To the Editor,
While reading the on-line comments in response to the Lumberton Police Department’s fallen hero, I was appalled.
I come from a family of police officers, from my husband, my father, my cousin’s and many friends. Whether it be the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, the Lumberton Police Department, or the North Carolina Highway Patrol, we are all family. I was sickened when I first heard the news, because it could have been anyone of the above. It wasn’t, but I still lost a brother.
My father is a retired highway patrol, and I know what it is like to live in constant fear of not knowing whether or not I would see him again after he left for work. Last week, that fear became a reality for Jeremiah’s family. I rode by the Shell on my lunch break and was appalled at the number of people just standing around “gawking,” trying to get their five minutes of fame because the news crews were there.
These lowlifes that commit crimes every day deserve to get what ever is handed down to them by the courts. But we also have to remember that a jury will be deciding this scum’s sentence. That is a scary thought in Robeson County.
Don’t blame the judges or lawyers when criminals get off, blame the juries who do not have enough common sense to hand down a guilty verdict.