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California’s #RapeCulture: Monster Gets Early Prison Release, Kidnaps Girl, 16

Posted on | April 19, 2014 | 38 Comments

This is what happens when you elect Democrats:

A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California’s prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles, and detectives suspect he may be connected to three other recent murders. Robert L. Ranson, 30, was arrested in late March after the girl escaped from a U-Haul van in an alley near Imperial Highway and New Hampshire Ave., according to police and booking records. The girl was covered in gasoline and said her attacker, later identified as Ranson, had tied her hands and taped her mouth, and was trying to light her on fire when she ran away, naked.

Ranson is also a suspect in three murders. You may ask: “How is this psychopath a ‘non-violent offender’?” Here’s your answer:

According to state prison officials Ranson was released from prison in Susanville in June, 2013 and returned to Los Angeles for supervision by probation officials. He was considered a non-violent offender because his most recent prison term was for possession of a firearm by a felon. Ranson had previously served time for two carjackings and an assault with a firearm, prison officials said.

So, despite convictions for serious violent crimes, including carjacking, Ranson was classified as “non-violent” under a system where only your most recent conviction is considered relevant. And possession of a firearm by a felon? That’s “non-violent.”

There are layers of irony here. At Occidental College, radical feminist Professor Caroline Heldman is stoking “rape culture” paranoia, but the same left-wing mentality supports Gov. Jerry Brown and his early-release program for “non-violent” offenders.

It’s only about a half-hour drive from South L.A., where this poor 16-year-old girl escaped Robert Ranson, to the campus of Occidental College, where rich girls scream about “rape culture.” Whatever any girl at Occidental has suffered, I’m reasonably sure none of them have been kidnapped, tied up, tortured and covered with gasoline by a psycho convict who tried to light them on fire.

If Jerry Brown’s “non-violent offenders” ever started preying on rich girls — like those spoiled-brat feminists at Occidental, where tuition is $46,952 a year — maybe California Democrats would care.



38 Responses to “California’s #RapeCulture: Monster Gets Early Prison Release, Kidnaps Girl, 16”

  1. instapundit
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM California’s #RapeCulture: Monster Gets Early Prison Release, Kidnaps Girl, 16 #TCOT

  2. sherman91
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM California’s #RapeCulture: Monster Gets Early Prison Release, Kidnaps Girl, 16 #TCOT

  3. RS
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

    It will not be long before California is nothing but armed enclaves of oblivious Leftist elites surrounded by No Man’s Land where the populace at large will be prevented from defending itself because “guns are bad.”

  4. ChandlersGhost
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    Moonbeam’s “prison realignment” program scores another victim.

  5. DaveO
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    Feminists fear non-caucasians of either gender. Whether the action is abortion or rape and murder, the Feminists score the action a victory. Professor Heldman will soon be lobbying for Ranson’s release and employment in an inner-city all-girls school.

  6. Kirby McCain
    April 19th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    The revolving door of California prisons. And we had the pair of serial killers last weekend with GPS anklets.

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  8. darleenclick
    April 19th, 2014 @ 6:17 pm

    You don’t even know the half of it. Property crime is way up due directly to AB109 yet LASlimes & other Democrat house organs rarely cover it as such. If CA’s governor were Republican, it would be front page news with all manner of outcries for recall.

    I’m in the thick of it, I see it every day, yet Moonbeam is expected to coast to re-election. WTF!

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  10. darleenclick
    April 19th, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    BTW, it was “assault with a firearm” which can count as a strike, not mere “possession by a felon”

  11. Bob Belvedere
    April 19th, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Damn, Darleen, is there anyway you can get your whole family out of that Hellhole?

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  13. John Hitchcock
    April 19th, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    Can we at least try enforcing the laws on the books before we go about violating the Second Amendment? Hmmm?
    This is on you, Leftists!

  14. richard mcenroe
    April 19th, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    CA didn’t give a rat’s ass about gang violence until some UCLA students got crossfired in tony Westwood.

  15. ChandlersGhost
    April 19th, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    Every member of this guy’s family is probably going to vote for Jerry Brown at least once, so it’s no wonder why Moonbeam isn’t worried.

  16. Mike G.
    April 19th, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

    This dude needs to be flayed alive, then drawn and quartered. A bullet is too good for him.

