A long history of de facto segregation in housing has enabled discriminatory and excessive policing of communities of color.
From 2007 through 2014, nearly 5,000 people were “permanently excluded” from NYCHA because of an arrest—not necessarily a conviction—on or near NYCHA property.
Losing a place in public housing. Being barred from a job. Suffering immigration action. New York has a menu of “collateral consequences” attached to criminal convictions. Is there a consensus to change them?