Palo Alto man sentenced to year in jail for Portola Valley attack
Original post made on May 11, 2014
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on May 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm
These news articles keep emphasizing that the perp is a Chechen, which makes it sound like he is a foreigner. How thick is his accent really? He has been living here for many years and attended high school locally, right?
on May 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm
He graduated from Mid Penn in 2011.
While there are many talented, well behaved students at Mid Penn, it is also the destination for many who struggled behaviorally at Paly, Gunn, or other local high schools.
on May 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm
Emphasizing that he is Chechen?? Maybe an aside in the second to last paragraph as a possible explanation of what he yelled at the arresting deputies. The emphasis here is the first paragraph calling him a Palo Altan with a baseball bat assaulting a boy and burglarizing an auto. Also that he's free to party until June 21. No mention that he will probably be out before Christmas, ready to make a positive contribution to society.