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May 28, 2010 10:11 AM

Judge restricts Oakland gang's activities

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The city of Oakland will be able to restrict the activities of 15 alleged gang members in a 100-block zone.

Alameda Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman on Thursday said Oakland presented clear and convincing evidence that the North Side Oakland gang is a public nuisance.

Four gang members initially named in the injunction are not included since they are in jail on triple murder charges.

City Attorney John Russo said the gang was involved in seven murders and 11 other serious crimes in 2009.

The injunction restricts gang members from associating with other gang members in public, from confronting or intimidating witnesses, from carrying weapons and from any drug activity.

The injunction had been challenged by a resident named as a gang member.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com

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