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Letters: Too quick to judge accident victim

Too quick to judge accident victim
In response to Rose Meeks Jones’ March 19 letter about seeing Shirley Barnes pass on. You are so right. I, too, didn’t know Shirley but, yes, she was one of God’s children. It is irrelevant as to what she was doing minutes before she died.
So many times people are quick to judge someone and not think that they too may have skeletons in their closets. Once a person does something wrong or makes a mistake, that person is generally branded as being the bad guy.
No one knows what this lady may have endured in her lifetime, but I do know one fact: She was a child of God, and who are we to judge? She may have been closer to God in her heart than the gentleman that felt he had to make that comment about her drinking.
So to Rose, I pray Shirley knew of your presence and felt safe in her last moments. Also, if we would stop putting branding marks on people and let them know we love them regardless, maybe they would feel better about themselves.
We all have made some kind of mistake in our lives, and God has forgiven us.
ó Connie Overcash
Salisbury
Shame on you
I had just complimented the media on how they respected the firefighters families’ privacy. Then I picked up Friday’s paper. There on the front page is a photo of Victor Isler’s family leaving the church. I open the paper to see a picture of Jason Monroe’s family during the church service. Do you not have any standards? Not only were these photos taken but published. These photos were unnecessary and uncalled for. I am totally disgusted with your actions. We are supposed to be a community supporting each other. Instead you take photos of the families in grief and print for all to see. You invaded their privacy with no shame.
ó Shana Hines
Salisbury

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