A little housekeeping.
I have received a rather nasty email about my coverage of the Valerie Hamilton murder.
This author's choice to post details about the Valerie Hamilton case was not taken lightly. While some might feel that posting Ms. Hamilton's arrest for DWI and Driving After Consuming Under the Age of 21 was low and shameless, it is still a fact and helps ro understand where the case was going.
Local news media is often constrained by budget cuts and political pressure, where as blogs like Cedar Posts are considerably better at chasing down information and thinking outside the box.
Sometimes this blog gets it wrong.
Many of the comments posted about the Valerie Hamilton murder were critical of my questioning as to whether or not Ms. Hamilton as a party girl and drug user.
I'm not 100% certain I got it right. I know the toxicology report has been on hand since last Wednesday and suspect that the reason we have not heard the details is that it is not a pretty picture.
Other themes of criticism in the past have been, you can't spell, you are racist, you don't understand basic grammar and someone was even low enough to crack on my ever thinning hair.
I'm pretty tough skinned and rarely delete comments, even those comments that are really nasty or attack me personally.
However I have zero tolerance for people you put F-bombs all over a otherwise PG post. That's just stupid and I have no patience for stupid.
And in that thinking, (Stupid) sending an email that threatens to poison my dogs even if just a nasty taunt is pretty low.
But let me sum it up with a quote from Mark Wahlberg "The Shooter" Bobby Lee: "You don't understand how serious this is. They killed my dog".
I can't think of any better excuse to exercise my right to bear and use arms than doing something to one of my dumb totally lovable Labs.
Nuff said Cedar Out!