Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LA Youth Demand Accountability of Gang Suppression Policies

Youth activists in Los Angeles are asking the Police Commission to rescind policies that they say unfairly target low-income black and brown youth. Their action at LAPD headquarters this morning is part of an annual 50-mile march that seeks to raise awareness of mass incarceration and the criminalization of young people. The March for Respect coincides with the release of a report that is highly critical of LA County's gang suppression policies. Pacifica KPFK's Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.