Reader: “Concerned Citizens Decided to Picket City Hall.” — UPDATE: More Picketing Today, Noon At City Hall

Letter to the Editor

“Some concerned citizens decided to picket City Hall briefly this afternoon around 4:30 PM in protest of the A&P Tax.  While they were there, The Daily Citizen came and took pictures and also Alderman Steve Sterling came by and recorded the event. Alderman Sterling asked several questions of the picketers including, “Who do you say stole the signs?” In response, one of the citizens responded with, “It is not up to us to blame anyone.  The police have been notified and we will let them do their jobs.”

Alderman Sterling then inquired, “Then why are you picketing city hall?”  Again this citizen stated, “Because they are the ones who are trying to get this A&P Tax passed. We have a right to be heard.  Please vote against this tax.”  Only then did the Alderman identify himself as such and his intention to support the tax in spite of voter discontent.

Our concern in writing is to get fair coverage of this issue.  I was one of the concerned citizens in attendance. The actions and attitudes expressed by these gentlemen suggest that not so fair coverage may be in store.

Attached are a couple of photos from that picketing.  In attendance was Greg Niblock, Catherine Iacampo (the young lady that volunteered to pull the signs from the mud at the volleyball court), Russel Hiatt, and others.”

Jacqueline LHeureux

*The Patriot has learned that another picket is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.  Bring your signs.


The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  The editor can be reached at Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.



  1. Tina

    I wish I could be there. Thanks from me to all of you who are standing on the front lines. You represent us.

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