Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members...

Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members of San Jose street gang

There are 117 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from May 15, 2008, titled Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members of San Jose street gang. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Several members of a ruthless Norteno street gang who are allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of 1 1/2 year-long police ...

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Compassion

Santa Cruz, CA

#27 May 16, 2008
Those latin american young men should take pointers from the big boys: Italian Mafia or KKK.

They only kill each other. While the professionals rob or bomb blue and white collar folks
curious george

Capitola, CA

#28 May 16, 2008
Pat Kittle wrote:
Those cheap strawberries are getting awfully expensive...


Pretty sure those aren't the same people, but hey...all brown people look the same, right? That said, how bout the cost of exporting our water all over the world (in the strawberries)?

Since: May 08

Redwood Valley, CA

#29 May 18, 2008
Down Low wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is your sister punk I got something to put in her mouth weak little gang punk what a loser no life except your little boys club learn to be a man
Apparently you didn't get the sarcasm! I'm not a gang member nor have I ever been it was something called sarcasm!
NORTENA POR ViDA

Santa Rosa, CA

#31 May 19, 2008
jarbee wrote:
Excellent job! Good luck on the next round up.
How do we keep the gang from reforming in prison?
yOU CANT. MANy yOUNGSTERS EACH DAy GET RECRUiTED iNTO THE GANG LiFE.

Since: May 08

Redwood Valley, CA

#32 May 19, 2008
NORTENA POR ViDA wrote:
iTS FUNNy TO READ ALL THESE PEOPLE SAYiNG "GANGS SUCK" AND THAT THEy NOT ANYTHiNG CUZ WHEN iT COMES DOWN TO iT, yOU ARE THE ONES WHO R THE MOST SCARED OF GANGS, QUiCK TO CALL THE COPS. HAHA PUT US iN JAiL, SO WHAT, WE MULTiPLy iN NUMBERz DAy By DAy, AND THERE iS NOTHiNG ANYONE CAN DO TO STOP iT. GET USE TO iT, CUZ MAYBE ONE DAy yOUR ON CHiLD WiLL BE iNFLUENCED iNTO A GANG... THE LiFE TO THEM iS ATTRACTiNG, AND THE WAy OF iT iS ADDiCTiNG.
If I could write in Spanish the way I speak it your arse would be on fire! YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARN HOW TO WRITE IN ENGLISH! Estamos in America baboso!
republican of san jose

Pittsburg, CA

#33 May 19, 2008
yes on paper the gangs seem ruthless and seem like killers. Do you know that many of those young men are being punished and accounted for the same murder? Yes San Jose Police Department is doing a efficient job, but if you look at their work in person they violate the constatution in many ways. When cops pick on you because your a mexican wearing red and automatically assume that your a gang-member by putting on the cuffs and asking questions later, that is not right. Yes im against the violence and yes if you do the crime you can do the time, but remember people your innocent until PROVEN guilty!!
cruzer

Santa Cruz, CA

#34 May 20, 2008
NORTENA POR ViDA wrote:
iTS FUNNy TO READ ALL THESE PEOPLE SAYiNG "GANGS SUCK" AND THAT THEy NOT ANYTHiNG CUZ WHEN iT COMES DOWN TO iT, yOU ARE THE ONES WHO R THE MOST SCARED OF GANGS, QUiCK TO CALL THE COPS. HAHA PUT US iN JAiL, SO WHAT, WE MULTiPLy iN NUMBERz DAy By DAy, AND THERE iS NOTHiNG ANYONE CAN DO TO STOP iT. GET USE TO iT, CUZ MAYBE ONE DAy yOUR ON CHiLD WiLL BE iNFLUENCED iNTO A GANG... THE LiFE TO THEM iS ATTRACTiNG, AND THE WAy OF iT iS ADDiCTiNG.
Punk Nortena, you are entitled to your delusions, but keep your baggy pants punk azz out of our town or you will learn that we DO call the COPS and we will put your skinny azzes in JAIL. And if MY kid joined a gang, he'd find himself on the bus to his uncle's house in Arkansas.

