- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)6
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)47
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)16
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)12
Equal justice for everyone should be goal
To the editor:
Something good can be derived from Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction. Your newspaper has the opportunity to provide a service to the community and the nation.
Select two economically poor or middle-class residents charged with using illegal drugs. Parallel their prosecution with that of Limbaugh's. Give your readers weekly reports.
If the results fail to show equal protection for all classes, your paper can take the lead in demanding progressive change. It may take time to bring about change, but don't give up. A hundred years from now history books may read, "Equal justice for all citizens is traced to a Cape Girardeau, Mo., newspaper."
I know the very concept of equal justice for all is a kooky liberal idea. Some may even consider it unpatriotic. I think the idea has merit. Hey, it may even rank with the efforts of liberals to secure the right for women to vote. It took more than a hundred years for that concept to become mainstream.
PAUL J. ALLEE