Gang Injunction - Racial-Profiling


See also Racial profiling

According to some critics, the vagueness of gang injunctions and gang identification give way to a system of policing that uses racial profiling to classify and criminalize civilians, even if innocent. Police are accused of using stereotypes that are perpetuated through the media to target potential gang members. Therefore, urban youth of color (often African American or Latino) implicitly become the targets of gang injunctions. Baggy clothing, gang affiliated colors, hoodies, beanie’s or sports caps, tattoos, and other tropes constitute reasonable evidence for police to harass and register youth as active members under the gang unit sector of the police department.

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