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San Jose Karate teacher arrested for alleged sexual assault of a minor

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South Bay karate instructor arrested amid sexual assault allegations

Authorities in San Jose last week arrested a karate instructor who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor participating in an after-school program, East Bay Times reports.

San Jose police arrested Ernest Ramirez, 54, of San Jose on charges of four counts of rape of a child under the age of 14 years old and four counts of oral copulation of a person under the age of 14 by means of fear or force. Ramirez was booked at Elmwood Jail in Milpitas on June 9.

The alleged assault took place during the after-school program Ramirez ran at the Trace Elementary School in San Jose from August 2020 to June 2021, according to police.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Montoya of the San Jose Police Department at 408-537-1382.

Dubs win game 5 – NBA championship now 1 game away
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The Warriors toppled the Boston Celtics during game five of the NBA Finals Monday 107-97, placing the Dubs’ fourth NBA title in six playoff runs, East Bay Times reports.

Monday night’s game also marks the 20th Finals victory won by the trio including Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green – setting a record for the most Finals games won by a trio over the last 30 years.

“Those three are some of the greatest to ever play. I feel like they played my whole life, my whole childhood. To be mentioned in the same company as them, it’s humbling,” Thompson said, adding, “It won’t mean much unless we get another win. That’s awesome, but it would really add to our legacy if we closed this thing out.”

The trio won its first championship in 2015 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Game six of the NBA Finals is slated for Thursday at TD Garden in Boston.

Carjacking victim in Oakland dragged by car
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A man in Oakland’s Chinatown was dragged by his car after being carjacked on Sunday outside of Won Kee Supermarket, KRON4 reports.

The victim left his engine running while trying to load the back of his vehicle when another man got into his car and began to drive away. The victim grabbed onto his car and was dragged down the street.

Oakland Chinatown Director of Commerce Carl Chan warns that elderly minorities have been the target of similar violent attacks recently. The victim during Sunday’s attack suffered bruising and cuts but survived.

“Most of them, they realize that many of us don’t speak out frequently – and they think that we are not strong enough to defend ourselves,” Chan said. “And all these criminals, they know by the time you call and try to get access to language, it’s already too late. They’re all gone.”

Chan posted footage of the suspect in front of the market and said that the victim wasn’t able to communicate with the 911 operator before the suspect fled from the scene.

“No matter if there are patrols, volunteers or in a police presence. We still need to be very, very careful of our own environments. So pay attention!” Chan said.

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