I am disappointed in your July 4 front-page article, "Hunter sheds his image to help save lives." This is such a distorted article that I can not imagine it appearing on the front page where readers expect news. Immigrant deaths in our desert is a tragedy, but this article is just provocative.
The most obnoxious statement Staff Writer Kelly Grant wrote was the single-sentence paragraph "He is standing in the middle of a killing field." This supports Hunter's later quote "It's a heinous crime… It's the classic thing where people have just turned away."
"The Killing Fields" was a 1984 movie that showed the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. How dare Ms. Grant suggest our desert is a killing field. Who does she accuse of killing immigrants? Is she suggesting Imperial Valley residents or the government is perpetrating genocide like that seen in Cambodia? How dare you put such an intentional inflammatory statement in a front-page article of the Independence Day edition of the Press.