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Lassen County isn’t happy with Loren Herzog’s parole

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Loren Herzog

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:00 am

San Joaquin County didn’t want him. Tehama County didn’t want him. Now Lassen County doesn’t want him either. Earlier this week, about 500 people crowded a Lassen County community center to protest the parole of convicted killer Loren Herzog into their county.

The board of this northeastern California county is asking residents to sign a petition that will be sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of Corrections Matthew Cate. Since Tuesday, more than 5,000 signatures have been collected in the county of roughly 35,000 people.

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  • Mary Henschel posted at 3:01 pm on Thu, Sep 16, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    Of course Lassen Co. isn't happy to have this guy. Who would be? It's a darned shame he's even out of prison this early, considering how many people died at his hands.

    I hope the PO assigned to him watches him like a hawk, and sends him back to prison for the slightest infraction. He really doesn't belong outside to begin with.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 7:52 am on Thu, Sep 16, 2010.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Tax dollars will still be supporting this guy. I doubt there's too many employers
    willing to give this guy a chance. AND, 16 years in prison is not enough for this guy.
    I would be willing to speculate that he may not be very comfortable about the type of freedom he has now. Perhaps the parole board had this in mind when they made the decison to parole him. Of course you now have citizens upset in Lassen County. In this case, shame on the Parole board.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:29 am on Thu, Sep 16, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Can you imagine any community welcoming this man.... I cannot... maybe the law needs to be changed so that all parolees must establish residence within one city block of at least one parole board official’s personal residence. Better yet, the parolee should live as a roommate to a parole board member to make certain it is safe for the public. After all, if the board is so convinced the person deserves parole, maybe they should take on the risk of their decision.



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