Editor's note: The following letter is in response to an incident that allegedly took place at an Orleans garage and has been making its way across Facebook. Click here to read the posting on Facebook. According to the poster, the incident was reported to Orleans police.
To the Editor:
The Town of Orleans did not embrace the concept which several towns like Harwich, Mashpee, Barnstable and Provincetown embraced, that of building a beloved community. This community concept of reporting sexism, racism and hatred once exposed, and calling it, what it is. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, ONE STOP!
After seeing, and feeling the loss in Newtown, CT - WHY can't folks get the idea that violence can start with a verbal exchange of ideas, going badly misunderstood and stemming from community ignorance. We can't ignore this sad day, but we can change One Stop's behavior, by stopping elsewhere, and demanding our community standards improve. I have tried to support this company locally. A tip off about One Stop's politics is - we never saw women work in business.
Disrespect, and bullying folks one judges, without knowing is wrong in schools, and in the bays of local garages.
People watch what leaders do In Orleans. One Stop has got to address this situation to the benefit of community standards. I will also boycott this business until One Stop the Corporation apologizes individually, and when Earl and his employees attend anti-bullying classes and understand what Tip O'Neill meant when he coined the phrase "All politics are local!"
Harwich No Place to Hide Committee