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Two teens arrested at end of hour-plus freeway chase following armed carjacking in Tri-Valley

Original post made on Jun 29, 2022

Two Merced teenagers were taken into custody last week after allegedly leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase up and down multiple freeways in a minivan carjacked at gunpoint in the Tri-Valley more than an hour earlier.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Mac
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2022 at 6:49 am

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This story about a carjacking by three teenagers (one was wearing an ankle bracelet on parole), with the use of a gun, must result in jail time for all three. The use of a gun in any crime crosses the line and must result in serious imprisonments.

Posted by cathy247
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 29, 2022 at 8:09 am

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Thank you to the CHP for a great job. All of law enforcement are risking their lives daily for us. God bless them ????????

Posted by Jessica Tang
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 2, 2022 at 4:10 pm

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Carjacking at gunpoint is a serious crime and since one of the suspects was wearing an ankle bracelet, perhaps he should not have been released from jail.

We need harsher laws and longer incarcerations because many of these perpetrators (regardless of age) cannot be reformed.

Posted by Chantrelle Washington
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2022 at 8:34 am

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@Jessica Tang
The reason so many perpetrators cannot be 'reformed' is because the jail/prison system is not geared towards societal rehabilitation.

It is geared towards humiliation and sub-human treatment which breeds further resentments upon release.

Posted by Rosalinda Marquez
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2022 at 9:09 am

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@Chantrelle Washington
One cannot blame the jail system in its entirety for recurrent crime. A lack of positive role models, parental neglect, peer group pressures, and inherent poverty have a lot to do with recurrent criminality.

Posted by Priscilla Weatherly
a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2022 at 1:13 pm

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The recent Akron police shooting is getting a lot of airplay today.

90 rounds fired by eight pursuing police officers is somewhat excessive.

Granted, the suspect should not have led the police on an extended car chase but did he warrant getting gunned down in a hail of police bullets?

One bullet (in the leg) would have sufficed.

Posted by Philomena Watkins
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 3, 2022 at 1:46 pm

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Another option would be to give younger convicts the option of either incarceration in jail/prison or enlisting in the armed forces.

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