Suge Knight Banned From Compton
Los Angeles city officials have banned 200 members of the Mob Piru street gang, including Death Row Records head Suge Knight, from congregating in certain neighborhoods in Compton, California. The injunction is part of LAPD's strategy to keep the gang from causing further disturbances in the neighborhood.
"We've done it without an injunction," Lieutenant Paul Pietrantoni, who heads the gang task force, told the Los Angeles Times. "We have the lowest murder rate in 20 years in Compton. The injunction is just going to give us one more tool."
Knight, who's been known to have gang affiliation, is calling the ordinance a "publicity stunt." "This is crazy," Knight told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm a 42-year-old businessman, not a gang member. I don't even live in Compton anymore."
In the meantime, city officials are scheduled to attend a hearing regarding the injunction today. Read the full story.