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Protests in LA Go Beyond the Law

Original post made by Sharon on Nov 6, 2008

This Sunday we will have a protest in Palo Alto regarding the conduct of the the PAPD.

Such protests can easily get out of hand. Witness this evenings violent gay protests against an LDS Temple in LA.

Why are we encouraging a potentially violent event in Palo Alto?

Comments (4)

Posted by Andy, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Because we can

Seriously, this march is a powder keg, the stores will close and board up the windows, the riot squads will cost a lot, the whole thing is framed in terms of victim hood and retribution when it is in fact a simple matter or law enforcement.

The national media and shake down artists will be here in droves.

The Palo Alto brand will loose value, race baiting will prevail.

I have given 1000s of $ to EPA, it is a waste.

Too late to stop this farce now, it will put the clock back 40 years.IMHO

Posted by Destination Palo Alto, a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm

This is all part of the "Destination Palo Alto" program to attract more visitors to "Lively Palo Alto."

Posted by parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 7, 2008 at 9:30 am

Interesting to mention the 1000s - many - which have been given along with the gift of donated time to try to assist EPA's intractable troubles. Numerous groups and efforts by outsiders to help. Appears not much to show for it over the years. I understand even Stanford students volunteer to help EPA. No thanks in return. Not to even mention the Tinsley transfer program whereby EPA youth are educated for free in top Palo Alto schools.

Posted by Legal immigrant, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

Why are we encouraging a potentially violent event in Palo Alto? Who are "we"?

This is a perfectly legal and politically acceptable form of protest. This is the United States of America where freedoms of this kind are legal and permitted, that's what this country is all about - Freedom to protest legally. Anyway, who says it's going to be a violent event?

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