As of Friday, October 13, 2017
I am a regular subscriber and reader of your newspaper. On Sept. 27, you ran a story titled, “Sheriff’s Office: Controversial resident commits suicide in field by Managing Editor Ted Escobar.
I found the story to be insensitive, offensive and very unprofessional. It was condescending and rude to label Tom Paul “controversial.” I don’t know of any situation that would merit a story like this in our community newspaper, much less the front page.
I am a survivor of bi-polar disorder and a suicide attempt myself. Would I, too, have been on the front page had I died from my attempt?
As we are all aware, it is unwise to judge someone unless you’ve first walked in their shoes. I believe you owe the Paul family a profuse and public apology.
Natalie Curfman, Sunnyside