Gabriel San Roman
Placentia Barrios Unite Against OCDA Gang Injunctions
Updated: Sep 4, 2020
"Lord, help the voices of the people be heard," says Pastor Danny Correa at Placentia's Well of Life Church on a recent Monday night, as people bow their heads in silent prayer. "We trust in you, Almighty Father." Under a humble gray cross, the faithful voiced their concerns about new gang injunctions filed in the city's historic Mexican barrios, Plas and La Jolla. Well of Life, a warehouse space transformed into a sanctuary, lies in the middle of the neighborhoods and has become common ground for the communities. The two are now getting to know each other better as they unite to fight a common enemy: the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA).
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