Re: “Don’t waste funds on predators’ ‘blank check’ defense” (editorial, 2-6).
I couldn’t agree more with the headline’s sentiment. However, it does not naturally follow for me that even if we did manage to drive their defense costs down substantially, it would make any more sense to keep those 284 sexual predators on McNeil Island than it did to keep the near thousand regular run-of-the-mill state prisoners there once upon a time.
After all, the only reason we ever moved all those predators onto McNeil Island in the 1990s was because we already had a small army of state correctional personal there watching magnitudes more of ordinary state prisoners, right?
Well, those state prisoners and their keepers are all gone now. Sorry, predators, but your tickets to paradise have now effectively expired. You all must go, too.
In June 2015, the eyes of the world will look in high-definition awe and wonder upon the spectacular natural splendor of the South Sound when we host the U.S. Open at the Chambers Bay Golf Course.
What will we showcase to the millions of viewers when the TV cameras pan westward? McNeil Island, paradise extraordinaire for psychopathic sexual predators? Or perhaps a world-class regional cultural center inside a picturesque national park, lovingly kissed by an unending series of gentle wavelets along an extensive pristine pebbly shoreline, dedicated to honoring the noble and unique past of both our pioneer and native peoples?
Let’s choose wisely.