The Spartan Daily gives a comprehensive run-down of the latest developments in a hate crime case that is being covered around the world. KTVU provides additional coverage of the NAACP and other community groups calling for felony charges to be made against the four (alleged) dipsh#@s who say they were just playing around.
SJSU President Mo Qayoumi steps up and admits that the university and he himself had failed the victim and pledged to get to the bottom of how this could happen on a college campus that many believed was a beacon of tolerance and inclusion.
And talk about bad timing for this puff piece. Qayoumi gives this interview to the SV Biz Journal, we presume well before his campus imploded, that talks about what a wonderful world we live in.
The Merc ed board wants the public to know that DA Jeff “I am the law” Rosen struggled with the misdemeanor charges against the defendants. Maybe if the idiots charged in the case had ripped off some money the charges would have been increased to felonies, like the case below?
Judge Griffin Bonini denied a motion from “likety spit” Shirakawa’s attorney requesting to seal GJ transcripts that have already seen the light of day when SJ Inside published them this past Friday. The transcripts reveal…ummm…nothing new but are an interesting read nonetheless.
Here are the highlights:
- Some campaign hangers-on talk about how much they don’t know about campaigns and that they think their political opponents were mean to them (Lisa Jensen and Omar Torres).
- The Prosecutor, who made a campaign contribution to the victim in the case, focused on a campaign contribution to Shirakawa that was made after the despicable hit piece was sent but not on any campaign contributions made before the mail was sent. (Soon to depart DA Karyn Sinunu and her hubby were financial supporters of Magdalena Carrasco)
- Assemblymember Nora Campos testifies that she contributed to Shirakawa to retire his campaign debt. No testimony was given or evidence presented to the GJ that contradicts her testimony.
- The Metro’s Josh Koehn hustles. He has run circles around the competition on this story and has continued to break news on this topic, even when there appears not to be much of it.
And Xavier “I should have drank a fifth when I took it” Campos unleashes his legal team to defend his actions before the GJ. Heavy hitters James McManis and Gregory Ward remind everyone that it’s ok to not answer questions from a prosecutor that supported your political opponent.
In a first, San Jose has something that another South Bay city wants to emulate. Palo Alto wants to turn food scraps and other waste into renewable energy.
Tech giants are in the running for billions in education dollars as “Common Core” invades your student’s classroom. It may not be long before our entire education system revolves around a student looking at a screen all day in a lab environment with 50 students per teacher, oh, sorry, that may be already happening at some Rocketship charter schools.
What else is Rocketship trying to hide? Here is a Letterman type list of the Top 7, sorry not 10, things that Rocketship doesn’t want you to know.
High-speed rail has flown off the tracks as a California judge has ruled that the project be halted. This latest setback to the troubled choo-choo is covered by SF Gate and will surely add a lengthy delay to the train wreck of a project.
President Obama travelled to SF to get beyond the yelling in DC only to get yelled at in SF. The CC Times tells us about the student who thought it was a good idea to interrupt the Obama ” I have not done shi#” Immigration Apology Tour.