The ‘Gangs Matrix’
The Wire has published a piece looking into the controversial database created by Met police after the London riots – this article explores how the ‘Gangs Matrix’ has been used by the police and the implications of what it means to be on the list. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/gangs-matrix-violence-london-predictive-policing
Suzanne O’Connell of Tuckers Solicitors explains how 80 per cent of her court cases involve a reference to the term ‘gang nominal’ a phrase used to identify someone on the Gangs Matrix. “This whole cloud of secrecy is very difficult to challenge,” she adds.