Crips and Bloods Gang Member Hearing is November 1st
A hearing in the lawsuit filed by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan against key members of the Crips and the Bloods gangs will be held before Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan on November 1, 2012 at 9:00 am in the 164th District Court, 201 Caroline, Houston Texas.
The County Attorney’s Office will be presenting evidence that the gang members constitute a public nuisance to the citizens of the Brays Oaks neighborhood in southwest Houston. Those being sued include a gang member who has been charged with killing three people and wounding rapper Trae Tha Truth at a concert. An eyewitness to that crime was killed before he could testify in court.
The lawsuit alleges that habitual gang activity in this area, which includes Eleanor Tinsley Elementary and Albury Head Start, has rendered that community a virtual “no man’s land.”
The lawsuit seeks to exclude eleven gang members from entering, standing, walking or congregating anywhere within a 0.117 square mile area dubbed “the Bray’s Oaks Safety Zone.” The requested injunction is based on evidence of habitual gang activity as demonstrated by dozens of arrests of the eleven gang members, along with other Crips and Bloods, for crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder. If the injunctions are granted, any of the eleven gang members found in the Brays Oaks Safety Zone can be arrested for being in that zone and, if found guilty, put in jail for up to one year and fined $4,000.
A map of the requested safety zone can be viewed at
A copy of the lawsuit can be viewed at