Anti-Loitering Legislation Essay by CalDR

Anti-Loitering Legislation
The paper explains the background to a new anti-loitering ordinance being proposed in Los Angeles in the light of the city's recent gang history.
# 27852 | 2,812 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in African-American Studies (1950-Present) , Law (Criminal) , Criminology (General)

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The paper discusses the proliferation of gang violence in LA and the need to do something to suppress gang activity. The paper traces the history of anti-loitering ordinances in the city and the major problems with all these policies, focusing on "Operation Hammer", a program that called for an all-out assault on the city ghettos. The paper analyzes the proposed law and criticizes its philosophy.

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