Editorial: Arresting the wrong people

June 22, 2012
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The mortgage crisis has resulted in local state Rep. Liz Malia sitting handcuffed in the back of a police van, while most people running the banks and mortgage companies walk around free.

They’re arresting the wrong people.

Good for Malia for sticking her neck out for her constituents.

We can’t judge the details of the mortgage-related evictions and boarded-up houses popping up in JP’s poorer areas. We will merely point out that anyone who thinks a vacant house is preferable to a paying resident is a lousy business person and an enemy of the neighborhood.