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Old 02-24-2009, 08:37 PM
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Default Hate Crime in Silicon Valley/Bay Area, California

Dear Friends:

I just want everyone to be aware of their surroudnings and if you see anything out of ordinary move to a place where there are people.

There is an increase in hate crime.

http://cbs5.com/local/hate.crime.assault.2.942563.html

Please do not go to unfamiliar places

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:47 PM
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The names of the suspects do not sound "white" at all. Googling the last name indicated either Polynesian or Hawaiian or NZlander origin.

And the attack was against brown skin victims.

Now I've seen it all!!!!

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Dear Friends:

I just want everyone to be aware of their surroudnings and if you see anything out of ordinary move to a place where there are people.

There is an increase in hate crime.

http://cbs5.com/local/hate.crime.assault.2.942563.html

Please do not go to unfamiliar places

Anil

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:00 PM
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Default What attack happened on Castro St,Mtn View!!

This place, Castro Street,Mtn View is not unknown place! This is known to all ppl in bay area, known for its restaurants. I am shocked.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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The names of the suspects do not sound "white" at all. Googling the last name indicated either Polynesian or Hawaiian or NZlander origin.

And the attack was against brown skin victims.

Now I've seen it all!!!!
Yup, three are of Polynesian descent and one was Hispanic I think. Was on the news last night. Another link : http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...Peninsula.html
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:14 PM
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The mountain view castro and surrounding area is a mexican place. May be these guys were some drug addicts or drug dealers . Hmm... hit close to home ( just 4 miles away).
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:18 PM
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Ok, hanging out in a bar till 1:30 am ?, come on folks, these are testing times, people are angry, they would really love to vent out their anger on some foreign folks, i guess desi folks look like walking punching bag's after a couple of drinks.
Those folks were intoxicated, plus we really dont know what the desi folks did inside the bar, i mean did they tease these folks ?, we really dont know.
In any case, bar fights do happen, this is just an indication that people need to be careful where ever they hang out.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:20 PM
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This place, Castro Street,Mtn View is not unknown place! This is known to all ppl in bay area, known for its restaurants. I am shocked.
My office is nearby. This is crazy. Down the street from Google infact.

Though I am not surprised. I witnessed another not violent but reprehensible enough event on Saturday. This is in Santa Clara which is quite a melting pot as well. I was standing in line at the post office when a man (guessing Iranian origin), his wife in hijab and his daughters walked by. A guy standing in line called one of the little girls a monster. When the man asked him why, he said- "because that is what she is, a monster". He strutted around and mouthed the standard Limbaugh/oreilly/Hannity BS about this is America and you can go back to your country if you dont like what I say. He should have looked around. My count- there were 4 Indians, 4 or 5 Asians (Chinese/Filipino), 2 to 3 hispanics, and one other white person in line. The Iranian guy called the police. The cop who responded- Vietnamese-American! Not sure what happened after I left though. Just another uncivilized idiot is my guess not worth his weight in empty beer bottles frustrated at his inability to hold down a job.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:27 PM
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What's that supposed to mean ? why can't someone hang out at a bar at 1:30 a.m just because the country is going through tough times ? What's next ? everyone should have home made dinner before 8pm and turn off the lights sharp @9pm ? Did u even read the news ? there was no mention of a bar fight in the news .... although I'm a bit surprised at something like this happening in Castro @ Mtn View .... it's been a pretty safe place so far, hope this is a one-off thing.


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Ok, hanging out in a bar till 1:30 am ?, come on folks, these are testing times, people are angry, they would really love to vent out their anger on some foreign folks, i guess desi folks look like walking punching bag's after a couple of drinks.
Those folks were intoxicated, plus we really dont know what the desi folks did inside the bar, i mean did they tease these folks ?, we really dont know.
In any case, bar fights do happen, this is just an indication that people need to be careful where ever they hang out.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:36 PM
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The cop who responded- Vietnamese-American!
That had me on the floor. Hilarious! That's a skit from SNL right there.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:36 PM
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Hey..
Dont yell at me, i am just saying better watch out !, don t venture to spot's asking for trouble, how about say a desi guy walk down racist small town in Alabama , at around 1:30 am near a local bar, i guess that would be inviting trouble would'nt it ?, i guess i am implying the same. I am sure this is a isolated event, i would be happy if it was that way.
Anyways, be safe dude
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:57 PM
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Wrong analogy, Castro Street along with Stanford Mall and Santana Row is one the most multicultural area of bay area famous for its upscale dining. Absolutely Safe, be it 1:30 AM or 3:00 AM. Had this happen in East Palo Alto I would have agreed with you.
Also, this event was not a bar brawl it was plain and simple hate crime and I hope the suspects get harsh enough sentence to deter others who think this is all a joke (if it goes to trial it will multi-ethnic jury).


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Dont yell at me, i am just saying better watch out !, don t venture to spot's asking for trouble, how about say a desi guy walk down racist small town in Alabama , at around 1:30 am near a local bar, i guess that would be inviting trouble would'nt it ?, i guess i am implying the same. I am sure this is a isolated event, i would be happy if it was that way.
Anyways, be safe dude
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:41 PM
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Dear Friends:

I just want everyone to be aware of their surroudnings and if you see anything out of ordinary move to a place where there are people.

There is an increase in hate crime.

http://cbs5.com/local/hate.crime.assault.2.942563.html

Please do not go to unfamiliar places

Anil
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Take your home or apartment insurance too. You never know when the bad time come.
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Dear Friends:

I just want everyone to be aware of their surroudnings and if you see anything out of ordinary move to a place where there are people.

There is an increase in hate crime.

http://cbs5.com/local/hate.crime.assault.2.942563.html

Please do not go to unfamiliar places

Anil
the subject of this post applies to my post as well as the very first post on this thread. in my opinion, akkakarla need not post this here. his implorings to people clearly promote a notion that there is "an" [obvious trend of] "increase in hate crime" and instills fear in people by asking "everyone to be aware of surroudnings[sic] and.. move to a place where there are people" so as to safeguard from perceived danger. this is a very negative message and clearly is a product of a depressed mind. on my part i plead to readers and writers to refrain from perpetuating such negativity.
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Dear Friends:

I just want everyone to be aware of their surroudnings and if you see anything out of ordinary move to a place where there are people.

There is an increase in hate crime.

http://cbs5.com/local/hate.crime.assault.2.942563.html

Please do not go to unfamiliar places

Anil

"...crime early Saturday morning in Mountain View, police said Monday.

Police said four victims had left a bar and were walking to their car in a parking lot in the 200 block of Castro Street when they were approached by two female suspects...."


What were they doing in the Bar early saturday morning..
If you are a desi live like a desi.
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"...crime early Saturday morning in Mountain View, police said Monday.

Police said four victims had left a bar and were walking to their car in a parking lot in the 200 block of Castro Street when they were approached by two female suspects...."


What were they doing in the Bar early saturday morning..
If you are a desi live like a desi.
I am amazed you justify this heinous act by pointing to victim's mistakes. So they should just lock themselves up in their houses and not even venture out? its a ridiculous ststement you are making here...
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