The judge should have cut the cameras when people were fighting to get in, like the trial of a child's death was a circus, and they purchased tickets to enter.
As a parent, I sincerely feel for the child who's no longer here. She was failed by her mother, grandparents and the system that said with that not-guilty verdict that her life meant nothing.
I hope they'll be able to live with themselves.
But as human beings, I'm sure there will be many sleepless nights for all involved.
Ajay Jones, Philadelphia
Appreciating John's ices
As happy as I was to see President Obama make a pit stop in Philadelphia (election time must be a-coming), I was very unhappy at how all those around him were acting while pretending to enjoy a John's water ice. All of the prez's local supporters were there smiling and waving to the crowd, and all had a John's ice in hand.
John's has been around for a long time. It offers the community a lot more than most of the pols, through work, tradition and as a landmark.
But how many times in the past or since the president was there, do you think any of the politicians who were there that day sucking down a cup of ice have been back to John's to support his business or give him something back considering all that he has given the community?
Andrew J. Dankanich, Philadelphia