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  Posted on: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Utah City Seeks to Make Gang Injunction Permanent
OGDEN - A court injunction designed to break up Ogden's oldest and largest gang could get permanent status. A judge is hearing arguments from both sides all this week. The Weber County Attorney's office brought several expert witnesses to the stand Tuesday to help prove their theory that the gang injunction the city issued has caused the Ogden Trece Gang to slowly fall apart. But lawyers for those gang members say their rights are being violated, and they say there's no evidence the injunction is having any impact on crime. Ogden City Prosecutor Mike Junk was one of several expert witnesses who testified that criminal activity from the city's most notorious gang is way down, especially in Ogden's downtown entertainment district. "In all of my years as a prosecutor, I've found that this has been the most effective tool: to limit, or to go at crime before it occurs," Junk said.
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