I appreciate that you want to open the eyes of CSU students to bitter realities — realities like “Accident leaves one dead” in the Monday, Sept. 8, issue. I appreciate that you want to teach a valuable and life-saving lesson by showing the readers the brutal consequences of not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
I believe that it should be a law to wear a helmet in every state. But, in relaying this message and teaching this lesson, do you have no respect for the family, friends, co-workers and associates of Shawn McCarty? You could have told the story and given a picture that did not include the body. The only thing you did by displaying Shawn’s body on page 3, uncovered and disrespected, was continuing the injustice served to this man.
In your article two onlookers were quoted about the inhumane treatment of Mr. McCarty. Why must you continue the treatment by showing us a picture? Please print an apology to the family and friends of Shawn McCarty and the disrespect that you showed.
If the Rocky Mountain Collegian is truly a platform to “provide skill development opportunity for staff (students of CSU)” as your mission statement claims, then PLEASE develop them with some integrity and compassion.
Thank you for listening to your readers.
Senior, natural resource recreation and tourism