Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community, on May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm
Yes, this was a terrifying crime & the 2 other attempts equally terrifying. I am so sorry that man was hurt - a horrible thing to do to an elder.
More than ever, makes me happy to have dogs - most people don't want to tangle w/dogs, so they avoid those houses.
Hey, sad, it doesn't matter what the race of the person kicking in the door, assaulting someone & ripping them off, or attempting to do that to others - crime is crime & needs to be reported as such. Please don't attempt to twist things that by themselves, are twisted enough.
Posted by PJP, a resident of the Menlo Park: Fair Oaks neighborhood, on May 24, 2011 at 8:24 am
This crime is very disturbing, and I hope the police catch the person who did this!!! People buy homes in Menlo Park parlty because of it's low crime rate. And for you people who are pissed because it is a minority who committed this crime...STOP YOUR CRYING! It is what it is...Period! [Portion deleted.]
Posted by sadfsf, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on May 24, 2011 at 9:37 am
your "nice quality of life" is an illusion. There is a lot of crime going on on west and downtown menlo. I was strolling along in sharon heights when this big SUV with white teens drove by, loud rock music blazing, shouted some expletives at me, and threw a bucket of chicken at me. Are these your children? There is also a bunch of internet tax evasion going on every day, and a lot criminal life-threatening behavior such as driving while talking on the cell phone, which ostensibly is viewed by the police as less harmful than "minority crimes" because its the sons and daughters of affluent constituents who do this. Hit and run with property damage happens all the time in downtown menlo, and there were 3 vehicle burglary incidents yesterday in broad daylight near downtown menlo! since when was downtown menlo safe?!??!?!
Posted by truth, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am
I have been in Belle Haven quite a while now and the last thing we need to do is act like our crime problems are the same all over the city. We have much higher crime rates and much higher numbers of minorities and a much lower income level. Anyone trying to say this is a race issue is missing the point. This is an issue with income, parenting and schools.