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Man chases alleged car burglars to dead-end street where they nearly run him over

Original post made on Jun 11, 2020

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and are searching for another teenager after they nearly ran over a man with a stolen car in Palo Alto on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 11, 2020, 2:16 PM

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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:37 pm

Major crimes PAPD has handled this week and city of origin for the criminals.
Assault with deadly weapon (car)- San Jose
Attempted Murder- East Palo Alto
Burglary- 3 from Stockton

Everybody make sure to attend the police protest at city hall the afternoon!! Getting rid of the cops will make us all safer!


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Posted by real crime
a resident of Ventura
on Jun 11, 2020 at 3:32 pm

If the police focused on crime that really happens like burglary and speeding instead of made up crimes like jogging while black or driving while black or parking while black, then we would have a lot less crime and violence in this city.


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Posted by john
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:02 pm

@real crime- Haven't seen any arrests for that. The lawyers would descend if that was actually happening. You're fantasizing in order to justify your bias.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Two separate incidents of things we don't normally see in Palo Alto on Wednesday at different times in different areas!

What is happening to Palo Alto?


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Posted by careful...
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:16 pm

@john, you mean alleged city of origin for the alleged criminals


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Posted by real crime
a resident of Ventura
on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:17 pm

@john - PAPD won't arrest you for parking while black. They'll just beat the [email protected] out of you. Remember this case? Web Link And don't forget the case of Sergent Benitez, which cost the city over half a million dollars last year.


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Posted by fairmeadow
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 11, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Yeah, defund the police... now you better do the job of capturing the criminals because nobody else will be there to help!


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Posted by Fr0hickey
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2020 at 5:23 pm

@real crime. You are correct in asking for perfection in PAPD officers. We pay them enough.


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Posted by Fr0hickey
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2020 at 5:26 pm

After DEFUND THE POLICE, will come ABOLISH THE POLICE. Then after that, EVERYONE IS THE POLICE, whether you want to be or not.
What do you think this will do to the number of people buying guns in California?


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Posted by Small Business Owner
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 11, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Well, if schools were in session and business open, this probably would not have occurred.


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Posted by Martha
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 11, 2020 at 10:37 pm

In my youth this was called uuv - unauthorised use of a vehicle. These are teen antics not serious crimes warranting years in prison.


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Posted by Ronster
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:26 pm

As usual in revolts of elites (poor people don't lead such things, it's people from wealthy families and the highly educated no matter how it starts -- look at Marx and the people around him -- no workers allowed at the top) things tend to backfire on the poor. Once we defund the police, we can pay less taxes! Not to worry, because we'll hire private security with the savings (so don't despair police. They will be far less accountable as private burb-clave enforcers. Meanwhile, the poor areas will burn.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:30 pm

"These are teen antics not serious crimes warranting years in prison."

Really?! These "kids" need to go to CYA, ( California Youth Authority)
so they can get their participation trophy.


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Posted by plantfruittrees
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:46 am

A deliberate hit and run is a misdemeanor?!


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Posted by plantfruittrees
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:56 am

To the commenters above: Defund the Police is a poorly thought out and misleading slogan that is about increasing social services where needed and about de-militarizing the police. When you have to explain what you mean your slogan simply doesn't work and can be used against you, as is happening with this one. It does not in any way mean get rid of the police. The slogan should be, Retrain the Police, or, Demilitarize the Police, or I'm sure others could come up with something better that means what is intended.


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Posted by ftp
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm

lol I was the driver all this is bullshit the such victim attempted to attack me with a knife anyways I already plead I'm off emp


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

What a couple of vile criminals! They were in a stolen car and rummaging through someone else's belongings in someone else's vehicle? Then, they damaged BOTH vehicles while trying to flee the scene after they were confronted?

The sad part about this is that there are a few people who pretend that it is "no big deal."

Even if our wacky system of justice calls this a "misdemeanor," these disgusting criminals need to be caught and rehabilitated. I just wish that there was a way to publicly shame them. They need to feel completely embarrassed and ashamed for what they've done.


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