Anti-Gang Injunction

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Anti-Gang Injunction

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane Johnson granted a permanent injunction against criminal conduct by members of two local street gangs on June 10, 2010, signing the injunction against members of the Monrovia Nuevo Varrio and the Duroc Crips gangs. The injunction covers six square miles in the City of Monrovia and adjacent Los Angeles County territory to the south.

A preliminary injunction has been in place since December, 2009. SInce then, authorities have reported a decrease in gang-related violence.

The permanent injunction carries the same mandates as the preliminary: that specified gang members cannot associate with one another and must stay away from weapons, drugs, alcohol and graffiti tools; and that gang members may not intimidate, trespass or block access to public ways, including sidewalks, alleys and building entrances.

It also imposes a mandatory curfew on specified adult gang members from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Curfew for those under 18 begins at 8 p.m.

The geographic boundaries of the injunction are Foothill Boulevard to the north, Fifth Avenue to the west and Mountain Avenue to the east. The southern boundary runs along Duarte Road, south along Peck Road, then along the Buena Vista Channel to Mountain Avenue, traversing Monrovia and an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

The injunction's mandates apply only to specifically-named individuals who have been identified as members of the two criminal gangs, and only after they have had an opportunity to appear before a judge and be heard.

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