Insist on real solutions to gang violence

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gang violence is a serious problem, and we need smart solutions. But proposed legislation promotes use of court injunctions that could sweep up innocent individuals and send them to prison. And its bogus due process procedures may not even alert people until after the court order binding them has been issued. This approach has failed elsewhere. Tell your legislators to reject this misguided measure in Washington state.

Studies show arresting gang kingpins while providing provide resources to at-risk individuals is what works to tackle gangs. Let's focus on proven prevention and intervention approaches, not costly and ineffective court orders. Contact your legislator today!

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