There is plenty we can do about it (the gang problem)-- we just have to continue to make it a priority with our local PD.
mommyof4

San Jose, CA

#35 May 30, 2008
It is great to know that these criminals are behind bars now but the ignorance of these dumb ass kids is still here...look at some of the comments they leave here and how sad it is. Where the hell are their parents? I have 3 boys and we live in the east side of san jose and I'll be damned if they EVER pull this kind of shit!
In the Majority

Mineola, TX

#36 Jun 8, 2008
Bottom Line: There are more of us then there are them...

Stop them by not allowing them to come into your establishment dressed like they do or acting as they do...deny themthe basics of life like housing, buying food, etc. Don't make martyrs out of them by denouncing them over and over but instead just coldly cut them out of society denying them what we have...seriously don't pay them attention when they pout and complain and ignore them as does a parent with an unruly child.

The bottom line is that they are nothing more than children who never had a home life like we have.

Oh and the bottom line with the latino gangs...send them all packing back to ME"H"ICO.

lower ocean local

Aptos, CA

#37 Jun 8, 2008
Pamparius wrote:
PS: Good job with the investigation and court. Get rid of the gangs and start supporting the upstanding Latino population (yes, the majority are good people, haters, just the gangs are like a barrel of bad apples).
whoa dude we agree again????? this is getting scary
kavekarst

Federal Way, WA

#38 Jun 8, 2008
There are several islands off the Alaska mainland
where I favor deporting hardened criminals. With
global warming underway their presence is sorely needed by wildlife. Just drop them off with the bear essentials (a box lunch) and whatever is
fashionable in designer clothing. Any who manage
to avoid being terminated by cutter patrols can be deemed pardoned until the next offense sends them back to shake hands with Mother Nature. I'd
suggest an island with active volcano for warmth.
lower ocean local

Aptos, CA

#39 Jun 9, 2008
kavekarst wrote:
There are several islands off the Alaska mainland
where I favor deporting hardened criminals. With
global warming underway their presence is sorely needed by wildlife. Just drop them off with the bear essentials (a box lunch) and whatever is
fashionable in designer clothing. Any who manage
to avoid being terminated by cutter patrols can be deemed pardoned until the next offense sends them back to shake hands with Mother Nature. I'd
suggest an island with active volcano for warmth.
naw just round them all up and kill them, even if they arent mexican, lets have a pure white america....shoot me first.
lower ocean local

Aptos, CA

#41 Jun 10, 2008
Almighty Aziz wrote:
you could shoot yourself... that would be a start
good idea
pray for him

United States

#42 Jun 17, 2008
republican of san jose wrote:
yes on paper the gangs seem ruthless and seem like killers. Do you know that many of those young men are being punished and accounted for the same murder? Yes San Jose Police Department is doing a efficient job, but if you look at their work in person they violate the constatution in many ways. When cops pick on you because your a mexican wearing red and automatically assume that your a gang-member by putting on the cuffs and asking questions later, that is not right. Yes im against the violence and yes if you do the crime you can do the time, but remember people your innocent until PROVEN guilty!!
yes, I agree w/you 100%. I too believe that if they commit the crime the should do the time, however as you pointed out a some of these guys are victims of the system. The police are charging everyone w/the same crime, and just because they are wearing red or are because they have tatoos they are being halled in and convicted. Society says it's never to late to change your life however when these ex-gang members leave the gang and live an honest life, when it comes down to it when a crime is committed the police take everyone even if they have nothing but gulity by association to convict them by, even when they are no longer associtating. And when its not that they take them in for the tattoos they tacked on themselves when they were nieve. We need need a justice system that knows and is willing to distinguish between the actuall criminals and the ones who are now trying to change their life to live the honest and respectful life. We need to give these people who want to change a chance, support and outreach services. Some time the change starts with us.
pray for him

United States

#43 Jun 17, 2008
I'm tired of seeing the police round everyone up like cattle guilty or not. Then they want to convict everyone for the same crime, because thats easier and faster and more convient for them. It saves them the time/work of researching and investigating I wish that the justice system/d.a. would take the time to research the case in order to effectively identify the actuall criminal and be able to release those who had no part in the crime other than wearing red @times and having tattoos. We need to offer help and outreach services to those who want help. If we don't work together to save the next generation then who will? Let's not make locking everyone up the answer. Aslo, for those who have been victims of gang members or families of these victims, my heart goes out to you and to your families. I want nothing more than to see justice for you and for your families. I am not defending the criminals only the innocent ones.
Oh really

