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    'Crime emergency' declared in East Palo Alto

    The East Palo Alto Police Department declared a "crime emergency" Thursday after seven people were shot in the previous 10 days. None of the shootings were fatal.

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    Posted by GMC
    a resident of Midtown
    on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Where are the Raging Grannies? Where are the torch protesters? There's a war going on in our backyard and none of you really seem to care, do you? A story or thread about Don Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, George Bush, Global Warming or of course, Israel will get dozens of comments in hours. A story about violence and death in E. Palo Alto will probably get ignored. I'd like to know what we as Palo Altans can do about this tragedy next-door.

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    Posted by Thomas
    a resident of Crescent Park
    on Apr 14, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Oh .. and let's not forget the Sierra Club. This bunch of loonies is trying to eradicate electricity from our lives:
    Web Link

    Global warming has a new battleground: coal plants
    Fighting coal

    David Crigger / Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier

    OPPOSITION: Demonstrators march through Abington , Va., last month to protest a proposed coal-fired power plant. Legal clashes over coal are rivaling those over nuclear power decades ago.

    Also wonder how many of these shootings are drug/other crime related. As usual, the Weekly never seems to get at the root of the matter .. just a little jam for people's toast.

    There ought to be some police reports where victim statements are to found. Even if the Police won't release the "raw" reports, they could be asked: "why are all of these shootings" occuring?

    Ten shootings in a tiny little town like EPA ought to be more than an "emergency" .. it ought to be considered as more of a "war".

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