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Old 02-10-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Default Do Gang Injunctions work in Oakland? (Borders Rockridge)

Oakland Gang Injunction

Court grants order to restrict violent North Oakland gang
Oct. 31, 2011 -- Appeals Court upholds ruling against North Side Oakland gang
On June 2, 2010, Superior Court Judge Freedman ordered an injunction to disrupt the operations of a violent criminal enterprise responsible for dozens of shootings, robberies and other major crimes in North Oakland in recent years.
The injunction is based on the demands of many residents and merchants in the area. It is sharply focused on stopping the violence in our community while giving those responsible an opportunity to leave the criminal life.
Full OPD/City Attorney report to Public Safety Committee
An injunction is similar to a restraining order. It is designed to restrict the criminal organization's ability to plan and commit more crimes within an area called a Safety Zone (Map).
The City sought an injunction against the North Side Oakland crime organization because of the severe and increasing violence associated with its members. In 2007, there were three NSO-related incidents involving murder, shooting or gun possession. In 2008, that number rose to seven incidents. In 2009 that escalated to 18 incidents, including seven murders.
The injunction will only apply to adults. It will initially apply to 15 NSO members based on their records of criminal and nuisance activity, including convictions for armed robbery, felony drunk driving, drug sales, carjacking, grand theft, domestic battery and other major crimes. One has a pending case for assault with a deadly weapon and threatening a witness not to testify. All evidence is filed with the court and open to the public.
Restrictions include:

  • Do not associate with other enjoined gang members in public (see proposed order for exceptions).
  • Do no confront, intimidate or assault witnesses.
  • Do not possess firearms or dangerous weapons.
  • Stay away from drugs.
  • No trespassing.
  • No gang recruitment.
  • Follow time restrictions.



Map by SF Chronicle


Evidence photo: Loaded .38 revolver recovered from burglary suspects in April 2010 with markings "NSO" (North Side Oakland) and "Ice City"

 
Old 02-10-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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This is something my high school video journalism students are investigating. OPD is making it difficult for us to find out. Will keep you posted.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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This is a BS injunction. No one had the politicl capital to actually do an injunction where it may have been more helpful, in certain areas of east Oakland.

Note the overwhelming amount of trouble that the "NSO" caused:
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The City sought an injunction against the North Side Oakland crime organization because of the severe and increasing violence associated with its members. In 2007, there were three NSO-related incidents involving murder, shooting or gun possession. In 2008, that number rose to seven incidents. In 2009 that escalated to 18 incidents, including seven murders.
So let's see, in 2009 the NSO was responsible for approximately 7% of the murders in Oakland.......

Wow! They are definitely the main part of the problem. All 7% of them.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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Yeah that area is dumpy but not that bad compared with other parts of Oakland.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Why all the excuses? 7% is still 7% meaning people are dying. Why the down playing of crime in North Oakland? I own property there, i Know how rough it is in area's near Bushrod park.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Why all the excuses? 7% is still 7% meaning people are dying. Why the down playing of crime in North Oakland? I own property there, i Know how rough it is in area's near Bushrod park.
Because it is a waste of time. Why put in a ton of effort into something that will have minimal impact. Around 65% of all of the murders/shootings in Oakland occur in certain areas of East Oakland. If I had to take a gander, it would be specific sections in Fruitvale, and specific parts below 66th or Hegenberger. If you found a solution to let's say the shootings in Fruitvale, which make up around 30-40% of the incidents, wouldn't that me more beneficial than solving the problems in an area that has a very small impact on things.

Bushrod Park, although not great, is nowhere near as bad as that one park in West Oakland where lots of stuff happens, or a few key intersections on international.

Of course, that section of North Oakland is more connected and integrated into the city's image than the trouble spots in DEO.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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that is like a no gun zone.
hilarious.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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If you can find out who commits 7%, that's huge! It makes it easier if you know the responsible party. There are so many excuses in Oakland. It's quite bizarre to me.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If you can find out who commits 7%, that's huge! It makes it easier if you know the responsible party. There are so many excuses in Oakland. It's quite bizarre to me.
That 7% is ridiculously optimistic to be honest. Here is a random month's worth of data on Crimespotting.



So there are about 15 incidents in the injunction area.

Now look at other parts of the city. Just above San Leandro. See how there are way more incidents. Those incidents are also mostly gang related. Wouldn't it make more sense to focus on the areas where the incidents are more highly concentrated? There are easily 3X the incidents in that section.

Imagine if they just focused on dealing with the incidents around 98th? That would knock of around 25% of the crime, in an even smaller geographic area.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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They know the group that is responsible, do you not understand that? Say there are 100 murders, you find out that XYZ is responsible for 7 of those murders, but you aren't sure about who killed the other 93 people. It's common sense to go after XYZ first or at least simultaneously. Ignoring it would be plain stupid.
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