Dead robbery suspect was 'a good man'. There was a minor riot at the hospital he was taken to for treatment when a mob turned up and many of them insisted on entering the hospital to see him. A screaming woman was shown in the hospital ambulance bay, and a crowd of rough looking men of no appearance.
It's all relative, really.
I remember being told about a young bloke who was shot and killed trying to rob a railway station in Sydney. His mum was interviewed and was praising him as a good son, a good kid - he was only 17.
His brothers had both done time for trafficking in drugs, one was still in prison, the other had just finished a good stint. The dead youth had a record as long as your arm for petty crime and lately his crime was getting more serious. He was 17. His mother praised him as a good son. She praised all her boys as good sons.
Unfortunately, he and his brothers were not good citizens.
From Nick and Nora's and the news.