Queens lawmakers question gang database tactics in letter to NYPD Inspector General

December 11, 2019
Queens Daily Eagle

...The NYPD credits the database for helping facilitate large-scale raids and driving down gang-related violence, but tens of thousands of New Yorkers — nearly all black or Latino — have been entered into the database for arbitrary reasons, like the color of their clothing, critics say. People entered into the database typically do not know they are a part of it, a lack of transparency that prompted the NAACP and Center for Constitutional Rights to sue the NYPD for information last year. ...

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