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Sep 30, 2010 8:11 PM

Judge grants injunction against 2 S.F. gangs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A judge has granted a preliminary court injunction against two gangs that prosecutors say have left 10 people dead in a San Francisco neighborhood over a three-year period.

The injunction issued by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Charlotte Woolard on Thursday prohibits 25 members of the Down Below gang and 16 members of the Towerside gang from meeting with each other, loitering, flashing gang signs and other activities.

The injunction also creates a safety zone around three public housing projects located in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.

It is the fourth injunction involving a gang that the city has obtained over the last four years.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera who filed paperwork asking for the injunction last month says he hopes it will families in the neighborhood to live peacefully.

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