Hamid's pretrial continued

Public defender delays court hearing to investigate further

The pretrial for Abdul Walid Hamid, a 22-year-old Hayward man arrested for a disturbance at Stoneridge Shopping Center, was continued to Jan. 28 for the public defender to have more time to investigate.

Hamid pled not guilty Nov. 12 to charges of battery, grand theft, exhibition of a deadly weapon and a possible hate crime that allegedly occurred Nov. 4.

Having posted bail, set at $27,000, he was ordered to stay out of the mall while out of custody.

Hamid was an employee at a kiosk in Stoneridge Mall and according to police reports, he yelled at a customer "Allah is power" and "Islam is great" as well as anti-Christian comments while holding a pen in his fist over his head.

During the altercation, police said he grabbed a crucifix off a the customer's neck. Hamid's family insists that the incident was a misunderstanding and that the person had provoked Hamid, contrary to the police report.

He is schedule to appear in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 in department 703 of the Pleasanton courthouse on Stoneridge Drive.

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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I am glad to see the PW has followed up on this important story. Our PC mass media is ignoring it.

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Posted by LiveStrong
a resident of Avila
on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm

"Hamid's family insists that the incident was a misunderstanding"

Doesn't sound like there could be much of a misunderstanding.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

Sounds like another person afflicted with Sudden Onset Jihad Syndrome. I hope the police watch this guy.

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Posted by Charles Martel
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I wonder if this gentlemen in the country legally?

If not, why is he here?

If yes, why is he here?

Why do we need mall workers imported from terrorist countries?

What was the justification for his immigration or visa?

Can't illegal aliens from Mexico do those jobs?

At least they are Catholics....

Furthermore, why are there so many muslim immigrants in the tri-valley area? Why so many? I see lots of terrorist looking males and women in head scarfs and other burka-esqu attire.

Why is this happening?

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Uh Oh!!! Charles, you've done it now...Stand by for the blasts...:)

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Posted by pkg
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

If you are wondering why you are seeing so many people. You may want to watch this and educate yourself on the transition of the world.

Web Link

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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:18 am

The 'facts' in that video are debunked on many many websites. The numbers presented are, in many cases, a gross distortion at best. A muslim fertility rate of 8.1 in France? No, they are careful to say 8.1 children per family, which could be interpreted differently than fertility rate. The word family could be multiple women, i.e. sisters with the same father, and the number of children they have, all being part of the same 'family'. Different from fertility rate.

You can start here --> Web Link
to find some references for these items

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Posted by not an extremist
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Well said Charles, well said. Most of us are thinking it and speaking privatly about it and you just said it out loud.

With the jobless in California being 1 in 8, why is there a flood of foreigners in my neighborhood. I don't recognize this town anymore. It's pretty scary.

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Posted by lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Why are so many doctors, engineers, business owners not American?
Maybe because we are too stupid.
They are hungry, we are fat.
Most of our families were foreigners in this country at one time.
Get over yourself.
Better yet, move back to the country of your ancestors.

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