In recent weeks, the latest killings of African-Americans by law enforcement have not only anguished our country but locked its attention on police brutality directed at communities of color. As Americans have tried to come to terms with our history of racism, we condemn its presence in our profession and call for media outlets to diversify their staffs from the top down. We also note that journalists, including those of color, have been victims of police misconduct in recent days, and we are disturbed at the large number of attacks perpetrated on all those attempting to uphold a free press in the service of democracy.
Letters to the Editor
Once again, the broadcast media is over-dramatizing an unfortunate event which occurred in Minneapolis where a white cop murdered an arrestee which was captured on video. No one is defending the cop’s improper and unjustified actions. No one.
WAKE UP AMERICA! NOW IS THE TIME! For what you may ask? It’s obvious, but if you need to be told, then let me tell you. MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Who would have ever thought we would have something like the coronavirus, COVID-19? We need to pray and ask God to help us get rid of it. We need to wear masks and stay six feet apart.
I am so proud of the people of Steelville and Crawford County who organized, participated in and supported the Silent March For Equal Rights on Saturday, June 6. At some risk, the organizers persevered and the turnout, about 70, was awesome!