Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross Fired Back At The “paper Warriors” Of The Aclu Over Attempts To Force The Department To Put An End To Its Gang Database.
Gross accused the civil rights law firm of turning a blind eye to the “atrocities” committed by gangs and said the group is out of touch with the actual pain the people in the communities face every day because of gang violence, the Boston Herald reported.
“No ACLU present when we have to explain to a mother that her son or daughter was horribly murdered by gang violence,” Gross said in a Facebook posting.
“No ACLU when officers are shot. No ACLU when we help citizens,” the chief continued. “Despite the paper warriors, we’ll continue to do our jobs.”
Gross was responding to the Boston ACLU’s claims that the Boston Police Department may be breaking privacy laws with its gang database. The civil rights group also claims that BPD is too secretive with its records and won’t allow the public to see how they gather info. The ACLU also says that the database affects a “disproportionate” number of minorities.- READ MORE