Town Square

Post a New Topic

Assault suspect arrested after seven-hour standoff

Original post made on Nov 26, 2012

A Mountain View man suspected of beating his girlfriend was arrested after a seven-hour standoff on Sunday morning, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 26, 2012, 9:58 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by kate, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Don't know about other folks but I am totally fed up with these disgruntled, emotionally adolescent males who go to hysterical violence against women and often end up murdering her along with himself cuz "he wants to die and he loves her too much to leave her behind without him". Which I bet was the intended scenario here.

These stories of male violence against females are in the news blogs on internet ~once or twice a week, and that's only the trip of the iceberg. Male violences against women eg murder rape assault etc are epidemic in this country and neighbors, friends, strangers want to ignore this dynamic because it's easier for them that way.

50,000 women are murdered each year in this country primarily by their male partner; 500,000 females of all ages are raped each year in this country primarily by males they are acquainted with. Sexual slavery is alive and well in nearly every neighborhood.

It's an epidemic and it is not getting better or going away. Think about it... I dare you... think about it and don't forget it. I dare you.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I know this man very well personally. He is not suicidal, aggressive, nor abusive towards anyone.

From what I have heard from others who know him and spoke to him, the so-called assault may have been little more than placing his hand over her mouth in an attempt to get her to stop yelling at him, I don't know. I don't think Mr. Johnson hit or tried to injure her in any way. That's not in his character. That, I DO know.

I believe the media has blown this way out of proportion. Hope I'm correct...Time will tell.


Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Suspected and allegedly; sounds like nobody is going to say anything happened. And the victim said no more than "Johnson was threatening to kill himself". Altho I suspect there may be more, the article is a pile of mush.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Kate -- OK. I'll take your dare. Consider it ignored.

Everyone else -- I also know this guy and his GF. Like Steve said, it's bad but somewhat blown out of proportion.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Gourmet hot dogs, sausage food truck coming to the Peninsula
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,855 views

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
By Steve Levy | 33 comments | 2,281 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 17 comments | 1,700 views

The No Sweat Way to Bike to Work
By Janet Lafleur | 5 comments | 1,497 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,378 views