Reader: Rainbow Family members range from sweet souls to criminal douchebags

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Our post about a quadruple stabbing tied to a Rainbow Family gathering highlighted the disconnect between the benign, nature-loving image pushed by members and law-enforcement's concern that the group is populated by plenty of criminals and creeps. Our readers had a variety of opinions on the topic, with this comment being among the most evenhanded.

See also: Norman Wheatley bust in quadruple stabbing (and pit bull attack) linked to Rainbow Family

Willie Culkin writes:

I hesitate to label them all good or bad. Like most groups (except gay Scientologists, they are ALL really nice!) they exist on a spectrum of sweet soul to complete douchebag. That being said, the Rainbow Family is a great place for criminals, douchebags and ne'er-do-wells to hide in.

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