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Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.

Vacil (3 dots) tattooed between fingers mean jail, the street, or death

“La Mara es mi padre” – how violent gangs recruit teens

Education, Immigration, New York December 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Far from the aggressive images of the Central American Mara Salvatrucha – shaved heads, tattoos on their faces and bodies – the MS13 on Long Island goes about unnoticed. Only the “vacil” (3 dots) tattooed between a person’s fingers, or on the side of their left eye, can identify a member.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.