Posted by Bob, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm
This happened west of Highway 101 near the West Bayshore frontage road between 7-11 and University Avenue. No matter where it happened, it is one too many - and now children. How does law enforcement get a handle on this?
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:09 am
East Palo Alto is home to those who are hungry and in need like those in the story I have just read who were fed last week by Como Esta. East Palo Alto is home to gangs who don't care about the preciousness of human life. Unfortunately the poor have to live in the same neighborhood as the gangs. I hope that the families of those who are poor enough to need practical, charitable help, manage to raise their families to not get involved in gangs. But how can they raise their families without the fear that this violence will not reach them?
Posted by Phil, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:41 am
From what I've learned, many gang members are indoctrinated into that life style at a very young age. Yes, sometimes as young as 11 or 12. If that's the case, this could be another example of gang violence, and not one of an innocent, unsuspecting young person being gunned down on the street. Very sad regardless.