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“like you got used to somebody trying to punch you in your face every day”

August 22, 2013

What’s an example of something you might be doing before a stop occurs?

Just standing around. Playing dominoes. Playing basketball across the street in the parking lot. They just come mess with us for no reason.

What do the police officers say?

They don’t have an explanation … They search inside my pockets.

Do you think the judge’s decision could change the behavior of the police in Brownsville?

It’s the way the police are … I believe there’s other ways they could go about it, but the way they do it is totally not good at all. Totally not good at all.

What sort of effect do the stops have on the neighborhood?

Oh, nobody likes the cops here, man. They don’t like them.

Read More | “New Yorkers on stop-and-frisk: ‘Out here? Nothing’s going to change’” | Ryan Devereaux | The Guardian