Southern California Responds to the Death of bin Laden
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The death of Osama bin Laden will have ramifications around the world, and it’s powerfully important here in Southern California. Last night President Obama urged Americans to be vigilant for a possible backlash, a warning not lost on officials here in LA. At Staples Center, security has already been beefed up for tonight’s opening game of the NBA second-round playoff between the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, some of the broader questions raised by the death of Osama bin Laden.
Banner image: A man looks at newspapers announcing the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden May 2, 2011. Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
Southern California Responds to the Death of bin Laden ()
President Obama last night urged Americans to be vigilant for a possible backlash, a warning not lost on officials here in LA. Security has already been beefed up at LAX as well as at sports and commercial centers. We hear about security concerns and learn what bin Laden's death means to Muslims, families of September 11 and soldiers whose comrades have died or are fighting in Afghanistan.
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- Dave Lopez: KCAL 9 News
- Brian Levin: Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, @proflevin
- Jihad Turk: Islamic Center of Southern California
- Bradley Burlingame: brother of a 9/11 victim
- Tony Perry: Los Angeles Times, @LATsandiego
Ten Years Later: the Death of Osama bin Laden ()
At the White House today, President Obama bestowed Medals of Honor on two men who died in the Korean War. But he opened the ceremony with a comment about today's killing of Osama bin Laden by US Special Forces. After 9/11, and as time went on, Americans became increasingly skeptical that the al Qaeda leader would ever be captured. But the world's most hunted man was discovered in a fortified compound a few miles from Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad.
- Massimo Calabresi: Time
- Rashed Rahman: Daily Times
- Kathy Gannon: Associated Press
- Brian Jenkins: RAND Corporation
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