A sequence of comments, first from a poster and then from Perman's wife, highlights and personalizes the issues that this blog intends to scrutinize.
From GeoQuin4: "One less way for the criminals in Springfield to get away with their crimes..."
From Perman's grieving wife:
GeoQuin4 -your comment is mean, innapropriate and uncalled for. Did you stop to think for one second that I, Perman's wife, or our 4 children might wake up in the morning and read this article then see your nasty comment "one less way"? You should retract it. Our hearts are already brokenMy regrets to Mrs. Glenn and her family, both regarding the loss of her husband and for having to confront nastiness in her moment of loss.
To Perman: Rest in peace. I am sorry you are gone. You were a good man who fought for underdogs, a fact only highlighted by the disdain that some fools might have had for the way you lived. I'll try to be more like you and stick with the fight.
To Masslive.com and Advance Publications: You are responsible for the grief that you cause in your effort to profit from this wild west cesspool of anonymous commentary that invariably exposes grieving people to rank hostility.
The GeoQuin4 comment has been removed from the article but still appears under his still active profile. The removal of the comment highlights the inadequacy of ex post moderation, where content remains up for all to view until it offends enough people to have it reported and removed.