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Richmond gang arrests linked to year-old Danville carjacking, robbery

Original post made on Sep 2, 2017

Police have released additional details on the multi-agency enforcement effort that captured seven members of a Richmond-area gang allegedly responsible for homicides and crimes around Contra Costa County, including a carjacking and robbery in unincorporated Danville last September.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:08 PM

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Sep 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

"Catch and release". Good job PD. But failed liberal policies will reverse your hard work. Catch them again in a few months.


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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

Wow! I was thinking the same thing as post #1: good work police departments in catching these dangerous thugs; but I worry that Governor Brown will just turn them loose again under some sort of social justice compassion theory.
(which doesn't work for anyone involved- criminals or victims)


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Posted by sl
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

most however have been drug related and,"Even Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez—a conservative Republican from Lake Elsinore who has been critical of Brown’s progressive approach to criminal justice—isn’t complaining. “I’ve looked at who he is pardoning,” she said, “and I can’t find one particular case that jars my anger.

“They’ve already done their time. It’s not lessening their punishment and they had to prove to the court that they are upstanding citizens and have stayed out of trouble. So I don’t view that aspect of his role as governor as being soft on crime.”


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Posted by Ralph Kramden
a resident of Danville
on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm

SL - help me understand where a convicted drug offender, who comes out of prison with no skills, no job and a drug addiction, is going to get the money for their next fix without committing crimes (sometimes violent) against persons and property. Why are Liberals so intent on putting known criminals back on the street? If your answer is that we don't have enough prisons, I say build more by eliminating taxpayer funding of services for ILLEGAL immigrants and shutting down the "bullet train to nowhere" project.


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Posted by sl
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Ralph* Wow, that's quite a sweeping assumption. I guess under your scenario you would lock someone up for the rest of their lives. Our prison absolutely needs reforming but it is still a system based on rehabilitation and given that the average prison term for drug offenders is 11 years, shame on us if no rehabilitation takes place. See Web Link
With the heroin epidemic in this country at an all time high, claiming the lives of many youth I think we all have a responsibility to take a look at what is really wrong and how is this happening and what can we do. Prison is not the answer.


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Posted by sl
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Ralph - that's quite a sweeping assumption. I guess under your scenario you would lock someone up for the rest of their lives. Our prison absolutely needs reforming but it is still a system based on rehabilitation and given that the average prison term for drug offenders is 11 years, shame on us if no rehabilitation takes place. See Web Link
With the heroin epidemic in this country at an all time high, claiming the lives of many youth I think we all have a responsibility to take a look at what is really wrong and how is this happening and what can we do. Prison is not the answer.


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Posted by Ralph Kramden
a resident of Danville
on Sep 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm

SL - did I say lock them up for the rest of their lives? Don't put words in others mouths -- it makes you look unintelligent. They need to do 100% of their time. If there were significant rehabilitation taking place (there isn't) the rates of recidivism wouldn't be so high. So the next time you or one of your neighbors gets carjacked or has your home invaded by the early-release druggies, I hope you'll at least have the class to stand up and say proudly "I approved of that criminal's early release."


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Posted by Chris_SR
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

Chris_SR is a registered user.

Excuse me if I missed it, but where did the article say that the people that were arrested were released early from a drug arrest?


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Posted by mike
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

unfortunately the first poster is probably correct. these morons will be back on the street committing more crimes in no time flat. and now our lovely state is trying to eliminate mandatory prison sentences for crimes committed with guns. apparently our state is only anti 2nd amendment when it comes to law abiding citizens, but they have no problems with criminals carrying around guns. check out SB 620 if you want all the details.


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on Sep 25, 2017 at 11:45 pm

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