LatinoJustice PRLDEF has released a report on “gang” labeling, policing, and surveillance practices in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. The report’s findings reveal how Freeport Village Police Department and Nassau County Police Department secretly, arbitrarily, and overbroadly label Black and Latinx residents as “gang members” without due process protections and often without evidentiary support. These inaccurate and stigmatizing methods of gang labeling are racial profiling and lead to increased police targeting and surveillance of the county’s Black and Latinx communities.
Call to Action
We demand Nassau County police comply with the law!
- End unnecessary stops and searches for “looking like a gang member.”
- End secret lists without notification and a right to challenge.
- This is racial profiling, and it must stop!
Read our report below or download HERE.
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