Police taking new measures towards gang violence
Source: Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/rival-gang-members-banned-from-making-youtube-rap-videos-in-landmark-court-ruling-a3618626.html
One member Reial Phillips, 21, was convicted for his part in shootings over the turf war which left eight people dead after boasting about gun crime in rap videos.
Phillips, of Musgrave Road, Winson Green, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possessing ammunition, and conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.
He was jailed for 27 years over the offences.
The injunctions were granted last month after more than 80 witnesses gave evidence at Birmingham Crown Court and also allow police to restrict the vehicles and mobile phones they use.
Police and the council previously secured interim injunctions following a spate of gun and drug-related crime in the city during 2015.
Detective Sergeant Ian Comfort, lead detective from the force's CID prevent team, said: "We set out to disrupt and curtail gang activity following around 20 firearm offences involving Birmingham gangs during the summer of 2015 and into the start of 2016.