Thomas Pollacci found guilty of rape

Full story: Monterey County Herald

After only three hours of deliberations and two votes, a jury Monday found Thomas Pollacci guilty of raping a woman in the loft of Ron's Liquors in Pacific Grove in 2008.
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byebyetommy

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For those of you offering up a defense, there simply is none for Tommy or his family. This man has ruined the lives of many women and the family has turned a deaf ear all along - no, they do not directly control his actions but they all have had an opportunity to try and help the situation but chose not to. If any of us try to deny we have strayed from time-to-time that would be foolish - but I doubt any of the comments here are from convicted rapists and/or those convicted of sexual battery. I'm sorry but Lighthouse Avenue is now a much safer place to walk and women will no longer be subjected to the inhumane comments directed at them as they walked past Ron's Liquors.
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Carmel lass wrote:
I still want the thousands of dollars my husband lost in income just for having to appear the first day of jury selection. Filthy slimeball's family should have to pay us.
Thanks, itís called your civic "duty" and the right thing to do!
civic duty

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Thanks, itís called your civic "duty"
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civic duty wrote:
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Thanks, itís called your civic "duty" and the right thing to do!
Thousands of dollars your husband lost? Give me a break.
Peninsula resident

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"Civic duty" is off base and just plain ignorant. So are you other naysayers. If a person loses any income due to the actions of this "man" it's a hardship. It's a cruel hardship. To those of you who don't understand the huge monetary loss, you don't know the peninsula. We make lots of money, here and to not be able to make it causes a steam roll effect of a hardship. Think about it, if somebody makes that much money, that loss is going to cause others a huge loss in many ways. Indeed, Pollacci's family should pay for it.

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Peninsula resident wrote:
"Civic duty" is off base and just plain ignorant. So are you other naysayers. If a person loses any income due to the actions of this "man" it's a hardship. It's a cruel hardship. To those of you who don't understand the huge monetary loss, you don't know the peninsula. We make lots of money, here and to not be able to make it causes a steam roll effect of a hardship. Think about it, if somebody makes that much money, that loss is going to cause others a huge loss in many ways. Indeed, Pollacci's family should pay for it.
It's interesting that you would respond as you do. Several responsibilities come with American citizenship, among them paying taxes and serving on a jury, if called. So, possibly you think another poster saying it's your husband's civic duty is "off base and just plain ignorant" because your husband is not a citizen and doesn't pay taxes, either. Is that the case?

Regarding your husband's "thousands of dollars...lost in income" you seem to believe because it's a larger sum of money, it has a larger impact on your family. One would hope that with a comfortable income such as you describe, your husband would have set aside funds in a savings or other account for difficult times (they happen in everyone's life). Do you think you would feel the loss of income less if your husband had to support your family on a $100-200 a day, as many people (yes, even here on the peninsula) do?

As to your suggestion that the Pollacci family pay for jurors, there's a term for that: jury tampering.

So, while you're considering the whole picture, you might try a different perspective: Try being thankful that you have a spouse who makes "lots of money". Try being glad you live in a country where most people believe that jury service is indeed part of their civic duty, and one of the contributions they make to live in a democratic society.
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It's interesting that you would respond as you do. Several responsibilities come with American citizenship, among them paying taxes and serving on a jury, if called. So, possibly you think another poster saying it's your husband's civic duty is "off base and just plain ignorant" because your husband is not a citizen and doesn't pay taxes, either. Is that the case?
Regarding your husband's "thousands of dollars...lost in income" you seem to believe because it's a larger sum of money, it has a larger impact on your family. One would hope that with a comfortable income such as you describe, your husband would have set aside funds in a savings or other account for difficult times (they happen in everyone's life). Do you think you would feel the loss of income less if your husband had to support your family on a $100-200 a day, as many people (yes, even here on the peninsula) do?
As to your suggestion that the Pollacci family pay for jurors, there's a term for that: jury tampering.
So, while you're considering the whole picture, you might try a different perspective: Try being thankful that you have a spouse who makes "lots of money". Try being glad you live in a country where most people believe that jury service is indeed part of their civic duty, and one of the contributions they make to live in a democratic society.
Don't take the whine seriously. Likely a troll or one of our local whiners doing the only thing they know how to do.
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Very expensive to raise children.
Catastrophically expensive to raise infantile punk douchebags like Tommy Boy.
There's criminal lawyers, investigators, expert witnesses, appeals lawyers, civil lawyers, judges and politicians to hire..........
Wouldn't recommend it unless you own at least three liquor stores, and you'll very likely end up with those belonging to someone else.
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I am not the original poster with the husband with the financial loss. I did and still do, however, agree with Carmel Lass. Obviously, one does not ask a defendant to pay for their income loss. It looked to me as if Carmel Lass was saying that due to Pollacci's actions and the lack of actions of his parents, her husband suffered a financial loss. My point in that regard was that if someone loses thousands of dollars, that loss causes a steam roll effect for more than just him and his family. It has got to greatly affects others.

