Friday, October 5, 2007

Reporting While Black - The New York Times

Photo by Chris Keane for The New York Times

Reporting While Black by Solomon Moore, September 30, 2007, The New York Times

...Last month, while talking to a group of young black men standing on a sidewalk in Salisbury, N.C., about harsh antigang law enforcement tactics some states are using, I had discovered the main challenge to such measures: the police have great difficulty determining who is, and who is not, a gangster.

My reporting, however, was going well. I had gone to Salisbury to find someone who had firsthand experience with North Carolina's tough antigang stance, and I had found that someone: me.