The proposed injunction announced Thursday seeks to curb the criminal activities of the Columbus Street gang, which has more than 200 members. The injunction would cover a nearly 3-square-mile area and prevent gang members from associating in public with one another, possessing weapons and selling or carrying drugs.
A violation of the injunction would result in up to six months in custody. A hearing is set for March 15.
Gang injunctions are widely recognized as a tool to reduce gang activity in neighborhoods. Los Angeles pioneered gang injunctions in the 1980s and they've since spread across the country and even overseas.