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How Does Someone Get Identified As A Gang Member In San Diego?

Evening Edition

Aired 12/11/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS


Margaret Dooley-Sammuli,
senior policy advocate, ACLU San Diego and Imperial counties

Capt. Terry McManus, San Diego Police Department

Transcript

How accurate is the statewide database of gang members and how does a person get their name off the list?

Last week, the San Diego Association of Governments announced there are 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County. Their names are in the database called Calgangs.

But civil rights advocates say the list is not always accurate. And a new California law requires parental notification before a juvenile gang member's name is included in the database.

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