Santa Cruz, CA

#44 Jun 17, 2008
NORTENA POR ViDA wrote:
iTS FUNNy TO READ ALL THESE PEOPLE SAYiNG "GANGS SUCK" AND THAT THEy NOT ANYTHiNG CUZ WHEN iT COMES DOWN TO iT, yOU ARE THE ONES WHO R THE MOST SCARED OF GANGS, QUiCK TO CALL THE COPS. HAHA PUT US iN JAiL, SO WHAT, WE MULTiPLy iN NUMBERz DAy By DAy, AND THERE iS NOTHiNG ANYONE CAN DO TO STOP iT. GET USE TO iT, CUZ MAYBE ONE DAy yOUR ON CHiLD WiLL BE iNFLUENCED iNTO A GANG... THE LiFE TO THEM iS ATTRACTiNG, AND THE WAy OF iT iS ADDiCTiNG.
Take a lesson from the Arian brother hood.
They were the most violent gang ever and now if you are AB you get 23 hour lock down in any prison.
Thats whats next for your little gang bangin Homies.
18 and life to go. enjoy your future condo
A 4x 6 cell.
Lucky for us you idiots kill each other off like flys too...
dontnotgiveafunk

Hilmar, CA

#45 Jul 16, 2008
what happens happens
they are not as bad as bush
bushs president
san jose gangsters for president or general
gangbangers to the military
turn a neg to a positive not another neg
ME 26 SJ

Reno, NV

#46 Sep 3, 2008
POMPIUS AINT EVEN ACURATE U SHOULD TRY N LIVE A LIVE LIKE THAT U GOT NOTHIN AND U GET NOTHN FOR FREE AND U HAVE TO SURVIVE AND FEED YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH UR THOUGHTS WOULD DO THE SAME IF U WERE THERE THE GHETTO AINT BAD ITS PEOPLE LIKE U WHO SAY GIVE UP ON THEM BUT HOW BOUT PUT TOGETHER SOME IDEAS TO BETTER THEM AND BRING THEM OUT OF IT OUR SYS AINT RIGHT AND RATHER THAN FIX IT ITS EASIER TO BLAME THE GANGSTERS IM FROM SAN JOSE AND I BANGED BUT I SEE BOTH SIDES I KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG BUT I DO HAVE TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD THAT WANTS TO HOLD ALL PEOPLE DOWN SO GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE TO BELEVE WHAT U DO IN YOUR SMALL MIND

“Make progress, not excuses”

Since: Aug 08

NoCal

#47 Sep 3, 2008
ME 26 SJ wrote:
POMPIUS AINT EVEN ACURATE U SHOULD TRY N LIVE A LIVE LIKE THAT U GOT NOTHIN AND U GET NOTHN FOR FREE AND U HAVE TO SURVIVE AND FEED YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH UR THOUGHTS WOULD DO THE SAME IF U WERE THERE THE GHETTO AINT BAD ITS PEOPLE LIKE U WHO SAY GIVE UP ON THEM BUT HOW BOUT PUT TOGETHER SOME IDEAS TO BETTER THEM AND BRING THEM OUT OF IT OUR SYS AINT RIGHT AND RATHER THAN FIX IT ITS EASIER TO BLAME THE GANGSTERS IM FROM SAN JOSE AND I BANGED BUT I SEE BOTH SIDES I KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG BUT I DO HAVE TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD THAT WANTS TO HOLD ALL PEOPLE DOWN SO GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE TO BELEVE WHAT U DO IN YOUR SMALL MIND
That was a run-on sentence.
Please correct your work and try again.
John

United States

#48 Sep 3, 2008
A few problems with being a gang member:

1. Poor taste in headgear leads to
2. Bad judgment in friends then you become
3. Prematurely hard of hearing so you're
4. Arrested for doing something not your idea and
5. Expelled from high school so you
6. Took a bullet before age 18 and
7. Mom kicked you out but
8. Dad wasn't happy to see you so you
9. Had to lie to recruiters about HS diploma and
10. Next stop is Iraq oops
11. Girlfriend forgot to tell you she's pregnant.

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