Letters to editor

Editor’s column on threats misses mark

By From page A8 | August 11, 2014

No threat, be it political, emotional, or physical has any place in Fairfield, be it upon city officials or your next-door neighbor, empty or whole-hearted. Council members Moy and Mraz were more than correct in their opinions on threats by Mr. Christen, a special interest mouthpiece. As Mr. Faison wrote (Bad week for representative government, July 27), “It’s hard to know where to begin, so I’ll begin with Moy.”

Councilwoman Catherine Moy is a kind and caring woman who helped me in my greatest time of need. She has been more than generous to me. A woman of her word, Councilwoman Moy is more than ready to stand behind any decision she makes, even when threats are made.

On the topic of threats, even Mr. Faison stated that the words of Mr. Christen were an “implied political threat.” A threat is a threat no matter the words used. As a person who has been verbally and mentally abused, this is a topic with zero gray area.

A good portion of Mr. Faison’s column asked the question: Where’s the proof? As any decent reporter would do, he should have checked the public record about threats to Moy and Mraz. It’s sad to know that the editor of this paper took the lazy way out, instead of getting accurate answers.

I am offended that Mr. Faison believes it’s OK to imply threats against our council. Christen can go back to his hometown, for I and other Fairfield residents are more than capable of holding Moy accountable for her actions, such as saving the July 4 parade with Mraz by raising funds and volunteers, fighting to prevent police layoffs, bringing jobs to Fairfield, working with schools for students’ safety, preventing citywide bankruptcy, and saving the Seniors Alzheimer’s Program, with Mraz.

So I ask Mr. Faison to please quit writing about how bad it is for a person to respond to a threat, when he isn’t even able to do his job properly.

Brad Ross


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