Local Reaction to Bin Laden Death

Tallahassee, FL - Ruby Woodson, a Tallahassee resident, says, "A lot of lives have been lost. A lot of families have been changed that can never be unchanged. We need to cheer about this."

And cheering many Americans did...

Hundreds chanted "U-S-A" outside of the White House late Sunday night and at Ground Zero as President Barack Obama announced that terrorist Osama Bin Laden was killed...

That excitement was echoed by many in Tallahassee. Chase Jones says, "We had an Osama's dead party at our house and invited just the whole neighborhood. Everybody in town ws there. It was a big 'ol time. It was really fun."

Ronnie Woodson adds, "I was just elated. I said finally we got him; finally we got him. It was just like something's been lifted off of you. It's been great. I'm just elated that it happened. I'm tickled to death."

Although Bin Laden claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans...some residents say they have mixed emotions about U.S. soldiers shooting him to death.

Andrea Sanguiniti, a Tallahassee resident, says, "Honestly, I wonder if it was better to kill him directly or to take him to the U.S. and judge him as a criminal. It'd be more right than just shooting him in bed. But, it was time that it happened.

Melissa Griffin, adds, "It's like the most exciting thing ever for our country now. It's kind of weird we're excited someone's dead. but, I guess it's someone that put so much harm on our country that everyone is very happy."

Kevin Frentz says, "One of my daughters was severely hurt by a suicide bomber in Baghdad. So, I think I have to just mirror the president's comment that justice has been served."

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