Olson to return to Minnesota following release
The president of the St. Paul Police Federation says some of his fellow police officers will be placed in an awkward situation if they are asked to protect Sara Jane Olson when the radical returns to Minnesota.
According to the Star Tribune, Olson was sent to prison seven years ago in California after plotting to plant bombs in police cars and participating in a deadly bank robbery.
“There was never a decade when it was appropriate to commit the crimes she did," Dave Titus, president of the St. Paul Police Federation, said.
Titus went so far as to send California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a letter asking that Olson serve her parole in California instead of Minnesota according to KSTP TV.
"Returning [Olson] to the same neighborhood that harbored her during her 24-year flight from justice is hardly conducive to strict parole monitoring," Titus said in the letter. "If having a convicted domestic terrorist living in their midst didn't bother her neighbors, why would the State Department of Corrections think they would report her if she violated parole?"