Gang injunction pays off E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

According to an article in The Long Beach Post, Long Beach police officers, elected officials and prosecutors have filed a comprehensive gang injunction designed to target local violent street gangs with ties to the Mexican Mafia. Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Police Chief Jim McDonnell and City Prosecutor Doug Haubert described the initiative at a recent press conference.

The injunction is called the "North Side Longo and Sureno Gang Injunction," after two of the most violent and notorious street gangs in Long Beach.

"They truly do have a network answerable to the Mexican Mafia," Chief Jim McDonnell told reporters at the press conference.

More than 100 known gang members and associates are named in the injunction. Officials said that 54 have been served with injunction notices.
Individuals included in the injunction are prohibited from associating with known gang members, drinking in public or possessing loading firearms.

If the targets are caught violating the injunction, the individual would be charged with whatever crime has been committed in addition to the willful disobedience of a court order. That could be worth another six months behind bars.

Long Beach police have sought previous injunctions for gangs such as the East Side Longos in 2001, the West Side Longos in 2004 and the Insane Crip Gang earlier this year.

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written by Tim , October 04, 2012
It's worth noting this broad reaching injunction is backed up by a new Laserfiche-driven gang information database that every officer in the department can access from sector car computers greatly facilitating their ability to make gang injunction arrests that stands up in court.

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