In November, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston dealt five consecutive life sentences to Joseph Ortiz, a shot-caller in South San Francisco's 500 Block gang — one in a coterie of Norteño cliques that spun off the 1960s prison gang Nuestra Familia. Ortiz and a group of co-conspirators were charged with two drive-by shootings during one week of December 2010. Their targets were suspected rivals from the Sureño gang. Three people were killed, six... More >>>
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