I found the letter March 22 by Deb Carney to be disgusting in that she expresses disappointment with Glenn McCoy’s editorial cartoon in the March 13 paper.
If McCoy was mocking the federal government for getting in on the Ferguson, Mo,. incident, then I am proud of it. I am glad to see that someone has the moral courage to take such a stand.
What happened in Ferguson was merely a matter of a police officer doing his duty. Had a white policeman killed a white lawbreaker, or even had a black policeman killed a black offender, the news coverage would have been minimal. However, in that a white police officer (even in his own self-defense) killed a black offender, things, for some strange reason or other, had to be different. The federal government got involved.
To anyone who thinks that McCoy’s cartoon was inappropriate or offensive, I will say the same thing that Carney said in her letter: You have got to be kidding me.
McCoy’s message was on time, on target and scored a bull’s eye. He should be commended for taking such a stance.
Frank B. Austin