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Old 01-13-2021, 11:28 PM   #136
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:19 AM   #137
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Not once has someone confirmed why the FBI was there or what they were investigating. You’re assuming it was non violent/white collar crime but you weren’t there. Most agencies, police or FBI have guns drawn during a search warrant entry into home/building because of the unknown threats. Often times firearms are out at low ready. If everyone complies and building is searched, no threats found, firearms are put away. Standard procedure....
Of course I wasn't there, but I find it a stretch to think Ducati is in the gun trading business, keeps them in drawers around the office or is involved in any pursuit that requires them. All we know is what we've seen here, knowing its not gospel- cause its the intrawebnet; present something different and we can go from there.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:09 AM   #138
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Of course I wasn't there, but I find it a stretch to think Ducati is in the gun trading business, keeps them in drawers around the office or is involved in any pursuit that requires them. All we know is what we've seen here, knowing its not gospel- cause its the intrawebnet; present something different and we can go from there.

I'll present that those who serve warrants for a living know far more about serving warrants.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:09 AM   #139
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Not once has someone confirmed why the FBI was there or what they were investigating...

I think the FBI gave a statement that they were investigating a financial crime. It was the same thing at Fry's - they came in with guns.

(just to clarify, Fry's was the victim of the crime and the owner's/operator's were forewarned of the raid)
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:15 AM   #140
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"I can confirm that FBI San Francisco was at that location on December 17, 2020, to conduct court-authorized law enforcement activity," FBI spokesperson Katherine Zackel told the website. "As of today’s date, no public records are available. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, I cannot comment further at this time.". That's the quote I am seeing online that is attributed to the FBI.

Nothing about it being a financial crime and supposing it was, does that mean that there is no possibility of someone inside the building or at the property when the warrant is served that reacts in a way where a gun may be used?
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:21 AM   #141
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I think the FBI gave a statement that they were investigating a financial crime. It was the same thing at Fry's - they came in with guns.
Speaking of Fry's, their slow, painful death has been heartbreaking to watch as a gadget geek. It was bad enough when RadioShack went under, now there's NO ubiquitous electronics stores that offer electronic PARTS (like resistors, fuses, diodes, arduino, pc parts, etc... not just your typical Best Buy mainstream doodads).

I've read that it's possible/likely that the only reason any Fry's store is still open is as a bankruptcy tactic - sap as much cash from their assets as possible while they can technically claim they were trying to revive the business. Anyone that walks into a store can plainly see they're not even trying, however.

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Old 01-14-2021, 10:37 AM   #142
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Speaking of Fry's, their slow, painful death has been heartbreaking to watch as a gadget geek. It was bad enough when RadioShack went under, now there's NO ubiquitous electronics stores that offer electronic PARTS (like resistors, fuses, diodes, arduino, pc parts, etc... not just your typical Best Buy mainstream doodads).

I've read that it's possible/likely that the only reason any Fry's store is still open is as a bankruptcy tactic - sap as much cash from their assets as possible while they can technically claim they were trying to revive the business. Anyone that walks into a store can plainly see they're not even trying, however.

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I guess Quement on Bascom no longer exists, they used to have everything (but I see there is a Quement on Walsh in Santa Clara).

Same place?

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Old 01-14-2021, 10:37 AM   #143
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Speaking of Fry's, their slow, painful death has been heartbreaking to watch as a gadget geek. It was bad enough when RadioShack went under, now there's NO ubiquitous electronics stores that offer electronic PARTS (like resistors, fuses, diodes, arduino, pc parts, etc... not just your typical Best Buy mainstream doodads).


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Old 01-14-2021, 10:59 AM   #144
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Speaking of Fry's, their slow, painful death has been heartbreaking to watch as a gadget geek. It was bad enough when RadioShack went under, now there's NO ubiquitous electronics stores that offer electronic PARTS (like resistors, fuses, diodes, arduino, pc parts, etc... not just your typical Best Buy mainstream doodads).

I've read that it's possible/likely that the only reason any Fry's store is still open is as a bankruptcy tactic - sap as much cash from their assets as possible while they can technically claim they were trying to revive the business. Anyone that walks into a store can plainly see they're not even trying, however.

/soapbox /rant
Yeah, last time I was there (and this was months and months ago) the shelves were all but bare and clearly Intel and others had pulled ALL their inventory out (no processors, hard drives etc.). Real shame, they rocked back in the day.
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I guess Quement on Bascom no longer exists, they used to have everything (but I see there is a Quement on Walsh in Santa Clara).

Same place?

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Quement is long dead... another place for bits and pieces was Haltek off of Central Expressway and Lawrence, but they closed down probably a decade ago. Both they and Halted had a great inventory of parts and equipment - both gone now.
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But they have weird Covid hours. Like 10 to 3 Wednesday through Saturday or something like that. And the sign on the door says to check their Bookface page for the latest operating hours. Or just call them.
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Al Lasher's on University in Berkeley. http://allashers.com
But they have weird Covid hours. Like 10 to 3 Wednesday through Saturday or something like that. And the sign on the door says to check their Bookface page for the latest operating hours. Or just call them.
After 60 years in business their last day was December 31st
Great family-run store...they had everything.
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Sorry you didn't see the issue with a white collar/non violent offense and multiple people pointing guns at people as reported.
Fight or flight. People have done some STUPID things when they panic whether they've done something wrong or not.
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After 60 years in business their last day was December 31st
Great family-run store...they had everything.
We still have electronics plus in San Rafael. They own their building so plan to stick around for a long long time.
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I'll present that those who serve warrants for a living know far more about serving warrants.


Maybe. I could relate some epic failures by paid professionals. One such,

Big drug bust scheduled in East Palo Alto, circa 1970s. Multiple residences to be hit simultaneously. As the phalanx of officers went knocking, all they found were wives, girlfriends, babysitters and kids. No perps at home. None. Why?

Al Green was playing at the Circle Star. Brilliant scheduling by the District Attorney. Oops!
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