Gang injunction bans teens from wearing hoodies

Echo: Gang injunction bans teens from wearing hoodies Gang injunction bans teens from wearing hoodies

GANG injunction has been obtained for the first time in Essex - in an effort to stop a notorious group of Southend thugs.

The civil order aims to prevent the GPD gang, whose name stands for ‘Get Paid Daily, from associating with each other.

The injunction has been successfully obtained against Darren Quainoo, 18, Charlie Cox, 19, and two 16-year-old boys who cannot be named for legal reasons.

They have been given a list of onerous conditions to comply with - including being barred from wearing hoodies or the red scarves which are the gang’s signature.

Other requirements mean they must stay out of Southend’s parks where the gang have committed crimes in the past.

They are also barred from having contact with 33 people connected to the gang - and from being their friends on Facebook.

It also prevents them from posting gang-related videos on the internet. If they breach any of the conditions they will be arrested.

Det Con Richard Burgess, who lead the team which tackled the GPD, said they were seeking injunctions against all the key members of the gang. H

e said: “The reason we’ve gone for it is because we want to take a zero tolerance approach with street gangs of any description and youth nuisance and antisocial behaviour in general."

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10:12am Tue 29 Jan 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

I have no problem with banging these idiots away for *real crimes*; but this, is just another draconian measure which, in my opinion, is designed/bound to fail.
I have no problem with banging these idiots away for *real crimes*; but this, is just another draconian measure which, in my opinion, is designed/bound to fail. Soouthchurch59

10:49am Tue 29 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

How about publishing their faces and addresses.
How about publishing their faces and addresses. Shoebury_Cyclist

10:51am Tue 29 Jan 13

Cosmo Spring says...

can they ban people from walking about wearing those ludicrous grey sweatpant suits they look like a bunch of wallies walking about in public in their pyjamas
can they ban people from walking about wearing those ludicrous grey sweatpant suits they look like a bunch of wallies walking about in public in their pyjamas Cosmo Spring

11:03am Tue 29 Jan 13

stopmoaning1 says...

So eveybody moans about the police and courts not doing anything about these ant social gangs, and when they do it's ridiculed/questioned
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So eveybody moans about the police and courts not doing anything about these ant social gangs, and when they do it's ridiculed/questioned . stopmoaning1

12:05pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Just slap a ban on all hoodies and grey flannel sports wear...ohhh and those red plastic over the shoulder plastic bags from CEX.
Just slap a ban on all hoodies and grey flannel sports wear...ohhh and those red plastic over the shoulder plastic bags from CEX. DogsMessInLeigh

12:23pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving!
The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving! Soouthchurch59

12:39pm Tue 29 Jan 13

andyh says...

This type of order seems to be a deliberate governmental provocation of article 20 of the universal declaration of human rights.

Most of it also seems pointless - the gang is probably using something other thab Facebook (Google + ?) by now - and defining "hoodie" without forbidding most low-cost clothing seems tricky.
This type of order seems to be a deliberate governmental provocation of article 20 of the universal declaration of human rights. Most of it also seems pointless - the gang is probably using something other thab Facebook (Google + ?) by now - and defining "hoodie" without forbidding most low-cost clothing seems tricky. andyh

12:41pm Tue 29 Jan 13

jayman says...

can we now expect universal bans on top hats and waistcoats, perhaps we could ban individuals from wearing pocket watches?

things are getting rather 'clockwork orange' and all of the social observations therein!
can we now expect universal bans on top hats and waistcoats, perhaps we could ban individuals from wearing pocket watches? things are getting rather 'clockwork orange' and all of the social observations therein! jayman

1:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

emcee says...

Quote: "If they breach any of the conditions they will be arrested."
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And told not to do it again. If they do do it again they will be arrested and told not to do it again...and so on and so on.
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Quote: “The reason we’ve gone for it is because we want to take a zero tolerance approach with street gangs of any description and youth nuisance and antisocial behaviour in general."
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Zero tolerence = Punishment to fit the crime. The majority of the time the crimes these gangs commit means they should be sent to prison.
Can't wear certain cloths and not use facebook for certain activities is hardly zero tolerence.
Quote: "If they breach any of the conditions they will be arrested." - And told not to do it again. If they do do it again they will be arrested and told not to do it again...and so on and so on. - Quote: “The reason we’ve gone for it is because we want to take a zero tolerance approach with street gangs of any description and youth nuisance and antisocial behaviour in general." - Zero tolerence = Punishment to fit the crime. The majority of the time the crimes these gangs commit means they should be sent to prison. Can't wear certain cloths and not use facebook for certain activities is hardly zero tolerence. emcee

1:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

is this a joke? it feels like it should be... banning bits of clothes is not going to achieve anything in stopping anti-social behavior.. it's just going to aggravate them and encourage them to act out even more.
is this a joke? it feels like it should be... banning bits of clothes is not going to achieve anything in stopping anti-social behavior.. it's just going to aggravate them and encourage them to act out even more. JessyJar

1:34pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Nothing wrong with banning hoodies. They should extend the ban to everyone.
Nothing wrong with banning hoodies. They should extend the ban to everyone. Nebs

2:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

Balaclavas, bobble-hats and bandit masks...
Balaclavas, bobble-hats and bandit masks... Soouthchurch59

2:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Letmetryagain says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
can they ban people from walking about wearing those ludicrous grey sweatpant suits they look like a bunch of wallies walking about in public in their pyjamas
You mean the ones where the trouser crotch goes down to knee level ?

What do they think they look like ?
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: can they ban people from walking about wearing those ludicrous grey sweatpant suits they look like a bunch of wallies walking about in public in their pyjamas[/p][/quote]You mean the ones where the trouser crotch goes down to knee level ? What do they think they look like ? Letmetryagain

2:49pm Tue 29 Jan 13

kidkid says...

I would love to bump into these little worms on a dark night. I dont believe banning clothing is going to solve anything so yeah we are going to moan when the Police decide to finally do something and what they decide to do is inadequate. Quite frankly its pathetic, How about putting them on Tag between the hours of 6pm and 6am, Or locking them up for terrorising good, hard working people. Maybe we should try banning them from wearing footwear so they can never go out again ???
I would love to bump into these little worms on a dark night. I dont believe banning clothing is going to solve anything so yeah we are going to moan when the Police decide to finally do something and what they decide to do is inadequate. Quite frankly its pathetic, How about putting them on Tag between the hours of 6pm and 6am, Or locking them up for terrorising good, hard working people. Maybe we should try banning them from wearing footwear so they can never go out again ??? kidkid

2:51pm Tue 29 Jan 13

dhd says...

Good the earlier they crack down on gangs the better and any deterrent is good. It might seem petty to some but this is only the beginning of real trouble. We don't want youngsters running around with knives and gangs and 15 year olds being stabbed as in other parts of the country.
Good the earlier they crack down on gangs the better and any deterrent is good. It might seem petty to some but this is only the beginning of real trouble. We don't want youngsters running around with knives and gangs and 15 year olds being stabbed as in other parts of the country. dhd

2:58pm Tue 29 Jan 13

whataday says...

dhd wrote:
Good the earlier they crack down on gangs the better and any deterrent is good. It might seem petty to some but this is only the beginning of real trouble. We don't want youngsters running around with knives and gangs and 15 year olds being stabbed as in other parts of the country.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]dhd[/bold] wrote: Good the earlier they crack down on gangs the better and any deterrent is good. It might seem petty to some but this is only the beginning of real trouble. We don't want youngsters running around with knives and gangs and 15 year olds being stabbed as in other parts of the country.[/p][/quote]Well said whataday

4:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

The police go round banging up big criminals who may live a life of crime & avoid tax but dont really bother everyday people, and just pave the way for these idiots who would have been kneecapped and sent crawling back to mummy a long time ago. Bring back the essex boys, 90's crime was so much better, crims v crims, not these mugs who pick on little kids & old people and literally commit some of the most cowardly acts of petty crime and think it makes them "gangstas". Give me any 1 of them 1 on 1
The police go round banging up big criminals who may live a life of crime & avoid tax but dont really bother everyday people, and just pave the way for these idiots who would have been kneecapped and sent crawling back to mummy a long time ago. Bring back the essex boys, 90's crime was so much better, crims v crims, not these mugs who pick on little kids & old people and literally commit some of the most cowardly acts of petty crime and think it makes them "gangstas". Give me any 1 of them 1 on 1 SpiffSpaffington1984

4:20pm Tue 29 Jan 13

locallife says...

Soouthchurch59 wrote:
The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving!
"those more deserving" you say??? This is a gang that stabs and robs young children in parks, terrorise old women in their cars and bullies anyone that doesn't want to follow them around like they are "gangsters". Not entirely sure what more they have to do to be "deserving" of a jail space :/
[quote][p][bold]Soouthchurch59[/bold] wrote: The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving![/p][/quote]"those more deserving" you say??? This is a gang that stabs and robs young children in parks, terrorise old women in their cars and bullies anyone that doesn't want to follow them around like they are "gangsters". Not entirely sure what more they have to do to be "deserving" of a jail space :/ locallife

5:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

locallife wrote:
Soouthchurch59 wrote:
The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving!
"those more deserving" you say??? This is a gang that stabs and robs young children in parks, terrorise old women in their cars and bullies anyone that doesn't want to follow them around like they are "gangsters". Not entirely sure what more they have to do to be "deserving" of a jail space :/
I have no qualms about locking people up for any of the above.... but I don't agree with imposing draconian sanctions - for something they *might* do!
[quote][p][bold]locallife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Soouthchurch59[/bold] wrote: The severe nature of these orders mean that the majority *will* be broken. This in turn will leave less space (in jail) for those more deserving![/p][/quote]"those more deserving" you say??? This is a gang that stabs and robs young children in parks, terrorise old women in their cars and bullies anyone that doesn't want to follow them around like they are "gangsters". Not entirely sure what more they have to do to be "deserving" of a jail space :/[/p][/quote]I have no qualms about locking people up for any of the above.... but I don't agree with imposing draconian sanctions - for something they *might* do! Soouthchurch59

5:46pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

SpiffSpaffington1984 wrote:
The police go round banging up big criminals who may live a life of crime & avoid tax but dont really bother everyday people, and just pave the way for these idiots who would have been kneecapped and sent crawling back to mummy a long time ago. Bring back the essex boys, 90's crime was so much better, crims v crims, not these mugs who pick on little kids & old people and literally commit some of the most cowardly acts of petty crime and think it makes them "gangstas". Give me any 1 of them 1 on 1
'Bring back the essex boys'

Ha! are you for real? They were the biggest 'liberty takers' of all....
[quote][p][bold]SpiffSpaffington1984[/bold] wrote: The police go round banging up big criminals who may live a life of crime & avoid tax but dont really bother everyday people, and just pave the way for these idiots who would have been kneecapped and sent crawling back to mummy a long time ago. Bring back the essex boys, 90's crime was so much better, crims v crims, not these mugs who pick on little kids & old people and literally commit some of the most cowardly acts of petty crime and think it makes them "gangstas". Give me any 1 of them 1 on 1[/p][/quote]'Bring back the essex boys' Ha! are you for real? They were the biggest 'liberty takers' of all.... Soouthchurch59

6:57pm Tue 29 Jan 13

jantone says...

If they are are seen out in public, they should be arrested straight away, put in prison, throw away the key for this scum!!
If they are are seen out in public, they should be arrested straight away, put in prison, throw away the key for this scum!! jantone

7:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Seasider90 says...

If you have one gang then another comes along and then another. Look at London and see the future of Southend. Ban all gangs otherwise vigilantes will do the job the police can't and won't give the little brats a community order ot tag. They'll give them what they deserve - a good hiding. The job the scumbags parents should have been doing as they grew up.
If you have one gang then another comes along and then another. Look at London and see the future of Southend. Ban all gangs otherwise vigilantes will do the job the police can't and won't give the little brats a community order ot tag. They'll give them what they deserve - a good hiding. The job the scumbags parents should have been doing as they grew up. Seasider90

12:27am Wed 30 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Stop the problems before they start. Stick a plain clothes policeman behind the till at Primark, and nick everyone who buys a hoodie.
Stop the problems before they start. Stick a plain clothes policeman behind the till at Primark, and nick everyone who buys a hoodie. Nebs

10:23am Wed 30 Jan 13

maxell says...

the unfortunate thing about this is youngsters learn from mentors, parents /guardians, councils and governments, and the last two in my opinion set a very poor example , I beleive that people on the whole try to do the right thing however, I am sure that everybody knows or has heard of cases where legitmate claims have been pushed a side, when people have paid insurnce all there lifes without making a single claim yet when a claim arises, they find their not coverd, they have been conned yet are protected by crap legislation from government whitepapers that protect them, it is intimidating and a form of passive bullying, that goes unnoticed, I totally oppose any direct violence to another person, but people are taking the law into their own hands now as the police do realativly nothing, plus the time it takes, the police used to be independant upholders of the law, but now they are told what laws to enforce ask any copper if they are happy, 99% will agree in someway with my last comment. Did you know there ar nearly 4 million cctv cameras in london whatching you evewry move. all of this crap about gangs with hoods, it all about showing a need for more cameras. Hoods are used so that people can pass over someone else is patch, and has esculated to be the norm, this country has it easy compared to brizil columbia or even the states it people power oposing BB the NWO my opinion of course.

ready stady go
the unfortunate thing about this is youngsters learn from mentors, parents /guardians, councils and governments, and the last two in my opinion set a very poor example , I beleive that people on the whole try to do the right thing however, I am sure that everybody knows or has heard of cases where legitmate claims have been pushed a side, when people have paid insurnce all there lifes without making a single claim yet when a claim arises, they find their not coverd, they have been conned yet are protected by crap legislation from government whitepapers that protect them, it is intimidating and a form of passive bullying, that goes unnoticed, I totally oppose any direct violence to another person, but people are taking the law into their own hands now as the police do realativly nothing, plus the time it takes, the police used to be independant upholders of the law, but now they are told what laws to enforce ask any copper if they are happy, 99% will agree in someway with my last comment. Did you know there ar nearly 4 million cctv cameras in london whatching you evewry move. all of this crap about gangs with hoods, it all about showing a need for more cameras. Hoods are used so that people can pass over someone else is patch, and has esculated to be the norm, this country has it easy compared to brizil columbia or even the states it people power oposing BB the NWO my opinion of course. ready stady go maxell

10:31am Wed 30 Jan 13

Alekhine says...

