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  • Oakland officials support gang injunctions

    May 18, 2011 11:03 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials have agreed to continue supporting the city's gang injunctions. In a 4-3 vote on Tuesday, the City Council decided not to end funding for a gang injunction currently in place in North Oakland. The council also agreed to continue funding the pursuit of another gang... more »
  • Oakland to consider ending gang injunctions

    May 17, 2011 9:11 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials are set to consider a proposal that would put an end to the city's gang injunctions. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the plan by Councilwomen Desley Brooks and Nancy Nadel at their meeting on Tuesday and could vote on it. The proposal would... more »
  • Oakland pursues third gang injunction

    April 26, 2011 9:42 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials are moving forward with plans for a third gang injunction even as the court battle over another proposed injunction continues. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city attorney's office released records on Monday that show Oakland has paid $20,000 to a law firm in... more »
  • Hayward considers gang injunction

    March 24, 2011 9:54 AM

    HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) Some Hayward City Council members are raising concerns about a planned gang injunction in the city. Councilman Mark Salinas says that the proposed injunction could exacerbate what he sees as tension between the city's older citizens and its younger, multiethnic residents. Councilman Francisco Zermeno says he wants... more »
  • Santa Barbara files gang injunction to curb crime

    March 15, 2011 9:49 PM

    Santa Barbara city leaders are fighting back against gang crime in the community. Santa Barbara announced today it has filed for a gang injunction. That injunction targets 30 known gang members who live in the city. If approved, the court order would ban those gang members from certain areas of... more »
  • Santa Barbara considering a gang injunction

    March 15, 2011 12:55 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders are discussing the possibility of starting a gang injunction in Santa Barbara. Recent gang activity in the city has renewed the push for an injunction. Currently, Santa Maria does not have a gang injunction. Lompoc has had an injunction since 2005. According to the American... more »
  • No ruling issued on Oakland gang injunction

    March 2, 2011 9:29 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An Alameda County judge still has not decided on whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prevent 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood. After hearing testimony for most of the day on Wednesday, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman ordered... more »
  • No ruling issued on Oakland gang injunction

    February 23, 2011 8:36 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An Alameda County judge has decided to listen to more testimony before deciding whether to grant a preliminary injunction preventing 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood. For the second time in two weeks, Judge Robert Freedman did not issue a ruling following... more »
  • Judge considers east Oakland gang injunction

    February 16, 2011 1:53 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An Alameda County judge is considering whether to grant a preliminary injunction preventing 40 alleged Nortenos street gang members from an east Oakland neighborhood. Judge Robert Freedman plans to listen to testimony Wednesday that could temporarily bar them from being on the streets after 10 p.m. They... more »
  • Judge continues hearing on Oakland gang injunction

    February 16, 2011 1:53 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An Alameda County judge will continue hearing testimony next week before deciding whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prevent 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood. Judge Robert Freedman did not issue a ruling following a two-hour hearing Wednesday, but continued... more »
  • Oakland officials say gang injunction working

    February 15, 2011 9:05 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials say a gang injunction in the northern part of the city is showing results. City Attorney John Russo and Police Chief Anthony Batts say in a report that drug arrests in the area were down nearly 70 percent in the first six months of the... more »
  • Judge Oks lawyers seeking to represent Oakland men

    February 4, 2011 8:44 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A judge has ruled that a group of lawyers with connections to Oakland City Hall does not have to disqualify itself from representing alleged Nortenos gang members named in a city lawsuit. Oakland City Attorney John Russo is seeking a gang injunction against the men that would... more »
  • Oakland city attorney wants firm disqualified

    December 10, 2010 9:43 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland's city attorney wants a judge to disqualify a law firm that plans to challenge a proposed city injunction against Nortenos gang members. In a motion filed this week, John Russo said the firm of Siegel and Yee should be removed as counsel for one of the... more »
  • Oakland to seek injunction against gang

    October 13, 2010 9:24 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland officials are seeking to restrict the activities of a gang that they describe as among the most violent in the city. The city plans to file an injunction against the gang on Wednesday. More details, including the name of the gang, are expected to be released... more »
  • Oakland to seek injunction against Nortenos gang

    October 13, 2010 9:24 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland city officials are seeking to restrict the activities of a gang they're describing as among the most violent in town. City Attorney John Russo and Police Chief Anthony Batts on Wednesday announced plans to file an injunction against 42 members of the notorious Nortenos street gang.... more »
  • Judge grants injunction against 2 S.F. gangs

    September 30, 2010 8:11 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A judge has granted a preliminary court injunction against two gangs that prosecutors say have left 10 people dead in a San Francisco neighborhood over a three-year period. The injunction issued by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Charlotte Woolard on Thursday prohibits 25 members of the Down... more »
  • San Francisco seeks injunction against 2 gangs

    August 6, 2010 10:20 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco is seeking a court injunction against two street gangs whose clashes have left 10 people dead in a southern neighborhood of the city. The city attorney filed a complaint Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court against 25 members of the Down Below gang and 16... more »
  • Judge restricts Oakland gang's activities

    May 28, 2010 9:55 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The city of Oakland will be able to restrict the activities of 15 alleged gang members in a 100-block zone. Alameda Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman on Thursday said Oakland presented clear and convincing evidence that the North Side Oakland gang is a public nuisance. Four gang... more »
  • Oakland seeks court order to ban violent gang

    February 18, 2010 7:44 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland city leaders say they're asking a court to grant an injunction against a violent street gang. City Attorney John Russo and Police Chief Anthony Batts said Thursday the group known as the North Side Oakland gang was involved in 18 violent incidents in 2009, including seven... more »

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