Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Don't read the comments? (222.6)

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but the early comments on an article about a man who shot an Ithaca police officer dying in prison aren't very nice.

"Well the law got there revenge didnt they" [sic] raises the unsurprising hint that maybe the prisoner didn't hang himself, and the "casualities of war" [sic] comment is kinda jarring.

I have mixed feelings about the story myself. This was a guy who was convicted multiple counts for shooting a police officer in the chest, but acquitted of attempted murder of a police officer. The PBA president at the time had a valid point. “As if there was some other intended outcome from shooting a police officer in the chest with a .38 caliber hollow point bullet from 10 feet away.”

Did this guy in his mid 20s decide he wasn't interested in living almost another 20 years in prison? Must've seemed like forever. Did someone "get to him"?

If you want to read it:

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