Writer claims responsibility for Bellingham slayings, warns other offenders
The investigation into the slaying of two Level 3 sex offenders in Bellingham has taken a twist with an anonymous letter claiming responsibility for the killings Â and threatening the county's other high-risk offenders.
Kit Bail, supervisor of the DOC's field offices in Whatcom County, said the letter was alarming. "The threat was pretty clear: These are 25 people that should not be on the street. It named names," she said.
Police say one possible motive was vigilante justice, though that is not the only motive being considered. The killing nonetheless unnerved Chad Pyles, a 24-year-old convicted of rape, who lives three blocks from the homicide.
"If they went after a couple of senior citizens, why not me?" said Pyles, a Level 3 offender.
Ofelia Ayala, mother of another Whatcom County Level 3 sex offender, said her son called her last night after learning of the letter. He was scared and asked for money to buy a cellphone to use in case of an emergency, she said.
I stand behind my position from my earlier post. These killings have had just the effect that they should have. Now it's the raping, molesting, sodomites who are scared instead of their neighbors and women who jog alone at night.
The deterrent factor is also huge. Who wants to commit a sex crime and have their name and address put on a public list that is potentially a hit list? The other possibility is that these people absolutely can't control themselves and there is no possible deterrent. If no future consequence will stop these rapists from offending then what is the solution? Government refuses to provide for public safety after the first offense as they keep letting these guys out.
The local news last night on FOX 12 during their "most wanted" segment featured a violent sex offender who had violently raped 3 different women and he just recently walked away from a half-way house in Portland and is loose on the street. One of the women he raped needed reconstructive surgery on her face and genitals because of this man.
It's interesting here how the Seattle Times doesn't describe the crimes of the two level 3 sex offenders that they talk about. Instead they choose to humanize them by showing us how "scared" they are and having one of their mothers talk about him.
Really, they didn't even tell us what the second offender had been convicted of. Molesting 6 year olds? Violently raping teenagers? Repeat offender? No mention of victims here other than this poor poor sex offender whose mom says he's scared. The Times made him the victim.
I hope that he is scared. I hope that he never leaves his house. I hope that it's a prison for him because that's where he should still be.