Here are the facts...
2006 - Renting family moves out of house down the street. Landlord takes family to court over some issues. Landlord looses case due to the testimony from another neighbor.
As retribution, landlord then leases house out to the state which then turns it into a so called half way house.
2007 - 3 men move into the home. These men are convicted felons...one served 20 years for attempted murder-armed robbery, one served 10 years for being a pedophile, and the other served time for robbing a bank.
One of the convicts would always stop when walking in front of the neighbors house and look in her window from the side walk. He would always say hi or wave to her if she was outdoors...she would never acknowledge him.
Another...a very sinister looking dark dude would always borrow a shopping cart from the store to push his groceries home in. Glaring in contempt at any one that looked at him.
2007 - Neighbors attend council meetings to get rid of this sheit.
2008 - The state removes the violent offenders and replaces them with mental patients. These people stand on the porch all day smoking cigarettes and staring at passer bys and other neighbors on their daily routines.
There has been several occasions when the police have been called to the home.
2010 - recently, my neighbor called to inform me that he was awoken at 4am by one of the nuts. The nut was beating on the side door of his home...slowly at first and then progressively louder.
The police were called and arrested the man for trespassing. When questioned by detectives, he stated that he wanted to make love to my neighbors wife and was knocking on the door because thats what a gentleman does.
The man is schizophrenic and had not eatin or takin his meds in 3 days.
2010 - Neighbors meet with city council and the chief of police to see what can be done. The answer is not much....until one of them eat your child.
We are working to pass an ordinance that would prevent these homes for being used for this purpose in residential areas.
In summary - Be aware of whats happening on your street. My state likes to sneak these people in without informing the local community (under the radar). Those responsible at the state level are very combative when questioned and unwilling to provide any information.
Attend council meetings and make sure they pass an ordinance to make scenarios such as this never happen in your neighborhood.
BTW, this home is 2 blocks from an elementary school, and 3 blocks from a middle school. There are tons of children around, many of which walk to school everyday, including my own.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed!