To the Editor,
Recently I read an article in the Robesonian, “Union Chapel Man Missing,” regarding the disappearance of Delton Cummings. I was appalled by this story. It lacked sensitivity and reported information that was not relevant to the disappearance of Delton Cummings.
I realize that it is a reporter’s job to convey information clearly and concisely. To write an article you must include all relevant facts, as it relates to the story. However, it was not relevant to mention that Mr. Cummings has a criminal history and to publicly mention specific detail, since he paid his debt to society in 1992.
This article lacked facts about his disappearance and made the reader feel it was another individual who may have gotten what he deserved because of his past. I find it very disturbing that a newspaper would behave so unethically. I would appreciate a written apology in the newspaper. As a family, we are greatly offended and feel that you made “light” of the situation by focusing on his past. So I take this opportunity to air our grievances through your much esteemed paper for necessary actions.
Jamie Lowry Jones