- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
Majority in Oran is quietly thrilled
To the editor:
In response to the article in Monday's paper portraying Oran, Mo., as a "town divided": It seems those opposed to the police chief aren't as upset by the chief's manner of doing his job as much as they are upset that he is doing it. Certainly our country has a storied history of communities' resistance to and love affairs with lawmen. Oran's situation seems little different than the classic one where the small percentage of the community, the purveyors of the instrumentalities of outlaws and their clientele, are loudly pitted against the vast majority of folks who are quietly thrilled that someone is attempting to keep the peace and, overall, improve the quality of their lives. Until there are legitimate gripes claiming frequent violations of Oranians' Fourth Amendment rights, I say, "Keep up the good work, chief!"
KEITH ALLEN, Oran, Mo.