State OKs $20M for Dugard's family

Full story: The Reporter 36
A woman held captive for nearly two decades by a rapist out on parole will receive $20 million from the state of California for her ordeal, during which she bore two children to the man whom officials were supposedly monitoring. Full Story
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Fairfield Resident

Fairfield, CA

#1 Jul 2, 2010
They deserve more money than 20 mil...period

Since: Jun 10

Vacaville, CA

#2 Jul 2, 2010
Government workers must be held to a higher standard and made accountable for their mistakes. Those in the private sector can be fined and even incarcerated for their mistakes.

There should be someway to make those involved personally responsible for their mistakes -- possibly deducting money from their retirement account to reimburse the taxpayers and start deducting premiums for malpractice insurance from all government workers pay. This way taxpayers aren't left holding the bill for government's negligence and incompetency.
John

United States

#3 Jul 2, 2010
And pray tell, where is the $20,000,000 going to come from considering the State of California is dead broke?

This is also a personal responsibility issue. Like teaching your children not to speak with strangers and how to resist their aggressive actions.
Seth Adams

United States

#4 Jul 2, 2010
Another reason to disband Public Employee Unions.....they breed sloth as they have ZERO consequences for completely failing at their jobs.
silly people

Isleton, CA

#5 Jul 2, 2010
now we need someone on the inside to do what the state won't do and extract $20 Million of payment from the kidnapper. Its to bad that the Taxpayers are on the hook for this sick pig.
John

United States

#6 Jul 2, 2010
So, what the hell is the State of California going to do without in order to pay this 20 million dollar extortion? How about extracting the money from the mother who obviously failed to tech her children well?
The true American

Venice, CA

#7 Jul 2, 2010
John did you actualy even read the story? Cause a mom may have not said something to a child like dont talk to stranges then her kid gets kidnapped. Thats like saying if someone in your family commits suicide you should get fined.
Mike

Grand Terrace, CA

#8 Jul 2, 2010
20 million!!!!!!!unless she was gonna be a male athlete, she never would have made that much in her life time. Get real, she deserves something, but not anywhere near 20 million.
John

United States

#9 Jul 2, 2010
The true American wrote:
John did you actualy even read the story? Cause a mom may have not said something to a child like dont talk to stranges then her kid gets kidnapped. Thats like saying if someone in your family commits suicide you should get fined.
I don't really give a crap! The mother was negligent and should be heavily fined. We the taxpaying public SHOULD NOT be extorted in paying Ms Dugard the 20 million bucks. Like everyone else, Dugard needs to work hard for her living and to support her rug rats - no ifs, ands or buts.
Pat Kittle

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Jul 2, 2010
Mandatory sterilization for this criminal would have prevented all this.

Oh, but mandatory sterilization interferes with criminals' and other parasites' rights!

Eeeek!!
John

United States

#11 Jul 2, 2010
Pa Kettle wrote:
Mandatory sterilization for this criminal would have prevented all this.
Oh, but mandatory sterilization interferes with criminals' and other parasites' rights!
Eeeek!!
Perhaps mandatory sterilization for Dugard's mother would have been appropriate also.
Pinky

Vacaville, CA

#12 Jul 2, 2010
Pat Kittle wrote:
Mandatory sterilization for this criminal would have prevented all this.
Oh, but mandatory sterilization interferes with criminals' and other parasites' rights!
Eeeek!!
OFF! with their Tally Wackers !
John

United States

#13 Jul 2, 2010
Pinky wrote:
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OFF! with their Tally Wackers !
Mandatory castration or hysterectomy should be in order to parents who show no responsibility toward their offspring.
Pat Kittle

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Jul 2, 2010
Pinky wrote:
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OFF! with their Tally Wackers !
You may be confusing sterilization with castration.
Pinky

Vacaville, CA

#15 Jul 2, 2010
Pat Kittle wrote:
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You may be confusing sterilization with castration.
No Pat, I'm talkin balls and all honey.
See Ya

Oakland, CA

#16 Jul 2, 2010
Good for her, even though she could have gotten away many many many times, like 'Pamela Smart' in Utah ! Next time run baby run !:)
Ugly Mother In Law

United States

#17 Jul 2, 2010
This will drastically take away from the welfare budget for those hard working Obama supporters, this is clearly discrimination.
See Ya

Oakland, CA

#18 Jul 2, 2010
Ugly Mother In Law wrote:
This will drastically take away from the welfare budget for those hard working Obama supporters, this is clearly discrimination.
You're "UGLY" indeed, your politics and your information and your Republican farty !:)
Ugly Mother In Law

United States

#19 Jul 2, 2010
See Ya wrote:
<quoted text>You're "UGLY" indeed, your politics and your information and your Republican farty !:)
You can have my ugly mother in law, too, smeggy. Useless and sticky-fingered, just like a democrat.
See Ya

Oakland, CA

#20 Jul 2, 2010
Ugly Mother In Law wrote:
<quoted text>You can have my ugly mother in law, too, smeggy. Useless and sticky-fingered, just like a democrat.
"Honor thy mother and father" don't get mad at me because you married into the wrong family. Go Obama, re-election in 2012 ! get used to it, It will be better than the previous eight years that's for sure !:)

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