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Fairfax County is one of the jurisdictions in Northern Virginia covered by Gang Task Force. Trained and certified law enforcement at Fairfax County Police Department used the web-based database GangNet, a system for non-discoverable and non-evidentiary information for alleged gang members.

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Questioning Racially-Biased Gang Database

Activists: Residents can be entered into GangNet merely for living in neighborhoods where gang activity takes place.

With no recourse for review, a nebulous definition of gang membership led an activist, an immigration advocate, and a Virginia legislator to fight for change.


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