Local reaction to bin Laden death:

Local reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden (via the Clovis News Journal Facebook page):

Karen Parrish, Clovis: “I hope this brings closure for those who lost loved ones on 9/11. It brings some sense of relief knowing that bin Laden won’t be able to do anything like 9/11 again, but we should never drop our guard because there is always someone waiting in the wings to take his place.”

Rabiah Memon: “I am a Muslim, and I live in Clovis. I am very happy he is dead, and I think we still need to cut the roots of terrorism. Cutting branches here and there doesn’t help too much. I hope we can combat poverty and ignorance. I am from Pakistan and I have seen how poverty and ignorance influence young mindset.”

Julius Briscoe, formerly of Muleshoe: “Though his death will not bring back any of his victims, I do hope that his passing will give his victims and their families some measure of closure and peace.”

George Prothro, formerly of Clovis: “His death is a small victory, but a potent one for those who have sent friends or family to fight an unknown enemy in far away places.”

Shavon Kuykendall, Clovis: “God bless America and the military. Everyone pray to stay safe.”

Katharine Fly, Clovis: “Very proud of our troops, and concerned about what’s next, but I know that we live in the best country in the world.”

Annamarie Martino, Clovis: “I feel we are still in danger. I just pray for our troops to stay safe. And a big thank you to our troops who have to go through some traumatic stages in their lives to keep us safe. My heart goes out to all of our soldiers serving our country. God bless them.”

Wally Yeager, Clovis: “I appreciate the fact that justice has been served but why do we celebrate one man’s death like those who celebrated thousands of deaths on 9/11?”