Luis Manuel Tapia was a high-powered leader of one of Ventura County’s largest and deadliest gangs—the Colonia Chiques. He was often. Invoking a strategy common in Los Angeles, the injunction bars 1, Colonia Chiques gang members from publicly hanging out together. A year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order.

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Figures show that serious gang assault crimes have dropped 43 percent sinceand gang related homicide has dropped about 80 percent during the same time frame. Once the injunction was served, it almost ceased, stopped….

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But now that we’re trying to go on with our lives, this happened a long time ago. When it became intolerable to the public, they demanded action and government responded, gagn only with police enforcement, but legal strategies and social programs.

Soon federal grants brought computer and job training programs, improvements to the parks, demolition of known locations of drug sales, and incentives to improve properties.

Hachmeister chastised Bysshe for failing to delay his ruling to give defense attorneys more time to prepare. Torrance attorney John H. Officers frequently detained, stripped, shaved and confiscated offending clothing from young men and women. I’m trying to go to college. Join our mailing list and get updates and other cool stuff.


A large part of the solution lay in a creative move. Chiquea like Norma was saying, this is just — Colonia Chiques is basically a community. Ijjunction 8, 8: I’m the sterilizer and the dentist’s assistant. Learn which patrols are where and how to get in touch with the chairpersons on this page.

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There is a lot of other communities that commit the crimes as well. Jason Benites, has the overall responsibility for dealing with gang activity. Gang injunction is far from the only tool available to the police, but it is one of the most effective. We don’t really consider ourselves as a group. So I’m basically like a mom and I work. I’m an inventory specialist and I have custody of two of my nieces.

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In addition, we were told, gang members are learning to avoid displaying the legal criteria of gang member identification and resulting eligibility for injunction. Issues of proper parenting, education, health care all contribute to the success of a young person in our society.

Hueneme was founded in by Thomas R. If you ask residents, particularly those who recently moved to Ventura County from nearby gang-infested sections of Los Angeles County, those efforts appear to be working. January 31, 7: This sparked ACLU members that had taken an interest in the situation to file petitions with the Department of Labor for rapid intervention.


While prosecutors were able to find a few people who would testify about the events surrounding one murder, he said, no one would come forward about the other one because they still lived in the neighborhood and feared for their safety.

Bysshe granted the preliminary injunction.

We don’t only wear Dallas Cowboys, we can also wear Lakers, Dodgers For the next 15 years, injinction annual homicide rate averaged Gng response the gang has acquired an attorney to fight the judge’s ruling. In his ruling, Bysshe ordered that a person must meet two or more of the following criteria to be identified as a gang member: Sadly the school fell into disrepair and was left unused by the mid s. Honestly, I don’t know. Yes, I did something when I was younger. Do you have a little sign or anything like that?