People make mistakes. People make serious mistakes. People get angry and make really serious mistakes. But I would prefer it if they could stay, honestly apologize to the community for their mistakes, and make a turn for the better. There's been plenty of role models around, Bazerka, Maple Nectar, Meddler, Scruffy, Ghostcrawler, and even CertainlyT.
Their public conduct was completely unacceptable, which is obviously why the rioters got fired. But I still find it horribly sad that things ever spiraled this far. If the details of the PAX event were worded a little better, or implemented a little more inclusively, none of this would've ever happened.