Robert Budd Dwyer was a politician convicted of bribery in the 1980's. He was known to many of his friends as a loyal, honest man who would do anything to help out others. After learning of his sentence he called a news conference where he made a small speech, gave letters out to give to his family and others. Then, he pulled out a .357 magnum, put it in his mouth and shot himself to death in front of the cameras. Sadly, years later it came to light that the man who testified against him had lied in order to get a reduced sentence.
Some believe the downward spiral of the trial took a toll on Budd which led to his suicide. Such drastic measures taken by an innocent man. Yet, now, we are bombarded and almost numb to the notion of a corrupt politician. Corruption hidden by greed blinds the morals of those in power. Maybe they all deserve a bit of a Dwyer solution.
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