Dontae Blake, an ex-gang member who turned his life around, said it felt like a stigma getting lifted when Portland Police stopped keeping records of suspected and known gang members. Blake helps at-risk youth get out of gang life by engaging in violence prevention work as a community outreach specialist.
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How advocates, new practices and technology bought change
Practice of tracking suspected and known gang members was determined to be unfairly and disproportionately impacting minorities