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Mountain View Voice

News - June 22, 2007

Did one gang bust tip the scales?

Police believe arrest of 'zip-tie robbers' caused slowdown in city's violent crime rate

by Daniel DeBolt

Late last year, a string of vicious robberies put local police in overdrive. The robberies — more than a dozen in all — all followed the same m.o.: A small group of armed men burst in on a business, bound up employees using zip-ties, and fled with the cash.

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Comments

Posted by Albert B. Franklin, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2007 at 12:15 pm

When Manuel Juarez was murdered by is brother's friends. Crittenden should check itself because this all stemmed from when his girlfriend was advised to get him to stop a gay student from hitting her and her friends. Instead, a rich kid chose to break up friends, and send them willynilly all over the country because he wanted to be a dope dealer? I was driven to Mountain View, because the guy that brought me there his ex-girlfriend told him where my best friend's mother's store was, so he went there and ripped her off. Then, with me again in tow in Fresno, his girlfriend told him to threaten people over there when she lived there herself, but no one suspected her even here! In 3 year's time these gangs Black, White or Hispanic will not gain a thing due to the economy. With the nation in debt 90 trillion as hundreds of tillions are set to evaporate the stock market, isn't it about time you think about all those exterminated in the state in the name of the devil? Hispanics are in gangs, because whites of Europe sprinkled their mother and father with the Black Plague, and set them in the Black Forest. 138 years later, Columbus came to America and told everyone here that they were white! If 99% of the state's Superfamily was exteminated then when the precursor to the Ku Klux Klan when they too were black came to California as mestizo, mullato, octaroon and quadroon, yet today they are not? Ask anyone with Native American blood,"Where is your branch of the Superfamily in California and more chances than not they would point to gangs as their god!


Posted by Albert B. Franklin, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 27, 2007 at 12:15 pm

When Manuel Juarez was murdered by is brother's friends. Crittenden should check itself because this all stemmed from when his girlfriend was advised to get him to stop a gay student from hitting her and her friends. Instead, a rich kid chose to break up friends, and send them willynilly all over the country because he wanted to be a dope dealer? I was driven to Mountain View, because the guy that brought me there his ex-girlfriend told him where my best friend's mother's store was, so he went there and ripped her off. Then, with me again in tow in Fresno, his girlfriend told him to threaten people over there when she lived there herself, but no one suspected her even here! In 3 year's time these gangs Black, White or Hispanic will not gain a thing due to the economy. With the nation in debt 90 trillion as hundreds of tillions are set to evaporate the stock market, isn't it about time you think about all those exterminated in the state in the name of the devil? Hispanics are in gangs, because whites of Europe sprinkled their mother and father with the Black Plague, and set them in the Black Forest. 138 years later, Columbus came to America and told everyone here that they were white! If 99% of the state's Superfamily was exteminated then when the precursor to the Ku Klux Klan when they too were black came to California as mestizo, mullato, octaroon and quadroon, yet today they are not? Ask anyone with Native American blood,"Where is your branch of the Superfamily in California and more chances than not they would point to gangs as their god!


Posted by Rob, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 9, 2007 at 1:11 am

From what I know about the gangs here this city is this; the Nortenos and Sureno's in this city are becoming a larger threat to the safety and comfort of citizens living in Mtn. View. One gang may outnumber the other at one time, but its only a matter of time before the numbers shift. And when that happens, there will once again be higher crime rates among the gangs and within the lives of law abiding citizens who work or reside here in Mountain View. Unless there is a stronger gang prevention force in the middle schools and high schools, then I know for a fact, the crime rate will rise and the lives of many of the young people who become part of the gangs, will be damaged. Some even beyond rehabilitation. I do give the MVPD many thanks for taking violent offenders off the streets, through investigating crimes and the interconnected chain of crimminals who commit the offences. But what other steps and what other actions are the schools and city committee members and the PD taking, to prevent our young people from turning to gangs.... there need to be more done in schools so we dont see any more of the violence we've recently seen in this city. The city needs to involve community outreach groups to become part of the cities plan to deture crime and gang membership. Or, DOES the city even have a plan for prevention!?


Posted by Rob, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 9, 2007 at 1:11 am

From what I know about the gangs here this city is this; the Nortenos and Sureno's in this city are becoming a larger threat to the safety and comfort of citizens living in Mtn. View. One gang may outnumber the other at one time, but its only a matter of time before the numbers shift. And when that happens, there will once again be higher crime rates among the gangs and within the lives of law abiding citizens who work or reside here in Mountain View. Unless there is a stronger gang prevention force in the middle schools and high schools, then I know for a fact, the crime rate will rise and the lives of many of the young people who become part of the gangs, will be damaged. Some even beyond rehabilitation. I do give the MVPD many thanks for taking violent offenders off the streets, through investigating crimes and the interconnected chain of crimminals who commit the offences. But what other steps and what other actions are the schools and city committee members and the PD taking, to prevent our young people from turning to gangs.... there need to be more done in schools so we dont see any more of the violence we've recently seen in this city. The city needs to involve community outreach groups to become part of the cities plan to deture crime and gang membership. Or, DOES the city even have a plan for prevention!?