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San Francisco Police Try to Head Off Mission District Gang War

September 22, 2009  | 

San Francisco police redoubled enforcement efforts in the Mission District on Monday after a pair of shootings on the same street over the weekend left three men dead, including a Norteño gang member who had been repeatedly cited for violating the city's gang injunction.

The fatal shooting of the Norteño member Friday night on 24th Street prompted what police believe was a retaliatory attack Sunday afternoon in a pizza parlor eight blocks away in which two men were killed.

"The whole thing has been gang-related violence," said police Capt. Steve Tacchini, commander of the Mission Station. "We've increased the presence there - it's kind of a hot spot already. As the warm weather approaches, we see a greater likelihood of confrontations on the street, more consumption of alcohol."

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Lerro @ 3/16/2011 12:15 PM

Over the past 39-years, I have witnessed the dwindling-down of the San Francico Police Force in the Mission District. I don't expect them to improve much and then blame it on the economy/budget, etc. Now, they are basically blaming their short-comings on being over-powered by Street Gangs from out of Mexico.

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