Regular readers will recall Lisa Hinkel's recent participation in this forum. Ms. Hinkel is a member of the Grand Rapids Board of Education who took exception to my criticism of her position on school elections. However, she did grace me with her pity: "I will definitely pray for the ignorance and white-male anger sy[n]drome from which you suffer." I am grateful for that.
So I now want to return her kindness and alert Ms. Hinkel that someone under the false e-mail address "nicksajoke @ angrywhitemen.com" has been using her internet access to harass Nancy Capriglione and her husband in the comment section of our recent story on Corky Overmyer. (The all-seeing eye of L.A.W. can track these things, you know.) It seems that the intruder has been clever enough to make reference to "angry white men" to give the appearance that it is Ms. Hinkel who has been posting defamatory comments in response to Ms. Capriglione. However, I think we can all agree that a public official of Ms. Hinkel's caliber would not engage in such loathsome behavior, especially under a psuedonym.
Furthermore, Ms. Hinkel and Ms. Capriglione were fellow members of the Board of Education. No doubt that means Ms. Hinkel would have nothing but a sense of comity with Ms. Capriglione (despite significant policy differences), which is further evidence that the scurrilous remarks were made by someone other than Ms. Hinkel. And I am certain that Ms. Hinkel would not abuse our forum for such a purpose because we had cause to praise Ms. Capriglione's positions in the past while criticizing hers.
Therefore, Ms. Hinkel, please take action and track down the intruder who has been abusing your internet access. We do not want to be forced to block messages from your IP address if this miscreant continues to post malicious comments here.
[NOTE: In the comment section, Ms. Hinkel's husband Bruce has admitted to posting the malicious remarks about Ms. Capriglione's husband. Because my tone in the article above was clearly ironic, I apologize to Ms. Hinkel for insinuating that she was the culprit.]