Code 415: Fight in the 800 Block of Wentworth, reporting party called it in as "Gang Types." SBPD Code 3 lights and sirens to the WestSide.
No weapons seen..
SBPD in the 600 Block of West Canon Perdido..
Main instigator rode NB on Wentworth (I don't post names of RP's either but I know what you mean PD) 18 year old NB Wentworth on a black bicycle.
Looking for a crime scene the call was numerous gang types fighting but they scattered before the PD got there.
No one willing to ID subjects involved in the fight...Roger over and out.
Gang motto : Snitches Get Stitches . It's eye for eye justice.
Former City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss also left a good motto: You want to join a gang, get out of Santa Barbara.
Little pee-pee boys. Too bad they can't find something better to do.
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For some reason the Edhat staff decided to remove my post explaining that kids of gang families usually get initiated around 16 and they start being included in the gang activity which includes assault and sometimes knife attacks the end in murder. It’s not about looking for something better to do. This becomes normalized and retaliation is the motivation.
Lived in the 700 block for less than a year in 1970, had a stabbing 4 houses up the street, a murder at the south corner and couldn't get home one night due to police involved shooting on our block. Was blocked off and we could see cops prone behind their cars. Moved shortly after.
Oscar Gonzales and Cathy Murillo - this is your district, this is your neighborhood. Tell us what you are doing about this. Sounds like the Westside is victimizing the Eastside. Share your collected wisdom with us. Why aren't you out walking the streets getting this to cool down, instead of prancing around cutting ribbons.
It was pretty early. I'm sure there was a ribbon cutting event somewhere else in town to attend.
No community outreach is going to affect this. The sad truth is gang activity is a culture that is hard for us to understand because it goes back through multiple family generations and is a way of life that has become normalized. Remember the gang injunctions that failed so badly in 2014? Judge Sterne shut it down because there was no proof the general public was in danger or even disturbed by such activity. The argument is that gang code keeps the violence between gangs.
Well said Factotum!
The sad truth is there is no cooling down. If one gang kills someone from another gang, there will be a return attack or killing. There is no stopping this vicious cycle. No good will ambassador walking the streets is going to change that. It’s like we are all living alongside an alternate universe/dimension. Their world is moved by things our world cannot touch.
Except the general public is affected in a myriad of ways. I was one of the people in 2010 at Hendry's beach (Arroyo Burro) in broad daylight when a few westside gang members knifed and killed a local beach guy Robert Simpson and he bled out on the sidewalk just north of the bathrooms. Very disturbing. Then there are all our tax dollars... oh, that. How many are on public assistance? How much time is taken up by police and other public officials in controlling and processing these crimes?
He was a nice guy Robert was used to drink with my neighbor once in a while was always jogging around town. That should have never happened.
Just "tribes" doing "tribal" stuff. You know, just like any of us.
Ha! Groups? Like the Shoreline Community Church Youth Group? or the AA Support Group? Or the Green Networking Group? Come on, let's call it what it is.
Actually the AA support group is alittle more brutal..
I agree with Factotum. Years ago the female mayor of Chicago moved into the Cabrini Green Projects to help bring sanity back to what had become a zoo. A bit of old fashioned "ward heeling" would go a long way to letting the East and West side community realize that we are actually civilized, aware and know each other as families, neighbors, that we care about their welfare and our own. Here's a bad idea: now that we are the Weed Capitol of the nation, perhaps the city council could roll up a few hundred doobies and go out and play "Meet the Neighbors" and pass out the reefer. They certainly would get the attention of the drug dealing minority, which is what these gang crimes are revolving around. Perhaps keeping them a little stoned will save a few lives. Remember: I told you this was a bad idea! @B>)~ Cathy and Oscar: forget the last part, just heed the heeling/healing. Peace in Paradise, Please!!!
I lived in that neighborhood for many years and you learn quickly to avoid Wentworh. It's the entry to that hood because of the footbridge and there are lots of escape routes.
Since fighting seems to be their group favorite passtime, how about they start providing their own medics? The County could provide basic training and give them a discount on sutures and that sort of thing and antibiotic ointments and such at cost. For pain killers: Oh well. Isn't that the name of the game? Prove how macho you are?
The name of the game is “an eye for an eye”.
Then let them supply their own equipment and "trainers" for their "sports" injuries.
I was in acouple gangs as a kid they are always the same 45 years ago till now same bad stuff.
Is it a coincidence that school is now out for the summer and there are a bunch of kids with nothing to do and a lot of time on their hands? How much would it cost to develop a program to give them something to do and how many would participate?
These were not kids, and please explain why you still think there is a shortage of excellent youth programs in this town.
Please explain why you think there are bunch of youth programs in town with many spaces available for kids going unused? I didn't see any info in this thread giving the ages of the people involved.