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Santa Barbara police are investigating two stabbings the night of Thursday, July 10, that left two gang members with multiple injuries. Both victims are expected to survive, but neither have been cooperative with police and no arrests have been made. It’s not clear if the different incidents are related.

According to police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, officers arrived at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital at 10:49 p.m. and made contact with a 31-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. About an hour later, officers responded to the 500 block of East Ortega Street on a call of an assault with a deadly weapon. A 26-year-old man had approached a woman and said that was stabbed and needed help, Harwood said. The victim was transported to Cottage Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SBPD Sergeant Lorenzo Duarte at (805) 897-2339 / lduarte@sbpd.com,” Harwood said in a press statement, β€œor call anonymously to (805) 897-2386.”

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What is happening with the gang injunction?

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A few years ago there was a big hellavula over painting a blue line to illustrate expected sea rise through Santa Barbara- mostly by the real estate industry. I can't believe the RE industry or property owners in general could possible be any more thrilled to have their properties classified in essence a danger zone..!
If these are danger zones, alleviate the danger; don't create a criminal version of Jurassic Park, in effect surrendering territory to (alleged) criminals.
What next, Green Zones a la Baghdad?
The gang injunction seems a lot like the "patriot" act to me. I'm not at all comfortable with legally codifying dress codes nor voluntary adult associations. If current lawbreakers are already breaking the law and we know about it and them, why do we need more laws that negatively impact the general law abiding public. Just go after the lawbreakers.
Militarizing our community is not the answer, whether or not we grew from a presidio.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ken: You are presenting logic, but illogical politicians run the city.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gang injunctions are a recognized, legally tested and preventive tools to apply when chronic gang crime exists in a community. Which it does in Santa Barbara. That is quite different from waiting for a crime to happen and then only reacting to "those breaking the law". The case for gang injunctions has been made, and sounds in fact and research. The case for the Blue Line was bogus. Voters are ultimately responsible for those who hold elective office. Chose wisely if you want a better brand of elected representatives.

Back to the original question. What is the status of our city gang injunction. Is it waiting for court ruling or in hiatus until the new city attorney gets up to speed?

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As long as they just stab each other...
Viva La Raza.

zuma7 (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 8:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with zuma7!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 5:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Obviously, these stabbings would not have occurred if the gang injunction proposed by the old, desperate city council was already in place.

Everyone knows that.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Gone on vacation for a few days, come back to this crap. Gang injunction or not (which I am FOR it!), these buttheads are going to keep shanking each other.
The gang injunction won't stop them form that and personally, I hope they stab each other to death and beyond because they're worthless piles of waste that only the waste before them could produce.
What I see the injunction as useful for is protecting NON-GANG MEMBERS from the likes of these scumbags.
Let them kill each other, it is what they aspire to do, let's give themn their wish.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wait, you actually find it entertaining that Mexicans are stabbing each other in the street?

Well I find it more entertaining when white people are shooting each other with Tommy Guns. Maybe we should prohibit alcohol again, bring back the Tommy Gun white gangsters with funny criminal names, that would be much more entertaining for me.

I hadn't ever thought of it that way before, banning substances to create personal entertainment through the death and destruction of other people, what a great idea!!

While we're at it, why not ban yoga? Don't you want to watch all the new age hippies kill each other with chakra energy blasts and acupuncture needles as they fight over their territory for illicit yoga instruction?

Why don't we think of all of the people we don't like and ban something so they create a black market and start killing each other? Human diversity is so over-rated, I want everybody to be just like me... and entertainment sucks today, I need better entertainment in my life and I don't care who has to die for it.

Or we could finally recognize that all this death and destruction is being caused by those who support the war on drugs and end it tomorrow. Put the drug dealers out of business, end the war on drugs.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gang crimes are hugely expensive for the county to prosecute. They always plead innocent even when holding the knife or tire iron dripping with blood. We can't afford their continued nonsense. Identify the worst and throw the book at them. The tax dollars saved will be our own. Don't care about the victims? No reason we should. But we should hate wasting our public resources cleaning up their messes.

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I have obviously been missing all the fun in beautiful Santa Barbara by the beach.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

AZ, when you come back here, don't go surfing, go skiing. Skiing is far more appropriate because Santa Barbara has been going downhill for years.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Loonywoony: "Wait, you actually find it entertaining that Mexicans are stabbing each other in the street?"

There he goes, paranoid race card, out on the table. No numbskul, my entertainment comes from the fact that these idiots, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, WHATEVER, are stabbing each other based on what side of the street they live on. Pretty damned funny if you ask any reasonable person.

Loonywoony: "Well I find it more entertaining when white people are shooting each other with Tommy Guns."

But of course you do, you have the typical profile of a self-hating white guy full of white guilt. Get over it.
Tommy guns? You're referring to a Thompson .45 machine gun, something that hasn't been used since the days of those jimmy Cagney gangster movies. Maybe that's it, you're stuck in a fantasy world, fueled by drug consumption, you can't tell the difference of what's on the boobtube or real life. You just answered VOLUMES with that ignorant statement!

Loonywoony: "Or we could finally recognize that all this death and destruction is being caused by those who support the war on drugs and end it tomorrow. Put the drug dealers out of business, end the war on drugs."

Why don't YOU learn to recognize that bad people do bad things, regardless of drugs or not. Gang members are bad people, the drugs are just a party favor or supplemental income. The ONLY "war on drugs" is the one you're fighting, it is a war against reality fueled by your drug addled remnant of a brain.
Now be a good conspiracy theory nutjob and go track some chemtrails or go dismantle the Matrix, be of some use to your fantasies.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 10:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

loonpt, i'm astounded you would assume them to be mexican. your racism is exposed.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Maybe that's it, you're stuck in a fantasy world, fueled by drug consumption, you can't tell the difference of what's on the boobtube or real life. You just answered VOLUMES with that ignorant statement!" -blah

No, it was actually you who just missed the entire point of what I said, these were descriptions of the guns and gangs during the time of alcohol prohibition. You don't see these white gangsters out shooting up the cops with Tommy Guns or any type of guns anymore because alcohol is no longer prohibited.

Gang activity increased immensely during alcohol prohibition because it became profitable to produce and sell alcohol illegally. After prohibition the gangs were there, but they weren't profitable and so they mostly disappeared after a short time. We didn't see increases in gang activity again until after the war on drugs was intensified in the late 60s.

Unfortunately you aren't able to comprehend the fact that when you provide increased monetary motivation for people to engage in illegal activity, they are more likely to engage in illegal activity. Any economics professor could help explain it to you if you want to go to the Dept. of Economics at UCSB and talk to one of the professors there.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 11:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Coming from a truther... Nuff said, now go bring Morpheus his little red pill back, you're not worthy of it.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
July 17, 2014 at 11:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Careful blah, if you keep labeling me a truther after I annihilate you in the comment section you may accidentally end up turning more people on to 9/11 truth.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 17, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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