Of course there is a civic duty and I'm sure the original poster realized that (duh). Those of you putting peninsula residents down for their wealth are just jealous and petty. It's too bad Pollacci's family can't be held legally responsible for her husband's financial loss but also the other jurrors'. There's certainly nothing wrong with pointing that fact out.
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As far as the women with her husband loosing thousands. Well yes it is a civic duty but as we all know there are ways of getting out of jury duty. So I personally believe this man had his curiousity up and probably deep down wanted to serve on this jury. Whether this one or another crime be it domestic violence, gang, or murder, he would of eventually had to serve and loose his thousands and provide his civic duty every couple of years.
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#58
May 2, 2010
 
He gets 4years...he gets out in two for good behavior
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And of course it is not publicized!!! Afraid of the tourism going down. Every town in the US of A has its corruption. So sad!! Con men YES women out there beaware of all the cons many many from my experience around the peninsula. They will tell you anything you want to hear!!! Be smart and savy!!
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Just charged again, The most prolific Serial Rapist this county ever seen, Facing 44 years, Better late than never!!!!!
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#63
Jun 8, 2010
 
How many years has this monster been hunting women? How many women lives he has ruined. It is good that he is behind bars. Feel for the victims. Pray that they too can find justice and peace of mind knowing that Tom will be finally accountable for the crimes he committed and gotten away with for decades. His attorney should excuse himself off the case because Tom is a serial sexual predator and the citizens in our communities need to be safe from becoming prey and hunted by predators like him. I hope for guilty convictions for the up coming additional rape charges filed against him.
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Jun 10, 2010
 
Is anyone curious how long and game playing this court process is taking and still going on? They are going to fight next week the judges instructions. What does anyone speculate will happen. This all seems like a game!!!!!

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Jun 11, 2010
 
dumbfounded wrote:
Is anyone curious how long and game playing this court process is taking and still going on? They are going to fight next week the judges instructions. What does anyone speculate will happen. This all seems like a game!!!!!
I think it's due process. I don't think anything will change about his conviction.
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#67
Aug 9, 2010
 
As a matter of record, Jury Service is a Civic Duty. However for those of us who are self-employed, an extended jury commitment can result in a significant loss of income and financial duress, with no means of recovering these lost wages.

For those Peninsula residents who are high net worth, many more are at the margins and dependant on not having their income interrupted in order to make ends meet.
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pgman wrote:
You people are pathitic out here in Blog Land. You dont know the whole family, because of one family member does not give you the right to bash the whole family. What if this was your family? are you responsible for there action
Wow! Your opinions are ALMOST as good as your grammar and your spelling! Thanks for sharing!
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How come no one just shot him in the dick. I don't recall being too impressed with him being bullet. Proof... one cheap slug and render him safe.
Ralfee

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GREENEYES wrote:
He is already a registered sex offender!!
Ummm... take another look. He's not there NOW!? In Alameda Co. they list them even while incarcerated. however it appears Monterey Co. temporarily takes you off the list? WTF!!!

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