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Two arrested for December armed robbery in Midtown

Original post made on Feb 28, 2013

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century Liquors in Midtown that occurred a week earlier.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:31 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by good job, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

Good job PAPD.

Posted by Gethin, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

Excellent job by PAPD
Get them off the streets and keep them off the streets!

Posted by Chrisc, a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

At least they haven't hurt anybody--physically. I hope some program of rehabilitation might stop escalation. Maybe thee 's hope for them--and us.

Posted by danos, a resident of another community
on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

Only hope for us is that they remain locked up, or are otherwise permanently removed from society.

Posted by moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

Editor --

Not sure my lead would have been that "two young men" were arrested when, in a subsequent paragraph, you identify the younger suspect as a "16-year-old juvenile."

A juvenile is a juvenile. A juvenile is not, in the eyes of the law, a young man.

Any 16-year-old still has a lot to learn. Surely we all hope that this one will make a better life for himself.

Posted by anon, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

Carjacking?! Wow,I missed that in the news. How terrifying. What time of day did that happen? Anyway, thank you PA police.

Posted by Steve C, a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

So Danos, we'll have to assume you are ok with picking up the tab for permanent incarceration as opposed to any attempt at rehabilitation right?

Posted by Abe Mitchell, a resident of Meadow Park
on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

Keep the little hoods locked up, best establishment for them>

Posted by danos, a resident of another community
on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Steve - Better to pay to incarcerate armed criminals than have them out committing violent crimes.

Personally, I don't believe it is possible to rehabilitate someone who engages in violent crimes. Forget the "kid" part - by the time you're about 6 years old, you pretty much know that it's not OK to point guns at people and steal their belongings.

The only way to deal with such criminals is to remove them from society.

Posted by jerry99, a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Armed robbery- try the 16 year old as an adult and keep him locked up until the trial. Enough of this left wing justice letting him out to commit more crimes.
And they have not hurt anybody- YET.

Posted by roj, a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

Many crimes are commited by juviniles because they know they wont do much jail time, even if they shoot someone. The older gangsters have these minors do these crimes for them. They should be punished much harder then they are currently being. Sometimes they just get released to their parents who don't give a %^$# and are back on the streets to commit more crimes.

Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

I think the residents and police officers of Santa Cruz have something to say about releasing career criminals back into our midst.

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