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Video: Local Residents React to Osama bin Laden's Death

Residents weigh in on the historic news.

Local residents weighed in with their thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden, the notorious mastermind behind the World Trade Center attacks. We visited Professor's Diner where owner Kevin Denis says he has had a Wanted poster with the face of bin Laden on it posted on his diner window for nearly ten years.

"Now it reads dead," said Denis. "People are glad it happened. It is the greatest news in the world,"

"Hallelujah, it has been a long time coming," said diner patrons Lynn and Enid, both from Kings Park. "Trouble is, what is next?"

Thomas Butler, younger brother of William Butler who is the owner of Butler Funeral Home, was a New York City Firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty on September 11. A memorial stands in his honor at the Kings Park Bluff.

Some who were at the Bluff on Monday reflected on the news. "I am glad they got the guy," said Jimmy Dwyer. Dwyer lost his nephew and two other family members the day of the attacks.

bill smith May 05, 2011 at 02:41 PM
All oboma did was give the ok for the raid and thats the only credit he should get. The key to the raid was info from gitmo which oboma wanted to close. Just remember he wanted to try these people in a criminal court The real hero,s are the troops and the cia who carried thru the mission. Now he,s visiting NY it makes me sick Bill Smith ex proud kings parker
Florette Small May 05, 2011 at 09:24 PM
The beast is dead. He certainly was a strange beast. Did you read that as a teen-ager he used to lie on the floor and caress his mother's legs? What a freak!

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