Boston Police Commissioner Blasts ACLU

Officer.com: Boston Police Commissioner William Gross lambasted the ACLU in a private Facebook post after the organization filed a lawsuit over the police department’s gang database.

BOSTON — Boston Police Commissioner William Gross lambasted the ACLU in a private Facebook post after the organization filed a lawsuit over the police department’s gang database, according to the Boston Herald.

The newspaper reports Gross called the ACLU “paper warriors” who are not there when police officers are shot.

“No ACLU present when we have to explain to a mother that her son or daughter was horribly murdered by gang violence,” Gross wrote in the private Facebook post obtained by the Herald.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is suing the Boston Police Department for access to its gang database. The ACLU argues police are too secretive about how they track believed gang members, according to the organization’s lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court.

Gross is named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The ACLU claims Boston Police is misusing a public records exemption an in attempt to keep key information about the tracking system private.

“Being labeled as a gang member can have catastrophic consequences for a young person’s life, including being targeted for surveillance and police stops, facing harsher outcomes in the criminal justice system, and for noncitizen youth-being detained and deported,” ACLU lawyers wrote in the suit. “Yet, under BPD rules, police can place children in its ‘Gang Assessment Database’ and label them as “active” gang members based on nothing more than the clothing they are seen in and the classmates they are seen with.”

The ACLU contends the database results in people of color being racially profiled.  MORE HERE

 

9 Comments on Boston Police Commissioner Blasts ACLU

  1. “The ACLU contends the database results in people of color being racially profiled.”

    FFS, who the hell do they think joins gangs????
    If the Boston PD made the list of gang members public, the ACLU would sue the PD for defamation. The President needs to declare the ACLU a terrorist organization.

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  2. Remember what the ACLU founder said: The goal is communism.

    Criminal thugs are necessary for fascist wanna-be rulers: sworn police and soldiers dont make good concentration camp guards.

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  3. But they are quite alright with someone being put on a vague list that prevents him from excersizing his first amendment rights.

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  4. The utter morons at the American Communist Lawyers Union need to realize, much like the violent thugs the’re protecting, that the way to stay off a gang list, is not to join a gang.
    Assholes are getting as bad as their pals at the SPLC.

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