Police have Walgreens fire video evidence Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jul 12, 2007 at 4:06 pm
Palo Alto Police Sgt. Sandra Brown confirmed Wednesday the department has video evidence related to the devastating Walgreens fire, but emphasized that does not mean the arson case is easily solvable. "We have all kinds of video," Brown said. "Everybody's making the assumption the videotape shows something.
Posted by Big Brother, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Jul 13, 2007 at 1:22 pm
I *totally* agree. In fact, people should be required to carry RFID tags that allow law enforcement to track where they go. If Walgreens had a sensor, then we would know who it is. Come to think of it, if there were sensors at every store and street corner downtown, we would know exactly how the person got there. However, someone wanting to commit a crime would not carry their RFID card, so I suggest we surgically implant them in all babies at birth. Catch my drift?
The criminality of 100 homeless and 100 domiciled jail inmates was compared. Homeless jail inmates were significantly more likely than domiciled jail inmates to be mentally ill, to be arrested for nuisance offenses, to have more extensive criminal histories, and to have prior arrests for use of weapons, drugs, and alcohol. Suggestions for processing homeless offenders are given.
Posted by jkl;, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jul 17, 2007 at 1:05 pm
I've never watched any of those "Law and Order" type police shows. I'm more of a PBS viewer. Maybe you've been watching too much TV??
Reality is that you can't generalize, or rather you can, but you'll be wrong often enough that I'm glad YOU'RE not on the police force. People are individuals; crimes are specific. Jumping to erroneous and offensive conclusions because of some broad-brushed generalization doesn't solve crimes.