The Santa Barbara Democratic Central Committee Oppose Gang Injunction Crime Stats Show Gang Activity Dropped This Year

The Bellwether of how “JUST” a people are is how well they care for their women. How well they care for their children, their elderly, their poor and needy. Is in fact how healthy their society is. Well going through some of my research this morning I found that antidote written down on a piece of paper. I wish who ever had given that to me had signed it. Some times I think many in our society whose responsibility it is to be “JUST” have failed to act within the guidelines of their duties.

Just, adjective;

1. Guided by truth, reasonjustice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations.
2. Done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a just reply.
3. based on right; rightful; lawful: a just claim.
4. In keeping with truth or fact; true; correct: a just analysis.
5. given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence, punishment, or reward: a just penalty.
Are you all aware of the recent turn of events in regards the need and or want of a “Gang Injunction” here in Santa Barbara? Here is a recent Santa Barbara Independent headline;
Are you all aware of the recent turn of events in regards the need and or want of a “Gang Injunction” here in Santa Barbara? Here is a recent Santa Barbara Independent headline;
Are you all aware of the recent turn of events in regards the need and or want of a “Gang Injunction” here in Santa Barbara? Here is a recent Santa Barbara Independent headline;

“S.B. Dems Oppose Gang Injunction

Crime Stats Show Gang Activity Dropped This Year”
A link and the entire story can be found at the end of this posting. I just wish people could be honest about the whole Gang Injunction situation. Because truth be told the Santa Barbara Independent has released crime data since 2009 that has shown a Gang Injunction could never be justified by those numbers. In fact the only reason Gang Injunction talk came about was to save Santa Barbara police chief Cam Sanchez’s job. I feel he still needs to be FIRED because he lacks any integrity and has no true leadership skills and that’s just for starters.
I have included some of my past postings where I challenged the exploitation of truly sad and unnecessary deaths for political power. Further on you will find some real “Gang Crime Data” all the way back to 2005. The Democratic Central Committee has to play politics not me, but ok we don’t need a Gang Injunction because of 2012 crime data (wink wink).
In closing a few weeks back I went for a ride first on the Eastside, then the Westside and finally the mesa and not only did I not see a “Gang Member” I never saw no youth out. Now my ride was taken on a Saturday evening after 8:30 pm, oh and I did end up having a beer on State street with some of the finer representatives of Santa Barbara law enforcement.( I mean that from the heart)
A public comment on the Gang Injunction;
The gang injunction was/is racist in motivation. This community like most has the ability to scapegoat without reflection. We do have systemic racial problems resulting phobic reactions. We elected council members, like Randy Rowse who while addressing another mesa gang, of really an all anglo crowd before him, praised them and actually flashed a 3-fingers down gang sign while saying “Go Mesa!” The flashing of Rowses peoples gang sign was not just an insensitivity but a provocation that no one seems to care about because they are part of the problem. Otherwise we should have been aghast. We’ve got a major malfunction going on here. The problem starts with our chamber of commerce type club members who use people, chews them up and then spits them out when they find they are of little use to them.
DonMcDermott (anonymous profile)
July 19, 2012 at 6:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
My challenge on crime states found in the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s presentation to the Board of Supervisors
When you read numbers given out about “Gang Issues/Crime” here in Santa Barbara more often than not a high percentage number is used rather than factual numbers. For example in last years 14 page District Attorney’s budget flyer (attached to this email) it immediately starts out on pg 3 under “highlights key trends”, with the statistic that Gang crime is up  by 1422% over the last ten years. In order to get some type of perspective on the raise in “Gang Crime” I looked at the right hand side of Page 3 and saw that the S.B.D.A.’s office handled a total of 14,633 felony cases in 1 year. Then I went to page 5 and saw were the D.A.’s office shows only 274 cases were classified as “Gang”, or in other words 0.0187 of 1% percent was “Gang related”. Now lets break that down even further and ask how many of the 274 case were from the City of Santa Barbara  and what portion of those cases came from Santa Maria and Lompoc . Let’s see 1422% vs. .0187 of 1 percent, 1422% does not seem to really reflect anything does it.
Crime data found in a 2009 Independent story that covers all the way back to 2005

Clouds Gathering Over Police Chief

Budget Showdown, Mayoral Face-Off Confront Cam Sanchez

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Santa Barbara Citywide Crime Stats

