50 people arrested n California in what authorities call deadly race warBy AP
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
50 arrested in what police call race war in Calif.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Fifty people have been arrested in a crackdown of two Southern California gangs that were engaged in what authorities call a deadly race war.
The multi-agency bust culminated Wednesday with 20 people being charged who were either alleged associates or members of a Hispanic gang in Riverside controlled by the Mexican Mafia.
Thirty other suspects were connected to a gang with primarily black members.
Authorities say both gangs were involved in violent crimes and targeted one another. They say the Hispanic gang ordered members to attack and kill rivals.
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