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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2008 | H.G. Reza
Permanent injunctions were issued Friday against rival gangs in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano forbidding members from engaging in a wide variety of noncriminal activities, including riding bicycles in public with other gang members. Law enforcement officials said the restrictions are necessary to stop the gangs from terrorizing citizens. Since the temporary injunction was issued in November, gang-related calls to police dropped 33% in San Clemente and 85% in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
City Atty. Mike Feuer's office has secured permanent injunctions that prohibit a controversial medical marijuana business from opening in Mar Vista. The injunctions, issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant in January, followed an outcry from Mar Vista residents and a strongly worded warning from Councilman Mike Bonin, who called plans to open a pot shot a “slap in the face to residents” The dispensary was to open in the 3400 block of South Centinela Avenua, a commercially zoned space formerly home to a Mrs. Gooch's market.
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OPINION
May 2, 2006
Re "Injunction Has Community Feeling Handcuffed," April 28 Gang injunctions are unconstitutional and need to be abolished. The 1st Amendment guarantees the right to peaceably assemble. These injunctions clearly infringe on that right. Furthermore, some of the people who are being issued injunctions aren't even gang members. (Not that injunctions would be justified if that weren't the case.) Preventing crime doesn't justify violating peoples' constitutional rights. And if eliminating gang injunctions means more crime, so be it -- nobody ever said freedom was free.
OPINION
February 6, 2014
Re "Locos no longer locals," Feb. 4 As The Times notes in its article about gentrification and gangs in Echo Park, L.A. City Atty. Mike Feuer did address the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (of which I am a member) on the subject of supporting a gang injunction. What the article doesn't report is that the council voted against the injunction. Seeing this as an attempt by developers to market the community as "hipster ready" to potential buyers, the council was convinced that the injunction promised great harm, including racial profiling and guilty-by-association policing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2011 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
In their ongoing battle against the city's entrenched gangs, Los Angeles prosecutors and police increasingly have relied in recent years on a favorite legal weapon: court-ordered injunctions. The injunctions aim to severely curtail gang activity by, among other things, prohibiting gang members and their associates from socializing with each other, carrying weapons or wearing certain clothing anywhere inside of so-called "safe zones" that typically encompass the neighborhoods where the gangs are active.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Riverside officials announced the county's first permanent gang injunction Friday, saying gang activity had eroded the community's ability to enjoy one of its oldest parks. Patterson Park was once a launching point for future major leaguers such as Dusty Baker, Bobby Bonds and Alvin Davis. But recently, it has become the domain of the East Side Riva gang, marked by killings and threats. "This is a park that has literally been taken over by the East Side Riva," said Riverside County Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Declaring war on a local street gang tied to three recent shooting deaths, the City Council has agreed to seek a civil injunction that would bar members from engaging in a host of otherwise legal activities. Modeled after a similar action taken by the council in 1991, the injunction would prevent members of the Shaken' Cat Midgets from, among other things, gathering in public or on private property within the injunction area without written permission of the owner.
NEWS
October 11, 1998
A Superior Court judge has granted an injunction restricting the activities of a Compton street gang allegedly at the center of a recent bloody gang war, authorities said Friday. Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. approved the injunction against the Compton Varrio Tortilla Flats gang, which has had recent gunfights with rival gangs that have left at least one dead and four wounded, including two bystanders, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Jacqueline Jackson.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Microsoft Corp. was again barred from giving software developers versions of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java programming language that fail Sun's tests for wide compatibility. U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte this week reinstated a 1998 preliminary injunction in Sun's ongoing lawsuit charging that Microsoft deliberately polluted Java to squelch competition to its Windows operating system.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1997
A federal judge has granted a permanent injunction barring Death Row Records and other companies from selling merchandise bearing the name or image of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. The action was an extension of a preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne granted Dec. 20 to Shakur's mother, Afeni, and the rapper's estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives. A few hours into his evening shift and the LAPD gang officer still hadn't spotted any members of the Echo Park Locos.
NATIONAL
January 3, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Obama administration lawyers strongly urged Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her fellow Supreme Court members to drop an appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic groups who object to the so-called contraceptive mandate in the new healthcare law. Nonprofit religious charities already can opt out of the requirement to pay for insurance coverage for contraceptives and therefore have nothing to complain about, U.S. Solicitor...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The family of a 13-year-old Oakland girl who became brain dead after having her tonsils removed plans to seek a court injunction Friday blocking the hospital from taking her off life support over the holidays. Doctors at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland performed the tonsillectomy Dec. 9, hoping to cure Jahi McMath's sleep apnea, weight gain and other afflictions. But soon after her surgery, Jahi's condition quickly deteriorated, her family said. Jahi went into cardiac arrest and the flow of oxygen to her brain was cut off.  The next day, a CT scan showed two-thirds of Jahi's brain had swollen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A federal appeals court has ruled that a 2009 Orange County gang injunction couldn't be enforced against dozens of people because it violated their rights by not allowing them to challenge their alleged gang member status. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal court's findings that the injunction against suspected members of the Orange Varrio Cypress gang restricted the plaintiffs' constitutional rights and used inconsistent standards to determine whether someone was a gang member.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - A federal appeals court allowed most of Texas' new abortion restrictions to take effect immediately, lifting an injunction Thursday that had suspended much of the law. The decision came three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin blocked restrictions that he found unconstitutional, including one that requires doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and another that limits medication-induced abortions....
NATIONAL
October 31, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted an injunction Thursday mostly allowing the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect. The decision came three days after a federal judge in Texas blocked some of the restrictions that he found unconstitutional, including a provision requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limits on medication-induced abortions. But the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with state officials who asked for an emergency stay so that the new law could take effect pending a final decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A California appellate court has cleared the way for the city of Palmdale to hold its Nov. 5 City Council election, which a trial court had canceled late last month. Judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeal turned on its head a preliminary injunction, issued Sept. 30 by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney, barring the election. Mooney's injunction said the city was enjoined from holding an at-large election, counting the ballots or certifying the result. If Mooney had meant to prevent the voting, the word "or" should have been "and," said the order signed Tuesday by Presiding Justice Paul J. Turner and Associate Justice Richard M. Mosk.
OPINION
October 4, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
It's been well over two months since the city of Palmdale was found to be in violation of the California Voting found to be in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge concluded in July that city elections had been characterized by "racially polarized voting" and that the at-large system for electing the City Council and the mayor put blacks and Latinos at a disadvantage. This week, Judge Mark V. Mooney followed up by granting an injunction to halt the city's municipal at-large elections next month.
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