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Man convicted of murder in police-chase death

Original post made on Jul 25, 2013

A man who struck and killed a motorcyclist after fleeing East Palo Alto police was convicted of second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter on Wednesday, July 24, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:53 AM

Comments

Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

>> Banford was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 1991, which was reduced from a murder charge. In that case, he fatally punched the victim in the head during a drug robbery on March 31, 1991, according to the DA's office.

What the hell is going on in the prison / legal system.
I keep hearing about how the US imprisons the most people of any country in the world, and it makes me wonder why someone like this would be OUT IN PUBLIC ever?

Is this something special or just more of the general all around incompetence and corruption of our society?


Posted by BNs, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

The prison system is too leniant on criminals. So called non violent criminals get released early and then the graduate to violent criminals. It is ridiculous that someone who murders someone and gets 20 years in jail, can get out after 10 years. There should be no early release for anyone. If someone gets sentenced to 20 years, they should serve the full time.


Posted by Mom by Gunn, a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:32 am

It's the DRUGS...$$$$$$..
BIG BUSINESS here, there, and everywhere...
Antibuse is for drinkers~
methadone for heroin~
(etc.......)
should all be mandatory for those with abuse problems.
Guarantee the crime statistics would go down.
The parole and probation departments will have to hire more
agents~ and KEEP BETTER contact with the caseloads.
MAYBE someday I won't have to worry about walking down
the streets in Palo Alto without worrying about my safety.