Town Square

Post a New Topic

Protests in LA Go Beyond the Law

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Nov 6, 2008

This Sunday we will have a protest in Palo Alto regarding the conduct of the the PAPD.

Such protests can easily get out of hand. Witness this evenings violent gay protests against an LDS Temple in LA.

Why are we encouraging a potentially violent event in Palo Alto?

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by Andy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Because we can

Seriously, this march is a powder keg, the stores will close and board up the windows, the riot squads will cost a lot, the whole thing is framed in terms of victim hood and retribution when it is in fact a simple matter or law enforcement.

The national media and shake down artists will be here in droves.

The Palo Alto brand will loose value, race baiting will prevail.

I have given 1000s of $ to EPA, it is a waste.

Too late to stop this farce now, it will put the clock back 40 years.IMHO

Like this comment
Posted by Destination Palo Alto
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm

This is all part of the "Destination Palo Alto" program to attract more visitors to "Lively Palo Alto."

Like this comment
Posted by parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 7, 2008 at 9:30 am

Interesting to mention the 1000s - many - which have been given along with the gift of donated time to try to assist EPA's intractable troubles. Numerous groups and efforts by outsiders to help. Appears not much to show for it over the years. I understand even Stanford students volunteer to help EPA. No thanks in return. Not to even mention the Tinsley transfer program whereby EPA youth are educated for free in top Palo Alto schools.

Like this comment
Posted by Legal immigrant
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

Why are we encouraging a potentially violent event in Palo Alto? Who are "we"?

This is a perfectly legal and politically acceptable form of protest. This is the United States of America where freedoms of this kind are legal and permitted, that's what this country is all about - Freedom to protest legally. Anyway, who says it's going to be a violent event?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,843 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 883 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.