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East Palo Alto seeks your support in saying "no" to violence on Feb. 3

Original post made by Michael Levin, East Palo Alto, on Jan 25, 2007

As everyone knows there has been a recent spike in violence in East Palo Alto. But people should also know that a number of young East Palo Alto community activists have come together as East Palo Alto Peace and Unity and have been formulating a constructive response: a large march and rally for peace and unity on Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 2pm. The marchers will assembe at 10am in the Home Depot parking lot at Clarke and East Bayshore.

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Posted by Michael Levin
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 25, 2007 at 1:28 pm

By the way, I'm a Palo Alto resident too actually and have worked in the EPA community for 13 years.


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Posted by SilverBullet
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 25, 2007 at 5:04 pm

I want to applaud you. It sometimes seems that people on here care more about bashing Israel, the President and America than they do about the terrible tragedy happening on the other side of 101.
The people of EPA deserve to live in peace!


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Posted by And Please Remember
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 25, 2007 at 6:03 pm

2 of the 3 homicides happened WEST of 101, just a couple blocks from University Ave & not far from Newell Rd.

Yes, we deserve to live in peace. That means that the parents of these kids killing each other have to take responsibility for how they raise their kids. They are responsible for what their minors do. Innocent people can get hurt and killed, too. Thus far, the majority of the homicides are related to other crime problems. These issues are beyond the scope of the police, FBI, NTF and other law enforcement agencies.

Many of EPAs residents, such as myself, work in Palo Alto and surrounding cities, so we have a connection to places other than our own neighborhoods. I relate more to people in Palo Alto than EPA because EPA residents are not taking responsibility for their role with youth and are in denial about a great many things. They don't just lie to the media and other outsiders; they lie to themselves and each other about how violent their kids are and what their kids are really up to.

Why did the 18 year old killed last Sun. never go to school here in the US? He was only 15 when he came here. Was he illegal and too scared, or just uninterested and directed to go to school?

Typically, kids in low income areas kill each other and kids in higher income areas kill themselves. The mising Stanford student who likely committed suicide is one example; the murder of these 2 young ganbangers is another.


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Posted by Paly Voice Reporter
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 30, 2007 at 12:33 pm

In light of the recent violence in East Palo Alto, the Paly Voice has written a story that illustrates the views of the students.

Check it out here:
Web Link

And, the Paly Voice has translated it into Spanish. Heres the link:
Web Link


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