Posted by get a clue, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm
The tone of the last two posts is stunning. Does one have to be walking home from WORK to justify walking in a park at night? Even if he had been "playing," or enjoying the night sky, or chilling after a brutal 12-hour workday, so what? commuter's post smells of utilitarian thinking, and it makes me shudder.
And Annabelle, why are you blaming the victim? Even if he hadn't been walking home from work, why shouldn't he, or anyone, be able to walk around at night?
Everything involves risk (you could get mowed down in a crosswalk in broad daylight by a texting zombie behind the wheel), and I agree that thugs are more likely to do their dirty deeds shrouded by the cloak of night, but to blame the victim rather than the thug is appalling.