Berglin: Punishing sex offenders a "mistake"
Apparently, if you’re a left wing DFLer from Minneapolis, it’s easy to put a price on safety.
Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, says more convicted sex offenders are being committed to state hospitals because of fallout from "the Rodriguez case." She was referring to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., a registered sex offender charged with kidnapping and murdering Dru Sjodin in late 2003, after he was released from prison.
"That's the most expensive mistake state government has made in some time," said Berglin, chairwoman of the budget committee that oversees state hospitals.
(Source: Pioneer Press, September 6, 2005)
I didn't know protecting Minnesotans from sex offenders was a "mistake." I sure hope Berglin can explain her reasoning to the many victims of the most heinous of crimes.