gang database: Rear view of men wearing coats with NYPD Police on it

New York Activists, Academics Urge End to Gang Database

Taylonn Murphy’s phone chimed steadily as he addressed reporters gathered in a boardroom Thursday. His friends were concerned. The previous night, Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old freshman at Barnard College, was fatally stabbed in a Harlem park by would-be robbers, police said.

fingerprints: Man on stage in church speaks as others are seated to his right

NYPD Fingerprint Database Just Part of ‘Big Data’ That Needs Oversight, Reformers Say

Josmar Trujillo knows New York Police Department databases — facial recognition, DNA and, his crusade, the gang database. However, the database of juvenile fingerprints — illegally maintained and recently destroyed by the NYPD — was a new one for him. But, in the fight against big data policing, it was par for the course for Trujillo.

Marchers and Mourners

Reporter, photographer and videographer Clarissa Sosin has covered many events by now that center on families who have lost someone.