OAKLAND (CBS 5) — Oakland’s City Council president is among two councilmen calling for a curfew for teenagers and an expansion of the city’s gang injunction efforts in the wake of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy.
The announcement from Council President Larry Reid and Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente came a little more than a week after young Carlos Nava was struck by a stray bullet.
Nava was with his family outside an east Oakland strip mall along International Blvd. on Aug. 8 when he was hit by the bullet, which was intended for two men nearby.
De La Fuente and Reid said police need more resources to combat the increase in shootings and homicides in Oakland this year.
The city currently restricts the movement of alleged gang members in two neighborhoods, Fruitvale and North Oakland – although both injunctions have beent he subject of months of litigation.
Other councilmembers, Mayor Jean Quan and some community groups have opposed expanding the injunctions.
The council is in recess until mid-September, at which time a heated debate is expected over the controversial proposal by De La Fuente and Reid.
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