ACLU intervenes in Ogden "Gang Injunction" | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

ACLU intervenes in Ogden "Gang Injunction"

by

comment

The ACLU of Utah joined local attorneys in filing a brief against Weber County for it’s unprecedented injunction barring member of the alleged Trece Gang from participating in constitutionally protected activities in the entire city of Ogden.---

The ACLU’s brief points out the injunction covers a wide-range of constitutionally protected activities that include drinking in public and private and owning legal firearms. But perhaps most disturbing is the latitude the injunction gives to law enforcement to determine that someone is a gang member, and thus take away their rights.

“Particularly troublesome is the fact that no guidance is given to how alleged gang members will be identified by law enforcement,” ACLU Utah Legal Director Darcy Goddard in a press release. Noting that any resident could be identified as a gang member and then be stripped of fundamental liberties. “The proposed injunction is breathtaking in its scope and constitutional deficiencies.”

Tags