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New DA restoring 'Conviction Integrity' and 'Cold Case' units

Original post made on Jan 6, 2011

Criminals who never got caught for past crimes in Santa Clara County should be looking over their shoulders, while persons wrongly convicted may have new hope under policies announced this week by Jeff Rosen, who became the county's new district attorney Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 6, 2011, 7:53 AM

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Posted by Denese
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thank you for reinstating the Cold Case unit. Hopefully, some of the crimes committed against the poor will be solved. I hope that the welthy of Santa Clara are treated the same as the poor when a crime is committed

Good ridens Carr!

Hello Rosen!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Not-So-Sure
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

> better described the scope of what the unit will do which includes
> developing best-practices for police and prosecutors to minimize the
> chances of wrongful convictions.

It will be interesting to see how much money is spent on this effort, and what results in terms of deliverables. This looks like another of those make work projects for friends of the DA.

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Posted by Alice Smith
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

This is the start of fairness and equity in the legal system. Well done. Exoneration of the innocent should be as important as protecting the public

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Posted by Not-So-Sure
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

> Exoneration of the innocent

The implication of a statement like this is that the legal process is corrupt, or at least so significantly flawed that no one can expect a fair deal from "the system". This is a very disturbing point-of-view. If true, the whole core of the District Attorney system needs to be "on trial".

Given the vagueness of this idea, and Rosen's failure to run an honest campaign--it's really difficult that the taxpayers will see anything of value from the expenditure of funds on this effort.

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Posted by Joanie S.
a resident of Woodside
on Jan 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Milpitas Council woman Debbie Giordano stole a mail box that is on video on the internet. She confessed to the SCC Sherriff department. They wrote her up for a misdemeaner! The video shows Giordano stealing a U.S Postal Mailbox-Felony, and delivering her real-estate adds without postage also mutiple counts of crime. The Santa Clara County D.A. office did nothing! The Sherriff's office did not arrest her! The U.S. and local Milpitas women Postmaster filed no charges. Oh, their was mail in the mailbox?...Counts none filed! She voted to not outsource the Milpitas Police department services and so the Police Union supported her winning another term. All this took place in 2011. Real-estate gatherings shows attendance by Dolores Carr(former Scc D.A. remenber she got rid of the corruption unit) and realtor Giordano. Some things never change. Jeff Rosen was already in office. Remember the words to the T.V. show "Welcome Back Kotter" "...well we tease him alot cause we got him on the spot welcome back...! Oh, and don't forget the character "Horshack" (Whoreshack).

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