Gang-related shooting in Santa Ana

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Posted by ABC 7 News | March 26, 2017 A 15-year-old boy was shot in a suspected gang-related shooting while walking across a street in Santa Ana Saturday night. Isaac Gonzalez was walking around the 2300 block of W. St. Gertrude when he was shot, authorities said. They received calls around 11:51 p.m. regarding the […]

Criminal defense groups ask court to reject gang injunction as unconstitutional

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By Cindy George | Houston Chronicle March 1, 2016 Updated: March 1, 2016 Three groups of criminal defense lawyers have filed court documents asserting that Harris County’s latest and largest gang injunction lawsuit seeking to ban 92 men from a 2-mile area in south Houston is unconstitutional. Read more here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Criminal-defense-groups-ask-court-to-reject-gang-6863297.php Related posts: 3 criminal […]

Inside Injunction: Q&A with professor, former Ogden gang member

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Leia Larsen, Reporter | Standard Examiner November 23, 2015 – 9:18 AM Robert Duràn wants to change the conversation about gangs. They’re not about crime, he argues, but complex social groups trying to fill the needs of marginalized communities. Duran also has a unique perspective on the issue, studying gang life from the inside. Duràn […]

Slaying reveals clashing views of Hawaiian Gardens’ sweeping gang injunction

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Ruben Vives and Cindy Chang | LA Times October 1, 2015 Johnny Ray Anderson was fixing a bicycle in the driveway of an abandoned house in Hawaiian Gardens when he saw a sheriff’s patrol car stop in the street. He immediately fled, hopping a wall into a neighboring backyard. As Anderson approached a side gate, […]

Judge allows opposition to Santa Ana gang injunction to proceed

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BY SEAN EMERY and ALEJANDRA MOLINA / Orange County Register Published: Nov. 20, 2014 Updated: 1:48 p.m. SANTA ANA – A group of 14 accused members of the Townsend Street gang will get their day in court after an Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday gave them time to muster a case for why […]

Realtors Oppose Gang Injunction; Councilmember Gregg Hart Also Argues Against It

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Nick Welsh (Santa Barbara Independent) | February 27, 2014 The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction because of “the stigma” the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as “safety zones.” Board president Ed Fuller said real estate agents […]

Community Group Airs Concerns Over Gang Injunction

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Kyle Rokes (Santa Barbara Independent) | October 28, 2013 PODER Santa Barbara held a forum at La Casa de la Raza last Thursday night called “How Will a Gang Injunction Affect Your Community?” Billed as a chance for community members to learn about the city’s proposed lawsuit against 30 alleged gang members, PODER reiterated its […]

Does Echo Park need a gang injunction?

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Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2013 Los Angeles has 45 gang injunctions. Does it need one more? Gang injunctions restrict the actions of people associated with street gangs within designated zones. They bar two or more from gathering and add civil penalties to acts that already are crimes, such as tagging and public drunkenness, […]

New City Attorney to study proposed Echo Park area gang injunction

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The Eastsider LA | July 23, 2013 Newly elected City Attorney Mike Feuer said today he will be taking a close look at an Echo Park area gang injunction that has been proposed by his predecessor to limit the activity of six rival gangs in the area. The injunction, which would apply to an approximately […]

Imperial police seeks gang injunction

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ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN (Imperial Valley Press) | April 20, 2013 IMPERIAL — The city of Imperial is pursuing a civil gang injunction against a local gang, the first for the area. “We’ve been working on that for months,” said Imperial Police Chief Miguel Colon, confirming that “ImpXIII” is the group in question. The impetus for seeking […]

Gang Injunction placed on another Anaheim gang

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By Stefani Camille www.streetgangs.com staff writer January 17, 2013 Anaheim receives another gang injunction against one of its violent gang on Wednesday. This is the 4th gang injunction slapped onto an Anaheim gang, and the 12th issued in Orange County. This injunction is the result of legal and investigative work that started in March 2012 following […]

Injunction Goes to Juvie

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Chris Meagher (Santa Barbara Independent) | February 23, 2012 A juvenile court judge will have to decide whether the city can use juvenile records to bolster its case for a gang injunction, Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne said Tuesday morning. The proposed injunction, which the city unveiled last March, would create safe zones […]