Simple question up for discussion this morning. During my morning blog hopping I spotted a post on the Crime Scene Blog regarding a series of arrests against the Puente 13 for alleged drug and weapons trafficking. A total of 17 arrest so far with the bulk of them out here in far east LA.
It was a straight forward post. The comments are what got my attention and made me think for a minute. Commenter FX wrote:
“What a shock a sureno gang involved in drug trafficking. I hope they are not going to seek a gang injunction against the Puente-13 gang and violate their rights.
I wonder if the Puente-13 gang will get richo rewards, oops RICO, RICO, RICO”
FX makes an interesting statement. I’ve seen gang injunctions all over the place and have gotten mixed reports on the effectiveness. Mixed because what I’ve seen is the gang just moves over a block outside the injunction area and resumes business or just ignores it.
Side bar, out of curiosity I did a quick google search that gave me a bit describing “sureno” as a splinter group of “la eme” also known as the Mexican Mafia.
Up for discussion and debate, coming right off FX comment, do you think a “gang injunction” is a violation of rights? If so what rights?