  17. Quartermaster
    April 19th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    IN Jerry Pournelle’s “Future Histories” he posited a “codominium” with the USA and Soviet Union on top with Taxpayers/Comrades separated from the welfare recipients and peasants, with the latter being confined to “welfare islands” with all the inhabitants juiced up on a drug known as Borloi. We may be headed to the “welfare islands,” but the inhabitants will be reversed.

  18. aliswell
    April 19th, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

    Darleen, if you’re remaining there because your house value has plummeted due to your neighborhood devolving, I beg you reconsider, cut your losses and just get out of there. Your life is worth more than money.

  19. Cube
    April 19th, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    Better idea – employment in Prof. Heldman’s house and she’s not allowed to have a gun because, y’know, somebody might get hurt.

    It’s called ‘living with the consequences of your ideas’. Do you think she’ll reconsider gun control before or after keeping dangerous criminals in prison?

  20. Rosalie
    April 19th, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the lefties had a candle vigil for him.

  21. arebel1
    April 19th, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    You can blame the courts for their rulings that it was “inhumane” due to overcrowding. Because, we wouldn’t want this individual to be subject to inhumane conditions!

  22. notpilgrims2
    April 19th, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    This reminds me of the time that Michael Dukakis released Willie Horton for a furlough.

  23. notpilgrims2
    April 19th, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

    If this armed thug didn’t have guns he wouldn’t be as violent.

  24. smokedaddy
    April 20th, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    I feel such a connection here Stacy. My wife is a County Probation officer here in So Cal dealing with these releasees. My mother grew up in South Central a few blocks away from this incident. And my sister- She attended Occidental 30 some years ago with a guy named “Barry” in two of her classes.

  25. Funeral guy
    April 20th, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    An all girls school in an inner city neighborhood. Heh heh, that’s a good one.

  26. darleenclick
    April 20th, 2014 @ 2:19 am

    My parents in Orange County, my in-laws in San Diego all in their 80s. We just don’t want to be more than 1-2 hours drive away.

  27. darleenclick
    April 20th, 2014 @ 2:20 am

    Not right now, unfortunately.

  28. darleenclick
    April 20th, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    I’m in a DA office in SoCal.

  29. jakee308
    April 20th, 2014 @ 3:14 am

    It’s never a good sign when they wear those clumps of braids. Sure there’s criminals that are clean shaven/bald/short hair but clumpy braids is almost a guarantee of low I.Q. and a high crazy quotient.

  30. Rob Crawford
    April 20th, 2014 @ 7:55 am

    I’m pretty sure you’ll find that “rape culture” is defined as to exclude minorities. Otherwise it would be raaaaacist.

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  32. Wombat_socho
    April 20th, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    All joking aside, that’s exactly what a lot of inner-city parents want for their daughters. Schools where the girls can actually learn and not be subjected to the pornified popular culture, at least for a few hours.

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  34. Funeral guy
    April 20th, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    I agree Wombat. I can hear the liberals and the teachers unions screaming all the way from here.

  35. K-Bob
    April 20th, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    This really stupid notion that, “You can tell the quality of a civilization by how it treats its prisoners,” has led to this totally inverted, pyramid of protection for criminals.

    A quality civilization would have one prison per each 1 million citizens. The general population of the prison (i.e., those not on “death row”) would have three thousand individual accommodations (cells) and they would be clean, provide a writing/study space, and the food would be of high quality. There would be no “common” areas.

    Each time a new prisoner is added to it, all current residents are moved over one cell. The guy in the last cell moves into the gas chamber, and then off to cadaver duty in the state’s medical schools.

    Clearly we’re not civilized enough to punish our law-breakers.

  36. K-Bob
    April 20th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    He’s just misunderstood.

  37. Jeanette Victoria
    April 20th, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    I’m so glad I’m a SoCal escapee I saw the writing on the wall in the 80’s moved the mountains then finally left altogether

  38. rodander
    April 21st, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    The real problem is that the vast majority of the incarcerated pled to a lesser charge than what they might have been convicted of. I’m guessing that this causes a whole lot of violent offenders to now be classified as “non-violent” because they copped to the non-violent charge. I’m also guessing that this is now a defense strategy, because the perp knows that the non-violent sentence in CA will be even shorter than advertised because of this “over-crowding” relief strategy.