East Palo Alto Cop Killed

Full story: San Francisco Chronicle

An East Palo Alto police officer, accompanied by a 14-year-old Explorer Scout on a routine ride-along, was shot to death late Saturday afternoon.
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“mike!”

Since: Dec 05

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Jan 8, 2006
 

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Wow, I was on 101 driving north right past university avenue when this happened. We saw 5 police cars with their lights on heading south on 101 and were wondering what happened... I hope they catch this guy...

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

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Jan 26, 2006
 
sawka wrote:
Wow, I was on 101 driving north right past university avenue when this happened. We saw 5 police cars with their lights on heading south on 101 and were wondering what happened... I hope they catch this guy...
They did, apparently pretty fast too. It was something like the largest manhunt in the bay area in the last decade.
Thyestian

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Feb 27, 2006
 
Ivonne wrote:
In my opinion i didnt want my homey 2 get caught....I dont blame him 4 anything that happened i blame the cops that get in our bussines....If the cops werent in the way then everyone would be ok and alive....
Are you really that stupid? The neighborhood was "terrorized" [San Jose Mercury News] by the gang he belongs to. The neighborhood has one of the highest death rates (for civilians) in all the Bay Area, and you blame the cop for getting in "our bussines <sic>?" If you weren't in the business, police officers wouldn't have to get in it!

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

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Feb 27, 2006
 
LOL. If the police weren't "in the way", it'd be chaos and mayhem, and lots of people would not be alive. Get a clue. There is one person to blame for this, and that's the murderer who shot this cop.
Ivonne wrote:
In my opinion i didnt want my homey 2 get caught....I dont blame him 4 anything that happened i blame the cops that get in our bussines....If the cops werent in the way then everyone would be ok and alive....
Thyestian

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Feb 27, 2006
 
Thank You!
Shane Matthews

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Feb 27, 2006
 
Ivonne wrote:
In my opinion i didnt want my homey 2 get caught....I dont blame him 4 anything that happened i blame the cops that get in our bussines....If the cops werent in the way then everyone would be ok and alive....
In my opinion, I hope he next sets his sights on you. Such a turn of events would raise the IQs of both Hispanics and Americans as a whole.:-)
GEORGE

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Feb 28, 2006
 
WHY THA HELL DO U WANNA KILL YOSELF??...HOW DARE U SAY SUCH A THANG?? NINJA!!!!!!
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Mar 28, 2006
 
IvonneYuri wrote:
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Sure im ready i give a damn if i die....Im Mexican and proud....I dont think that would ever happen because i get along with everyone in my town(EPA)....I dont have any problems with anyone except people like u that get in my business....That involves my town....
First of all, your dumb ass is from Redwood City. You are probably one of those "hoodrats" sleeping with a guy from EPA and now you think you can claim my City. Did you know since 1983, when East Palo Alto became a city, Police Officers have killed over 17 people defending life and property. Do me a favor and point a gun a Police Offcer so you can be the 18th
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dats right rouge, wen a police die they want to have a big ceremony and stop traffic from all the people that is tryin to get to work to work for a living just for a police officer, but if someone else dies in east palo alto its just another murder. its not wat u see on tv, its wat u kno about the situation and if you are really from east palo alto u would already kno dis. all i'm sayin is wen is this going to stop?

Since: Dec 05

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That's because a police offer made the ultimate sacrifice for his community, as opposed to some gangbanger getting shot.
shaun wrote:
dats right rouge, wen a police die they want to have a big ceremony and stop traffic from all the people that is tryin to get to work to work for a living just for a police officer, but if someone else dies in east palo alto its just another murder. its not wat u see on tv, its wat u kno about the situation and if you are really from east palo alto u would already kno dis. all i'm sayin is wen is this going to stop?
mari

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Jun 15, 2006
 
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First of all, your dumb ass is from Redwood City. You are probably one of those "hoodrats" sleeping with a guy from EPA and now you think you can claim my City. Did you know since 1983, when East Palo Alto became a city, Police Officers have killed over 17 people defending life and property. Do me a favor and point a gun a Police Offcer so you can be the 18th
NIGGA PLEZ IF U REALY WAS FROM DA TOWN U WOULD OF MOVED ALL DA WAY TO DA O SO DONT BE TALKN SHIT ....
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Jun 16, 2006
 
mari wrote:
<quoted text> NIGGA PLEZ IF U REALY WAS FROM DA TOWN U WOULD OF MOVED ALL DA WAY TO DA O SO DONT BE TALKN SHIT ....
You are so ignorant that you don't even know that every time you post a comment it automatically says you are from another city. For example, Im sure you are not from San Luis Obispo ! Get your head out of your A$$ hoodrat!! Im from the "Mid" biatch!!
Laws

