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Morning Palo Alto manhunt ends in two arrests

Original post made on Apr 15, 2013

After an hour-long search, police apprehended a man at 9:15 a.m. who may have been involved in a south Palo Alto theft.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 15, 2013, 9:48 AM

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Posted by Witness
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

I don't think the suspect was captured at the OFJCC. At 9:15, I witnessed the suspect being chased by PAPD on San Antonio. The last I saw he ran toward the back warehouse near Lifetime Pools.


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Posted by James Hall
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

So why is it significant that a black man was captured???? Does an editor read your stories?


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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

Skinny jeans on a man. A crime in and of itself. I hope the fashion unit was dispatched as well.


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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

@James Why is it not? It's an description, not a subjective statement. The facts aren't withheld to observe political correctness. I saw three crime story's this weekend where a white man was arrested. Described as "White." I didn't object. Criminals come in all colors. You don't want to be identified and described? DON'T COMMIT CRIMES.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

The headline tells only half the story. It should read one arrest and one not apprehended as yet.


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Posted by homeowner
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

For all the politically correct people....get over yourselves!!! The description of the man was simply the description, not a racist insult. Unfortunately he was black. If he were white it wouldn't be a problem.


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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

To chime in on the descriptions and reactions, I think so often in our culture, we've gone to extremes with the whole PC thing.

A description is not a judgment. There are cultures that exemplify particular traits because of their history. To mention them in relation to the race or culture, in and of itself does not indicate and ought not to be interpreted as a judgment.

We need to get over all that judgment anyway. Unless we can become another and experience their entire life, we have no place to judge.

Still loving the old statement: "Judge not lest ye be judged."


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Meadow Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

Enough! --- Skinny Jeans.Bahahahhaha. I love that was in the description. Totally a crime. Book him!


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Posted by Imjustsaying
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Can we say light-skinned, fair complexion, dark complexion, etc and not assume someone's racial identity? If we must state a racial identity can we caveat by saying, "appeared to be whatever race?" We, humans, come in many shades and skin tones. We are bi-racial and multi-racial. We can give accurate descriptions without making assumptions.

The skinny jeans might have prevented him from running faster though they are not as effective in that area as the baggy kind that hang off the butt.


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Posted by moo
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Because of the James Hall/enough!/homeowner/Elizabeth/Imjustsaying topic --

When I hear about a truly hideous crime (and this one certainly does not qualify), I think to myself, "Please don't let the suspect be non-white."

But feel free to pile on.

And feel free to wear skinny jeans. I'm stuck in the eighties.


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Posted by James Hall
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

My point is the term "black" - how black do you have to be to fit that. I have an interracial family and one of my sons had a"black" birth father and a birth mother who "spoke Hebrew". Some people believe that he "looks Hispanic". These terms are worse than useless and remind me of my incredibly dumb grandmother from Memphis who told me that she could identify Jewish people on TV. Why don't we all grow up and stop being so righteous. Height, weight, clothing etc identify..."race" simply reinforces bigotry, small-minded racism and hostility. Are some people still using "yellow" and "red" as identification too? This is just stupid.


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Posted by Cur Mudgeon
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I kind of like "dark skinned, appeared to be black." Or such.
I have met Mediterranean people who fit that description but are not African-American. Some Pacific Islanders and south Asians are very dark.

PC aside, a suspect's skin tone is part of his/her description and narrows down the pool. That being said, once the perp is arrested, what difference does it make what ethnicity he/she is? They are just another perp. "Young white man guilty of mass murder by gunfire."

Fashion critique aside, the clothing description is another key element of finding a suspect. Ask any cop.


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Posted by cid4houses
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Skinny jeans on a black man?!!!
Call the Fashion Police and the PC Po-Po!

Heck, President Obama is mixed race and one hears news repoters refer to him as BLACK.
Ahem, I'm white and want to claim my half of pride in our President...WHY do some folks refer to him as African American, Black or Muslim for that matter? Because people label individuals as a descriptor.

Also, better fashionable skinny black jeans than some droopy drawers showing out the top of tattered hang-down-off-the-butt blue jeans whose cuffs sweep the sidewalk as they shuffle along. THAT looks silly to me. Not to mention when they try to walk they have to sort of hold them up to keep from tripping on the bottoms as they walk. AND, YES, white boys wear them too!


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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

@ cid4houses
FYI...most likely those skinny jeans were halfway down his backside also! So much for not sagging.
Just glad they got caught, now if they can catch the bank robber (if they haven't already).


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Posted by Witness
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I saw this go down on my way to work. Around 8:35am the blue car with the 2 suspects was pulled over at the Jewish Community Center. Then the guy who fled ran so fast his hat flew off as he ran inside. A cop car circled around back to cut him off. As I turned onto San Antonio, I saw the other suspect being cuffed and put in the back of the squad car.


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Posted by bill
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm

The guy was "black". This does not describe his ethnicity. Perps are often described as "white". This helps in the short run to narrow down possibilities when seeking the bad guy.


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:18 am

Posted by Enough!, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, 13 hours ago

Skinny jeans on a man. A crime in and of itself. I hope the fashion unit was dispatched as well.
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Amen! My only laugh in a very sad day.


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 16, 2013 at 12:23 am

Posted by homeowner, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, 13 hours ago

For all the politically correct people....get over yourselves!!! The description of the man was simply the description, not a racist insult. Unfortunately he was black. If he were white it wouldn't be a problem.
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You said it!


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