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July 21, 1989 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and ELIZABETH J. MANN, Times Staff Writers
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed suit Thursday to block further enforcement of the state parental responsibility law used this spring to arrest a South Los Angeles woman who allegedly encouraged her son's gang involvement. In bringing the Superior Court suit against Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner and City Atty. James K.
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July 21, 1989 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and ELIZABETH J. MANN, Times Staff Writers
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed suit Thursday to block further enforcement of the state parental responsibility law used this spring to arrest a South Los Angeles woman who allegedly encouraged her son's gang involvement. In bringing the Superior Court suit against Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner and City Atty. James K.
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January 6, 1989 | HOWARD BLUME, Times Staff Writer
For the first time, Los Angeles city prosecutors are combatting the weapon they say makes gang members both more dangerous and harder to catch: intimidation. On Thursday, the city attorney's office announced it has used a new state law to charge two alleged gang members with threatening the lives of law enforcement officers in two unrelated incidents.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | GINGER THOMPSON, Times Staff Writer
In the first use of a new state law intended to hold parents responsible when they allow their children to go bad, a 37-year-old South-Central Los Angeles woman has been arrested and accused of failing her duties as a mother by allowing her 15-year-old son to participate in a street gang. Police arrested Gloria Williams Friday and charged her with "failure to exercise reasonable care, supervision, protection and control" of her teen-age son. The arrest followed the boy's alleged participation in the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl.
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May 2, 1989 | GINGER THOMPSON, Times Staff Writer
In the first use of a new state law intended to hold parents responsible when they allow their children to go bad, a 37-year-old South-Central Los Angeles woman has been arrested and accused of failing her duties as a mother by allowing her 15-year-old son to participate in a street gang. Police arrested Gloria Williams Friday and charged her with "failure to exercise reasonable care, supervision, protection and control" of her teen-age son. The arrest followed the boy's alleged participation in the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000
Four days after he allegedly walked up to an Oxnard teenager and shot him in the face, a 15-year-old suspected gang member was charged as an adult with attempted murder and mayhem. Diego Morales could face life in prison if convicted of the Saturday shooting, the latest in a string of shootings in Oxnard that have surprised police and caused concern about the city's cresting wave of gang violence. During a brief hearing Wednesday, Judge Glen Reiser postponed Morales' arraignment until Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1989
Ramona Ripston's commentary "No Parent Is Safe From Headline Justice" (Op-Ed Page, June 21) presented a very misleading picture of the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, the new state law which makes parents responsible for the criminal behavior of their children. The purpose of this law isn't to drag parents into the public spotlight as Ms. Ripston suggested. It isn't a forum for reckless law enforcement officials to intrude into the lives of innocent families. And the suggestion that it is just a mechanism for "Headline Justice" ignores the years of work spent to develop this law and the guidelines for its implementation.
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October 27, 1998 | S.J. CAHN
One of America's safest cities is taking advantage of a 10-year-old state law to ensure local gang members get even more time behind bars when convicted. Simi Valley has the only police department in the county to help convict a gang member under the most stringent portion of the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, or STEP, according to authorities. STEP provides for prison sentences of up to three years longer than prescribed by law for gang-related offense.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
The Rowland Unified School District may step up efforts to help law enforcement officials crack down on neighborhood gangs. Supt. Sharon Robison has recommended that all campuses regularly inform police and the district attorney's office about students belonging to gangs involved in illegal activities. Robison said the information would aid enforcement of a new state law providing additional punishment for gang members. "We have all been aware of increases gang violence and drive-by shootings," Robison said Monday.
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December 28, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
Two Oxnard teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from shootings last month that left one person dead and two others injured. Isaac Daniel Lara, 17, was charged with murder and attempted murder in the killing of Joanna Orozco and wounding of Shane Longoria in Santa Paula. According to authorities, Orozco, 21, and Longoria, 22, went to pick up an acquaintance Nov. 7 at a house next to Las Piedras Park in Santa Paula.
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January 6, 1989 | HOWARD BLUME, Times Staff Writer
For the first time, Los Angeles city prosecutors are combatting the weapon they say makes gang members both more dangerous and harder to catch: intimidation. On Thursday, the city attorney's office announced it has used a new state law to charge two alleged gang members with threatening the lives of law enforcement officers in two unrelated incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
Using an increasingly common tactic in the fight against gangs, a police task force on Tuesday swooped down on 45 Oxnard homes, arresting 12 people and putting others on notice that future gang-related crime could draw harsher penalties, authorities said. The early morning raid, the fourth of its kind in Oxnard, involved 70 officers and was one of the largest such operations staged in Ventura County. Similar raids have taken place this year in Fillmore, Thousand Oaks and El Rio, police said.
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August 20, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Law enforcement personnel searched the residences of 10 suspected gang members in Ventura Wednesday, looking for evidence of gang affiliation in a Santa Barbara slaying, authorities said. Last week, police searched the Ventura residences of five suspects arrested after the Aug. 5 stabbing death of Robert Mitchum, 16, of Santa Barbara, said Santa Barbara Deputy Police Chief Jacque McCoy.
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