Lawmakers want to delete NYC Gang Database

According to Daily News, Law makers want to delete the NYPD Gang database. Due to its target among blacks and non white Americans.

It was said that many NYPD feds target blacks as gang members. The gang Unit has doubled its size after the violence in NYC has skyrocketed. The NYPD gang database is a secret list that they admitted to having 99% blacks on that list. Council members have said that it hasn’t made the city any safer so they want it banned.

Inclusion in the database can mean intensive surveillance, police harassment, overcharging, increased bail, risk of deportation and prejudicial treatment in court. They want to ban the bill to give young people more opportunities instead of criminalizing them and focus on adding more to communities to stop the bloodshed. Click link above for more information.