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Oakland’s Gang Injunctions

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Critical Resistance, an organization that “seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe,” has come out with a great analysis on the Oakland “gang injunctions” that the City Council recently voted on continuing to fund.

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  1. Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:05 pm

    I just wanted to add that the Oakland City Council decided to allow what has already been implemented or introduced in court; that means the temporary North Oakland injunction is allowed and the East Oakland injunction that’s in court right now will be allowed if the judge determines that he’s in favor of it.

    The City Council did not allow for any new injunctions, or for any more people to be added to the injunctions (this included removing all of the John Does from both injunctions), and they also stated that the injunction’s impact will have to be assessed by an independent reviewer.

    This was not a free pass for any and all injunctions in Oakland. The one that is in place is only temporary and should the one in East Oakland be approved it will also just be temporary.

    The struggle continues on many fronts. If y’all want to keep up w/ what’s happening, check out the Stop the Injunctions Coalition blog. We’ll be focusing a lot on supporting/building up community-based alternatives to gang injunctions over the summer.

    See you in the streets!!!

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