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Apr 26, 2011 9:42 AM

Oakland pursues third gang injunction

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials are moving forward with plans for a third gang injunction even as the court battle over another proposed injunction continues.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city attorney's office released records on Monday that show Oakland has paid $20,000 to a law firm in recent months to pursue an injunction in an east Oakland neighborhood. The gang being targeted has not been identified.

The city is currently seeking a similar injunction against 40 alleged Norteno gang members in the Fruitvale neighborhood. The injunction would prevent the alleged gang members from associating with other alleged gang members in a 450-square-block radius and impose a 10 p.m. curfew.

An Alameda County judge has yet to decide on that injunction.

Attorneys representing Oakland say it would protect residents. Critics say it is a civil rights violation.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle

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