We’d like to know what you think of Rell’s position expressed in her letter to the attorney general. Below is the copy of the letter:
Dear Attorney General Blumenthal:
As you know, David Pollitt, a convicted serial rapist, is scheduled to be released tomorrow, October 12, 2007. It has been reported that Mr. Pollitt will be living with his sister on Fox Run Drive, residential neighborhood in Southbury. I have received a large number of telephone inquires, emails and letters from concerned Southbury residents. The residents have rightfully expressed concern for the safety of children and of themselves. Mr. Pollitt was convicted of the violent crime of rape on women in five towns and authorities suspected him of rapes in other towns in Connecticut.
While recognizing that Mr. Pollitt has served his sentence and that his release and probation are statutorily governed, we also have a duty to ensure that we have left no stone unturned in safeguarding the safety and welfare of the Southbury residents. Numerous children and elderly residents reside in the Fox Run Drive neighborhood. I am asking that you explore immediately the possibility of filing a motion in Superior Court seeking the delay of Mr. Pollitt’s release. This additional time will allow all interested parties to carefully review all possible safety measures that may be implemented to protect the Southbury residents.
I thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this important matter.
Very truly yours,
M. Jodi Rell