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Pleasanton men, teen arrested for alleged felony assault of a disabled man

Original post made on Mar 17, 2010

Two men and a 16-year-old girl from Pleasanton have been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, torture and false imprisonment of a 19-year-old learning disabled man, police said.

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Posted by Linda L
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm

This seems to be a hate crime. Mentally disabled people are targeted similarly to gays and minorities. This is sick and sad, poor guy.


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Posted by Teresa
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 31, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Let it be clear: if bullies are forgiven and not stopped, they repeat their crimes and become more aggressive. Kindness does not work with bullies. The only thing that helps with bullies is to smoke them out immediately. This goes for marriage partners, children, young adults, and everyone in the community. Forgiving a minor act most likely will lead to more aggressive acts because by forgiving, the message to a bully essentially is: "I'm condoning what you are doing." The cruelty of anyone who does anything inappropriately needs to be stopped immediately by speaking up, standing our ground, getting help, or getting the police involved. In this case, these criminals took advantage of a person that did not know how to really defend himself. These people who did this are criminals at heart and very cruel, and they will get into more trouble because they enjoy being cruel.


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Posted by theresa
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm

let's put the pictures of these criminals all over the pages so we know who they are when we run into them for our own protection.


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Posted by .
a resident of Horizon High School
on Apr 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

its all about how you react. if you beat them up then how different are you.
its like the death sentence. murdering a murderer technically makes you a murderer too.
:O


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