Teen pleads innocent in Watsonville gang shooting

A Watsonville teenager charged as an adult in a gang shooting case pleaded innocent Monday, the District Attorney's Office reported. Full Story
Parents Liable

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2010
The parents should get fined and punished...do this a few times until parents get a clue, then watch dumb gang acts diminish. Come on DA, judges, we're behind you...grow a pair and save our communities.
ex-con

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jan 4, 2010
hahhaaheehahaha so you wanted to be a gangster huh? I can tell you what your new home is going to be like. Boy are they going to have fun with you. yup you going to thebig house where all your other Nortenos and sureneo are. Yup non stop gang activity. Infact you'll be listening to orders you should have listened to from your parents but then again you probably jumped the fence to get here. Oh well Boy. Wantabe a Gangster? You got your wish fool!!hahhahaaahhaahhaa

“Oh well, been called worse ”

Since: Sep 09

Santa Cruz

#3 Jan 4, 2010
""""" No one was hurt, but one bullet penetrated a nearby apartment and was found under an unoccupied crib, """"" "

Yah, so lets be super sweet and let this a whole off easy and maybe next time that crib will be occupied!!!!!

The courts judges and district attorneys need to stand up and stand firm against this type of behavior especially from teens as well as adults.

How many times are they going to gamble with their catch and release style punishments until that crib isnt empty.

Prosecute him as an adult and sentence him as an adult with no leniency reduced sentence at all.

Any gang member of any gang no matter what background , no matter what age needs to suffer hard consequences or the cycle will never end.
Same as Usual

New Salem, MA

#4 Jan 4, 2010
Well....nothing has changed since 2009...looks
like 2010 will be more of the same
Dave

Pacifica, CA

#5 Jan 4, 2010
2010, biz as usual ... we've seen nothing yet ... gang violence will have to hit rock bottom before the pathetic SC libs wake up.
Gemma

Milpitas, CA

#6 Jan 16, 2010
Well, when did a kid become an adult? Do we want to create another lost life by schooling Fabio as a criminal? We need construcive rehabilitation programs. I have known Fabio since he was a little boy. He did not enter the country illegally. In fact his family has been in this country since the beginning of time since he is part Ohlone. As his teacher I would describe him as a lover, not a fighter. He was a talented math student and participated in the county math contest in eighth grade. He was always respectful to his teachers. He came from a very loving family. His mother ad step father were very involved in his life, education etc. Yes, it was horribly wrong and there does have to be some consequence but he, his family and all of society need for him to have a chance at recovering from this. I know the basic person he is. He has a lot of love in him. He is not the typical gangsta. I work in the heart of
watsonville. I work with all of these kids. Fabio is not your typical gangstsa. There is a lot there to salvage. A life will be lost if he is tried as an adult. It will be fabio's. Yes, examples need to be made, but this is not the one.
Gemma

Milpitas, CA

#7 Jan 16, 2010
Parents Liable wrote:
The parents should get fined and punished...do this a few times until parents get a clue, then watch dumb gang acts diminish. Come on DA, judges, we're behind you...grow a pair and save our communities.
I know the parents and younger siblings. Thisis horrific for them. That family is devistated. It is ignorant and heartless to think that they need more punishment that what they are just by the daily horror and grief. We should be sending these people our best, most loving prayers. Kids do things that parents cannot control. It doesn't seem like that should be but anyone who has raised teenagers knows that you cannot ultimately control them. Sending them off to a "brat camp" is at least 5k/mo. and who can afford that? Not working folks.
Society offers few options for kids on the edge. As a society we need to come up with soluions to rehabilitate these kids, not teach them to be criminals for the rest of theirlives whichis what will happen if tried as adults. We must come up with some solutions. Even if you don't care about the individual, it's big bucks to pay for a person in prison.

“Oh well, been called worse ”

Since: Sep 09

Santa Cruz

#8 Jan 16, 2010
Gemma wrote:
Well, when did a kid become an adult? Do we want to create another lost life by schooling Fabio as a criminal? We need construcive rehabilitation programs. I have known Fabio since he was a little boy. He did not enter the country illegally. In fact his family has been in this country since the beginning of time since he is part Ohlone. As his teacher I would describe him as a lover, not a fighter. He was a talented math student and participated in the county math contest in eighth grade. He was always respectful to his teachers. He came from a very loving family. His mother ad step father were very involved in his life, education etc. Yes, it was horribly wrong and there does have to be some consequence but he, his family and all of society need for him to have a chance at recovering from this. I know the basic person he is. He has a lot of love in him. He is not the typical gangsta. I work in the heart of
watsonville. I work with all of these kids. Fabio is not your typical gangstsa. There is a lot there to salvage. A life will be lost if he is tried as an adult. It will be fabio's. Yes, examples need to be made, but this is not the one.
Ya see there in lies the problem . You claim "Hes not the typical gangster". That is the exact plea of every single gangster thats gets caught by the law.

Our community's have given the benefit of the doubt to that argument so many times in the past just to have it slap us in the face with repeated behaviors , violence and death.

It has to stop and sorry if your friend is where it stops but example s need to be set where young men and women realize that joining a gang is only going to lead to very very long prison sentences and being tried as an adult when cloise to that appropriate age .

Its time to clean up our streets across the county and rid ourselves of this violence , danger and criminal vermin.

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