Gangs in Santa Barbara
Gangs from the Eastside, Westside, and beyond have been part of Santa Barbara for decades. But in recent years, the gang warfare - especially amongst teenagers - has escalated. This is the collection of Independent.com's gang coverage.
Closing arguments in the divisive criminal case are expected this week. Read story.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Attorneys argue over dots on a map and tools in the toolbox. Read story.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
L.A. attorney says his clients were falsely and negligently accused of being gang members. Read story.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Councilmember Gregg Hart also argues against the legal filing. Read story.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Says it would restrict constitutionally protected behavior. Read story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Father Greg Boyle will visit Santa Barbara on Thursday. Read story.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Authorities argue action is needed to combat the Mexican Mafia. Read story.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Police net dozens of arrests and charges during Operation Falling Dawn. Read story.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The city's proposal will be heard in court mid-March. Read story.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Pro-Youth Movement's fourth meeting focuses on the controversial proposal. Read story.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Palabra's jefe and police nemesis talks about street justice and what works with would-be gangsters. Read story.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Anti-gang group tracks results from the trenches. Read story.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Judge orders release of select juvenile records. Read story.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Arrest of Raymond Macias casts shadow on La Palabra. Read story.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Blank check, slippery slope, or another tool in toolbox? Read story.