Luis Manuel Tapia was a high-powered leader of one of Ventura County’s largest and deadliest gangs—the Colonia Chiques. He was often. Invoking a strategy common in Los Angeles, the injunction bars 1, Colonia Chiques gang members from publicly hanging out together. A year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order.

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In January, the Los Angeles legal community was stunned when federal criminal defense attorney Isaac Guillen was convicted of racketeering and money laundering offenses committed on behalf of the Mexican Mafia and the 18th Street gang — powerful organizations with strong ties to street gangs in Ventura County. Oxnard also has several gangs comprising mainly other ethnic groups: So I’m basically like a mom and I work.

Some of the job training programs have been successful in helping people to lead more productive lives. At a ratio of a bit over one officer per thousand residents, OPD is thinly manned compared to a lot of departments. Oxnard strike of Murder of Larry King Oxnard train derailment. Bysshe stated that police officers would be required to follow detailed criteria to establish the identities of Chiques members before acting against any individual.

You beat up a girl with a baseball bat and smashed her house windows. But law enforcement and prosecutors from Ventura to Oxnard, along with authorities in inland communities such as Simi Valley, have made concerted efforts to turn things around.

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Because the judge says your — you have little signs. This is not a legal transcript for purposes of litigation. Archived from the original on The civil approach appears to have had an impact, with a 10 percent decrease in crime since Ventura County started filing injunctions.


January 31, 7: Watch The O’Reilly Factor weeknights at 8 p. The seven- month operation chiquss in April, when investigators linked two Moorpark shootings to a drug seizure involving local injuncyion members.

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The second injunction was approved in against the Southside Chiques. I get off parole in three months. Next Journalism — for better or for worse — is here to stay. Colonia the section of Oxnard from which the Colonia Chiques drew its name was a low-income neighborhood, and its residents viewed areas outside Colonia as more affluent. Because of our past we get stopped and we get harassed and it’s like they’re trying to just sink us back into the system A large part of the solution lay in a creative move.

Both gangs engage in violent and serious felonies among rival gangs and innocent community members, according to police.

Connect with Raven West: The case emanated from an undercover operation in Camarillo in which authorities linked two Moorpark shootings to a drug distribution and firearms trafficking network run by Colonia Chiques. Bysshe granted the preliminary injunction. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish plans to begin construction on a new church building within a year. Many others, however, find themselves pulled back into the fold at one level or another. Honestly, I don’t know. Hope for a Little More Peace on Earth?

Still, names remain on the injunction aimed at the Colonia Chiques gang, and 66 are on the injunction against the Southside Chiques, authorities said. One, who is next?

So you’re telling me that both of you guys made mistakes but now you’re going straight and you’re not committing any crimes, you’re not dealing any weed or any of that? He compared it to Walmart, stating that he had an array of contraband. But now that we’re trying to go on with our lives, this happened a long time ago.


Gang Awareness Presentations Several programs are in place to help steer at youth risk away from the gang life, and have had a positive impact on hundreds of children in the community. Cloonia you’re in the system it’s very difficult to get out, Bill.

Christopher Williams, who works for the violent crimes unit. One of them proudly pointed out a young man on probation to us and said that he has found purpose and hope in the four-five month construction trades training program, which turns out graduates ready to hit the ground running on the job with readily marketable skills.

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Bysshe signed the injunction that establishes knjunction massive “safety zone” in the city, within which members of the Chiques are banned from assembling, flashing gang signs, wearing Dallas Cowboys attire and staying out past 10 p. Nor are the gang members able to intimidate others by wearing their gang clothing. Many illegal immigrant felons were present. Now I want to also remind you, one of the things that they wanted the injunction for was because they were concerned about witness intimidation and people who would not come forward clonia talk about the crime.

July 31, From a Times Staff Writer. Read about the discussion at the Council meeting.