Bay Area Shares Feelings About Osama Bin Laden’s Death

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area commuters reacted to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death with happiness on Monday, but some worried about the possibility of retribution locally and nationwide.

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Letitia Moore, who rode Bay Area Rapid Transit to San Francisco from the East Bay, said she was concerned.

“This may be good news, but it doesn’t end terror,” she said.

On her BART ride into San Francisco, Moore said she noticed the presence of BART police officers but said things weren’t too different from an ordinary morning commute.

Robert Blaisdell, a resident of San Francisco’s South of Market District and a student at the Art Institute of California, said he was very happy when he saw the news on Facebook Sunday night.

“It symbolizes some type of victory,” he said. “It’s symbolic of justice.”

San Bruno resident Elizabeth Caceres, 76, said she was excited to hear that bin Laden had been killed.

“I was like, ‘Wow, thank God’,” she said.

Caceres said she was not usually one to celebrate death, but added that she was especially glad to learn of bin Laden’s demise because her daughter had been living near the World Trade Center in New York during the Sept. 11 attack.

KCBS’ Susan Kennedy Reports:

Caceres said she felt nervous riding BART because of the chance of retribution.

Despite her nerves, Caceres said she has to just keep living.

“If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen,” she said.

BART and San Francisco’s Muni transit system increased security and were on a high-risk alert Monday. The San Francisco Police Department also was on heightened alert, although state and local officials said there were no credible terror threats at present.

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  • adam

    LOL…this is too funny..Another cover-up by your government. Where is the body?

    • i'm not buying it

      LOL!!! i know right?!!!! they said the body was “buried at sea….”

      BS…. the whole thing was an inside job anyway… not ok what happened to innocent people in 2001, but it’s so easy to distract sheeeple with shiny things and words like “terror…” and “bin laden…”

      the whole point of all this is not to rejoyce.. or finally find peace.. it’s to perpetuate fear, which is how a people is controlled. it’s jacked up psych 101.

      im ready for the aliens to come… anyone wanna pod-pool? lol

  • Bloodhounds

    Sharks won’t even want a bite of that!

  • Chris

    I am glad he is dead. But let’s now over do it. He has a monster and the more we talk about him we are making him a marter.


    How did they verify DNA when thre are no known Bin Laden DNA samples to compare?
    How did they get 24 Navy Seals + Bin Laden’s body on one helicopter?
    How did they use face recognition to identify Bin Laden when Navy Seals claimed two face shots killed Bin Laden?
    Why did they dump Bin Laden’s body at sea?
    Bin Laden has never claimed responsibilities for actions of 9/11 Only the U.S. government has claimed that they found a tape of Bin Laden in a Folgers coffee can in Afghanistan that their sources claimed he admitted to responsibility.
    OH Well, as long as we all can feel good and can sleep easier. Would be nice if media reporters asked questions but I guess thats not what they are paid to do..

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