Posted by Bill, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Apr 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm
Speeding is out of control on Embarcadero and rarely is there a PAPD officer in sight. Cars
come off 101 during the commute like the INDI 500. There is no slowing down, dangerous passing - and that is in both directions. Red light running. Most of these are non-residents. Crime is rising, and my mom is afraid to go out walking anymore. She's 80.
Posted by Janet, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2008 at 7:04 am
Lynn should be apologizing to the Galbraith family and the community, not scolding the media who are simply doing their jobs. Shoddy work by her detective and the former medical examiner lead to an innocent man in his 80s being arrested and jailed in the death of his wife. That's not an opinion, that's what two courts have ruled. Mr. Galbraith died with this cloud over his head, never knowing that one day after his death he would be exonerated. The county, after dragging its feet for years, has written a letter apologizing to his family and they've paid them $400,000, which probably won't cover his legal fees. Lynn and the Palo Alto City Council needs to apologize too. It's called taking responsibility. Blaming the Daily is a diversionary tactic. She should be ashamed!
P.S. -- This isn't the first case the PAPD has blown while Lynn has been chief. I remember a well-liked preschool teacher who was wrongfully accused of molestation by Lynn and her officers. His life was turned upside down and his reputation was destroyed. He spent three weeks in jail until the D.A. ran some tests and determined he was innocent. I support law enforcement in general, but when serious mistakes are made, the chief should be held to account.
Posted by t, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm
thetre now using tazers merely because your not reacting fast enough to their commands! they use the ''tazer'' just to ease their fears! you dont have to threaten or touch ''police'' before they use tazer in palo alto! lynne johnson ''statement'' is more beaurecratise verbiage which ,as anyone whos dealt with ''legal'' system knows, police are very descriptive with their lies and fabrications. time for a postive outlook on how to live on earth...
Posted by Gordon, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm
I have just one question. If the Palo Alto Police are doing such a bang up job with their investigation into the Children’s Theater why did the city manager find it necessary to higher his own independent investigator? That doesn’t sound like a vote of confidence to me.