Lil Reece & Tiny Evil from 1200 Blocc East Coast Crips

STREETGANGS.COM | August 6, 2015 Riverside, CA – Lil Reese and Tiny Evil from 1200 Blocc East Coasts Crips discuss life in Riverside, the east side of the river on Vermont and Kansas Streets. They share what it means to go to the pen. The hood is their family, and even though they argue or […]

Lil Reece Talks about Operation Tampa Bay, Riverside Gang Bust

STREETGANGS.COM | March 5, 2015 Riverside, Calif. – Lil Reece from Riverside’s 1200 Blocc East Coasts Crips talks about Operation Tampa Bay, which was a police joint operation between the local police and ATF. The 2011 indictments against the 40 alleged East Coasts Crips gang members, did not yield the type of prison sentences and […]

One of LAPD’s most-wanted fugitives, sought in four killings, is captured

toonerville gang member captured

By Joseph Serna / LA Times November 14, 2014 A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500 block of Farnham Place in Riverside, where he had […]

Criminals Target Teens, Women for Smuggling Operations

Women Smuggling

Candice Nguyen (NBC7) | May 13, 2014 The leader of a family-run drug trafficking organization that was known to recruit young women to smuggle drugs into the U.S. was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. Jesus Manuel “Chuy” Rivera-Villareal, 32, of Corona pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to import meth, cocaine and […]

RIVERSIDE: Gang member says he shot in self-defense

Arsenio Morgan

JOHN ASBURY (Press-Enterprise) | March 03, 2014 A Riverside gang member who killed two teens told a jury that he felt he had “no choice” but to open fire because he thought he was being confronted by rival gang members at a party in 2008. Arsenio Morgan, 23, testified in his own defense Monday in […]

Member of Riverside gang given the death penalty for 2008 killing


City News Service | August 3, 2013 RIVERSIDE — A death sentence was imposed this past week on a Riverside gang member who fatally shot a father of four in a racially motivated attack outside the man’s home. Jesse Manzo, 26, was convicted June 4 of first-degree murder and special circumstance allegations of killing in […]

Trial set for man accused of killing young dad

East Side

KESQ | May 04, 2013 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Jury selection is expected to wrap up next week for the trial of a Riverside gang member accused of gunning down a 23-year-old father of three in a racially motivated attack that could land the alleged shooter on death row if he’s convicted. Jesse Manzo, 25, is charged with […]

2 held in traffic-stop shooting of Fullerton officer

Fullerton traffic stop shooting

MIKE REICHER and ALYSSA DURANTY (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) | March 17, 2013 FULLERTON – Fullerton police had two suspects in custody Sunday night after the early-morning shooting of an officer during a traffic stop. After a foot chase that began when information led detectives to an Anaheim home, police arrested a 29-year-old man Sunday afternoon, […]

Hells Angel guilty of making criminal threats

James Bradley

Associated Press | October 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE, Calif.—A Southern California builder is facing five years in prison for threatening to unleash fellow Hells Angeles on unhappy subcontractors. A Riverside County jury on Thursday convicted 49-year-old James Bradley of two counts each of making criminal threats and committing a felony as a member of a criminal […]

Riverside Police ask for help in rash of unsolved murders

Riverside unsolved murders

KABC | July 26, 2012 RIVERSIDE, Calif.– A series of unsolved murders in a Riverside neighborhood that’s plagued by gang activity: People there are living in fear, and that’s making it harder to solve the crimes. So far this year, there have been three unsolved homicides in one Riverside neighborhood. All happened within one mile […]

Military arms get out on San Bernardino County streets


Doug Saunders (San Bernardino Sun) | July 08, 2012 A former Marine from Twentynine Palms was convicted early this month in federal court in Riverside of possession of an automatic weapon he said he brought back from the war in Iraq. In May, a man and a 13-year-old boy from Colton were arrested on suspicion […]

A hard fall for lawyer who struggled to escape gang life


Isaac Guillen gave up the violence of his early years to graduate from UC Berkeley and UCLA. But defending gang members drew him back to his old lifestyle. Victoria Kim (Los Angeles Times) | June 5, 2012 On an unseasonably warm day in May 1997, Isaac Guillen marched in a stream of graduates to collect […]