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District attorney indicts 16 alleged gang members

Original post made on Mar 25, 2014

Sixteen alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs have been arrested for staging a murderous war that resulted in multiple killings, attempted murders, witness dissuasion, drugs, guns and robbery, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced today (March 24).

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Posted by Good Work!
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Sunny Day, indeed. Many people will sleep better for all the hard work and determination that led to this indictment. Congratulations.

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Posted by A. Reader
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

This murderous cycle of violence has been going on in this area for over 30 years. The community enables murders and violence because the residents do not collectively stand against the violence, drug dealing and illegal activity. Families ignore their children bad behaviors and blame the police for harassment. The families look the other way. Until those people are forced out of the community at large and good behavior values are reinforced, the violence will continue.

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a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

Remember the ones killed were generally themselves victimizing others and were responsible for drug dealing, violence, assaults, robberies etc. And were trying to control territories for their murderous intimidation criminal activities. Just like the movie SCARFACE.. there is always someone who wants your spot in the murderous criminal world.
They just eliminate the competition and start over with new updated people. Think of cleaning the house of old garbage.