Progress in the Fight to Halt the Gang Injunctions
PUEBLO is in full support of the Stop the Injunctions Coalition. Last night, at the Public Safety Committee meeting, nearly 100 people turned out to voice their concerns to Oakland City Council Members about how gang injunctions only serve to further polarize our communities from feelings of safety and healthy police-citizen relations.Information on Stop the Injunctions Coalition OaklandBay Citizen Article
At the meeting, Rashidah Grinage commented on an agenda item concerning the Oakland Police Department's compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement. Rashidah asked the Council members to reflect deeply on the topic. She asked them to look beyond the check boxes of compliance, and really listen to the community to determine if the Oakland Police Department has bettered its relationship and standing with a significant number of Oakland's residents by moving forward with gang injunctions without first engaging the community.
If you would like to learn more and potentially GET INVOLVED with the Stop the Injunctions Coalition organizing, feel free to follow the links below and/or contact us here at PUEBLO and we would be happy to catch you up to speed!!!
Also, you can view the recording of the meeting when it is made available by the city on the 1/11/2011 Public Safety Committee Meeting