Echo Park gang injunction approved!

Hat tip to The Eastsider for delivering this welcome bit of news.

Regular readers know that the injunction has been a pretty controversial topic in the neighborhood.

A small but vocal minority contends that the injunction is some kind of tool of gentrification and/or racially-motivated oppression.

Everyone else would just prefer that the local yobs (as they call them in England) stop tagging / drinking in public / selling drugs / shooting each other / etc.

We love Echo Park and have invested a ton of money, time, and care in making it a better place to live.

This injunction, handled appropriately by the much-improved LAPD, ought to make it an even better place.

Bravo to ex-City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (who originally requested the injunction), current City Attorney Mike Feuer (who followed up) and to the LA Superior Court (which approved it).