20 children found in homes during Eas...

20 children found in homes during East Palo Alto drug raid

There are 11 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 3, 2009, titled 20 children found in homes during East Palo Alto drug raid. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Police and drug enforcement agents serving search warrants early this morning on two East Palo Alto homes discovered as many as 20 children living there.

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Filemu

Overland Park, KS

#2 Nov 4, 2009
I am a resident from one the homes that got raided in East Palo Alto. Mr. Bob Cooke report is a full on exaggeration. I am apalled at his report. The children was not separated from their parents and they were fine. What does the way we live have to do with a drug bust? Why put down a family size and how we live? Because you are upset that you were hoping to find something big and found nothing that you want to go ahead and strip us from our privacy and our pride. How dare you? I am proud of where I come from and how I was brought up. Bob Cooke, put yourself in our shoes. All the drug busts you guys performed did not speak on the people that lived in the house-why? It is because you guys actually found what you guys were looking for. Nobody knows how it feels until it happens to them. Now I know how those people who homes were raided feels. Mr. Bob Cooke, tell your investigators to continue following me and my family members. Follow us to work, follow us to school, follow us to church, keep following us, you might as well come in the house for dinner. Did you guys ever think there were old and sick people in the house? How would you feel if a total stranger held a gun on your newly born baby, or your 11 year old nephew, or your infant, toddler, your parents, your grandparents or innocent civilian, or even a terminally illed person? I can't believe how you guys pull out a gun on a toddler who was crying for his daddy. How dare you guys? For the men who were raiding the house, I'm not mad at you guys. It was a court order and you guys were only doing your jobs. But, for Mr. Bob Cooke, get your story straight. You should be upset with your own damn self. For channel 2 news reporter, and all the media, you should be sued for showing under age kids on your broadcast without consent. Also, the anchor lady from channel 2, you feel bitter and you said what you said because you couldn't even get a comment. Remember anchor lady, there are two sides to the story. You only got one and that's all you're gonna get.
Rev

San Carlos, CA

#3 Nov 4, 2009
That family is in denial. They know who is dirty but they allow them to live and sell dope and carry guns around there home and kids. Whatever, just be honest and stop making excuses. Police will continue to raid your houses until someone puts there foot down and kick those little thugs out or put them in jail. Quit crying and live like a Christian like you people say you do!!!
go chargers shirt

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Nov 4, 2009
You don't know anything. These are good people that got raided for nothing. There are no drug activity of any kind. Just the guy that smoke the crap,which the family is upset about. In case you didn't know the gun is register to the proper owner. Come on now, they live in east palo alto. The state is mad because they found petty things that a normal police officers should have found. They wanted to find kilos of drugs and basement full of weapons. What they found was a kilo of dirty diapers and no basement. Just hard working people just trying to survive the everyday thing cal life. As for Bob Cooke, I hope to fart on his mustache so he can smell. Ha ha, beans;its whats for lunch
the reallist

Mountain View, CA

#5 Nov 5, 2009
then why did the find crack and a gun????
J Mason EPA

Sunnyvale, CA

#7 Nov 9, 2009
Gun was voluntarily surrendered and is a legal registered firearm-media misrepresented what they "found"..Crack "found" was much less than what was reported as well, personal use amount. The point is the media and law enforcement portrayed this as a "gun and drug trafficking" raid based on investigation by State agents until they didn't find what they thought then it became a bogus child welfare issue cause it was more interesting than a botched raid.

I usually agree with ya Realist but this was a bunk raid that unnecessarily traumatized many people
havelivedlongeno ughtoknow

San Diego, CA

#9 Nov 15, 2009
Don't you understand. This is typical of the police, especially WHITE officers. Also, check the media. If the news isn't bad or shocking, it's not news. Get a clue people. This is the same bullshit minorities face every single day. Until you have walked in those shoes, shut your mouth. YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT OUR STRUGGLE.
F THE SYSTEM

Foster City, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2009
Stupid cops, Its true they dont know shit about us!
JUSTICE PLEASE

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Dec 16, 2009
Rev wrote:
That family is in denial. They know who is dirty but they allow them to live and sell dope and carry guns around there home and kids. Whatever, just be honest and stop making excuses. Police will continue to raid your houses until someone puts there foot down and kick those little thugs out or put them in jail. Quit crying and live like a Christian like you people say you do!!!
ARE U SERIOUS!?!..THE COPS HAD NO RIGHT PUTTING THOSE OLD PEOPLE OUT IN THE COLD.NOT TO MENTION THE KIDS.AND ARE U SAYIN IT'S OKAY FOR THEM TO POINT THEIR WEAPONS AT CRYING CHILDREN?THAT'S SICK AND DISTURBING..DID THE COPS REALLY HAVE TO DRAW THEIR WEAPONS ON THE KIDS..I DONT CONSIDER CRYING INFANTS A THREAT!..AND U CANT JUDGE THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE HOUSE..U DONT KNO WHERE THEY COME FROM AND HOW THEY LIVE.C'MON NOW..FOR REAL..SHUT THE HELL UP!
Instigator

Oakland, CA

#13 Jul 13, 2012
Rev wrote:
That family is in denial. They know who is dirty but they allow them to live and sell dope and carry guns around there home and kids. Whatever, just be honest and stop making excuses. Police will continue to raid your houses until someone puts there foot down and kick those little thugs out or put them in jail. Quit crying and live like a Christian like you people say you do!!!
If that family knew you, you would probably be Rev Run. Because you'd probably be running for your life.

Since: May 12

Lodi, CA

#14 Jul 14, 2012
Here's a thought. If there is kids in the house there SHOULD NOT be ANY amount of crack! The gun, that should be locked in a safe. So, if people don't want to be "raided ", don't do anything wrong. Also, the kids SHOULD be taken away if the adults are ALLOWING someone to smoke crack there.
DBS

United States

#15 Jul 14, 2012
was it because of meth????

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