There are many truths to living in the Desert Southwest; our summers are warmer than most and during the winter months our population more than doubles. But, another truth known primarily to those that live here is that we wear our hearts on our sleeves and when someone needs help, the community comes to their aid.
It was an unforeseen backlash as millions responded to the actions of United Airlines staff as they forcibly removed a passenger to make room for United employees. The video of the assault went viral and as fast as it spread sales for the airline began to fall.
It's a case that has lingered in the hearts of Yumans for more than a decade; the murders of six of our own, four of which children. Since then a community mourned with the families and looked to law enforcement for justice.
The United States of America is torn between those who want to preserve the country's history and those that believe keeping certain relics that praise a negative period in our nation's history causes more harm than good.