Five people have been arrested for murder after an attack on a homeless man in Campbell resulted in the death of one of the attackers, police said Wednesday.
So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.”
Democratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.
A series of FBI raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting corruption and gang activity netted the arrest of one San Francisco’s most infamous criminals who in recent years worked to distance himself from his notorious past. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is a former member of a Chinatown street gang and later a member of a Hong Kong-based triad.
At a news conference Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento warned that fellow Democrats will immediately suspend the San Francisco Democrat unless he steps down.
On Wednesday, there is widespread shock about Leland Yee’s arrest, and how much he may have been hiding.
Watsonville police officers learned that a group of males believed to be gang members apparently approached a 13-year-old boy and shot him in the head without provocation
Three people were injured Sunday afternoon in an apparent gang fight near West Ninth Street and Rockwell Place, according to Santa Rosa police.
An 18-year-old man who was killed in a possible gang-related shooting in East San Jose on Saturday has been identified by police as Pedro Dado Cortez.
A 16-year-old with gang affiliations was arrested in East Palo Alto earlier this week with a stolen shotgun, a loaded semi-automatic handgun, an assault rifle, numerous firearm ammunition magazines.