Posted by michelle, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm
I'm so sad to hear this news, but am glad our community and the family has some closure. I hope we can now find out who the girl is that was found in the garbage can and also what happened to her and who did it. She deserves justice.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2012 at 11:29 am
What was the overall cost to taxpayers of this long drawn out, very very expensive 'undertaking' by the police force, as well as other state agencies. Truth be told, an investigation like this should take no longer than a couple hours, and a police officer at half the wage could do it. But because of union rules and opportunities for overtime pay (and hence higher pensions), all our state workers feasted on this tragedy. It makes me furious to know that my children and grandchildren are going to pay for this awful gouging of the taxpaying public. See sumiwumiwamicatastrophe.com
Posted by Truth, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm
Arnold..wow you are out of touch with reality! Stop watching TV shows and take a class on crime scene forensics....or even a free Citizens Academy at the PD and educate yourself before you make these types of comments....your embarrassing yourself.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2012 at 6:36 am
I've got to tell you, I'm not an ex-homicide detective, but I am a citizen taxpayer who follows where his tax dollars are spent, or misspent, as it were. You're looking for evidence? All you have to do is go to any dozens of blogs that tell you that ... THE TSUNAMI IS COMING!!! Do the math! We're broke! See sunamiamiwami.com Meanwhile our corrupt unionized public officials milk everything they can get out of overtime pay where they sit around and make the public think they're doing something important. Scranton is now paying its public employees minimun wage, and there has not been a single complaint. Why? Every one of these bloodsuckers know they're not worth more than minimum wage.
As an educated citizen I demand that all public workers return their bloated pensions. Yes, Staceleen, this includes you.
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2012 at 7:52 am
And true to form for the PW blogs, a story about a family tragedy becomes a twisted soapbox rant on public employee qualifications, incompetence, pay, and pensions that's full of suppositions ("long, drawn out"..."very, very") about which the accusor has no detail, fact, or information. Pleasanton, a Community of Characters -many of them not very nice...
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2012 at 9:33 am
"Pleasanton, a Community of Characters -many of them not very nice.."
No, it's just a few characters out of a community with a population of over 70,000. and the reason the characters all show up on these forums is that they can't get anyone to listen to them in real life.
Posted by AnnaS, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:59 am
People, what happened with our community? Somebody near you lost his wife and the daughter and we talk politics? Can we have at least little bit respect for the dead and for the ones who have to live through this tragedy?
Posted by Klisvak, a resident of the Castlewood Heights neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 9:05 am
Arnold is right folks. May be the timing for this discussion is not appropriate. But it is the content of his note that makes you so angry. Anyway, mother nature has ways of wrighting things up. And it is coming. This isn't a doomsday prophecy. It is a reality. It's called the life on planet Earth.
Posted by Vanessa, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm
It's really sad that the replies to this article are filled with political talk. I am all for fiscal conservativeness and can't stand the unions, but that has nothing to do with the fact that a child was killed by her mother. I can't even imagine what that young girl was going through when her mother pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger. I for one am glad the police took their time to make sure this was a murder-suicide rather than mistakenly arrest an innocent person for a crime they didn't commit. Get a grip, people.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Okay, I realize I hit a nerve when I called upon former public employee Staceleen to return her bloated pension. But my general point stands. These cops are engaging in redundant and time-dragging activities that coerce the public into forking over their hard-earned money to the state. We're in tsunami hades, for gosh sakes! Why won't anyone talk about paying minimum wage to a reduced Pleasanton police force? Doesn't anyone know anything about police science? Modern technology now does most of everything (e.g., traffic cams). What do we need cops for when cameras do the job? See? Go to sunamiwamigami.com for more info.
Posted by wow, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Arnold - get over yourself and please be quiet.
This is a horrendous accusation to make. The police needed to perform the tests to make sure they were 100% certain before concluding this. I could guess the family is in shock/denial, as they should be. There are many reasons their conclusions need to be correct (public safety, family sensitivity, life insurance, etc.)
Just because it took several weeks for the conclusion to be made public does NOT mean that they were working 24/7 on this wasting billions of dollars. What it means ( from what I read in other news stories) is that there is a backlog of work in the lab. This is due to other high profile c and other cases in the area, as well as staffing/resource issues.
Too bad you only see things one ways... through your filter about the Tsunami coming. Dear Lord, please protect us from nut jobs like Arnold.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:33 am
No one, including myself, is calling the Pleasanton police force insane. In fact, its probably pretty sane and rational to take a public employee job, learn that the state only requires 2 hours per day of work from you, and that you can drag out investigations, overcharge overtime, ignore redundancies, get 'injured' and claim HUGE benefits from it, all over and above the extraordinarily generous salary they rake in for doing mostly nothing in a mostly nothing job.
It's the public, staring up at a tsunami crashing down upon it, and not even grabbing an oar that's insane.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jul 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I don't agree with Daniel Bradford often, but since a lot of the posts on this thread have turned to calling out the bad taste of Fake-Arnold, I will throw in my two cents. Fake-Arnold, you sure prove time and again that you are a disrespectful misanthrope. You may think you're on some sort of propaganda crusade against opinions and inconvenient facts that you don't like, but even your left-wing minded buddy Bradford is telling you to grow up. Maybe you should finally get a clue.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:09 am
I'll not be intimidated by fake-Stacey or anyone else who pretends to not recognize that unchecked public fraudulence is innundating us in tsunamic proportion. I am sorry about the deaths. But sometimes, unfortunately, death is the outcome of living in a free society. Unfortunately, living in this society, today, is enough to send anyone over the edge. Read about Stockton going bankrupt. It would not surprise me if many people throughout the country have committed suicide because of this. For the bankruptcy is clear evidence that a giant flood of debt is going to kill us all, maybe not you and me, but our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and beyond. Let's stop with the fake-this and fake-that which keeps Stacey up at night. The BIG ISSUES people are what all patriotic Americans must stand up and face.