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The city has spent $500,000 on the gang injunction. Worth it?

Hell yeah! 25% 41 votes
Nope. Costs will climb, and we'll get nothing. 32% 52 votes
What gang injunction? 37% 59 votes
Elections have consequences.... 4% 7 votes
159 total votes

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Waste of time. Our politicians have refused to address the underlying issues/causes. Gun control, gang injunctions, drug laws--all signs of a society that refuses to self-examine.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 8, 2012 at 3:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The problem with the perception of "gang injunction" is the conflicting Constitutional Amendment that provides for the right to a militia.

The local police force blows through over $100 Million annually, representing a staff of only about 150; while their operations typically don't want to be bothered to quality assure a variety of safety or enforcement procedures because,"there's not enough man power."

If someone gets their smart phone ripped off, or a call in surrounds some punk kid whose strung out on meth; "not enough man power" is typically the response a citizen will encounter from dispatch.

God knows there's not enough training or sufficient diligence to detail among Santa Barbara Police Department ranks to apply discernment with all the discretion they have at their disposal.

But, there's plenty of resources evidently, for seatbelt tickets downtown or failure to use a right turn signal on Shoreline.. making this criminal justice agency a laughing stock as to what they could possibly do to circumvent gangs, or whether they should try at all.

SantaNa (anonymous profile)
April 9, 2012 at 7:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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