People break into houses and terrorize elders for different reasons. Some need money for drugs, some have drug or alcohol abuse problems. By getting law enforcement, the judiciary, and our neighborhood leaders to communicate and work together, I believe we can make our neighborhoods into places where we feel safe knowing that our kupunas are home while we are out at work during the day.
I have the respect and the trust it takes to take the career criminals out of circulation while making sure those who deserve a second chance (under close supervision of law enforcement) can get it.
There’s too much at stake to accept anything less.