Letters to the Editor

Your views in 250 words or less

ELECTION: Destroying signs is suppressing political speech

Letter by Fred Albert, Edgewood on Sep. 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 4 Comments »
September 17, 2012 12:43 pm

I have posted a sign supporting who I think is the best person to represent the people in the new 10th Congressional District. It was a 2-by-3-foot sign posted on our private property. This sign had been up since July. On Saturday night, this sign was cut up and destroyed.

I contacted the candidate’s headquarters and got a replacement the following day. This morning (Monday), as I left for work, I saw that this new sign had been destroyed in the same fashion.

I don’t know what the motive is and frankly don’t care; the result is the same. These actions result in the suppression of my right of political speech. If anyone knows who has done this you need to step up and report them to the Edgewood Police Department at 253-798-4721 (press 1; the reference case numbers are 12-260-0398 and 12-261-0313).

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.