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Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by St Vaast
The problem isn't a lack of police, or checks, the problem is lack of competent police and federal agents. They all look like geniuses on night time TV shows, but in the news, they come like the Keystone cops.
In 2006 one of Garrido's neighbors called 911 to inform them there were tents in the backyard with children living there and that Garrido was a "psychotic" with sexual addictions. A deputy sheriff spoke with Garrido at the front of the house for about 30 minutes and left after telling him there would be a code violation if people were living outside on the property.''
''His neighbors knew he was a registered sex offender. Kids on his block called him "Creepy Phil" and kept their distance. Parole agents and local law enforcement regularly visited his home and found nothing unusual.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The reality is in 1970 with strong families this could not have happened.
The child would have never been so poorly attended and left in harm's way.
The perpetrator would have never been able to hide the fact he had an underage girl who wasn't his child living in his backyard in tents and a shed.
...those are examples of bs... sexual predators kidnapping kids happened in the 70s and the 60s and the 50s and as far back as you can go... the dugard girl was not "poorly attended and left in harm's way"... her stepfather was watching her walk to the bus stop... no one couldve predicted that a car would suddenly make a uturn and snatch her - not even you in your 1970s perfect world fantasy - and - back then, it was easier to hide kidnapping victims because the ward and june cleaver types just ignored "bad" things in lieu of baking cookies and getting their daily dose of propaganda via the 5o'clock news...