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St. Paul wins court ruling against Sureņo 13 gang
StarTribune ^ | 4/24/09 | Chris Havens

Posted on 04/24/2009 4:48:42 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

In a legal first for the state of Minnesota, a Ramsey County District judge on Friday ordered members of a street gang to stay away from one another during the Cinco de Mayo celebration on St. Paul’s West Side next weekend.

Judge Gregg Johnson granted the city of St. Paul’s request to sue the Sureño 13 gang and 10 of its members in an effort to prevent violence at the event, which draws about 100,000 people every year.

Under the order, the named members aren’t prohibited from going to the event, they just can’t associate with other known Sureño members. Among other banned activities are showing gang signs, wearing gang clothing, threatening people and recruiting people into the gang.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: aliens; cincodemayo; gangs; illegalimmigrants
Yeah....should be all sunshine and puppies on the day before my birthday......

;-)

1 posted on 04/24/2009 4:48:42 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

we need to keep it up— one victory is just one victory


2 posted on 04/24/2009 4:51:23 PM PDT by myaccount2009
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Recruitment may resume on May 6...


3 posted on 04/24/2009 4:52:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: myaccount2009

If the gang is vicious, why isn’t it RICO’d?


4 posted on 04/24/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"Among other banned activities are showing gang signs, wearing gang clothing"

I despise gangs as much as anyone, but isn't this a 1st Amendment violation?

5 posted on 04/24/2009 4:53:42 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

There are lots of laws on the books concerning crime to benefit a gang....

I don’t remember that any of those laws are being contested, on constitutional grounds.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 5:06:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...

Ping!


7 posted on 04/24/2009 8:03:40 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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