Boston PD’s Gang Database Racially Profiles Young Black and Latino Men

Nicole Rojas
Aug 2, 2019 - 5:00
Boston PD’s Gang Database Racially Profiles Young Black and Latino Men

The Boston Police Department is keeping a secretive gang database that tracks nearly 5,000 people, most of them young Black and Latino men, according to newly released data. Several civil rights groups sued the department in November seeking information into the database and how authorities use the information.   Data released by the department revealed that 66 percent of the people in the database are Black, 24 percent are Latinx, and 2 percent are white, The Associated Press (AP) reported. The database does not reflect the racial makeup of Boston’s population, which is over 50 percent white, 25 percent...

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