A gang injunction is a court-issued restraining order prohibiting gang members from participating in certain activities. It is based on the legal theory that gang activity constitutes a public nuisance that prevents non-gang members from enjoying peace in their communities.
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... Since 1999, to prevent rulings against injunctions in the name of constitutionality, city attorneys have carefully worded their filings so that they individually name every gang member ... Some prohibited activities are already illegal, but the injunction means that violators can be held in contempt of court, which would demand additional ...
... Department and the Ventura County Sheriff imposed a gang injunction in over a 6.6-square-mile (17 km2) area of the city in order to restrict gang activity ... Some political activists lobbied against the injunction arguing that it amounted to racial discrimination, that it unconstitutionally banned assembly and expression through wearing Dallas Cowboys ... Anti-injunction proponents cited the Oxnard Police Department in their argument that since 1992, crime had dropped to half of what it once was and that of the 39 homicides charged against ...
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