January 27, 2021
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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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.