Personal trainer Perry Mosdromos released on bail Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm
He didn't have a "get out of jail free" card, but Perry Mosdromos is out of custody anyway. The 46-year-old personal trainer arrested in a $250,000 drug bust last week was released after posting $25,000 bail. Related story:
• [Web Link Palo Alto man arrested in $250,000 narcotics bust]
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 1:44 PM
Posted by "Serving" Justice, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Where to start? Palo Alto Resident, this is a person charged with a crime, not a convicted one. In our society, accused people are considered innocent until proven guilty. Accused people do have the right to post bail, subject to legal supervision. They have the right to a trial by jury. They are protected, somewhat, against unreasonable search and seizure.
The sad thing is your distorted view of justice in the United States of America.
Posted by "Serving" Justice, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Palo Alto Resident,
I'm sorry I missed your response. I hope the removal of your comments were based on some sort of reasonable standard, which, unfortunately, I have not always found to be the case. I hope you will respond again.
Posted by saleha, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:12 am
Whatever happened to innocent until found guilty? I have a problem with people being "outed" for a crime and having their name given until we know the facts. If this guy is in fact guilty then yes, he should be prosecuted for sure, but we don't know what the truth is. And, he may be guilty, but he also may not be. I don't like trying people in the press before we know the facts.
Posted by "Serving" Justice, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2012 at 6:38 am
Palo Alto Resident--I did have a good night. Thanks for your good wishes. No, this gent is not a "buddy," nor is he anyone I know. Even if he is a "loser" as you say--and his position right now does not look good--he still has a right to walk the streets unless he's much more of a danger to society than the justice system thinks he is. After all, the authorities have seized the drugs he's alleged to have accumulated.
saleha--I agree that trying people in the press is a bad idea. Here's a case where freedom of the press conflicts with an individual's rights. Prosecutors and police get to lay out their whole case, and the alleged criminal has very little power to publicly defend himself or herself against the allegations.
Posted by Retired Teacher, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:18 am Retired Teacher is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I posted under the name "Serving" Justice. Although I disagree with Palo Alto Resident, I can't believe his or her most recent comment was deleted! There was nothing in that comment that deserved censorship. Really, Palo Alto Weekly staff, can you justify these apparently random judgments? Please point out what in the world in the posts you cut was so offensive as to be unpublishable!