Oakland, California – Latino gangs defined by the colors they wear

By Scott Johnson – Oakland Tribune – Posted: 05/23/2011 12:00:00 AM PDT Until he was 15, Victor Sanchez lived on 35th Avenue in East Oakland. He played football, and he enjoyed school. He had nothing to do with gangs. Then, one day, his mother moved him to 98th Avenue. Sanchez didn’t know anyone in the new neighborhood. Worse, he couldn’t leave his apartment or walk on the streets around his house without running into thuggish young men from the gang that roamed the neighborhood — the Border Brothers. [ More: http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-stories/ci_18106970?source=email&nclick_check=1 ]

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Oakland, California – Latino gangs defined by the colors they wear