EPA police conduct parole, probation sweeps

Police cracking down on gangs in aftermath of infant shooting death

East Palo Alto police conducted parole and probation sweeps throughout the city Wednesday as part of an ongoing crackdown on gang activity.

The sweeps were partly in response to the June 5 shooting death of 3-month-old Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia, who was killed when two people opened fire on his family as they left a baby shower in East Palo Alto.

Investigators believe the family was mistaken for Sureno gang members and that the shooting was in retaliation for a gang-related beating in Redwood City the previous week.

Acting police Capt. Jeff Liu said the case has captured the hearts of community members, and that today's searches are the beginning stages of an effort to let gang members know that gang activity won't be tolerated in the city.

"A 3-month-old baby is not collateral damage," Liu said.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Mr fischer
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:30 am

I like to dedicate a song to the "East Palo Alto Police Dept.,...."MICHEAL JACKSON,..."Will You Be There",..Free Willy Soundtrack" 1995. We gave you a community opportunity,camade're. with the community. "Lets give the town something cool to do. Personally I believe the community at hand enjoyed the "police car
lowrider",....You enforce our city for the better of peace and prosperity,"Thanks',...What I feel for you the whole city should feel,...I can't account for all the officers but there are chosen ones that top the list,With Capt. Lui bucking the list for greatness,then Norris,..Rhodes ,...Hines Luv u too Chief Davis this summer lets reactivate our dreams for peace and trust in one another, Menlo Park has not arrived yet but we might be willing to work with them. The community is fed up.

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

What was THAT posting?

Anyway, I want to thank all police enforcement in the U.S. You are risking your lives for us everyday and even your critics are happy to see you when they need you.

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