Nebs wrote:
Stop the problems before they start. Stick a plain clothes policeman behind the till at Primark, and nick everyone who buys a hoodie.
What will the plain clothes policeman be wearing so as to blend in? Yep - but the plod issue shoes will give him away.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Stop the problems before they start. Stick a plain clothes policeman behind the till at Primark, and nick everyone who buys a hoodie.[/p][/quote]What will the plain clothes policeman be wearing so as to blend in? Yep - but the plod issue shoes will give him away. Alekhine

10:44am Wed 30 Jan 13

artytoit says...

Shoot them - quicker, cheaper and easier to Police!
Shoot them - quicker, cheaper and easier to Police! artytoit

2:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Let's get back to some sensible thinking here. They are only youngsters, though intimidating to some, they will have to accept, their behaviour is unacceptable and thus remove the hood
Let's get back to some sensible thinking here. They are only youngsters, though intimidating to some, they will have to accept, their behaviour is unacceptable and thus remove the hood Carnabackable

3:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mr_happy says...

About time we stood up to these cowardly, hideous, brainless little twat5..
About time we stood up to these cowardly, hideous, brainless little twat5.. mr_happy

10:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

cut their heads off then they won't need the hood innit
cut their heads off then they won't need the hood innit asbo. just the truth

10:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

they got some neck. actually wait a sec they got no necks
they got some neck. actually wait a sec they got no necks asbo. just the truth

1:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Carnabackable wrote:
Let's get back to some sensible thinking here. They are only youngsters, though intimidating to some, they will have to accept, their behaviour is unacceptable and thus remove the hood
I wonder what would happen if you walked up to a group of them and asked them, politely of course, if they would kindly remove their hoods.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Let's get back to some sensible thinking here. They are only youngsters, though intimidating to some, they will have to accept, their behaviour is unacceptable and thus remove the hood[/p][/quote]I wonder what would happen if you walked up to a group of them and asked them, politely of course, if they would kindly remove their hoods. Nebs

10:12am Fri 1 Feb 13

Rich{Carole says...

I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend are more reported than anywhere else.

Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend.

Oh my God what type of people live there now ?

Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area.
I have the Echo delivered and read online and I also get the papers from my friends from Newham and from Barking & Dagenham and crime and incidents in Southend are more reported than anywhere else. Southend was great in the 50s but now it has to be one of the highest crime area in the uk. 90% of crime news in the Echo is in Southend. Oh my God what type of people live there now ? Give it 10 years and it will be a no go area. Rich{Carole

12:28am Mon 4 Feb 13

littleone90 says...

its all very well blaming the parents, but if you are going to take the stance of "they should have had tough love" shouldn't you also consider molly coddling mothers who's sons think they can get away with anything because I bet a few of these "gangsters" are proper mummys boys !
its all very well blaming the parents, but if you are going to take the stance of "they should have had tough love" shouldn't you also consider molly coddling mothers who's sons think they can get away with anything because I bet a few of these "gangsters" are proper mummys boys ! littleone90

10:04am Mon 4 Feb 13

Russ13 says...

I guess this is a tactic being employed to give the police/CPS a better chance of locking them up.

If you went to court saying "these kids are wearing hoods and intimidating people, we also believe they may have dealt drugs and stabbed a few people along the way" the court will want evidence to support this.

With very little evidence you can put these restrictive measure in place, when they break those restrictions the courts have something concrete to consider when passing punishment ;)
I guess this is a tactic being employed to give the police/CPS a better chance of locking them up. If you went to court saying "these kids are wearing hoods and intimidating people, we also believe they may have dealt drugs and stabbed a few people along the way" the court will want evidence to support this. With very little evidence you can put these restrictive measure in place, when they break those restrictions the courts have something concrete to consider when passing punishment ;) Russ13

1:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

barneydrop says...

Throw their parents/guardians in jail
Throw their parents/guardians in jail barneydrop

11:14am Mon 25 Feb 13

luvinlife says...

Give the police more powers to sort them out - also when caught and convicted don't let them off, punish them properly.
Give the police more powers to sort them out - also when caught and convicted don't let them off, punish them properly. luvinlife

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