EDITOR'S DESK: Dunn case underscores the need to break down cultural walls

Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 05:59 PM.

All of these stories of senseless deaths, these indications of community divisions and reading into things that aren't there, factor into why we're changing our news focus and tone, and increasingly softening the Opinion page while allowing civil, passionate debate.

This is a community newspaper, we are all neighbors, regardless of age, race, creed, socioeconomic status, office or any other characteristic, and we will not allow vitriol.

We will report the news, and we will not sugarcoat it if a jury finds someone, especially a public official, guilty. However, while we will not be thought police, we will not provide a platform for language that introduces demeaning or threatening language toward anyone.

Bank on that.

What's your view? Write a letter to the editor or tweet News Bulletin Editor Thomas Boni @cnbeditor.

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