People, in their discriminatory thinking avoided E San Jose for the same reasons they avoided E Palo Alto. I don't want to call them dumb, but lacking vision. Some other people really don't care about crime because as we all know, crime is about numbers, not everybody will become a victim of a crime.
I travel to Gilroy once in a while. Last Sunday, on my way back, I noticed the traffic is heavy. I just imagine the nightmare San Jose is going to face with all these jobs coming to increase the number of drivers.
I just can't, but I imagine nothing good.