California's baby 'gangsters': State put 42 children under the age of ONE on its gang-affiliation watch list
- CalGang attempts to list every gangster and gang affiliate in California
- Database created for law enforcement to gain longer sentences for gang crimes and tie people to gang injunctions
- But a recent audit of CalGang revealed some major flaws in the system
- The watchlist names 42 'gang members' aged less than 12 months old
- Also claims more than half of those had admitted to being gang members
- Employers have also been using it, illegally, to screen during recruitment
CalGang is a database for law enforcement which attempts to gather the name of every known gangster and gang affiliate in the state, CBS News reports.
Founded in 2003, the purpose of the watchlist was to support longer sentences for those involved in gang activity, tie individuals to gang injunctions and even disqualify families with links to gangsters from public housing.
But a recent audit of CalGang, which has around 40,000 entries, revealed some major flaws in the system.
The Criminal Intelligence System lists 42 'gang members' aged less than 12 months old.
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