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East Palo Alto man on trial for rape, kidnapping

Original post made on Dec 28, 2011

The defense attorney for an East Palo Alto man accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend said Tuesday that his client had been falsely accused and that the sex the two had in July 2010 was consensual.

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Posted by Appalled
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Every other article is about crimes in East Palo Alto. It is so scary to live next door one town away from such a crime riddled town. Can't something be done to erradicate the high crime? Its just as bad as appalling and depressing. We need to hire a high crime SWAT team to cleanup the mess and fight the crime war. The thugs are winning because there arent enough cops patrolling in EPA!

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

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Posted by Two cents
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I listen to a police scanner a lot and it seems like Palo Alto and Menlo Park cops are routinely going to EPA to help them or arresting people from EPA. East Menlo is just about the same as EPA.

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Posted by EPAandStanford
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Appalled - EPA crime is not nearly as high as Oakland. Comparing apples and oranges just shows your ignorance. There is a solution - you can move is you don't want to live close to "such a crime riddled town."

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Crime in East Palo Alto is as disproportionately high as it is in Oakland. Perhaps not in sheer volume, but certainly a fair comparison in terms of statistical percentage. I firmly believe that simply moving is not a solution that law-abiding, responsible people should accept in terms of dealing with a crime ridden community. No one should ever surrender their neighborhoods and quality of life to gang members, drug dealers, and thugs. Although increased law enforcement efforts have to be a part of the solution, it can't be the only approach. There must be anti-gang programs, youth activities, neighborhood coalitions, etc.

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Posted by Really
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Phil- show us the data for your comparison.

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Posted by AC
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Posted by tired of the BS
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Why try to deny it, our crime rate is disproportionally high. Why? For starters, we tolerate it. We have a low staffed, low paid police department. Our schools have an outrageously high truancy rate.

As a city we need to get our priorities straight. Lets stop coddling and protecting the criminals and start funding the police department and getting our kids butts in school.

Lets get those basics taken care of, then we can start working on things like empowering women and teaching some parenting skills.

As far as the immigration problem, the latest group of shooting/homicide have been between African American teenagers. Not an immigration issue.

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Posted by G TOWN
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

Want stop.Get outta dodge because you cant count on police who are rejects from other cities...The new breed is vicious and will not listen.These are seeds who are planted in corupt soil and grow wild.2012 will be off the hook you can look foward to that.EPA is a battlefield in the makings.

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