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Students protest in Palo Alto over supervisor's vote on sex assault policy study

Original post made on Oct 12, 2020

A group of high school students on Sunday protested outside the home of a county supervisor, angry that he recently voted against proceeding with a study of sexual assault and harassment policies.

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Posted by ML Kyle
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm

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Protesting outside someone's house seems incredibly wrong to me. There's hundreds of issues facing our communities and harassing people at their residence makes solving any of them less likely. Would someone with a young family ever enter politics given the likelihood of being harassed?

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Posted by GailM
a resident of North Bayshore
on Oct 12, 2020 at 2:59 pm

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Given what I know to be the life-long scars caused by sexual abuse and harassment, especially of young students, the supervisors need to step up! I urge them, and others with the authority to promote civil behavior, to do so -- to get familiar with the county's policies, to strengthen them as needed, and to fully enforce them. I strongly support peaceful demonstrations that bring our attention to the violence that our students should not have to endure.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:22 am

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Simitian is an Old Guy like me and he needs to be reminded that his votes and "staff directions" have an effect on young people (males are not immune from sexual assault). TAKE TO HOME is an entirely proper exercise of FREE (POLITICAL) SPEECH under both the California and Federal Constitutions.

Just - don't block his driveway, threaten, or vandalize. In Chile - the mothers of "the disappeared" and their supporters Banged The Pots. Please - not TOO Much of that kids. (make yourself heard, Cacerolazo!)