- Abolish gang databases (of any kind) & stop labeling people as “gang” or “crew” members
- Stop using or referencing gang allegations in connection with criminal prosecutions (whether pre-trial, during trial, or at sentencing)
- Discontinue all “focused deterrence” and other “precision policing” initiatives.
- Stop using militarized pre-dawn raids to conduct “gang takedowns”
- Stop using theories of guilt by association including the utilization of state and federal conspiracy and RICO charges in street gang and crew cases
- End the use of social media monitoring and other forms of digital surveillance
- Invest in additional credible messenger programs and expand resources for gang-involved people
- Divest from policing and instead invest in increased public health programs, sustainable housing, employment development, schools, conflict transformation and alternative accountability models like restorative justice.
- Investigate and audit the NYPD’s current gang suppression practices and its collaboration with local and federal prosecutors
- Increase privacy protections, and prevent police from gathering and disseminating information about people based on association.
- Create mechanisms to encourage and help to empower youth street gangs and crews to engage politically to advocate for community resources and opportunities.