Gang injunction curfews in Los Angeles are now illegal to enforce

STREETGANGS.COM | July 12, 2013 Los Angeles – Civil Rights Attorney Olu Orange, talks about how he and his firm successfully challenged the curfew clause of several Los Angeles City gang injunctions. They were challenged not in State Court but rather in Federal Court because of the overwhelming support that Los Angeles based State judges […]

Injunction sought against San Bernardino County street gang

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Phil Willon (Los Angeles Times) | January 20, 2012 The San Bernardino County district attorney’s office Friday asked for a court-approved injunction to crack down on a Rancho Cucamonga street gang that uses the downtown area as its “gang turf.” Dist. Atty. Michael Ramos says the injunction would allow police to arrest members of the […]

Gang Injunctions

Gang Injunctions & Civil Abatement in Los Angeles A gang injunction in Los Angeles is when the City Attorney’s Office with approval from a judge issues a restraining order against specific gang members of a particular gang. With information gathered from police officers, a judge will grant a restraining order against identified members of a […]

Some at town hall meeting worry about gang injunction

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Thomas Himes (Whittier Daily News) | June 12, 2011 INDUSTRY – Law enforcement officials held a town hall meeting Saturday where they discussed a recent gang injunction and fielded questions from residents. The injunction, which makes it a crime for suspected members of the Puente 13 and Bassett Grande street gangs to hang out together […]

Judge rejects challenge to LA graffiti crew injunction

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May 27, 2011 | KPCC wire services A judge has dealt a blow to a notorious group of Los Angeles graffiti artists, rejecting their challenge to the city’s request for a permanent injunction to restrict their activities, the office of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced Friday. Trutanich asked for the injunction against the MTA, or […]

Oakland gang injunction opponents fight 2 battles

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Demian Bulwa (San Francisco Chroniclee) |  February 23, 2011 The battle over a gang crackdown in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood is being fought on two fronts – in court and at City Hall. That was clear Tuesday night as more than 250 people packed Oakland’s council chambers. For hours, several dozen people spoke emotionally about their […]

Lawsuit takes aim at Los Angeles gang injunctions

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THOMAS WATKINS (Associated Press) | February 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES—Two men who were arrested when police found them outside after 10 p.m. have filed a lawsuit challenging the curfew provision in many of the city’s gang injunctions. Christian Rodriguez and Alberto Cazarez, who authorities claimed were in a west Los Angeles street gang, said they […]

Gang problem not serious enough for injunction, Sheriff says

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Andrea Verdin (Fallbrook Village News) | October 28th, 2010 A recent gang injunction against an Oceanside gang has raised several questions among Fallbrook residents about whether or not the gang presence in Fallbrook may require an injunction as well. According to Lt. Mike Barnett, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation, a gang injunction has “always […]

North County Comes To Grips With Gang Problems

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Ana Tintocalis (KPBS) | October 6, 2010 SAN DIEGO — Some might consider San Diego’s North County to be an area of scenic coastlines, quaint main streets and suburban homes. However, police say underneath that pleasant exterior lies a severe gang problem. As part of an ongoing series called San Diego Gang Stories, KPBS focuses […]

Ogden police enforcing gang restraining orders

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Ben Winslow (FOX 13 News) October 5, 2010 OGDEN, Utah – Ogden police are now starting the process of enforcing restraining orders for hundreds of alleged gang members, preventing them from associating with each other in public. The controversial restraining orders were signed by a judge last week. FOX 13 News was there when the […]

Injunction singles out 2 Visitacion Valley gangs

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Jaxon Van Derbeken (San Francisco Chronicle) Friday, October 1, 2010 San Francisco officials secured a fourth in a series of court injunctions against street gangs Thursday when a judge approved an order that singles out two gangs whose bitter rivalry has left 10 people dead in the past three years in the Visitacion Valley area. […]

State And City Crack Down on Street Gang

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GLYNIS FARRELL (Courthouse News Service) |  September 27, 2010 ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CN) – Illinois and the City of Elgin sued 70 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang to bar them from “standing, sitting, walking, driving, gathering, meeting, or appearing anywhere in public view with any other gang member”. The state claims the gang […]