Shakeer Rahman Condemns LAPD’s Targeting of Nipsey Hussle’s Clothing Business

Shakeer Rahman (’17), community lawyer and organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Los Angeles Community Action Network, was quoted in a Guardian article citing his organization’s report on “data-driven policing” and discussing the LAPD’s program targeting Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store and community (“Revealed: How LAPD Targeted Nipsey Hussle’s Street Corner and Store,” Nov. 7). “LAPD was speculatively criminalizing the location. . . . Police are deployed to these locations, armed with what they’re told are these ‘data-driven trends’ … but those trends are just the racial profiling that police have always done.”