In response of J.D. Emery’s “Why DeGuerin?” [Letters, April 11], I’m appalled at his attitude. What happened to our freedom of religion, speech, right to bear arms, freedom of the press?
I’m outraged our government has once again put its ironclad grip on our freedoms. Wake up, folks. It could be your church and home next. I’ve watched the daily briefings and lost track of the contradictions made by the ATF and FBI. This tells me it’s a wake-up call, folks.
Cheryl K. Mead
Well, it appears you shot yourself in the foot by ignoring an interesting and very worthwhile happening on April 8.
A group of citizens cooked up a lot of good food and took it to the authorities east of Waco and fed some 350 to 400 people. County Commissioner Ray Meadows made the arrangements and it was very well accepted. Several of the people complimented the Waco citizens for their generosity.
I was told that your paper was notified, but have been unable to find any mention of it in today’s paper [April 9].
Maybe it was not violent and sensational enough to print.
[Although someone at the newspaper may have been notified, the assignments editor says he was not told about the event. Had he known, the event would have been considered for coverage along with other events occurring at the same time. The Tribune-Herald has published several stories about people volunteering to feed the authorities and the news media covering the standoff at Mount Carmel. While neither violent nor sensational, we felt they were worthy of coverage because they help to present a well-rounded picture of our community. –Ed.]