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Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto

Defendants were taken into custody in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto

by Sue Dremann

East Palo Alto police have arrested two youths for murder related to the fatal June 13 shooting of a 15-year-old boy, interim police Chief Jeff Liu said on June 17.

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Posted by Screeedek
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 17, 2022 at 10:04 pm

Screeedek is a registered user.

"What is especially troubling is that these suspects showed no remorse after being taken into custody." Yup.

And at best they will be in jail maybe a few years and then back out on the street, Scot free.

Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 18, 2022 at 10:15 pm

eileen is a registered user.

I'm not sure these young kids can be rehabilitated. They are underage and have a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine. Please take these guns away from the parents, FOREVER!!!

Posted by Rob Holmes
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jun 20, 2022 at 1:12 pm

Rob Holmes is a registered user.

Sadly, the gun control laws president Biden proposed would not have stopped this shooting. Gun laws prior to shootings don't affect criminals.

Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 20, 2022 at 6:20 pm

William Hitchens is a registered user.

This has become far too familiar that I am totally numbed to it. When can we confiscate almost all "guns" from ignorant, stupid, and vicious fools and give them mandatory federal felony convictions and hard jail time even for ownership? THAT is the real way to prevent gun violence. Make gun ownership criminal and illegal throughout ALL STATES OF THE USA. Particularly the so-called Red States. Ruin their ability to get good jobs forever. They don't deserve them.

Sorry, they shouldn't use a USA flag color. They don't deserve it, Make their color BLACK.

And revise the 2nd Amendment for God's sake!

Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 21, 2022 at 12:53 pm

John is a registered user.

Because William, your “tough on gun crime” desires will overwhelmingly affect black and hispanic men. That, in and of itself is a non starter. Removing African American and Hispanic murders from NYC drops their murders by 96%, despite your red-state (psst, it’s the cities and a particular few in those cities) vehemence. Unfortunate facts, but facts nevertheless.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 21, 2022 at 4:43 pm

Anonymous is a registered user.

Add in Chicago, which has horrendous almost continuous levels of shooting by gangs…(almost always) against other different gang members; and do note firearms are (technically, legally) very restricted in the huge city.
Well, criminals, esp. felons don’t respect the Law.
So criminals obtain these illegal guns and shoot (mostly) other criminals, necessitating police investigations, hospitalizations, deaths….AND criminals carry on, bringing in and affecting new generations of youth in certain disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Something needs to be done to break this cycle of shootings.
A LOT has been tried to encourage, cajole, educate, incentivize these male youths and men to make better choices, the resources and effort poured in for years is substantive.
- Yet the gun violence continues.
So it’s a cultural problem.
It sounds rough, but kids maybe should be removed from these dysfunctional “households.”
The Chicago Tribune has tracked crime for years.

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