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Judge Approves 2nd Oakland Gang Injunction

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OAKLAND (CBS SF/AP) — A judge has approved a second gang injunction in Oakland—this one in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman said the city had shown that the people named in the injunction were affiliated with the Norteno gang.

Freedman issued his order enjoining 33 alleged gang members this week. He had previously issued a preliminary injunction for the Fruitvale neighborhood that named five alleged gang members.

Under Freedman’s order, the 38 defendants are restricted from associating with each other in a 2-square-mile area. They are also barred from possessing guns there and loitering in the area between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Attorneys for the defendants criticized Freedman’s decision, saying it stigmatizes young Latino men.

Oakland has had a similar injunction in place in a northern neighborhood for about the past two years.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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