Placentia Residents Fight Gang Injunctions and City Council Listens!
Updated: Sep 7
Mexican residents from historic Placentia barrios filled the City Council chambers last night to speak out against two new gang injunctions affecting them. For nearly two hours, everyone from homeowners to an Afghanistan War vet said they felt safe in their neighborhoods and didn't need, nor want, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' so-called safety zones. More surprising, still? Unlike their callous counterparts in SanTana and Anaheim, the Placentia city council actually made eye-contact with speakers at the podium and took copious notes!
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