This is a note of thanks to the federal investigators who worked so hard to bring the recent group of vandals and grave robbers to justice. The vast majority of citizens supports your efforts and understands the need to protect our nation's cultural heritage.
There is no way someone can justify stealing these artifacts and in some cases dragging skeletons from graves and smashing apart bones to get at necklaces and bracelets, and yet a few voices rose in protest of these arrests. Hearing from friends of the suspects is one thing, but Utah Sens. Orin Hatch's and Robert Bennett's dismissive attitudes and practical condolences of the accused was despicable.
Instead of earning an honest living like the rest of us, these people desecrated sacred sites for decades just to line their pockets with extra money. Then again, these days, senators will stoop to any level to get a vote.
If these actions are of no consequence to protesters, maybe they should tell us all where their ancestors are buried. I've got a few good shovels in the barn.
Jack Monroe, Durango