Cops and Courts: Nov. 14, 2008

Cops and Courts: Nov. 14, 2008

There are 26 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Cops and Courts: Nov. 14, 2008. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A pedestrian died on Highway 9 at Pool Drive about 8:30 p.m. Thursday after being hit by a vehicle.

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Who Am I

Wapakoneta, OH

#1 Nov 14, 2008
"He was also found to be a habitual sex offender"

You think??!
lambchops

San Francisco, CA

#3 Nov 14, 2008
"Gangsters with bats". Glad to see the boys involved in sports.
east side

United States

#5 Nov 14, 2008
midclown, your counsins are out of control again. but then again there be no gang violence in santa cruz , right? this was a couple of dudes practicing tee ball! right midtown?
Lebowski

Sunnyvale, CA

#6 Nov 14, 2008
So let me get this straight.... the mother is molested by this "family" member and then when she has her own child she puts the child in a situation to be alone with the guy who molested her thereby allowing him to molest her own child?

Ok, this sicko is caught and convicted, but WTF is this lady thinking leaving her child with a man who she KNOWS first hand is a child molester?
CURIOUS

Nipomo, CA

#7 Nov 14, 2008
Anyone know the name of the pedestrian hit by the car?
take another puff

United States

#8 Nov 14, 2008
Pedestrian killed on Highway 9.... wow! pathetic! Hwy 9 should be closed to all motor vehicle traffic!
overit

Ben Lomond, CA

#9 Nov 14, 2008
attacking some kids for sitting in a car. this stupid and meaningless violence needs to stop. these kids need something more productive to do.
go boys in car for fighting back
OhNo

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Nov 14, 2008
Really? Gang activity on Westcliff now?

What are the police in this town actually doing?

probably busy securing the perimeters for the daily life-flight chopper landing areas when idiot pedestrians get mowed down.
Ay Yi Yi

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Nov 14, 2008
take another puff wrote:
Pedestrian killed on Highway 9.... wow! pathetic! Hwy 9 should be closed to all motor vehicle traffic!
Uh no, try Highway 9 should be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians have NO business walking along the side of a highway, it is ILLEGAL.
Ay Yi Yi

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Nov 14, 2008
OhNo wrote:
Really? Gang activity on Westcliff now?
What are the police in this town actually doing?
probably busy securing the perimeters for the daily life-flight chopper landing areas when idiot pedestrians get mowed down.
Oh no, of course they are too busy arresting those violent pot smokers and digging around unincorporated areas looking for plans. Priorities, duh.
A Concerned Mom

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Nov 14, 2008
Is it now unsafe for three teens to go to West Cliff on a nice evening to play hacky sack? As a community we cannot allow these bullies to target our youth or our neighborhoods. The three young men attacked have grown up in the Santa Cruz area, attend local schools and are hard working and contributing members of our community. They are strong young men who were able to defend themselves as they called 911 and drove away from the scene for their safety. It could have easily been someone less able to defend himself or herself, it could have been you or I, as we parked our car to go for a walk to enjoy the beauty of this community we treasure. Santa Cruz Neighbors has always done a great job of banding together to keep the community safe for the neighbors and visitors. It seems it is time to step up the vigilance once again.
take another puff

United States

#15 Nov 14, 2008
sorry, but it is legal for pedestrians to walk alongside Hwy 9 because it is considered a RESIDENCE DISTRICT. you should do your homework before you post misinformation!

California Vehicle Code
SECTION 21949-21971
21956. Pedestrians walking on roadway

(a) No pedestrian may walk upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district otherwise than close to his or her left-hand edge of the roadway.
Ay Yi Yi wrote:
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Uh no, try Highway 9 should be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians have NO business walking along the side of a highway, it is ILLEGAL.
westside oldtimer

Ben Lomond, CA

#16 Nov 14, 2008
We don't feel safe on our own streets anymore. Gangs have been terrorizing us for quite some time. They keep constant supplies of drugs in the area, serving the everpresent assortment of people at the Circle Disciples Church. Kick the gangs out of town and close down that damn psuedo church! Give us back our neighborhoods.
Dan

Capitola, CA

#17 Nov 14, 2008
Too easy of a use of taser. These things kill. The guy wasn't running. How about just some extra help.????
SantaCruzResiden t

Soquel, CA

#19 Nov 14, 2008
Lebowski wrote:
So let me get this straight.... the mother is molested by this "family" member and then when she has her own child she puts the child in a situation to be alone with the guy who molested her thereby allowing him to molest her own child?
Ok, this sicko is caught and convicted, but **** is this lady thinking leaving her child with a man who she KNOWS first hand is a child molester?
My thoughts E X A C T L Y !
SantaCruzResiden t

Soquel, CA

#20 Nov 14, 2008
Ay Yi Yi wrote:
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Uh no, try Highway 9 should be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians have NO business walking along the side of a highway, it is ILLEGAL.
If that were true (as it is not in this case) no one would be able to walk along the streets in Brookdale, Ben Lomond or Boulder Creek or catch the bus at the bus stops!!

“Figure it out...”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, California

#21 Nov 14, 2008
east side wrote:
midclown, your counsins are out of control again. but then again there be no gang violence in santa cruz , right? this was a couple of dudes practicing tee ball! right midtown?
Am I supposed to be baited into replying to this idiotic post? Pretending that I deny that gang activity goes on in Santa Cruz? Give me a break, you're just a sorry agitator. If you went to the Coldwater contest at all you'd have noticed how many were wearing red, even those working the event. This is the case with many on the westside. Don't take it up with me, go ask them yourself "east side." Trying to single out my cousins for doing this as bangers is proving futile, isn't it?
Jim

Danville, CA

#22 Nov 14, 2008
Dan wrote:
Too easy of a use of taser. These things kill. The guy wasn't running. How about just some extra help.????
You should do your research on Tasers. There has never been a documented case of a taser DIRECTLY causing death. People have died after being tased but they were high on meth, coke etc which aided in the death. Maybe he should have complied with the officers. Its a great tool vs being beat with a baton or shot.

“Figure it out...”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, California

#23 Nov 14, 2008
Hopefully this will be a wake-up call to SCPD to patrol West Cliff at night more often. Woodrow, Mitchell's Cove, Its Beach, etc. There are a lot of known areas where people hang and use/sell in the open. They could do the same thing they did up Highway 9 by Pogonip. My concern is that it will resume again after a short while or just move to a new location.
Tony

Long Beach, CA

#24 Nov 14, 2008
Dan wrote:
Too easy of a use of taser. These things kill. The guy wasn't running. How about just some extra help.????
They were giving "extra help", to the bullied girlfriend of that idiot.

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