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Tag: Joseph Stack


Putting a face on IRS tragedy

Vernon Hunter and wife Valerie

Some of the online comments – on our Web site and others – have been truly insensitive in the aftermath of the attack on the Internal Revenue Service office in Austin, Texas (see article today). Some commenters seem to imply that the attacker, Joseph Stark, was a hero.

What they forget is that a real person – not an IRS bogeyman – was killed. His name was Vernon Hunter, and he was a husband, father, grandfather and Vietnam veteran.

In a statement, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman had this to say about Hunter: Read more »