Mountain View Voice

For the Record - May 6, 2011

Voices Around Town

What is your reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death?

Asked in Downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nick Veronin

"Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: 'I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives. But I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate, multiplies hate. ... Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.'"

Justin Shavalier, Los Gatos

"When I saw the crowds outside the White House, the image that I got ... was of people in Lebanon or Syria or Iran celebrating an attack on someone else. It's just the other side of the coin. Although it was an important act, we shouldn't celebrate it."

Lanny Berg, Mountain View

"I'm actually very happy to see that we caught bin Laden. I think he started everything and we lost a lot of good men and women. I'm happy that he's no longer here."

Jackie Moreno, Mountain View

"It's late. You never know if it's real or not. But if it is true, it's a great thing; it's a great step. Even if it's late — better late than never.

Mayank Agrawal, Redwood Shores

"I'm very excited that Osama bin Laden is gone. It's about time. Hallelujah."

Cindy Myers, Mountain View

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