Not in My Backyard!

Citizens rally to keep paroled murderers and sex offenders from settling in their communities

Police Captain Kevin Collins sputters with outrage when he speaks of the night five years ago when 15-year-old Craig Price murdered Joan Heaton and her two daughters in their home. "We think of what these little kids went through . . . that screaming . . . that unmerciful attack." When police arrived at the Heaton house in Warwick, Rhode Island, they found three broken bodies: Joan, 39, had been stabbed 11 times, strangled and bitten in the face; Jennifer, 10, had been knifed 62 times; Melissa, 8, had eight stab wounds and a crushed skull.

Collins and many citizens are...

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