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The Homeless Menace: Police Say Four Women Murdered by Sex Offenders

Posted on | April 15, 2014 | 13 Comments

Notice the use of the word “transient” in this story:

Murder and rape charges were filed Monday against two registered sex offenders accused of killing four women who vanished from the streets of Orange County.
Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were formally charged Monday with murder in the commission of rape and lying in wait, accusations that would make them subject to the death penalty.
Both have prior convictions, and have done time in prison for sex crimes against a child under the age of 14.
The two transients were arrested Friday in an industrial area of Anaheim, not far from the trash-sorting facility where the body of 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp was found last month on a conveyor belt.
Police have not said whether they have found the bodies of the other women, who all went missing last fall.

(Hat-tip: Donald Douglas on Twitter.) This is typical of how the media manipulate discussion of “the homeless,” who can only be presented as sympathetic sufferers. Therefore, a homeless person arrested for a serious crime will be described as “transient,” or “with no fixed address.” This was apparent more than 10 years ago:

Brian David Mitchell was in many ways typical of the homeless, with a history of substance abuse and symptoms of mental illness.
It was not until his arrest [in March 2003] in the kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart, however, that the self-anointed “prophet” brought attention to another aspect of America’s homeless problem: As many as half of the homeless have criminal records, and some have committed serious violent crimes, including rape and murder.
“There’s no question that a certain percentage of homeless people on the street are dangerous or violent,” said Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who has written extensively on the issue. “These are not gentle lambs.”
Miss Mac Donald said liberal activists achieved a “public relations coup” by popularizing the term “homeless” and creating an image of the people once commonly called “bums” as harmless and innocent victims of society. . . .

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13 Responses to “The Homeless Menace: Police Say Four Women Murdered by Sex Offenders”

  1. Anamika
    April 15th, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    I was once given an experience, that blasted me into kingdom come! And for a blessed period of two or three weeks, I lived in a state of presence (thought it was the holy spirit) and peace, that nothing could disturb, from without–within–inside out–outside left, or inside right! I didn’t have to do anything, didn’t have to accept — embrace, surrender…it just was. A beautiful, beautiful state of consciousness that could do nothing but bathe in bliss. Any thoughts that would normally cause catastrophic turmoil, and pain were akin to a naughty man, firing a pistol at the Starship Enterprise with its shields on full. Quite simply, about as potent and hurtful as a marsh mellow being thrown into your face! I remember thinking at the time–trying to test it, I suppose, thinking how would I feel, as a woman, if I had no home–it had burnt down, and I was homeless and penniless, my only shelter, a shops doorway?

    Answer: I would have felt perfectly fine! I remember thinking, that all I would feel like saying, was “Bummer”. The presence that was there, was just to strong an energy for anything to effect me in anyway. If you look at the lives of the realized ones — the Monks, the Masters…they exist in a state of peace — always. Un-shakeable peace. This I submit, is the peace that passeth understanding. Embracing discontent — all of life, may well be prerequisites for experiencing such peace.

    I’m a Christian Bum!

  2. Kirby McCain
    April 15th, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    They had GPS anklets.

  3. Quartermaster
    April 15th, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    In Kali, they’ll never be executed, no matter how much they may deserve it. OTOH, if we executed those who deserved it much of the state of Kalifornia would be depopulated.

  4. richard mcenroe
    April 15th, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    That may be just a skosh over the top, unless “felony feckless” has been declared a capital offense.

  5. Quartermaster
    April 15th, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    Bob Whitaker, who was a Reagan appointee, has said that the penalty for stupidity was death, but I think he meant that nature is the one that usually exacts for that offense. Certainly under those terms stupidity is a capital offense. It tends to be drawn out awhile too.

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  7. daleyrocks
    April 15th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Maybe California could consider utilizing some of these homeless folks as teachers to cut down on the danger to students in the classrooms.

  8. daleyrocks
    April 15th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Maybe California could consider utilizing some of these homeless folks as teachers to cut down on the danger to students in the classrooms.

  9. Rob Crawford
    April 15th, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Make it comfortable to be insane, you get more lunatics AND more extreme lunatics.

  10. Adjoran
    April 15th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

    Of course the media will only find the homeless families where the Dad lost his job and Mom reads to the kids in the car where they also live, or the “war vet” who almost always turns out NOT to be a vet.

    The entire “homeless crisis” was manufactured out of whole cloth. Had it not been for the court ruling that the mentally ill could not be confined against their will unless they were violent, it would never have come up at all. But leftists had to cover for their own policies and arguments that turned the mental patients onto the street, so they blamed Reagan instead.

    Leftists have strange views about your rights. They recognize little right to property, but will defend to the death your right to poop in a public park.

    Well, defend it to your death, at least.

  11. Alan Markus
    April 15th, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    “Transient” does imply “movement” and they were living in an RV – so they had the potential to be mobile – being mobile helps when you commit a crime. “Transient”, “Homeless”, “Derelict”, “Hobo”, “Bum”, “Vagrant”, “Traveler” tend to be used without distinction. “Homeless” is typically thought to be people living on the street, in tents in a park, in shelter facility, etc.. I guess in this case the correct term would be “homeless transient”. Not so sure I impute some strategy to disconnect “homeless” from criminal behavior.

  12. darleenclick
    April 16th, 2014 @ 1:07 am

    What I haven’t found yet is whether or not these two were released out of state prison under Gov. Moonbeams “Prison Realignment” (AB109). Violent felons & sex offenders, who weren’t supposed to be part of the release of “low-level” offenders to county supervision ARE part because the state deems only the last conviction as ruling.

    I’m right smack dab in the midst of this and it ain’t good.

  13. K-Bob
    April 16th, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    Move to Alabama. Open carry, stand your ground.