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The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunction is DEAD! Reconciliation, Healing and Reparation Begins NOW!

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunction is DEAD! Reconciliation, Healing and Reparation Begins NOW!

    By Armando Vazquez After 16 years of illegal profiling, harassment and enjoining Mexican youth and adults, the racist and unconstitutional Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is DEAD! Irrational fear, ignorance, and racism created this unconstitutional monster. There is the universal antidote to irrational fear, and racist hate and it is love; and love is […]

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Officially Dead; A Victory for the People and the Constitution

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Officially Dead; A Victory for the People and the Constitution

    By Armando Vazquez In a press release from the Oxnard Police Department published July 21, 2021 in Citizens Journal, it was reported that the, “Oxnard Police Department Will Work With District Attorney’s Office to Vacate Civil Gang Injunctions” Since 2004, Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE), have been organizing and fighting in […]

Open Letter to Scott Whitney, Chief of Police

Open Letter to Scott Whitney, Chief of Police

    By Armando Vazquez Hello Scott, It has been a while since we last talked or met. I think the last time we talked was at the old Social Security building, a few times in the past two years when you announced to us (CORE) and other community organizations and leaders your intentions to […]

Response to Armando Vazquez’s Diatribes Against Oxnard PD’s Gang Injunction Program | Rebuttal and Constructive Criticism

Response to Armando Vazquez’s Diatribes Against Oxnard PD’s Gang Injunction Program | Rebuttal and Constructive Criticism

    By Tim Bond   After all the editorials Armando Vasquez had published here on civil gang injunctions in Oxnard, he never seemed to provide a single example of tangible harm done to any person enjoined by the injunctions.   No case of false arrest, no description or names of falsely detained persons, and […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective  In the months of July and August, 2018, in various settings in the community, Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has met with the Oxnard Police Department to discuss the future of the two Civil Gang Injunctions […]

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective          In a previous article I noted an important historical point of reference that the current manifestation of civil “gang” injunctions had their origin, over 100 years ago, in the civil nuisance laws. Racist, ill-conceived, and […]

The Proverbial Black Hole | Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

The Proverbial Black Hole |  Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                                                     Every […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective                                        CORE historical fight against Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunctions In 2004 our group, Chiques Organizing for Rights & Equality (CORE) […]

Oxnard PD Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Civil Gang Injunctions | Will Re-Serve Individuals with a Notice of Hearing

Oxnard PD Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Civil Gang Injunctions | Will Re-Serve Individuals with a Notice of Hearing

Since 2005, the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office have worked closely together on the implementation and enforcement of Ventura County’s only two (2) full-time civil gang injunctions. Several recent court decisions throughout California have led the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office to reexamine the manner […]

Trio of Oxnard gang members arrested for concealed handgun and other violations

Trio of Oxnard gang members arrested for concealed handgun and other violations
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