August 18, 1988 |
A former state clerk conspired with the Aryan Brotherhood to get the home addresses of Folsom Prison correctional officers targeted for assassination, according to a former member of the white supremacist prison gang. Robert Ryan Rowland testified Tuesday on the opening day of trial for Judith Danelle Box, 39, a former program technician for the state Franchise Tax Board who is charged with two felony counts of unauthorized computer access and conspiracy to commit assault.
August 5, 1990 |
From the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, to the immigrant enclaves of Orange County and the housing tracts of the San Gabriel Valley, the method is identical. Four or more masked men, often Southeast Asian gang members, knock on a door in an Asian neighborhood and force their way inside at gunpoint.
September 8, 1990 |
Four Fresno youth gang members pleaded innocent to murder and 17 other crimes in connection with a violent Labor Day weekend shooting rampage that killed one man and injured nine people. A Juvenile Court referee said he will decide Oct. 2 if two of the gang members, both 16 years old, should be tried as adults. The other two boys, ages 15 and 14, will face charges in Juvenile Court. The names of the suspects have not been released.
October 27, 1988 |
With their numbers almost doubling in the last year and a presence in 21 states, neo-Nazi skinhead gangs pose a growing menace to minorities, particularly in California, according to a national report released Wednesday. And increasing ties by these youth gangs to established hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the White Aryan Resistance pose special difficulties for police, according to the report, the third issued by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith on the subject.
December 7, 1988 |
Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles), declaring that "innocents are being killed," Tuesday proposed gun control legislation that would outlaw the sale of semiautomatic military weapons favored by street gangs. Roberti listed the bill as the top priority on his "Agenda for the People," a list of goals he hopes Gov. George Deukmejian and the Legislature will enact at the session starting Jan. 3.
March 19, 1993 |
By the turn of the century, California could be home to as many as 250,000 gang members if nothing is done to slow the meteoric rise of gang violence, state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said Thursday at a news conference in Boyle Heights, where he released a report titled "Gangs 2000." To combat the report's projections, Lungren proposed a package of anti-gang laws aimed at drive-by shooters, graffiti taggers and juvenile killers.