- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New York City moms who live in some of the most crime-ridden, toughest neighborhoods say the judge who ruled that the stop-and-frisk police policy was unconstitutional doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

“I feel that is someone had stop and frisked the man who killed by grandson, maybe he would still be here,” said Marie Williams, the grandmother Lloyd Norman, 4, who was killed by a stray bullet in a shootout at a Bronx basketball court in 2012, The New York Post reported.


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She added: “These young boys, sometimes they do need to be stopped and frisked.”

Another mom agreed.


“This isn’t a great neighborhood, said Nina Lamar, who has a 4-year-old daughter she’s raising in Brooklyn, The Post reported. “Anything that keeps the crime level down is good.”

The street reaction comes just hours after federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that police in New York City have been violating citizens’ civil rights and targeting minorities with the department’s policy of questioning suspicious-looking characters and, if need be, searching them without a warrant.