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Colorado Leaders, Citizens React To News Of Bin Laden’s Death

DENVER (CBS4) – A handful of people in Denver came out late Sunday night to celebrate after the announcement by President Barack Obama that Osama bin Laden is dead.

They waved flags at the Capitol and asked passing drivers to honk.

“We came here tonight because it’s the right thing to do. We saw the guys in D.C. doing it and we said Denver can not be left out. I don’t care — I’m probably going to be out here until 3 in the morning. That’s patriotism, baby!” Emmanuel Perez said.

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“We finally got justice,” Jacob Caldwell said. “The message we want to send is that America is great. We do what we say we do. We delivered on our promise: we brought justice to a man who has plagued the world for many years and has been taunting America.”

Colorado leaders were talking about the event after the announcement by President Barack Obama, too. Rep. Mark Coffman shared the following thoughts with CBS4 by phone:

“My first reaction is certainly that it brings closure to 9/11. It doesn’t bring closure to the War on Terror. That’s far from being over with. But I think the American people can rest tonight a little bit better knowing that Osama bin Laden has received justice,” Rep. Mark Coffman said.

Sen. Mark Udall told CBS4 the event is “enormously important.”

“The War on Terror won’t end because of this event, but the founder of al Qaeda, of modern 21st century terrorism, has been brought to justice,” Sen. Mark Udall said.

Coffman said he is proud of the way in the years since 9/11 American forces have been able to put “continual pressure on (bin Laden’s) organization” and thereby has been able to prevent them from initiating major attacks against the United States anymore.

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space Colorado Leaders, Citizens React To News Of Bin Ladens Death

  • XderrickX

    These people are sick individuals. I in no way support Osama Bin Laden, but I also don’t support sick people who celebrate somebody being murdered.

    • Kyle

      No the sick people are people like you. How can you sit here and say these people are sick for celebrating the death of a terrible, sick, evil man that killed thousands of innocent men, women, and children? You think Osama Bin Laden was murdered? I believe this man got his justice and does not have the right to any human rights or trial. People like you ARE the problem of this country, and as far as I am concerned, if you think that bringing justice to a global terrorist is a bad thing then you are a terrorist yourself, and you should not be allowed reside in this county as you do NOT deserve to be here.

    • bella

      The celebration is for JUSTICE. This man was reponsible for the muder of thousands of people. Justce may not be all packaged up and wrapped in a pretty pink bow for you, but it was well deserved for the “sick” mad bin laden was.

  • clyde

    did they sing “Ding Dong the witch is dead”??? some people could grow up a little thats for sure.

  • Shannon

    Clyde and Derrick-Maybe if you all had family or friends who died in the 9/11 attacks, you wouldn’t be critisizing what was sung or how people are reacting. I am EXTREMELY happy that the man who shed the blood of many, many americans is dead!

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