Community Tips Lead to Arrests in Hate-Crime Robberies of Asian-Americans in San Jose

San Jose police announced the arrest of six men, accusing them of committing  dozens of robberies, burglaries and thefts since last year, including many that targeted people of Asian descent.

The suspects have been charged for more than 70 cases that occurred between October 2020 and this September, and hate crime enhancements have been added because the men allegedly frequently targeted Asian females who ended up injured in robberies, police said in a Dec.15 statement.

The six have been identified as Anthony Robinson, 24, of Stockton; Cameron Moody, 27, of East Palo Alto; Derje Blanks, 23, of San Jose; Hassani Ramsey, 24, of Oakland; Clarence Jackson, 21, of East Palo Alto; and Malik Short, 21, of Tracy, according to police.

Many firearms, including a ghost gun, were also recovered as part of the investigation.

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata, in a news release, thanked his department and the other agencies that assisted in a “long and complex investigation. Thanks to their hard work, there are six less predators targeting members of our community.”

In the fall of 2021, the San José Police Department’s Robbery Unit concluded a yearlong, multi-jurisdictional investigation involving a prolific robbery crew that targeted victims of Asian descent; Asian females were frequently the targeted victims and many were injured during the robberies.

The six suspects committed over 70 incidents of robbery, burglary, and theft between October 2020 and September 2021, police said.

“Criminals who wish to target you because of your ethnicity, or your gender, will be met with the tenacity of the finest police officers, detectives, and attorneys in the nation, and this case is a great example of that,” Mata said in the statement.

“The success of this complex investigation would not have been possible without community involvement,” Mata said. “Many witnesses came forward and victims provided valuable information that assisted in identifying this prolific group.”Anyone with information, or victims of unreported incidents associated to these suspects, is asked to contact Detective Estantino #4339 of the San José Police Department's Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.

Submit crime tips and remain anonymous by using the P3TIPS mobile app, calling the tip line at (408) 947-STOP, or on If the information you submit leads to an arrest, you are eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Program.



  1. I hope these racist White Supremacists get Convicted to the Full Extent of the Law.

    Not just the usual ‘Revolving Door’ treatment that our so-called “Progressive” Prosecutors have been giving the ‘Smash & Grab’ Looters throughout CA.

    So much Asian Hate…
    – were these criminals motivated by a Racist Reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic?
    – are they just Anti-vaxx and ‘striking back’ because they are being forced to get vaccinated?

    We know that the widespread theft & looting is due to Covid… Because…
    The White House Says So…
    “The White House says the Reason Behind All the Thefts is the Pandemic.”

  2. So, are these really hate crimes? What is the evidence of hate crimes?

    Did these thugs merely pick victims that they knew could not or would not fight back? If these are hate crimes, give them 50 years in prison, if they were just 70 felonies against women or weak and defenseless people, give them 50 years in prison.

  3. HB, How does that further the narrative? The left wants to push the narrative that white people commit hate crimes against oppressed minorities…
    Like these 6 deeply tanned White Supremacists attacking Asian Females.
    Crime is Crime and the penalties should be harsh and equal for all who commit crimes, but with the move by DAs toward Progressive policies like No Bail, Charge Plead Downs, and No Jail…
    the Illegal Firearms charges will be pled away and these fine folk will be back on the streets in hours, days to weeks.

    But there will be a strong effort for more “Gun Control” laws that restrict legal gun ownership whenever a Politician want to virtue signal.

    These designations and sentencing rules came in vogue in the 1990s…
    “September 21, 1993: House passes the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act by a voice vote.”

  4. I guess that I need to brush up on my sarcasm writing skills. My point is that when 6 black thugs rob people at gunpoint or force, does it really matter to the individual victim what their motive was? It was a robbery, which at one time was very high up the hierarchy of crime – – very close to murder.

    My comment about give them 50 years in either event was meant to show that crime is crime. Should you get more time for robbing a 7-11 than you get for robbing a Quick Stop market because 7-11 keeps a more cash in their till than Quick Stop? Thugs commit crimes that provide them with the best possible return on investment. Low risk, high dollar return. They don’t do armed robberies at the ATM located at the police department. They don’t carjack at the exit to the police parking garage. Why? Because they would get shot.

    I do note that the suspects mugshots are missing from this article.

  5. /// blocked ///

    “I do note that the suspect’s mugshots are missing from this article.”
    Thus the inclusion of the link to the Mercury article, because this is a propagandist yellow sheet that would lie by omission, structure, narration in any way it could to further “The Message”
    “It is subjective and entirely up to the DA.”
    Rosen admits as much, saying it was a way to get longer sentences.
    Frankly, the past 30 years of the DLC lead Democrat Party is an absolute joke.
    From “Crime Bill” Clinton (and his personal whip, Jim Crow Joe) to the Obama “If I had a son” race-baiting, the “hands up, don’t shoot” FALSE narrative, to the BLM riots, to defund the police, to Son of Weatherman DAs, just to end up back in the same place you were in 1994. That is, an authoritarian leftist politician intentionally over-prosecuting crimes to lock up young black men longer than the existing laws allow.
    How can you vote for this over and over? When will you ever learn? How bad does public education have to get before you get tired of being sick in the head and fix it?
    [“Crime Bill Clinton”

    [“Jim Crow Joe”
    “go to youtube and type in “jim crow joe”, I think its too embarrassing for these editors to allow in the comment section”

    [“Forensic evidence ain’t no lie” ‘Brown’s
    DNA inside the SUV and on Wilson’s shirt collar and the bullet trajectory and close-range gunshot wound to Brown’s hand, establish that Brown’s arms and/or torso were inside the SUV. ‘, ‘The autopsy results confirm that Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back as he was running away because there were no entrance wounds to Brown’s back.’
    [“The clown-y-ist of clown shows”
    [“Understatement of the decade, ‘I think allowing this moniker, ‘Defund the police,’ to ever get out there, was not a good thing,’”

  6. Every time I scroll by this picture I get a reminder of Al Lewis, Grandpa…of “The Munsters”.

    It would probably be a good Halloween costume for the Chief to try out sometime…

    unless it could be considered another sort of ‘cultural appropriation’ of say vampires, vampire actors, the un-dead or other victim seeking constituency.

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