New DA restoring 'Conviction Integrity' and 'Cold Case' units Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 6, 2011 at 8:50 am
Criminals who never got caught for past crimes in Santa Clara County should be looking over their shoulders, while persons wrongly convicted may have new hope under policies announced this week by Jeff Rosen, who became the county's new district attorney Monday.
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Posted by Denese, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Jan 6, 2011 at 8:50 am
Thank you for reinstating the Cold Case unit. Hopefully, some of the crimes committed against the poor will be solved. I hope that the welthy of Santa Clara are treated the same as the poor when a crime is committed
Posted by Not-So-Sure, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm
> Exoneration of the innocent
The implication of a statement like this is that the legal process is corrupt, or at least so significantly flawed that no one can expect a fair deal from "the system". This is a very disturbing point-of-view. If true, the whole core of the District Attorney system needs to be "on trial".
Given the vagueness of this idea, and Rosen's failure to run an honest campaign--it's really difficult that the taxpayers will see anything of value from the expenditure of funds on this effort.
Posted by Joanie S., a resident of Woodside, on Jan 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Milpitas Council woman Debbie Giordano stole a mail box that is on video on the internet. She confessed to the SCC Sherriff department. They wrote her up for a misdemeaner! The video shows Giordano stealing a U.S Postal Mailbox-Felony, and delivering her real-estate adds without postage also mutiple counts of crime. The Santa Clara County D.A. office did nothing! The Sherriff's office did not arrest her! The U.S. and local Milpitas women Postmaster filed no charges. Oh, their was mail in the mailbox?...Counts none filed! She voted to not outsource the Milpitas Police department services and so the Police Union supported her winning another term. All this took place in 2011. Real-estate gatherings shows attendance by Dolores Carr(former Scc D.A. remenber she got rid of the corruption unit) and realtor Giordano. Some things never change. Jeff Rosen was already in office. Remember the words to the T.V. show "Welcome Back Kotter" "...well we tease him alot cause we got him on the spot welcome back...! Oh, and don't forget the character "Horshack" (Whoreshack).