6||San Marcos||38|
What can you do? Here’s a link to an article and video that covers the basics of self-defense. Hopefully the community will also create a non-profit foundation or other entity to which we can contribute, to help further the cause.
Chelsea’s case has deep personal concerns for me, being a parent of two teenage daughters. But there is also another personal tie, going back to the 1950s. As some of you know, my grandfather (I’m his namesake) was District Attorney of Alameda County back in the day. He prosecuted a very similar case that was captured in a book, Shallow Grave in Trinity County, that gripped our family then, and shows that this has been a problem for a long time.
This is the perpetrator’s parents’ home in RB, photo taken from the UT: