As I opened my Post-Gazette this morning, I saw the article about Richard Poplawski's complaints regarding his jail treatment. Here are my thoughts: Why is this front-page material?
This accused cop killer does not deserve any more recognition, especially identified as "Mr." Poplawski, a designation that should be used as a term of respect in a newspaper article.
Poor thing -- he's not happy about his circumstances. He also states that he's not getting the proper psychological care; having had much experience with the mentally ill, I've seldom heard someone with legitimate mental health issues say that they need help -- usually the patient's position is that they are normal!
Many of his quotes in the article lead me to three things: he's not stupid, not mentally ill and he's espousing the "jailhouse lawyer" philosophy very articulately.
C'mon, PG. How can you give even a hint of legitimacy to this miscreant, especially on your front page?