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ACLU Sues Boston Police For Access To Gang Database

Boston Police Headquarters. Photo by Joe Difazio for WBUR

Boston Police Headquarters. Photo by Joe Difazio for WBUR

The ACLU of Massachusetts wants access to the Boston Police Department’s gang database and it’s suing the department to get it.

The civil rights group says increasingly, allegations of gang involvement are being used against Central American youth in immigration court, and there’s no way to gauge the accuracy of the gang database without getting a look inside the system.

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