In regard to the letter July 19 by John L. Smith: I am glad that not everyone feels the same about the people who live in this area as he does.
His reference to “gang members or some other trash” perpetuates the hate that people have for our fellow man. Why does he need to categorize anyone while trying to pump up the police?
It is sad that The Bee published this hateful diatribe. But then again, what would you expect from this paper?
It is people like Mr. Smith who are ruining this country with their better-than-thou attitudes. Please look around and see the beauty that we live in. Maybe then more people will treat everyone as equal.
Alfredo Archuleta, Hanford