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The big debate: Photo-radar slaying

‘We are now an ugly mob looking for scapegoats . . . behaving like spoiled rotten adolescents. We think we can shoot anyone who gets in our path.’ rlhymer

The story: A gunman kills a Cave Creek man who was sitting in a photo-radar van, monitoring the cameras.

Your take: In a deeply troubling departure from reason, a few online commentators actually blame the victim for taking a photo-radar job.

“A man who lived by the radar gun in working for a despicable and extorting company like Redflex actually dies from the real bullets from a gun. What a sweet example of poetic justice!” Bondgirl says of Doug Georgianni, 51, who had worked three months for RedFlex Traffic Systems Inc.

“He should not have been greedy enough to take a job doing something so unpopular with the public and he would be alive,” says geezerman. “He got what he deserved for accepting the job. He was not forced to be there.”

Thankfully, most commentators were appalled by such talk:

• “The man needed to work in a depressed economy and you are saying he deserved to die because he worked for something unpopular. Horrible, just horrible.” - WPRWeb

• ” This kind of coldblooded killing can never be defended or justified.” - 4122

• “I can’t believe anybody would . . . say this was anything other than an absolute tragedy for the family of this man.” - rhead

• “I pray this man’s family is not reading this crap.” - I Won


For Tuesday, April 21

1Two teens sentenced in $6 million arson on Northwest Side.

2 Anthony Gimino column: Cats have shot to extend NCAA streak to 26.

3 Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches in Tucson case.

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