Clifford Robert OlsenMay 15th, 2008
I grew up in the area that Olsen often found his prey. When I think back to those days, how everyone was more relaxed about security, it's no wonder he found his victims so easily. I just read through the crimelibrary account of his killing spree. I was about 18-20 during that time. It's weird to think how often I may have crossed paths with him. So many of the places it talks about him being at were places I was around almost daily.
www.crimelibrary.com/serial_k...s/olson/1.html (external - login to view)
It looks to me the police work/investigation in that period was terrible, and it's hard to believe he could be accused or convicted of so many sex crimes and still walk the streets to kill those kids.
If ever there could be an exception for capital punishment, he and our pig farmer deserve it. In the very least there should be a penalty of life in prison with no eligibility for parole.
I heard on the radio today one of the parents of a murdered child saying they one month away from another parole hearing of some sort. They have to once again return to court and make victim impact statements with him present. That is an absolute disgrace to our justice system and society. As I listened to the man I thought to myself those families should simply sign a letter that says "if he is ever let go there will be hell to pay. We won't be attending any hearing, not next month or any month, but trust you'll keep him locked up for the rest of his life without the need for any assistance or further statements from us."
Anyway, I say lock him in 4x4 cell. Slip him one meal a day under the door and wait for him to rot.
And that's my rant.