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Mountain View police arrest parolee in Palo Alto

Original post made on Feb 13, 2008

In an action that included as many as a dozen police cars and even a helicopter, Mountain View police pursued a car into Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon, later stopping the vehicle and arresting a man for violating his parole.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 3:18 PM

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Posted by Grateful
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm

For all the uninformed criticism directed at the police, gratitude and respect for being there to handle an obviously dangerous situation. I am sure this type of thing happens more than we care to think about.

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Posted by g
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm

so do racial assaults by whites...

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Posted by Pele
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 14, 2008 at 2:09 pm


Can this really be right? Are racial assaults by whites going on under our noses without notice? Please list the racial assaults by whites committed in Palo Alto over the past year. I'm waiting to be educated.

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Posted by Richard
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm

They must have assaulted a white parolee who was in the car with a gun!

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Posted by just fyi
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 15, 2008 at 11:37 am

Well not all the officers involved were white. Does it really matter? What does any of
this have to do with the situation? Were you there? They have not identified the
parolee, so why would you think he might be a certain race ? And who really cares ?

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Posted by C me around
a resident of Ventura
on Feb 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm

This must have been one really hard desparado they were trying to catch!! All that man power~ even the helicopter!
I notice here in Palo Alto, when an officer stops a car, by the time he gets to your window, there is a backup police officers car rolling behind the officer that stopped you.
Better safe percaution, I understand that. Officers on patrol have to live on the edge, encounter the unknown. Pretty stressful, I imagine. But then again,I sure felt like a criminal last time I was ever stopped. (Tail light was out.)The officer was not very friendly.

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