Here is a quote from the brother of Cookie Thornton who stormed City Hall in Kirkwood Missouri and killed 6 town officials..."The only way that I can put into context that you might understand is that my brother went to war tonight with the people, the government that was putting torment and strife into his life," Thornton's brother, Gerald Thornton, told KMOV-TV of St. Louis.Apparently, saying "no" to someone who has outstanding parking tickets is considered torment and strife.� Somehow this justifies going for war with our local officials??? �Every town has its share of kooks who have an axe to grind with Town Hall.� It will be a sad day when everyone at town hall is behind locked doors for fear of nuts like Cookie Thorton with a gun.��Another incident hitting the news is�the�wacko who was prepared to storm the Superbowl with an AK-47 rifle because he was denied a liquor license in his community.� He was ready to take innocent lives or "blood" in his words�as a result of a vendetta.� Both of these situations are pathetic commentary on society that expects our local leaders to solve all the problems.� No wonder no one wants to run for local elected office anymore.� Not only do you work for no pay; now you risk being killed for saying "no".