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LETTERS: Cop killer deserved death, obit for terrorist wrong

Convicted cop killer forfeited his rights

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accused a prosecutor of violating the constitutional rights of Ronell Wilson in the deaths of two undercover New York City police officers .

Any rights that Wilson had should have been revoked when he killed two police officers by shooting them in the back of their heads. To execute Wilson is justified, and it will act as a reminder that to kill a cop will not be tolerated.

Edward Dwyer


Editor's note: The writer is the father of a New York City police officer killed in the line of duty in 1989.

Obituary for terrorist disturbing and wrong

I am an avid reader of Newsday and hardly a day goes by without me reading your paper. I can honestly say that one of the most hurtful things that I have read in my entire adult life appeared in Newsday on July 4.

I'm talking about the obituary of an admitted and proud terrorist, Mohammed Oudeh, who plotted the '72 Olympic siege in which 11 athletes and a German police officer were murdered .

There is something very wrong and disturbing about running an obituary of a terrorist who plotted these killings. This does not belong in Newsday on July Fourth.

The last words of the obituary contained a quote of Oudeh: "Today, I cannot fight you anymore, but my grandson will and his grandsons too." Outrageous.

After reading this horrific piece, I ran out and purchased another newspaper. It rightly did not feature his obituary. It simply had a news item telling the readership that he is finally dead.

Rabbi Yackov Saacks

Dix Hills

Corbin broke law, deserves sentence

The case of former Nassau County Legis. Roger Corbin, convicted and sentenced for accepting $226,000 from a local developer, brings to mind a disturbing trend in America where politicians at all levels of government feel entitled to special treatment when they get caught committing crimes .

While residents of Nassau were squeezed for every tax dollar they had, he was stuffing his pockets with illegal payments, evading his taxes and standing by in denial when questioned by the law.

Like it or not, he's a liar and a crook.

Kudos to U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue for justice, due diligence, and not making the deal Corbin thought he deserved.

Philip J. Gardner