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Man who fought Palo Alto cops charged with San Jose murder

Original post made on Apr 3, 2014

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in February after a violent altercation with Palo Alto officers has been charged with a murder that took place in San Jose just hours earlier.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:14 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by UC Davis Grad, a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Wow...THAT is scary...

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

The perp had a gun. Why did the cops taser him instead of shooting him? If the taser was ineffective, lots of people could have been killed.

Posted by You're Welcome, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

resident, after you re-read the story about how the perp TOOK THE COP'S GUN AWAY FROM HIM, you may understand why he decided to use his tazer instead of his gun. Gosh I'm glad you're looking out for all of our safety though.

Posted by Matt, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm

You're welcome, after you re-read the story about how, "DURING THE FIGHT WITH THE OFFICERS", you might understand that there were multiple officers. I agree resident, the other officer (the one who didn't let a homeless man steal his/her firearm) should have ended the threat more definitively.

Posted by Dreamworld, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Got to love the keyboard tough guys who all have opinions on what the officers should have done. For those familiar with the realities of hand to hand combat you may appreciate the challenges of trying to shoot a suspect who is violently moving and intertwined with a fellow officer.

Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm


I agree with your post, but I would also like to point out (in addition) that even if you could get a clear shot at the suspect, unlike the movies where the bullets usually stop where you want them to, in real life the bullets would probably tend to pierce the suspect and continue on to the officer he was wrestling with.

In any case, the least lethal solution is always the best. I believe the PAPD handled this perfectly.

On the other hand, do you feel safer knowing this guy is off the streets? Or do you feel less-safe knowing that people like this exist so close to your home?

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

>> "Or do you feel less-safe knowing that people like this exist so close to your home?"

"Palo Alto police arrest naked man after string of attacks" -- Web Link

Closer than I thought. Can't imaging the carnage when drugs are legalized.

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