CNS--A judge approved a first-of-its-kind preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School, state Attorney General Jerry Brown announced today.
The injunction given the nod by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe on Monday imposes significant restrictions on members of four street gangs: the Swan Bloods, Florencia 13, Main Street Crips and 7-Trey Hustlers/Gangster Crips.
The injunction stems from a nine-month investigation that showed gang members frequently confront, threaten, intimidate, assault and rob Fremont High students traveling to and from the South Los Angeles campus, Brown said.
The gangs also vandalize property, trespass, loiter and selll and use drugs on sidewalks and streets near the school, according to the Attorney General's Office.
In April, a young man was shot by a woman in broad daylight next to Fremont High, while a month earlier Swan Blood members attacked a young woman from behind and stole her necklace at a self-service laundry adjacent to the campus, according to Brown's office.
The court order, stemming from a complaint filed June 12, prohibits those named from assembling with other gang members, possessing weapons and harassing and intimidating citizens.
Â Gang members also will be bound by a nightly curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
"Fremont High students are terrorized by wanton gang violence on a daily basis, as they head back and forth from school,'' Brown said. "By creating this gang-free zone, this injunction will shield students from violence and intimidation and help foster a better environment in which to learn.''
The safety zone is bounded by Florence Avenue to the north, Central Avenue to the east, Manchester Avenue to the south and the Harbor (110) Freeway to the west, and also extends 100 yards beyond each of those boundaries.