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Prof. Eric Freedman Comments on Suffolk County Plan to Curtail Gang Activity

Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Suffolk Plan to Keep Gangs Out May Raise Legal Issues
By Kathleen Kerr
Newsday
November 26, 2010

Excerpt:

But Hofstra constitutional law professor Eric Freedman takes issue with using clothing or tattoos as criteria.

“You can neither have guilt by fashion choices nor guilt by organizational affiliation,” Freedman said.

Some ACLU lawyers worry that those listed as gang members may never be delisted from an injunction – even after they leave a gang.

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