In regard to Tony Norman's April 7 column "Richard Poplawski: Dangerous and Armed": He writes, "Imagine whole neighborhoods full of Richard Poplawskis shooting at neighbors and cops at the slightest provocation. ..."
Well, Mr. Norman, I don't even have to imagine that hard - try the North Side, Hazelwood, Homestead, etc. Do not use this tragedy to advance your liberal agenda of gun control.
And when you comment on Richard Poplawski's black friend who said, "He wasn't a racist. He was a cool person," and you said, "I guess there's nothing odd about a ‘cool person' hanging out at white supremacist Web sites," why should that surprise you at all? It's just like Barack Obama being in Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years and not hearing his racist remarks or hanging out with William Ayers and his stellar past. You sound like the racist to me.