10:14am Tuesday 24th February 2009
WE COULD not believe the headline Tributes to Prisoner (News Shopper, February 11).
While we have every sympathy for Tom Collister’s parents, family and friends, the fact is he was a convicted vandal.
What sort of message does the headline send out to those young people who do not need much excuse to play the hero by daubing graffiti and vandalising property?
The story seems to glorify Tom Collister’s crime and portray him as a victim rather than a young man who had committed a crime and was being punished for what he had done.
JOHN AND ROSEMARY O’CONNOR