Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson is an attorney and political consultant in Silicon Valley. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of San Jose Inside.

Posts by Rich Robinson

The Perfect Elements for a Crime

Did someone pull off the perfect crime last week in San Jose? Consider the elements: The house in question, including the address, was published in many news accounts. The occupant was publicly known to be traveling during the break-in. Police in San Jose, due to a lack of officers, do not respond to crimes in progress unless bodily harm is imminent. Oh yeah. And they don't investigate burglaries after the fact.

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Accountability Mailer or Hit Piece?

Here comes the clutter of political advertisements. The public's least favorite time of year, when mailboxes are full of negative mailers and television ads assault the senses. First rule to remember: there is nothing that can't be said in politics, no matter how outrageous the claim.

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Predictions for the San Jose Mayor’s Race

The so-far civil race for mayor of San Jose will come to an abrupt end on June 3. Things are different in a two-person standoff. When the electorate has to choose between two candidates, the calculus changes and attack ads begin to appear. So who will make the runoff? Here are some predictions.

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