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 rioters nor vandals, and they will remain so until proven guilty at trial. If Molton is privy to special knowledge about these defendants that the rest of us are not, then perhaps he can share. Until then, he and the dozens of other ignorant folks whom I have recently heard call the defendants “spoiled children” who need to “sleep in the bed they’ve made for themselves” need to shut the hell up until the trial is over.
— Thad Eckard