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Two teens stabbed on First Street; 16-year-old arrested

Original post made on Sep 16, 2011

Two Pleasanton teens were seriously injured in a stabbing incident Thursday and police have arrested a 16-year-old, according to police reports. Parts of First Street were condoned off with police tape after the altercation, which took place around 2 p.m.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:17 AM

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Posted by Me
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

I hope those stoduents all got some of that there counseling


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Hypothetically:
A group of boys have targeted and isolated another boy. The one is out numbered and in danger, a beating has been threatened. Another young man feeling he must aid his friend foolishly steps in using a weapon to even the odds.
Sounds like a scene from Westside Story, boys are primal.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I don't believe in astrology and I laugh openly at people who claim to have ESP or the ability to communicate with the dead; but in certain cases I believe that it's possible to predict someone's future.


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Posted by estabanyo
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 18, 2011 at 1:46 am

I agree with Mike. Garbage in, garbage out. Based upon our predictive capacities, we should imprison certain kinds of kids, from certain backgrounds, before they even commit any crime. The crime of one's past milieu is often sufficient enough to make any such determination.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

Estabanyo,

I'm afraid you misunderstood my point.

I was not arguing that one's past milieu serves as a predictor of one's future. I was arguing that certain behaviors may serve as a predictor of one's future.

Mike


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Posted by Carl
a resident of Kolb Ranch Estates
on Sep 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

Wise man say, to blink is to blink again.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Carl,

Plenty of people from disadvantaged backgrounds do very well, making milieu more complex as a predictor than anti-social behavior.

Mike


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Posted by b
a resident of Danbury Park
on Sep 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I saw the the young men after they had been stabbed. All black young men. Pleasanton is becoming dangerous


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Posted by nancy s
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Seems the stabees (2 young black males) had beat up the stabor (young hispanic male) the previous week. This was payback. Sounds like a gang issue to me. Run them all out of town.