2003-10-30 / Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

What’s Your Opinion?

What’s Your Opinion?

“I think he should be punished because a lot of innocent people would get hurt by that. What he did was very dangerous. And if he gets away with it, then others will try the same thing.”  		Jeanette Redmon, Canarsie“I think he should be punished because a lot of innocent people would get hurt by that. What he did was very dangerous. And if he gets away with it, then others will try the same thing.” Jeanette Redmon, Canarsie

Question: Do you think the college honors student who placed potentially dangerous items on two commercial airlines should be harshly prosecuted for breaking the law, or be minimally punished for exposing flaws in airline security?


“I don’t think he should be punished because he shouldn’t have been able to get away with it — especially since he e-mailed first. So it’s the airlines’ fault.”  Quinton Waters, Crown Heights“I don’t think he should be punished because he shouldn’t have been able to get away with it — especially since he e-mailed first. So it’s the airlines’ fault.” Quinton Waters, Crown Heights“I think it’s a crime which he should be punished for — maybe a misdemeanor. It’s fooling around with something that people take very seriously. In my opinion it’s a crime.”  		     Bill Weigand, East New York“I think it’s a crime which he should be punished for — maybe a misdemeanor. It’s fooling around with something that people take very seriously. In my opinion it’s a crime.” Bill Weigand, East New York

“I don’t think he should be punished. He warned the airlines in advance. And he didn’t do it just for the sake of breaking the law.”  Malcolm Daniels, East New York“I don’t think he should be punished. He warned the airlines in advance. And he didn’t do it just for the sake of breaking the law.” Malcolm Daniels, East New York

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