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What a Week: One Town Square debate that caught my eye

Original post made on Jun 26, 2023

I was particularly intrigued by a Town Square thread on last month, reacting to reporter Jeanita Lyman's story, 'Dublin teens allegedly sneak into Cal High classroom to beat student'. It raised questions about...

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 26, 2023 at 9:56 am

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As soon as you said that you don’t want to live in a city, state, or country, where police can arrest people in secrecy by default, you lost me. When was that topic ever raised in the post you refer to? It wasn’t. A feeble attempt of throwing shade at the police, perhaps?

I’ll cut you some slack and assume you were referring to the former East German Stasi.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 26, 2023 at 11:07 am

Jennifer is a registered user.

Some people will never understand "at the sole discretion." They're overbearing and very draining. Sad.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 26, 2023 at 9:57 pm

Malcolm Hex is a registered user.

And some people don’t like it when when other people give opposing views. Like you.

So much for discretion, eh?

Posted by Mabel Hendrix
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2023 at 12:50 pm

Mabel Hendrix is a registered user.

Arrest and conviction are two different entities.

Unless one has a preoccupation with publically shaming people, the names and descriptions of arrestees should be withheld pending further court dates.

Posted by Ginger Tomkins
a resident of Danville
on Jun 28, 2023 at 7:46 am

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@Malcom Hex
There are other sources for the information you so desperately wish to see posted in Danville San Ramon.

Why not utilize those alternative sources rather than editorialize about how to run this publication?

It's kind of like if one does not care for the direction of a certain news outlet (i.e. MNBC, CNN etc.), there's always Fox News.

Or better yet, maybe consider creating a blog or webpage to expound your own perspectives on crime and punishment.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 28, 2023 at 11:01 pm

Malcolm Hex is a registered user.


1. I’m not desperately wishing to utilize other sources of information posted in Danville / San Ramon. You said that, I didn’t.

2. I’m not trying to run this publication. Bad choice of words, perhaps? Unless you’re assuming the newspaper is up for sale and I want to buy it. If that’s the case, no thank you.

3. Why would I need a blog to expound my own perspectives when I can use this forum? I mean, isn’t that what a forum is for?

Be at peace.

Posted by Malvina Reynolds
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 29, 2023 at 8:59 am

Malvina Reynolds is a registered user.

@Mr.'s called 'on a need to know basis' and while most of us are satisfied with the Danville San Ramon reportage protocols you are apparently in need of further information.

Other options to consider... 'ride-along' opportunities with the local police departments, following breaking events on unencrypted police frequencies via scanner, referencing the criminal court dockets at Superior Court in Martinez etc.

Consider exploring those options and then get back to us. Thank you for your service and concerns.

Posted by Justine Wilcox
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 29, 2023 at 12:17 pm

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Malcom Hex is entitled to his views, no different than Deputy Barney Fife of Mayberry. The world is much safer under these premises.

Posted by Beryl James
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 29, 2023 at 1:31 pm

Beryl James is a registered user.

Another option for Mr. Hex...The San Ramon Police Volunteer Program. They assist the PD in a variety of functions including the preparation of official departmental correspondences and crime reports.

Thank you for your consideration.

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