I saw it on the news, and the first thing that came to mind was, " NY needs a death penalty, and they need to USE it!"
Not only did he serve 18 years, he also had 8 years probation, which the police chief said were relatively uneventful. And then he wondered how this guy got a gun. It's pretty simple if you ask me. Illegally. He was a criminal, do they really expect him to follow the laws?
I'm sure he is warm where he is now. My only regret is that he didn't get there about 25 years ago.
Now I have something else to worry about when my father and step-mother respond to a call.
Thought and prayers for the familied of the 2 firefighters that lost thier lives, as well as the 2 that were wounded and the off duty LEO that was the first on scene. Also, a heartfelt thank you to all first responders. You run in, where others run out. Stay safe, and make it home to your loved ones.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.
If you can't be good, be great at it.