San Francisco: The James Gang Rides Again

For most of his life, lean, lobo-eyed Jesse James, now 39, seemed well on the way to paralleling the career of his notorious namesake, though less successfully. A hard-bitten Harlem Negro, he spent a dozen years in Comstock, the Elmira Reformatory and Sing Sing for crimes ranging from narcotics addiction to armed robbery. Out on parole in 1961, Jesse went West and straight —even to the extent of becoming a lay minister in the All Nations Church of God in San Francisco. Last week, in the city's crime-rife Mission district, a new James gang was riding high—training school dropouts,...

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