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.

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Comments (7)
  1. Tours Martel says:

    But we are told repeatedly how illegal immigration strengthens our country, so how can this be?

  2. justiceforall says:

    because gangs have rights…as they shoot each other some stray bullets hit innocents … then gangs get more rights…free lawyer, room and board…medical, dental… illegal immigration strengthens our country’s judicial system for gangs.

  3. tn says:

    “Injunction junction, what’s your function?”
    Here’s a solution: Fair trade and charge $1000 a bullet. I will guarantee, the intended targets will not be missed and innocent bystanders will not be shot.

  4. tn says:

    It stigmatizes young Latino men, the attorney says? When about 100% of the Nortenos are young Latino males? So, in the interest of “anti-discrimination,” let’s drop this injunction and let the bullets fly where it may, and any innocent citizens (or illegal immigrants) who gets shot or killeded, happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, all because, according to this attorney, says “it’s unfair.” It appears the only way this attorney will understand, is when one of his family members or close relative (that he cares for), becomes a fatal victim of these gangs’ freedom of expression. (Killeded was used to see if you were paying attention)

  5. Jaston says:

    Thank God I live in Fruitvale and I feel like my life is in the hands of this ridiculous beauracracy.