Palo Alto gets new top district attorney Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:44 am
The doorknob tag on Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson's office displays an image of the Three Stooges -- Moe, Larry and Curly -- in prison garb. "Warning: Occupants are lifers with nothing to lose," it reads. That perspective could sum up Hendrickson's dedication to her job.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 24, 2012, 8:50 AM
Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:45 am
> "Top Prosecuting District Attorney in PA". Sounds intimidating.
> And to people up to no good: this savvy person is one to be FEARED.
Is this poster for real? Prosecutors are intended to provide justice, not fear, in the minds of the public.
And given that the current DA ran on a platform claiming that the former DA was not ethical (although he stopped short of calling her corrupt), one can only wonder where the tone of "ethics" is in the current Santa Clara County DA's office, or how this Attorney is bring a higher sense of ethics to the office than anyone who preceded her?
Posted by A law abiding citizen, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Feb 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm
@Joe- the last sentence in the post to which you object reads:
"But to law-abiding, upstanding citizens, and the vulnerable 96 year-old senior citizens among us -- would there be more people like Cindy Hendrickson!"
So law abiding citizens have nothing to fear. You are correct, sir.
@Hmmm - the courthouse is located IN Palo Alto. People that go there on business, or for jury duty, would perhaps know this person, or workers from numerous attorney offices in Palo Alto would know her.
This is a great human interest story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Is it possible for more people in Palo Alto to say something kind about each other, even every once in a while, or just be grateful to someone, for something?
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Feb 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Yeah, I know where the north county courthouse is. That doesn't mean she works for PALO ALTO; it means she works for the county. Palo Alto-centric stories like these serve to bloat the already overblown sense of self-importance in Palo Alto. I've watched this over the years & it's ridiculous. I have plenty of gratitude & kindness, but I don't waste these qualities on comments that serve to further bloat the town's smugness. I know the courthouse from victim's advocate work I've done throughout the years, which is a better use of my kindness & gratitude.