Two arrested in Palo Alto carjacking Saturday Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:51 am
Palo Alto police have arrested two suspects in a Saturday night carjacking that took place near the intersection of California Avenue and Park Boulevard. The victim, a Palo Alto resident in her 30s, was not injured.
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Posted by A Noun Ea Mus, a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Yes let's not laud the police too much! Wouldn't want to think they deserve a good living wage or benefits. After all, in addition to cell phone technology, their cars wouldn't have been able to even move without the invention of rubber. So let's thank Charles Goodyear for this great take-down of these criminals.
Posted by A Noun Ea Mus, a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Propitious is really duplicitous. I suppose all of our personal and group achievements are to some degree propitious. So next time your kid gets a good grade, you get a promotion, someone asks you to marry them (or accepts), let's all focus on the "propitious" aspects of it. No there is a focused and concerted effort to degrade and denigrate public workers, with firefighters, teachers, and police at the top of the political hit list.
I know spin when I see it. Of course the stars were also aligned just right for criminals to be taken down. Had the criminals consulted the local Psychic Reader they would have picked a different time and locale.
Posted by A Noun Ea Mus, a resident of the Professorville neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Thank you Joe for exposing yourself as regards the political intent of your feign-- of praising cell phone technology, while making in reality a swipe at public workers. Hope the police folks are tuning in to see how some members of the PA Public view them. Or look at the "outpouring of sympathy" for EPA flooding on another story to see this PA spirit in action. Payback will be a bee-otch someday.
Posted by musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm
I expect the victim told 911 the carjack was at gunpoint. Can't imagine what the PAPD tactics were on this arrest. Understandable that not much will be revealed, like how many officers, how many guns drawn, how close this came to mayhem. Sorry I wasn't listening to my scanner at the time. While we demand professionalism from our police, I'm with bill g, Enough, Austin and others who acknowledge a job well done. Somehow I envision the PAPD team reviewing the play-by-play and critiquing themselves on how to refine their performance for the next threatening incident. Criminals can head to San Jose where response times are slower, but that can turn out badly for them in other ways.