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Teen assaulted with bat while defending mother

Original post made on Sep 28, 2012

A 17-year-old boy was struck several times with a baseball bat in Palo Alto after he defended his mother from crude sexual remarks made by two men.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 28, 2012, 9:32 AM

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Posted by danielle
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

Palo Alto is getting scary


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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

270 lbs and he needed a bat? Now that's a real man for ya!


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Posted by Worker Bee
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

I am touched by the actions of this 17 year old, sticking up out of respect for his mother. To his parents - job well done.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

I hope they catch these losers. Shame on them for their disrespect & throw the book at them for their assault on the teen. Treating someone in public they eat they did the mother, then the assault, in daylight at a place of business is deplorable & frightening. My best wishes to this mother & her son.


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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

bru is a registered user.

This is the Main Palo Alto Post Office - somewhere where most of us have to go at some point or another. I don't know what that was not referenced, I doubt most Palo Altans would know where this is otherwise.

Is this officially East Palo Alto?

I'd like to make a calm comment on the perpetrators here but anything I say would be deleted by the editors no matter how on-point it was. Maybe I can point out a possible father-sin or familial relationship and some negative socialization going on that is not going to help our society to be the melting pot we like to think it is.


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Posted by village fool
a resident of another community
on Sep 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

village fool is a registered user.

My best wishes of health and all to the son, and mother.
Bru - (one registered user to the other) - I do not understand. Why do you think you have to be very careful here in this thread, stating that any comment will be deleted? I actually do not understand why comments are limited to registered users.


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

What a brave teenager! I hope he will okay, and the violent creeps both found, arrested, and thrown in the clink.

Village Fool, I think Bru may have meant that any comments construed as politically incorrect are removed, but I may be wrong. I firmly believe we should be able to write anything, excluding obscenities, as I'd love to know what people here are REALLY thinking on the issues, no matter how outré.


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Posted by Jan H.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Jan H. is a registered user.

Congratulations to a young man who has a bigger "pair" than most grown men !