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News - September 24, 2021

News Digest

Three arrested for spree of robberies

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Comments

Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 22, 2021 at 7:09 am

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The hate crime enhancement is probably not going to stick. They targeted women because they are easier to brutalize and asians because of the predisposition for cash. There’s no indications of racism, just predators hunting prey.


Posted by Jim Petrie
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 22, 2021 at 9:16 am

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Concurring with John/a resident of Adobe Meadow.

Vulnerability to street crime is not necessarily hate-related but one based on perceived opportunities and accessibilities.

And while racial profiling remains a controversial methodology, some individuals are more prone to committing these types of crimes than others.


Posted by Adrian Prosky
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2021 at 10:01 am

Adrian Prosky is a registered user.

Preying on the weak and elder-aged is wrong regardless of their ethnicity.

Are these indescretions attributable to a poor upbringing, an ongoing sense of hopelessness, or outside sociopathic peer pressures?

Perhaps various elders will need a shopping chaperone or volunteer bodyguards to prevent such crimes from further occuring or escalating.


Posted by Phoebe Winters
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 22, 2021 at 11:46 am

Phoebe Winters is a registered user.

I am not Asian but am always cautious when shopping alone or in parking garages where these types of individuals tend to congregate.