1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2008
HOMICIDE
7
6
6
3
0
3
RAPE
24
26
33
38
34
26
ROBBERY
75
132
107
58
76
117
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT*
139
467
436
371
399
347
AUTO THEFT
225
350
247
122
207
114
LARCENY/THEFT
1,740
3,052
2,614
1,953
2,125
1,912
ARSON
19
8
18
14
43
32

Gang-Related Offenses

2005
2006
2007
MURDER
0
0
2
ATTEMPTED MURDER
1
0
0
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
16
25
26
BRANDISHING
1
3
4
ROBBERY
5
3
6
BURGLARY
3
5
1
VANDALISM
30
37
37
BATTERY
5
12
13
KNIFE IN PUBLIC
3
7
8
TOTAL GANG RELATED OFFENSES
102
163
177
TOTAL CITYWIDE NUMBER OF OFFENSES
26,137
24,346
23,002
PERCENTAGE OF CRIME GANG-RELATED
00.39%
00.70%
00.77%
Last weeks Independents story.

S.B. Dems Oppose Gang Injunction

Crime Stats Show Gang Activity Dropped This Year

Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Democratic Central Committee voted overwhelmingly last week to oppose the gang injunction proposed last March by Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez. The vote came at the instigation of Latino rights activists affiliated with the new organizationPODER, who argued the injunction wasn’t warranted by existing crime rates and that the money spent on the injunction would be more effectively spent on prevention programs instead. Likewise, the groupa coalition of students affiliated with City College, UCSB, and Santa Barbara High Schoolargued the injunction would have a negative impact on property values in affected neighborhoods and further stigmatize Latino youth. “Let’s spend money on programs that help kids, not label them,” argued Cesar Trujillo.
About 17 members of the Democratic Central Committee (DCC) voted to oppose the injunction, a handful abstained, and a couple voted against taking action. Longtime Democratic Party activist Bob Handyand former Fire and Police Commission memberargued the committee should have heard from gang injunction supporters before voting. Committtee executive Daraka Larimore-Hall said the issues behind the gang injunction were hardly new, adding, “We’re a political party, not a debating society.” Larimore-Hall and other critics of the gang injunction expressed concern such a major policy direction was adopted without any public hearing by the Santa Barbara City Council.
To date, the City Council has reportedly not voted on the matter but has been briefed on several occasions in closed-door hearings. Councilmember Cathy Murillo, an opponent of the injunction, acknowledged she participated in one such meeting but declined to provide any details of what was saidand by whombecause of confidentiality concerns. While Murillo lauded the arguments made by PODER activists, she expressed skepticism the injunction could be reversed. “That train left the station,” she said.
Last week’s vote will cause further friction between the DCC and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, a Democrat, who appeared at the press conference with Police Chief Sanchez when he first announced he would file civil legal action against 30 of the “worst of the worst” gang members, limiting their ability to associate with one another in public. Sanchez, who had opposed gang injunctions for years, switched positions just months after two high-profile homicides took place in 2010 in which non-gang members were killed by gang members.
Though not available for comment this week, Sanchez has taken issue with the argument that the injunction promotes ethnic profiling. The Latino community, he’s insisted, has been disproportionately victimized by gang activity. And though filed early last year, the gang injunction has been held up in a variety of court actions. At issue is whether proponents of the injunction can avail themselves to otherwise confidential juvenile records that prosecutors insist are needed to make the injunction’s case. A case management conference is scheduled this January. In the meantime, PODER intends to take its case to the Latino Democrats, the ACLU, and the Women’s Political Committee.
According to police records, gang incidents and gang-related crime dropped in the past year. Reports of “gang related” events dropped from 259 this time last year to 179 for the first 10 months of 2012. The number of “gang incidents”defined as offenses designed to further a street gangdropped from 153 to 118 in the same time. Only the number of taggings increased, from 734 to 956. Not all tagging, however, can be tied to gangs. According to FBI statistics on Type I crime, the number of violent offenses related to Santa Barbara gangs dropped from 34 to 28 in the past year and gang-related property crime from 15 to 10.
S.B.C.C.C. The place where COMMON SENSE never goes out of style!

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Our Santa Barbara Criminal and Civil Superior Courts often abuse’s us with illegal and unjust judgments and convictions. So I investigate, law enforcement, judge’s, elected officials and our California Public Pensions trying to expose the corruption we are being forced to accept. We must always respect and support those who practice the law in an even and ethical manner and demand it from those who do not. Here you can find data for SBCERS, VECRA, LACERA .pensions as well as others.
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