Gang Databases Are a Life Sentence for Black and Latino Communities
Ending up on a gang database if you're brown or black is easy—you only have to be suspected of association. Getting off a gang database? That's much harder.
Emmanuel Felton is a staff writer at The Hechinger Report. Prior to joining The Hechinger Report, he covered education, juvenile justice, and child services for the New York World. He received a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.