Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 6:26 pm Tip Johnson
It is appropriate for the city to consider what is needed in a jail agreement, what is needed in a jail and what is needed in jail alternatives. The County should do more of this, too. A lot more.
However, I question the propriety of either council continuing to engage with the current jail proposal. Refusing to submit to the false urgency of the manufactured jail crisis could foster a more comprehensive approach to the future of our regional justice services.
I would draw your attention to a Whatcom Watch article in which Riley Sweeney outlines the cloak of secrecy under which this proposal emerged: […]