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LATINO GANGS THE NEW KKK

This issue was first revealed by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2008.

Latino Gang Targeted Blacks, U.S. Says

By TAMARA AUDI

LOS ANGELES—Members of a Latino gang affiliated with the Mexican Mafia conspired for nearly 20 years to drive African-Americans out of the Southern California city of Azusa through violence and intimidation, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.

Fifty-one alleged members of the Azusa 13 gang were indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges; six were accused of conspiring to violate the civil rights of African-Americans. The case marks the second time federal civil-rights laws have been used against a gang, authorities said.