In order to promote a family-friendly, non-violent atmosphere, it is the policy of Marin County to forbid, while on the grounds of the Marin County Fair while the fair is ongoing, the wearing of identifiers of designated criminal street gangs, as referenced in Penal Code Section 186.22, in a manner specified in Section 9.09.070.
The following types of identifiers of designated criminal street gangs are subject to the Marin County Fair Dress Code:
In order to carry out this policy, each year, a person designated by the Marin County Sheriff who is a peace officer and who has received specialized advance training regarding criminal street gangs shall provide a comprehensive list of known active criminal street gangs and the identifiers associated with them. The expert shall designate the identifiers as either category one or category two, as specified in Section 9.09.020.
This Marin County Fair Dress Code Policy and the list of prohibited identifiers associated with active criminal street gangs shall be set forth on the Marin County Fair’s web site not less than seven days before the start date of the Marin County Fair each year.
As the fair takes place, the designated criminal street gang expert or any other peace officer who has received specialized advanced training regarding criminal street gangs, may add or delete certain criminal street gang identifiers from the Marin County Dress Code Policy, as developments at the fair warrant. In that event, the Marin County Dress Code Policy and list of prohibited identifiers kept by the attendants at each entrance to the fair, as specified in Section 9.09.050, shall be immediately updated to reflect that revision. The Marin County Fair web site shall be updated to reflect that revision as soon as practicable thereafter.
Enforcement of the modified list of prohibited identifiers associated with active criminal street gangs may begin after any one of the following actions has been taken:
A sign shall be displayed at each entrance to the Marin County Fair that states the following: “The display of identifiers associated with criminal street gangs is prohibited at the Marin County Fair. You may ask the attendant to see a copy of the Marin County Fair Dress Code Policy and list of prohibited identifiers.” attendants at each entrance shall make available for inspection to any fairgoer who requests it, a copy of the Marin County Fair Dress Code Policy and list of prohibited identifiers.
When a peace officer on duty who has received specialized advance training regarding criminal street gangs determines that a fairgoer is violating the Marin County Fair Dress Code Policy by displaying, in a manner prohibited by this policy, identifiers associated with a designated criminal street gang, the peace officer may require of the fairgoer that he or she conceal from view or remove the identifier or leave the fair.
While on the grounds of the Marin County Fair while the fair is ongoing, each of the following violates the Marin County Dress Code Policy:
Whenever a peace officer expels a fairgoer under Section 9.09.060 for violating the Marin County Fair Dress Code Policy, he or she shall complete an incident report that specifies the basis for the expulsion and, where applicable, the basis for the reasonable suspicion that the fairgoer is a criminal street gang member or associate wearing a category two identifier to signify such membership or association.
In the event a peace officer takes any enforcement action pursuant to Section 9.09.060 that is based upon a newly recognized criminal gang identifier, as defined by Subsection 9.09.040(C), a similar incident report shall be completed.
Asian Criminal Street Gangs
Asian Boyz, Asian Crips, Dec Lao Crips, Lokked Out Khmer and Tiny Rascal Gangsters