The Over-Policing of Low Income Urban Neighborhoods: Brownsville Gang Roundup

43 arrested, but is it the system that abandoned the neighborhood and the people to blame.

On Thursday, 43 people were rounded up from off the streets of Brownsville and indicted with gang related charges in a mega sweep of two gangs the ‘Hood Starz’ & ‘Wave Gang’. A wave of murders hit the high-crime low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn when the rival gangs spun out of control for territory of public housing blocks. When you look at the mugshots of these 43, your immediately struck by how young these kids are.... [Read More | Image from original article at newyorkcityrevolution.wordpress.com]