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Danville: Family, activists hold vigil for Laudemer Arboleda on anniversary of his death in police shooting

Original post made on Nov 8, 2021

More than 100 supporters from throughout the town and Bay Area gathered with the family of Laudemer Arboleda outside the Danville Library to mark the third anniversary of his death on Wednesday.

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Posted by Mac
a resident of Danville
on Nov 8, 2021 at 6:30 am

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The story of this young Arboleda man is a perfect example of our failed mental health system. Ronald Reagan, who was our governor at the time, closed all of our mental health hospitals. This put many patients on the street, and put the burden of dealing with the subsequent issues on our police force. This is shameful and needs to be rectified.

Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Nov 8, 2021 at 7:52 am

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Mac, that's a red herring! Ronald Reagan left the Governor's Office here more than 40 years ago. He was followed into office by The Brown Family, who have run California, with only a couple of "minor interruptions" ever since. So if there was a problem with our "mental health system," seems to me Jerry Brown who held the office for 16 years, Gray Davis, who was removed from office by the voters after two, and now Gavin Newsom, would have taken steps to correct whatever "mistake" Ronald Reagan had made. The proximate cause of Laudemer Arboleda's death was being hit by NINE rounds fired by "officer" Hall. If you want to consider "mental health," just consider what it takes for a human being to repeatedly fire a handgun at another human being. I am surprised that Hall didn't cop a "insanity plea." because his "confrontation" with Arboleda surely has elements of mental instability attached. I am just sorry the jury didn't find Hall guilty of manslaughter, and I hope the DA will retry him on that count. Furthermore, I find it interesting that our sheriff, is asking the DA not to retry, hoping I guess to hide his department's culpability in this sad situation where a man lost his life needlessly due to the callous procedures of our Sheriff's Dept. regarding the use of deadly force.

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