Thursday, August 2, 2007
No Anti-Gang Injunctions in Santa Barbara - Ever
Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez stated, emphatically, to Martha Sadler of the Independent that he will not support an injunction against Gangs in Santa Barbara as long as he is chief of police. http://www.independent.com/news/2007/aug/02/police-chief-cam-sanchez-explains-laws-view-gangs/ This is a departure from the standard no-holds-barred all out "war on crime" approach to the complex problem of street-gangs. I applaud Chief Sanchez for, apparently, taking civil liberties into account in his analysis; especially when, as he points out, injunctions are ineffective.