I've often lambasted Lawrence, Massachusetts. I've described it as "the armpit of Massachusetts" and discussed its various scandals and shortcomings. But one time I did say something nice about it -- when I praised it as the home town of Marine Reservist Sgt. Daniel Cotnoir, chosen last year as Marine Of The Year.
Sgt. Cotnoir has come home, and is having a bit of trouble adapting to civilian life. He lives near a night club in Lawrence. A loud night club in Lawrence. A night club so loud, he's complained to the police several times.
But early Saturday morning, the cops didn't show up quickly enough. Someone in the crowd apparently threw a bottle at Cotnoir, standing in his second floor window. It shattered, wounding him In retaliation, he fired off a shotgun -- wounding two in the crowd.
Man, it looks like no matter who you are Lawrence will eventually drag you down.