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East Palo Alto to New Year revelers: 'Use a gun, go to jail'

Original post made on Dec 31, 2012

Celebratory gunfire is getting a serious crackdown in East Palo Alto, where police plan to more than triple the number of officers on city streets on New Year's Eve, the department announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 31, 2012, 4:48 PM


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Posted by If-All-Else-Fails--Bluff-'Em
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

> East Palo Alto is the only city in the U.S. that employs
> ShotSpotter technology citywide.

East Palo Alto is all of 2.5 square miles in size (that's a square 1.23 miles on a side). So, deploying any kind of technology "city-wide" would not be a very hard task.

Wonder if there is a pool somewhere about the number of people the EPA police will NOT arrest for use of guns over the New Year's Eve?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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Posted by Let's just tell the truth...
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 1, 2013 at 1:15 am

Any comment from our dear Chief Davis is just blah blah talk. I just love all the lies mentioned in this article: "The East Palo Alto Police Department sent out notices to residents where the city's ShotSpotter gunfire-detection system has spotted illegal gunfire at or near a residence.." We got notices?? Really then my home must have missed?!? No Chief it's just another lie to the media thats all.
It's midnight and the shots don't stop. Im sure not going to waste my time again. Well I'm just not in the mood to get attitude from our 911 dispatchers who "care" when they see a call from EPA. I also wouldnt want to disturb our "hard working" policemen who must be on their 24hr break at Starbucks, no that's closed now...Im sure you find them grabbing another donut at 7-eleven.
What they should be doing is spending all that energy and OT pay catching the criminals breaking into all homes in our city. Ohh yea havent seen that atricle... Riiiight. Ask anyone in EPA if they know or if their home was has been stolen. 99.9% will say yes. And yes the police don't care and absolutely NOTHING has been done.

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Posted by Dumkopf
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

Hey, those bullets fired in revelry have to come down somewhere....Bet the shooters didn't think of that.