Posted by No one deserves to die alone, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm
This happened yesterday morning. I know because I am a resident at which this horrible situation took place. To walk out to taking my children to school and myself to work to see this man's body covered in a yellow bag and to know it was still there as late as 5 p.m., beyond traumatizing and upsetting. The officer's going to each door with question's were so cold. The way this man died, regardless of what circumstance he may have put himself in, as well as his family as well as the other person who took his life, is of great sadness. From one human to the next, as well as for our community as a whole.
Posted by JoshuaEPA, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 30, 2012 at 5:53 am
EPA was not the "murder capital" in the 70's and was in fact a thriving community in that era that was remarkably self sufficient and productive despite being unincorporated and at the disposal of Menlo Park. It became the murder capital in '93, for one year.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm
JoshuaEPA is correct. EPA has a fascinating history, tied into Palo Alto's more shameful past that people prefer not to remember. I'm not saying EPA is a day at the beach, but it's generally safer now than it was in the 80s & 90s.
I'm very sorry about the loss of another young person. Unfortunately, my sorrow is tempered by cynicism surrounding the possible reasons that he died. But today I was happily surprised by something here I'd been very cynical about. Regardless, he was someone's son & I'm sorry for their pain.
Posted by manuel, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Nov 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm
I lived in EPA for one year, i would never set foot in that hell hole. I had some horrible neighbors, i repeatly call the cops and called local detectives, and submitted online reports of they're illegal things going on in that house. Cops would never do anything, as well all other things tried. All in all, this city is corrupt, government here doesnt care about they're residents and nonexistant. I think there are two cop cars patrolling the whole city. I recommend anyone living here or thinking of, move out, you will regret it. I hate this town so bad that i wish i never knew about it. its ghetto and nobody does anything about it!