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Suicide attempt or botched burglary?

Original post made on May 2, 2012

What initially appeared to be a grisly suicide attempt is more likely the result of a burglary gone terribly wrong, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 1:49 PM

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Posted by Ok, I'll Say It . . .
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

DARWIN!


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Posted by Waldo
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Waldo is a registered user.

Are we paying for his hospital expenses?


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Posted by Dr. Collateral
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Dr. Collateral is a registered user.

Well, since criminals are far more likely to be citizens or permanent residents, I'd hazard that (a) "yes", we're paying for his hospital expenses, and (b) "maybe", given that your average day worker is likely to at working class income or below, which is correlated with higher rates of criminality.

I presume that neither of these were veiled references to immigration status. Surely not.


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Posted by Dr. Collateral
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Dr. Collateral is a registered user.

Also, at risk of injecting fact into what surely would otherwise be a dialogue full of innuendo and baseless assertions, I point to one of many studies that demonstrate that crime and incarceration rates are lowest among immigrants - legal or otherwise.

Web Link


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Posted by Karma
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Ha ha, Karma at work.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

@Dr - I think if you look more closely at the studies, you'll find that *getting caught* is what is lower.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Also, at risk of injecting fact into what surely would otherwise be a dialogue full of innuendo and baseless assertions, I point to the actual crime map for Mountain View. Web Link Enter "113 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA" in the search field. Take a look around the area then scroll to the other side of El Camino.


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