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Local leaders: Race relations must improve

Original post made on Dec 19, 2008

A week after police arrested three Mountain View High School students for alleged hate crimes, community leaders said the incident is a wake-up call on the need to discuss issues of race and tolerance.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Jessee
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 19, 2008 at 9:25 am

I know the facts, they are innocent. I will argue the point at the next city council meeting.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm


have you gone to the police yet? I know you don't like them very much, but the city council is more likely to support you if you go to the police also. If you want to help your friends, you need to do both.

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Alicia crank needs to get a clue. Just maybe the race issue in this town has more to do with illegal immigration--a crime just as much as hate crime is a crime. Shut down the Day Worker center, police up El Camino of day workers, send the INS into our businesses and schools. We provide surrouding luxuirous communities of Palo Alto and Los Altos with a ghetto of illegal labor and then stamp ourselves as having a problem with race relations? Incredible.

In this article on race relations, the term Latinos is freely used to describe the victims of a supposed hate crime. In the article on a gang stabbing, no mention of the fact that the pepetrators were Latino, as well as the victim. Was their a hate crime or just a crime. It depends how racist you are in how you answer. Talk about a selective use of labels. We are supposed to believe our town has a issue with race relations when it is being over-run with illegals, descendents of many which wind up in gangs? What about the non-racist, non-Latino bare majority in this town who owns property and pays taxes and puts up with failing schools burdened by children of illegals and increasingly threatened by gang-related issues? Let's not forget about how some of our neighborhoods are being turned into ghettos. Aren't we the victims here? Being against illegal immigration and the many ills it brings to this town does not make one a racist. It makes one a law-abiding citizen.

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Posted by Alejandro S.
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Dec 19, 2008 at 10:55 pm

According to Liz Wylie, spokesperson for MVPD, Mountain View has one "hate crime" per year, and this, according to Crank and others, is an epidemic? Do we really need a one-sided committee, looking out for their own special interests, to study this huge once a year problem?

We have far more "hate crimes" occurring from the brave, "tough in numbers" gang members in Mountain View. So many in fact the MVPD recently formed a group of "gang officers" to address the growing Hispanic gang problem.

The facts are that a few misguided Caucasian youths made a poor decision and will pay dearly for it. This incident has been so blown out of proportion since, thank God, no one was physically harmed. You can't say that about so many of the other "hate crimes" I've read about perpetrated by Mountain View gang members e.g., beatings, stabbings and shootings.

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Posted by Mr. Deportem
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2008 at 1:50 pm


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Posted by Son of a LEGAL South American
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 21, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Send those people of illegal status back to their own country and QUIT HELPING THEM!!! BY HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE BREAKING THE LAW< YOU SEND THE MESSAGE SUBCONCIOUSLY TO THEIR KIDS THAT THEY CAN FORM GANGS TO BECOME THEIR OWN FORM OF JUSTICE!! They think to themselves"The cops dont care about us illegals. So we gotta think of ourselves essays! Orale cabrons! JU KNO WHAT I'M TOKKING ABOUT HOMIEZ? SIMON VATOS!" And in reality, the cops should be concerning themselves with the people of legal status. And the ones who are biased because their parents were illegal, should be fired because they are an infection encouraging the gangs."I used to be like you vatos!"

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Posted by Son of a LEGAL South American
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 21, 2008 at 6:49 pm

And you better not hide this truth by deleting my post because I'm hispanic and I know people of limited intelligence and who are gang influenced who talk that garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Son of a LEGAL South American
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 21, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Get rid of people who break the law and people of legal status(ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN!) wont be "angry and confused" and wont have anything to GET IN TROUBLE FOR!!!!!YOU KNOW ITS TRUE PEOPLE!!!! FIX THAT AT YOUR NEXT MEETING AND YOU MIGHT HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF MONEY TO FIX EVERYTHING!!!! DOES THAT MAKE SENSE OR ARE YOU GONNA PROVE YOUR CITYWIDE STUPIDITY BY LETTING IT CONTINUE??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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