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October 6, 2011

Oakland City Council delays vote on gang injunctions and curfew laws







Looks like the ongoing debate over the Oakland gang injunctions and a citywide curfew for teenagers will continue for some time, as Mayor Quan and City Council voted to delay a final decision on the proposals.

Mayor Jean Quan cast the tie-breaking vote to delay a final decision on the trio of proposals, which included an expansion on gang injunctions, a citywide curfew for teens and a strict anti-loitering ordinance. -Bay Citizen 

Some council members argued that curfew and loitering laws have been proven as successful crime fighting tools in other major cities, while others others say that the police won’t be able to “arrest their way” out of Oakland’s crime problem.


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