What do you think? Did the recent hate crime beating change your opinion of Davis?

By From page B5 | March 24, 2013

Lisa Erskine

yoga teacher, Davis:

“No, because there was (an incident) years ago, when a group of boys pushed another boy in front of a moving train. … It seems we need an outlet for young boys to learn to respect other people and not harm them.”

Terri Harris

UC Davis graduate, Davis:

“No. I’ve been in Davis for a couple of years now, and that’s just not the environment I feel like we live in. It makes me feel sad.”

Velma Edwards

business owner, Vacaville:

“No, it didn’t change my opinion, because I think it’s just one incident. We’re all different, and some people think different. So we just have to be cautious. We have to look out for one another.”

Andy Rathbone

business owner, Dixon:

“No. I’ve worked in Davis for 30 years. One incident — about anything — is not going to change my view.”

Lance Patterson

student, Davis:

“No, not really. It doesn’t really matter where you are, stuff like that still happens.”

Mel Platt

student, Davis:

“No, just because I know the accused and I don’t think that’s what actually happened. I don’t think it was actually a hate crime.”

Asked in downtown Davis

compiled and photographed by Anna Sturla

Anna Sturla

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