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Armed man discovered in Atherton park is sentenced

Original post made on Mar 27, 2009

A man discovered in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park one night last December with a loaded handgun concealed in his waistband has pleaded no-contest to unlawful carrying and possession of a weapon.

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Posted by michael mcpherson
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Good for the Atherton Police Department to locate this guy and arrest him. The park is no place for weapons.

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Posted by Uncle Heavy
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Mar 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

A felon in possession of a firearm? That dude needs to do some serious jail time. What is this BS of a no-contest plea. Four cops are dead in Oaktown because a felon was illegally in possession of firearm(s). No, the light sentence deal doesn't work. And the fact that the perp is a known gangbanger adds more credibility to his being parked for a considerable amount of time. GET THESE CREEPS/LOWLIFES OFF THE STREETS AND OUT OF OUR COMMUNITIES.

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Posted by educated
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Mar 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

ummm...hey Uncle one indicated this guy was a "felon in possession of a firearm". If he had been a felon on parole...he would have gotten a much lengthier sentence...

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Posted by svaz
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:45 am

Wait, let me get this straight: Lawful, law-abiding, gun owner are persecuted in CA, but CONVICTED FELONS, known gang bangers, caught carrying get 20 _days_?! Forgive me but THAT IS INSANE!

Oh, and one more thing: The Fourth Amendment, like all Amendments in our Bill of RIGHTS, is well, a Right (revokeable after due process, like, oh, GETTING CONVICTED OF A FELONY!)

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