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What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 11th, 2005, 5:16 am
by Individual
and how can it be put on a gang?

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 11th, 2005, 2:56 pm
by Anonymous20
The the or City Attorney singles out a gang and prepares a civil law suit against them to prevent them from loitering and hangin out. A judge has to approve it.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 11th, 2005, 4:57 pm
by Individual
What if that member lives in that neighborhood

can he be on the porch?

that fucked up

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 12th, 2005, 3:44 am
by Anonymous20
Individual wrote:What if that member lives in that neighborhood

can he be on the porch?

that #%@& up
that person would not be allowed to hang out with fellow gang members, but he can still be in his neighborhood.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 22nd, 2005, 3:06 pm
by FILA
there a time limit on these(I.E. 10 years....)

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 23rd, 2005, 11:55 am
by Anonymous20
FILA wrote:there a time limit on these(I.E. 10 years....)
there is a temporary restaining order (TRO) than can expire, but then the prosecutor can request a Permenent Restaining Order which will run undefinitely.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 23rd, 2005, 12:21 pm
by sxr3no
I herd that even if you weren't from a gang but you are seen with some one
that is and whose barrio is in that injunction shit than you are automatically in it.
Is that true?

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 28th, 2005, 10:00 pm
by Common Sense
Mayor James Hahn is the pioneer of gang injunctions.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 28th, 2005, 10:18 pm
by Common Sense
GANG INJUNCTIONS
The Office of the City Attorney Gang Unit obtains civil gang injunctions to prohibit gang members from engaging in the activities that bring crime and fear to our neighborhoods. A gang injunction may restrict members of a targeted street gang in a specific community from: loitering in public with other gang members; intimidating victims and witnesses; possessing or using guns, weapons, alcohol or illegal narcotics; disobeying a curfew imposed on the gang; and trespassing. These injunctive limitations on these activities are justified by evidence, provided to the court by Gang Unit attorneys, that these activities lead to the gang's criminal and nuisance activity. The Office of the City Attorney use of gang injunctions as a means of helping residents take back communities overrun by street gangs has been upheld by the California Supreme Court.

Injunctions are pursued as part of a comprehensive, long-term commitment to resolving a particular neighborhood's entrenched gang problem. As one of a multitude of tools used by law enforcement to address such problems, injunctions have proven effective in suppressing gang activity, and affording communities a "breathing space" to organize and reassert control over their neighborhoods.

It is key to understand that an injunction is not alone a solution to gang crime. Injunctions are merely one law enforcement tool, to be used as part of an overall strategy against gang violence. Successful injunction projects require collaboration and partnership among law enforcement agencies and the community itself. The Gang Unit works closely with LAPD to identify specific gangs and gang members, and to gather the evidence necessary to support injunctions.

The Gang Unit and the LAPD also work to develop the community support necessary to ensure that once the injunction is obtained, community members will join with law enforcement in its enforcement. One primary effect of a gang injunction is its empowerment of the community itself, by freeing it from fear of retaliation and intimidation, to report gang crime occurring within that community. As this empowerment occurs, reported gang crime in the community may actually increase. Over time, however, as this reporting results in additional prosecutions, and as more of the community's youth reject gang membership in favor of more productive alternatives, a permanent reduction in gang crime can be achieved.

The Office of the City Attorney injunctions have proven their effectiveness, resulting in overall reductions in gang and violent crime. During the first full quarter that an injunction against the Harpys, a gang centered in LAPD's Southwest Division, was in effect, the local community enjoyed a 29% reduction in serious crime, including a 44% reduction in street robberies. Moreover, in this area, as in other injunction areas, public drug sales decreased and large groups of gang members ceased their public loitering.

Gang members have admitted to changing their street behavior as a direct result of injunctions. Anecdotal evidence from local communities is that "quality of life" crimes (tagging, drinking in public, loitering by the gangsters) decrease when a gang injunction is in effect. A July, 2000 study by UCLA Professor Jeff Grogger documented an 8% reduction in overall violent crime in injunction areas. These statistics, and others, indicate that while gang crime attributed to a targeted gang is impacted significantly, overall gang and other crime is also impacted, a ripple effect of the injunctions. Lastly, Gang injunctions provide gang members the discipline and an excuse to leave the gang if they want to.

Gang injunctions give the community a break from the constant street presence of the gang so that outreach programs and community empowerment programs have an opportunity to work to further decrease criminal gang activity.

The Office of the City Attorney Gang Unit presently has gang injunctions in place against gangs throughout Los Angeles, including the Canoga Park Alabama, Blythe Street, Culver City, Harbor City, Harbor City Crips, Harpys, Langdon Street, Mara Salvatrucha, Pacoima Project Boys, Venice Shoreline Crips, and Venice Trece street gangs. Bounty Hunters, Rollin 60's, Civil gang injunction cases are pending against the Eastside Wilmas and Westside Wilmas street gangs.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 29th, 2005, 4:46 am
by Kearney
We have a quite similar law in my country which allows the police to remove people from specific areas (must be declared) usually in front of schools or public places. This law was passed to prevent drug trafficking but it has not proven to bring a positive result as the drug dealers have moved to different areas, i think this is the same with gangs...

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: March 29th, 2005, 10:41 pm
by Anonymous20
sxr3no wrote:I herd that even if you weren't from a gang but you are seen with some one
that is and whose barrio is in that injunction shit than you are automatically in it.
Is that true?
at times, friends of the gang have been included in the injunction. Association can get you included into the gang database, its been done.

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: April 1st, 2005, 1:26 pm
by sxr3no
2 me thats fucked up

Re: What exactly is an Injunction?

Posted: April 13th, 2005, 3:47 pm
by SAVAGE
hells yeah man