Boys Ranch a serious neighborhood issue that needs a solution

Dear Editor,
Thanks for your coverage on the Boys Ranch. I came across this
story thanks to a memo from Wendy Mosgrove which was left on my
windshield.
Dear Editor,

Thanks for your coverage on the Boys Ranch. I came across this story thanks to a memo from Wendy Mosgrove which was left on my windshield.

Had I known Ms. Mosgrove’s address she’d have found the memo she left for me crumpled on her doorstep with the ones she says others have left her as well. After reading the coverage in the local newspapers and learning the probation departments crime statistics for the Boys Ranch, I am appalled that Ms. Mosgrove and the residents who helped her pass out her memo would spread inaccurate information and a false sense of security about such a serious issue.

Ms. Mosgrove’s memo stated that Chief Probation Officer Sheila Mitchell told her that there were NO VIOLENT OFFENDERS at the Ranch and that rapists ARE NOT and have NEVER been allowed in any minimum security facility. Well, it would appear that both Ms. Mitchell, if she indeed said that, and Ms. Mosgrove don’t believe that sex offenders and those detained for assault with a deadly weapon, to name a few, are violent offenders.

It would also appear that she didn’t bother to find out that the Probation Department’s statistics clearly show that rapists have been detained at the James Ranch. I’m offended that Ms. Mosgrove would take the time to distribute her memo without having the facts. It’s a shame she passed her inaccurate memo out to so many people with the potential to undermine a true problem in the community. I hope that the others who received it will take the time to read the statistics and learn the facts.

Perhaps Ms. Mosgrove and her crew should make arrangements with the Probation Department to have the escapees welcomed at their homes.

Good work and good luck to Ms. Pelz, Ms. Cervantes and Ms. DeHaro. Thanks for raising our awareness!

Collette Maloney, Morgan Hill

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