This is the kind of "non-violent" offender that California Governor Jerry Brown releases early from prison in his "prisoner realignment" program:
Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead.He was released early as a non-violent offender because his most recent prison term was only for possession of a firearm by a felon.
The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related to the attack on the 16-year-old, including rape, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault, according to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
A week after the kidnapping, the LAPD said Ransom -- who has previous felony convictions for robbery, assault and being a felon in possession with a firearm -- was arrested on a parole violation.
In possibly related news, another serial killer may have appeared in the Mt. Tamalpais area of Marin County north of San Francisco.
Since we're not willing to the make cultural changes necessary to reduce the crime rate, we might as well get on with the task of building more prisons.
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