Morehead City, N.C.
June 1, 2018
TO THE EDITOR:
Last week I read in the newspaper that someone stole the Onslow County Habitat for Humanity trailer, which was full of tools. My first thought was, “How can someone get so low to steal something that helps so many needy people?” My second thought was I hope they find the person responsible.
Yesterday, I read that the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department arrested Edward Kemp, 53, of Hubert, who is accused of the theft. They recovered most of the tools. The trailer was used to construct a home for a mother of two children in Maysville.
Edward Kemp has a long list of previous convictions. The newspaper article listed them and I was appalled! He was convicted of “assault on a female,” “possession of a controlled substance” three times, “assault on a policeman,” “assault on a public official,” “simple assault,” “felony breaking and entering,” “receiving stolen property” and “robbery with a dangerous weapon” three times.
Why was this man not in jail? Being convicted three times of robbery alone should have him put in prison for a long time. How long will it be before he is out on the street again? What does it take before our justice system protects us from people like Edward Kemp?
Criminals like this person are why us law abiding citizens keep guns in our homes. There are people who want our government to confiscate all of our guns. That would leave us vulnerable to criminals like him.