This Note first discusses different approaches available to law enforcement and courts to combat gang-related problems. Second, this Note describes the facts and procedural history of People ex reI Gallo v. Acuna and provides the California Supreme Court's rationale for upholding the injunction. Third, this Note critiques People ex reI Gallo v. Acuna by exploring potential problems of using an injunction as a method to fight crime. Lastly, this Note concludes that the application of public nuisance law is a powerful, constitutional method of abating gang violence and terrorism.
Injunctions as a Tool to Fight Gang-Related Problems in California After People ex rel Gallo v. Acuna: A Suitable Solution?, 28 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.