How prison pulls them back in: The story of Kerry Lathan and Nipsey Hussle is a window onto a parole system that re-incarcerates far too many people for technical violations

When it comes to gang ties, the system is even murkier, as gang affiliation is a largely subjective designation made by law enforcement. In many cases, cops make that determination on purely subjective factors, like known associates, and tattoos. There’s no hearing or appeals process. For the most part, if the cops say it’s so, then so it is.

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