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Palo Alto street-robbery suspect could face life

Original post made on Jan 7, 2011

A 21-year-old man suspected of at least two armed street robberies in Palo Alto could face a "three strikes" sentence that could put him behind bars for 25 years life if convicted, a Santa Clara County prosecutor said Friday (Jan. 7).

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Posted by homegirl
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Sorry Fono, you are the new poster boy for young 25-lifers.
Take heed young thugs, you think your time here is short--only on the outside.
THIS, hopefully is the "deterrent" part of Punishment that has never come to light. Perhaps finally, now it will.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

It seems as if we have created so many criminal and anti-social people in society and the world these days that those who are or want strive to be good are so overwhelmed by having to deal with them in so many ways.

I think there are certain things that when people do they show that they are not fit to live among civilized people. Like the guy who kidnaped and raped and then slammed that girls head against the concrete in Palo Alto ... it is a insult to all people to allow these people multiple chances in society.

Harsh as that may seem, and I know there is no good way to measure it or determine sometimes, but there are some you just know when you read about.

I don't think it is unreasonable to characterize someone who decides that a lifestyle of robbing other people by threatening them with violence, injury and possibly death as not fit to live with human beings in the world. I don't believe in solitary confinement or inhumane conditions, but such people should be put in a safe clean minimal environment and given chances to do something positive, but the rest of us need to always consider such people will sometimes anything to get another chance to express their evil in the world.

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Posted by Maya
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Sorry to hear that you threw your life away. You had a second chance, way back when, lots of people saw to that. I really believed in you and thought you would make something of yourself. Guess I was wrong, in the biggest way. Robbing people? Really? Who gave you the stupid pills and when? DId you ever picture any of us who cared about you as you were terrifying people and stealing their belongings? Did it ever occur to you that you were hurting people? I remember the sweet boy with a big smile, but he's gone, replaced by a thug in a mug shot. People will hear your name now and think "Thank God they got that creep off the streets." If there is a shred of the old you left, do your family a favor and try to let the little ones know that following in your footsteps will only lead to life in prison.

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Posted by joey
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

joey is a registered user.

If convicted he deserves life in prison.

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Posted by Richard Clark
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

Richard Clark is a registered user.

A quick thank you to "Maya, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood" for such a thoughtful and sincere comment.

Richard Clark

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