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Jul 5, 2006
 
I know that the word "law" is a big one for you to understand. I hope that you will learn that in the US you are supposed to follow these "laws". I know that it is in your nature to disregard this word as breaking "laws" is how you started in this country. I hope that you enjoy all the government programs and being a burden to this country. I would challenge you to go one whole day without breaking a "law". I am sure that you can so being such a good, intelligent person you should return to mexico and help them rebuild that country.

Adios
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Jul 16, 2006
 
Ivonne you Ignorant Sl*t!
I actually live in EPA. I grew up poor and underpriveledged (just like you I'm sure) with teen drug-addicted parents, but Im a double major at a University not ghetto rat scum like you. I thought living in Hayward for over 20 years sucked ass, but now I know what true hell is since I moved to EPA 4 years ago. I'm getting the hell out as soon as I can. F*cking Chihuahuas are always running in the road. The humans there are no better, no one seems to know what a sidewalk (or birth control for that matter) was invented for. People steal anything that isn't bolted down in your yard. I hear gunshots every other night and all I can do is hope there is one less scumbag on this planet. And god forbid you smile or talk to any of your "neighbors". I was "hit and run'd" in my car, while I was driving! Oh but the PoPo is the bad guy here. You get a big ol' helping of Nigga Pleaze you stupid whooooore Ivonne. I'm surprised you even know how to work a computer. Did they teach you that at Bryman College? Let me guess your a proud single mother of 5 kids or something like that?(that commercial makes me puke) The reason we need cops is because of people like you who have no respect for human life, not even your own. Go get caught in some crossfire somewhere you stupid asshat!
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Nov 1, 2006
 
wtf
Reality

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Laws wrote:
I know that the word "law" is a big one for you to understand. I hope that you will learn that in the US you are supposed to follow these "laws". I know that it is in your nature to disregard this word as breaking "laws" is how you started in this country. I hope that you enjoy all the government programs and being a burden to this country. I would challenge you to go one whole day without breaking a "law". I am sure that you can so being such a good, intelligent person you should return to mexico and help them rebuild that country.
Adios
Everyone in here seems to be predispositioned with these ideas of "law" and "justice." And, as stupidly as some has put it, the real problem is the unbalanced usage of the word freedom. Or has gangbanger put it "fuking wit my business." It seems that all of you people in support of the cop are just scared of reality. The reality is that the more people the cops bust or pull over and ticket just make the cop's pockets deeper. You capatilists should know these cops act in a way to increase revenue(There real job is to PROTECT and SERVE). Secondly, who becomes a cop? A Harvard student? A preacher or a nun? Hell no. You educated people that love the cops disgust me. Pigs are just grown-ups playing the game of cops and robbers, and just like in childhood, they aren't responsible for their actions (Sean in NY and the aquittal that will soon come displays this). Cops are business owners, or anything of intellect. They are morons who like power. The idea of law is also an incredibly subjective idea. Since it is clear cops have a lukewarm IQ it is pure stupidity to allow them to dictate over the lives of the average American. Lastly, people who saw that without cops would be complete chaos are also making unrealistic and unpostulated claims. Breaking the "law" is not what people care about. If I am to break the law it is not the law that causes me fear but the punishment (jails, cop killings, etc). Therefore, creating coercion through fear. That being said, the amount of crimes on the perpetual increase shows one of three things 1. Cops suck at their job 2. Our laws are outdated and restricting or 3. The punishment isn't strict enough.
clearly, since nothing is black and white (except in cop killings) it most be all three. Cops do suck at their jobs because it is based on fear instead of the beautiful PROTECT AND SERVE. Cops also suck becuase an uneducated class has seemingly complete social control. Judge jury executioner. Our laws are outdated and in the "free" country of the United States should only involve cases of violence or economics. Smoking pot should not be illegal (especially if it is dank). Lastly, as the boondocks saints say and do kill killers rapists etc etc. I don't care if Tookie is rehabilitated or not he had his chance at life. Finally, a world without cops would be slightly chaotic but it is also chaotic with it. Peace
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Police

