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News - March 12, 2010

Trial of accused 'City Hall shooter' begins

Witnesses in trial of Otto Emil Koloto reveal details of July 13, 2008, homicide

by Sue Dremann and Bay City News

Two men — one the best friend of a man who was gunned down outside Palo Alto City Hall in July 2008 and the other a friend of the man accused of the fatal shooting — took the witness stand this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Marc, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

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Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:43 am

> Lee said that Koloto had mentioned to him that he "popped someone."

That says a lot about the kind of person we are dealing with here. How is America so good at producing these psychopathic monsters?

Class stratification bolstered with sex and race discrimination, along with a violent and repetetively echoed callous value system that inflicts stress and self-loathing on anyone without the proper consumer items or purchasing power?


Posted by Steve, a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

Not to mention how - only in America - the easy availability of handguns gives these violent people the tools to perpetrate these horrendous acts.
The 2nd amendment is a double-edged sword that inflicts by far most of its damage on the citizenry it was intended to protect. When will we wise up and recognize that we, as a society, can control access to handguns and still be within the intent of the Bill of Rights?


Posted by jack, a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

It took me the third read to understand this: "Class stratification bolstered with sex and race discrimination, along with a violent and repetetively echoed callous value system that inflicts stress and self-loathing on anyone without the proper consumer items or purchasing power?"

Ahmmm, so are you saying that a whole lot of discrimination mixed with trappings from being poor altogether would explain why this country produces criminals?

Whew..


Posted by yup, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Mar 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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