South Valley Gang Crackdown

Fresno Prosecutors got an injunction they hope will stop gang members from gathering together in an area of north Visalia. They call it a safety zone and it extends from near Lincoln Oval Park to Birdland.

Police hope it keeps parks and neighborhoods looking like this, with kids free to play on a weekend, and parents not worried about gangs in the area. "There's nothing more scary than to see a bunch of people together in certain areas and you're like 'oh, we can't have a good time because something might happen," said Visalia resident Gabino Valdez.

The injunction is a court order telling more than 500 Nortenos they're not allowed to get together inside the safety zone. Tulare county prosecutors issued a similar injunction in Ivanhoe earlier this month.

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