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Echo Park's neighborhood council rejects proposed gang injunction; will it sway the judge?




Echo Park residents and members of the Youth Justice Coalition have organized an opposition effort against the proposed gang injunction.
Echo Park residents and members of the Youth Justice Coalition have organized an opposition effort against the proposed gang injunction.
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Last week on Off-Ramp, KPCC's Erika Aguilar joined me at Echo Park Lake to brief me on the fight over a plan to curb gang activity there by imposing a gang injunction. Many residents feel the injunction - which puts strict limits of alleged gang members' activities - is too broad, and targets Latinos unfairly in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

This week, the Echo Park neighborhood voted solidly against the proposal, and Erika tells us what it means.