Posted by Louise, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:39 am
Crimes such as robberies are up due to the economy and high unemployment. It does not seem to be improving with all the talk in Congress and from the White House. Show me the money! The economy will improve when companies start hiring and expanding and right now they are afraid of all the tax cuts and new regulations. Keep taxing the upper 2% who create jobs and spend most of the money and we will end up like Greece, Spain and Italy. It's amazing that the most uninformed, unproductive gave a mandate to the most unqualified and inexperienced. We are an ineptrocracy.
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Ah yes, thank you Louise for turning another routine crime story into a pointless political discussion.
Does anyone ever stop to notice that police in this part of the 680 corridor seem to have a pretty high rate in closing cases - especially compared to Oakland, Richmond, Hayward, Concord, etc? Instead of getting on your tea horses, maybe you should say a little thank you. I'm not a cop, but the guys and ladies in our area do a pretty decent job. And if your son or daughter works a night job at a retail store, be glad there is one less perp at large.
Posted by Unknown, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm
I know this man, his crime is directly related to the fact that he is mentally ill and the system has no place for people who do not recognize mental illness within themselves to seek help. (That is part of the disorder) Addiction and mental illness is why our prisons are over filled. Prisons are a big business, so they actually do not want these people to get well or give them resources. This is a symptom of a much larger problem.