I'm writing in response to Chris Burgher’s recent letter to the editor [“The Police Are Here to Help,” March 25 Xpress]. I will certainly give credit and gratitude to whomever it is due. I have had positive encounters with the police and thanked them for their sincere effort to help — but neither my positive […]
I saw the [Molton] cartoon [”Asheville 11,” Dec. 15 Xpress] the other week and had no reaction. This past issue I read two letters addressing both sides of the “Asheville 11” situation. As someone who has a dog in this hunt, I think the random violence was adolescent behavior. I am out my deductible and […]
I am writing in response to Randy Molton’s cartoon, published in the Dec. 15 [Xpress], in which the Asheville 11 [are portrayed as] spoiled brats who throw tantrums like 11-year-olds. I am getting pretty sick and tired of this sort of crap. The 11 people who have been charged with rioting, vandalism, etc., are neither […]
I believe strongly in the need for activism and protest. Such actions should be well thought out and have a purpose. I believe that our government, as well as governments around the world, don’t always act on behalf of the people. That brings about the need for protest, so we take to the streets to […]
Eleven people stand accused in the May 1 vandalism spree in downtown Asheville, a group some anarchists have dubbed the “Asheville 11” and tried to turn into a cause célèbre. On Monday, Dec. 6, their trial was set for Jan. 24. Here’s an analysis of what’s happened so far.