The LA Times is reporting a Los Angeles County court granted a permanent injunction Thursday against six gangs in Echo Park and its surrounding neighborhoods, according to the city attorney’s office. The City of Inglewood is in court on October 23rd to hear if their injunction will be granted. Are the gangs in question represented by counsel?
“We’ve got to be tough on violent gang activity, and gang injunctions such as this one … are an important step,” Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said in a statement.
The city’s lawyers filed the Echo Park injunction in June. It creates a 3.8-square-mile “safety zone” in Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Historic Filipinotown and portions of Silver Lake, court documents state.
The injunction also includes Echo Park Lake and Dodger Stadium; it is bound by the Los Angeles River to the north, the 110 Freeway to the east, First Street to the south and North Coronado Street to the west.
Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan ruled that city attorneys presented “clear and convincing evidence” that the injunction was necessary.