According to the New York Police Department...
"The Criminal Group Database is a necessary tool to combat criminal organizations."
According to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund,
The Gang Database results in...
According to the NYPD Chief of Detectives, there's around
Criminal Group/Gang Database
as of February 2018.
HOWEVER, The Intercept REPORTS,
that total could actually be closer to
based on additional estimates given by the NYPD.
WHO does the NYPD put in the Gang Database?
NYPD Says these things can land you on the list:
Legal Defense Fund
states on its website that
of the individuals in the NYPD’s gang database...are people of color.
DO NOT receive notification
when they are ADDED
to the Gang Database...
...and unfortunately, there is
NO CLEAR PROCESS
to remove yourself,
if you are in the Database.
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