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Date Set for Gang Injunction Arguments
Monday, September 5, 2011
The original legal document — filed in March, not long after two separate incidents in which citizens with no gang ties died at the hands of alleged gang members — names 30 defendants who Police Chief Cam Sanchez and others have labeled the city’s “baddest of the bad.” Roughly half of the alleged gang members are currently behind bars, many of them with rap sheets to back up the city’s claims that they have violent histories. But there are others whose gang history, and perhaps more importantly, current lifestyle, are not being accurately portrayed with their names on the list.
Because the original court filing made reference to defendants’ juvenile court proceedings, the city filed an amended complaint on July 22, supposedly to eliminate all references to juvenile court. The amended complaint, however, is under seal, unavailable for public consumption. The court intended to unseal the complaint, as well as any future documentation in the case, but held off on such an order this time around. Going forward, Judge Brown said in his court order Wednesday, there was to be no reference to any juvenile court proceedings.
As for the preliminary injunction, Tom Shapiro from the city attorney’s office hinted that documents that will be submitted in support of the city’s request for preliminary injunction will be a couple hundred pages long.
The next court date is October 12.
Gang Injunction Civil Rights Concerns
Read the Board’s letter and
of 8-3, and to oppose Proposition 22 by a vote of 6-5.
a)Proposition 21, the ‘Juvenile Crime Initiative’ would, if passed, result in significant changes to the
Juvenile Justice system. The entire proposed law is 48 pages in length [ATTACHMENT 1]. Summaries and
comparison charts prepared by the Legislative Analyst for the State of California, League of Women Voters,
Secretary of State and Chief Probation Officer Association are also attached. A list of individuals and
organizations opposed to Proposition 21 is attached [ATTACHMENT 6].
The most significant changes, and those which concerned the Human Relations Commission, include: a)the
elimination of informal probation as an option for any juvenile arrested for any felony; mandating the filing
of charges in adult court for certain offenses for offenders as young as 14, thus eliminating the review,
evaluation, and recommendation by Probation Officers or the Juvenile Court Judge; b) a very broad and
subjective redefinition of the concept of ‘gang activity’ or ‘gang related; allowing any public offense to be
deemed a felony if it is deemed ‘gang related’;
Santa Barbara Gang Injunction Unfairly Targets Some-by Youth CineMediahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ziP0K0KFk&feature=player_embedded
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
KNIFE IN PUBLIC
TOTAL GANG RELATED OFFENSES
TOTAL CITYWIDE NUMBER OF OFFENSES
PERCENTAGE OF CRIME GANG-RELATED
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