Scott & Spady: OC Gang Injunctions are OverHyped

James Spady and Alex Scott write that gang injunctions are overhyped in terms of results and should be replaced with crime prevention programs instead of being expanded by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in places like Santa Ana, Placentia, and elsewhere in the county.

Study Casts Doubt On Effectiveness of Townsend Gang Injunction

The study, done by a Bay Area-based nonprofit that advocates for minority communities, found Santa Ana’s gang injunction in the Townsend Street neighborhood will not necessarily reduce serious crime in the long run and further erodes residents’ trust of police.