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

by John Rabe and Erika Aguilar | Off-Ramp®

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Echo Park residents and members of the Youth Justice Coalition have organized an opposition effort against the proposed gang injunction. Erika Aguilar/KPCC

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.

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