Posted: May 18, 2011 8:04 AM
Updated: May 18, 2011 8:04 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials have agreed to continue supporting the city's gang injunctions.
In a 4-3 vote on Tuesday, the City Council decided not to end funding for a gang injunction currently in place in North Oakland. The council also agreed to continue funding the pursuit of another gang injunction in the city's Fruitvale district.
An Alameda County judge has yet to decide on that injunction.
The injunctions restrict the movement of alleged gang members. Supporters say they are another tool to keep neighborhoods safe.
Critics say they are a form of racial profiling.
The Oakland Tribune reports that councilmembers demanded that any new injunctions come before them for approval before they are filed.
Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com
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