The article states, "[Per Olaf] Johansson, 35, is notorious in Whatcom County. He was arrested in December 2010 and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. According to charging papers, he stabbed his father at least 30 times in a deluded rage, and stabbed his mother and 13-year-old niece. The two women survived; Johansson’s father didn’t."
There are dreamers who say that criminals should be rehabilitated. Maybe they should be -- if they can be. There are dreamers who say that other cultures put the victim and the perpetrator together face-to-face in the town square (instead of a jail or prison) to make them resolve their differences, making both whole again. Uh huh. Force them to shake hands and make up. If only it were that easy.
Not only does this housing project open the door for dangerous occupants, the article states, "the Olympia City Council and Thurston County Commissioner Valenzuela want to take the approach of no questions asked, no ID needed, no idea who is staying at the “low-barrier” homeless project in Olympia. Their preference means there’s $400,000 less to use for families and children who are homeless."
WE think it would be wise for elected officials and bureaucrats to consider these two articles in context of one another before going off half-cocked on risky Utopian 'progressive' policies.