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Dec 23, 2006
 
Cops are far from uneducated. Maybe in Conway Arizona they are. Police officers in california undergo immense training all of the time. Most cops have bachelors, with a vast amount having masters and doctorates. I am striving to become a Police officer, I have graduated police academy and am one semester away from my BA.
Really, get a clue. Being a cop is a job where you have to think on your feet, you have to constantly be alert to everything around you, you have to act like you know the answers when you might not know them. Cops must be able to deal with everyone they come in contact with in a professional and calm demeanor. Cops must be prepared to take the life of another if it is threatening his own life or someone elses, and this reaction must be formulated within seconds or less.
It is not an easy job, it is a job that takes great mental and physical fortitude. A job that few can do. A job that thousands want and only a few can have.
To become a cop you have to pass the following:
An oral board exam, where you are interviewed by three intimidating high ranking officers in a chosen department. During this you must sell yourself, sell your confidence, sell your knowledge of police work, sell your personal life and prove to them in 30 minutes or less that you can do the job. Meanwhile there are 30 other people competing for those two open spots. If they dont like your attitude or answers, youre out.
If you pass an oral board exam, you get to go through a background process where they will talk to friends of friends of friends, and find things out about you that you dont even remember doing. If they find something they dont like about you, youre out.
If you pass that they polygraph test you/voice stress test you. Also, if you lie at this point or any other point in the testing/application you are done. A cop who is found lying is removed. A cop who can be found as a liar in court by a defense attorney is useless to a department as the attorney will bring up his history of lying.
If you pass all of that you get a conditional job offer. It doesnt stop here: you must pass a psychological exam performed by a psychologist, obviously. If they think youre a looney toon, youre done for. You also must pass a stringent medical exam. If youre prone to injury or have bad joints or a bad back, you wont make it more than five years.
After all of this, you may have a job as Police officer, and then you must uphold your integrity, ethics and courage to survive in this line of work.
yogi

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Jan 3, 2007
 
Police wrote:
Cops are far from uneducated. Maybe in Conway Arizona they are. Police officers in california undergo immense training all of the time. Most cops have bachelors, with a vast amount having masters and doctorates. I am striving to become a Police officer, I have graduated police academy and am one semester away from my BA.
Really, get a clue. Being a cop is a job where you have to think on your feet, you have to constantly be alert to everything around you, you have to act like you know the answers when you might not know them. Cops must be able to deal with everyone they come in contact with in a professional and calm demeanor. Cops must be prepared to take the life of another if it is threatening his own life or someone elses, and this reaction must be formulated within seconds or less.
It is not an easy job, it is a job that takes great mental and physical fortitude. A job that few can do. A job that thousands want and only a few can have.
To become a cop you have to pass the following:
An oral board exam, where you are interviewed by three intimidating high ranking officers in a chosen department. During this you must sell yourself, sell your confidence, sell your knowledge of police work, sell your personal life and prove to them in 30 minutes or less that you can do the job. Meanwhile there are 30 other people competing for those two open spots. If they dont like your attitude or answers, youre out.
If you pass an oral board exam, you get to go through a background process where they will talk to friends of friends of friends, and find things out about you that you dont even remember doing. If they find something they dont like about you, youre out.
If you pass that they polygraph test you/voice stress test you. Also, if you lie at this point or any other point in the testing/application you are done. A cop who is found lying is removed. A cop who can be found as a liar in court by a defense attorney is useless to a department as the attorney will bring up his history of lying.
If you pass all of that you get a conditional job offer. It doesnt stop here: you must pass a psychological exam performed by a psychologist, obviously. If they think youre a looney toon, youre done for. You also must pass a stringent medical exam. If youre prone to injury or have bad joints or a bad back, you wont make it more than five years.
After all of this, you may have a job as Police officer, and then you must uphold your integrity, ethics and courage to survive in this line of work.
Future Off. friendly please apply for a job in ghetto and see how long everything you just wrote stays true... I had to go through alot of what you just wrote growing up in Compton you go to school on the streets you are faced with life and situations more often than police face and believe me if you aren't to brite you wont surrive. Your so gung ho, like I said go work in the ghetto and good luck man!!!
yogi

San Francisco, CA

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Jan 3, 2007
 
just putting in some words i left out

Future Off. friendly please apply for a job in the ghetto and see how long everything you just wrote stays true... I had to go through alot of what you just wrote growing up in Compton you go to school on the streets you are faced with life and death situations more often than police face and believe me if you aren't to brite you wont surrive. Your so gung ho, like I said go work in the ghetto and good luck man!!!

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