Take tougher stance on repeat offenders

LaceyJune 20, 2013 

A person 39 years of age was recently arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. He has “at least 34 prior convictions, nine of them theft-related,” according to the newspaper article. What a busy guy. Why is he free to continue this activity?

Perhaps the state and county should be budgeting funds for a larger or additional jail facility instead of funds for more parks and other misguided expenditures.

It’s not a mystery why crime is increasing when there are no consequences for this activity. Why should the police put their lives in danger chasing these criminals when they know the same persons will be back on the streets within days.

Why should citizens have to live in fear of home break-ins and stolen vehicles because criminals are free to continue shopping in our homes?

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