The State : Parolee's Status Upheld

The state Supreme Court rejected Contra Costa County's latest legal move to reject paroled mutilator-rapist Larry Singleton, despite hints of vigilante action and a vow by Mayor George Livingston of Richmond to "build a wall" around the convict to prevent him from settling there. A one-line order signed by Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas let stand a District Court of Appeal ruling that no community could bar Singleton. But Livingston was adamant. "I'm asking all the citizens to look for you and tell you you're not wanted," he said, addressing Singleton in a televised news conference. "We will build a wall around you." Richmond Police Sgt. Ray Howard expressed concern about possible vigilantism. "The voices we're hearing from the public are very angry," he said. "There's a potential for dangerous action."

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