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Pair arrested after alleged smash-and-grab car burglaries, police chase

Original post made on Aug 7, 2013

A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of burglary and auto theft Friday after someone allegedly spotted the woman breaking into a car in Walnut Creek. The Oakland residents may have broken into other vehicles in the area, which includes both the city of Walnut Creek and an unincorporated area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 12:20 PM

Comments (19)

Posted by Vicki, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

Okay, ALLEGEDLY? How did that word get into every news report about a crime? Someone allegedly spotted the woman breaking into a car in Walnut Creek..... Allegedly? ALLEGEDLY? We are so politically correct now that it is ridiculous.


Posted by Common Sense, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:37 am

Allegedly, both were last listed as living in Oakland. Officers spotted a car matching the description, and the people inside the car also matched the description provided by the citizen report. The Walnut Creek police department will though not admit to the importance of racially profiling suspects in the apprehension of these alleged burglary criminals from Oakland, CA.


Posted by Louise, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

No one cares about protecting the public anymore when we are bending over backwards to protect certain racial classes instead. If they came from Oakland to Walnut Creek its because they know we are easy targets over here. It is much more difficult in Oakland and they don't have as much stuff to steal anyway. With the demographics in Oakland it doesn't take much to figure out what racial profile they might be. Don't leave stuff in your cars.


Posted by News Hound, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

The term "allegedly" has been used ForEver in news reports, allegedly because of that pesky "innocent until proven guilty" right we all share (albeit it was unnecessary here, since it referred to the actions of a witness). This well-established custom has only recently become an issue with some folks, allegedly because their lips get tired when they read big words.

What's more, other publications have carried photos of the alleged perps. Let's just say that if President Nixon had had a son, he'd kind-of look like Joshua James Brown. Web Link




Posted by Profiled, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

Joshua James Brown's girlfriend is the dark one in the photograph. If Baraq Obama had an illegitimate older daughter, let's just say she would look like the suspect in the photograph.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

The usual pathetic racists tarring Danville with their mindless hatred and bile. Why don't you folks just crawl back under your warm, cozy rocks and spit at everyone you suspect might not look just like you?


Posted by News Hound, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

So, Profiled -- being 50% right (or, more likely, 25% or less) is a pretty good score for you? Congrats!


Posted by Profiled, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

@ Huh?

The point of the message in this blog is that racial profiling is used to locate and apprehend suspects of crime, whether we like it or not, or even admit it. If you want to be politically correct and call everyone who uses racial profiling a racist that is your business, I just call it smart police work.

The police spotted a black female in Walnut Creek at the time of the alleged crime and linked her to the smash and grab auto burglary spree. Case closed.

If that makes everyone in your book a racist, so be it. I believe it is high time to climb out of you politically correct shell, and get real. It is your life though!

Call me a racist for being right!


Posted by News Hound, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

"Officers found A CAR matching the suspect vehicle description and tried to stop it but the suspects sped away, sparking a pursuit."

So, Profiled, you 'can't read,' in addition to not understanding the meaning of the terms "politically correct" or "racial profiling?"

Let's accept, for a moment, the dubious premise that people are naturally suspicious of those who are not like themselves. That would be only a place to Start the process of analytical thinking -- not the place to End it -- in case you're accustomed to thinking at all, that is.

Your willful, rationalizing ignorance does have an ugly cast to it.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Well, Profiled, we can agree on one thing: I will call you a racist, because you are a racist. Dressing your racism up in convoluted rationalizations doesn't change that.

My point in not just choking down my disgust and turning the page, is that I don't want you to think that reasonable people think it's OK for you to be a racist. It's not. It's a bad thing. By wallowing in it and defending it you demonstrate that you're a bad person, and that's not OK.

Is that clear enough for you?


Posted by Bea, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm

"Property stolen from each of the cars was found in the suspects' vehicle," police said.

LOL yes officer I was framed I tell you!


Posted by jc, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Thank the ACLU and the California Bar Association. Without their insightful use of such terminology, we all would be hurting someone's feelings all the time. So pathetic...

By the way, who were the "alleged" victims of these "alleged" crimes "allegedly" committed by the "alleged" suspects?


Posted by Profiled, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

@ News Hound and Huh?

"Officers found A CAR matching the suspect vehicle description and tried to stop it but the suspects sped away, sparking a pursuit."

Did the police spot a late model "Walnut Creek looking car", or a car that looked out of place, not from the area?

The police just don't go around chasing cars that fit general descriptions, they confirm the need of further potential pursuit by examining and evaluating other information such as the occupants of the vehicle. Something other than a general vehicle description caused the continued further interest of this vehicle, perhaps the officers saw the black female occupant.

I am sorry racial profiling, car profiling, and any other helpful discrimination is a part of police business, they (the department)will not admit to it in this overly politically correct world, because libertards like yourself will jump down their throats if they were to admit to such truth.

When you go to the public bathroom, do you use the men's or women's bathroom? Are you then not guilty yourself of discrimination and/or gender profiling?

If the police saw a description of the vehicle on the road in Walnut Creek, and the occupant had red hair fitting the description of the suspect, would you accuse me of being racist against people with red hair? Oh, I see your logic only applies to black people.

Your liberal logic confounds me! Have a nice day, and by the way, I am not even racist against "libertards", some of my best friends are political liberals.

Bye.



Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Profiled - just keep digging. That's what you do when you're in a hole, right?

Right wing racism dressed up with vacuous rationalization and self-righteous claims of victimhood is still just racism. Ugly, hate-based, self-centered and mean-spirited - racism is racism. If you want to know what it looks like, find a mirror.


Posted by News Hound, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Profiler: really? Is that all you've got, or just as much incoherent self-deception as even you can stand? BTW, I assume all your several "libertard" (involuntary eye-roll, sorry) acquaintances are white, right?

and jc: the ACLU and State Bar are somehow implicated here? You really just don't understand how Any of this works, do you?


Posted by jc, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Actually I do understand and have been there. I don't dial 911 anymore. I rely on Smith & Wesson.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

"Actually I do understand and have been there. I don't dial 911 anymore. I rely on Smith & Wesson." Just like Rodney Peairs, Allen S. Davis, Thomas Bennett and George Zimmerman, eh? Why am I not comforted by that?


Posted by News Hound, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

That's our jc -- all cough drops and cooking oil.


Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of Danville
on Aug 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

Vicki,

All people arrested for a crime are innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, we are legally required to say that incidents allegedly occurred until a judgement is made by a District Attorney.

Jessica Lipsky
Editor


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