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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  • by Tin foil hats on May 3, 2011 at 06:44 AM
    It is all a conspiracy. Get out your tin foil hats.
  • by wilhem on May 3, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    Lets face it, the only reason why some of you all are happy is because this happened while Obama is president. Haters, your true faces are showing
  • by Vicious_fish on May 3, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    Bring him here and try him???? for what? Who cares if he was shot in bed. Shoot him on the toilet if you have to. He got PRECISELY what needed to happen. Keep your whiney liberal ideas to yourself. That kind of thinking is why we are in such a mess.
  • by SH88 Location: Tally on May 3, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    Our government is NOT telling to the truth.
  • by Vet on May 2, 2011 at 07:36 PM
    Good riddance
  • by FEDUP XPRESS on May 2, 2011 at 07:13 PM
    IT IS NOT BRINGING GAS PRICES DOWN OR SAVING MY JOB SO I COULD CARE LESS.
  • by MikeMonster on May 2, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    Sorry, I need proof. I can't believe anything said by this adminastration.
  • by G Location: Quincy on May 2, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    way to go Ronnie and Ruby ...I agree with you both ..
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