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After years of gang-related activity around Fremont High School in South LA, the state and city filed an injunction last Friday, seeking to restrict four gangs from the area for the majority of the day.
“These brutally violent street gangs have indiscriminately terrorized students who simply wanted to travel to and from school,” said Attorney General Brown, who filed the case with LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. “This first-of-its-kind injunction would create a gang-free zone around Fremont High School that shields students from violence, intimidation and drug trafficking.”
If approved, the four "most active and aggressive street gangs"--Swan Bloods gang, Main Street Crips, 7-Trey Hustler Crips and Florencia 13--will be under a strict 14-hour curfew split three times throughout the day for the 1.4 square mile area surrounding the school.
Brown cites numerous incidents as to why an injunction should be place in the area. Among them, last April, a young male was shot by a young female in broad daylight right next to the school. A couple months earlier, a Main Street Crip gang member armed with a handgun took a family hostage seven blocks away. And in October 2008, a 7-Trey Hustlers/Gangster Crips gang member shot into crowd of rival Swan Blood gang members with an assault rifle about one block from Fremont High School at 76th Street and San Pedro Street, killing an eight-year-old girl.