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East Palo Alto police call off crime emergency

Original post made on Jun 11, 2013

After three weeks without a shooting, the East Palo Alto Police Department Monday, June 10, announced that it would end the crime emergency it began last month to counter a sudden spate of gun violence.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:39 PM

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Posted by Come On
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

Come on, Just because there has been three weeks without a shooting, they want to call it quits. Let's wait and see how long will be before we hear the shootings, perhaps one day or one week. Whey would they stop it if they claim that is working? Things are not going to be fixed in this three weeks, this should crime emergency should stay longer if not permanent.

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Posted by smokie
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

They should not tell the gang members that the operation is over
let them think that it is still going on, but that is taking the overtime away, Humm, just a thought

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I think that this kind of statement could prove to be extremely counterproductive. After all I can easily imagine lying low until the police stepp away, which is just three weeks later. MY feeling is that to truly impact this terrible situation the program either needs to be permanent or permanent if even at a somewhat lower level of staffing.
We have had 3 good weeks so we are going home makes no sense to me.

I should like though to acknowledge the good work that has been done by the PD during this time, my point is - keep it up.

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Posted by junk
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

This is sad ... No matter what you do crime will not go down . but property prices will go up .. bay area is just out .. no space to grow everything stinks .. i am scared of even walking on streets ..

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