New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has sparked controversy with comments he made concerning black leader’s preoccupation with stop-and-frisk compared the to the spate of recent murders throughout the city. The New York Post reports:
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday ripped into leaders of the predominantly minority communities where shootings are soaring, accusing them of being “shockingly silent” to the rising body count.
His comments — which outraged local leaders — came as the parents of a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy shot by thugs in a playground said they support the top cop’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.
“They need to do it more often,” Tiffiney Monajas said as her toddler son, Isaiah Rivera, recovered in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment from the gunshot to his leg Sunday.
Isaiah’s dad, José Rivera, said stop-and-frisk “could have stopped this person, whoever did this, from having a gun.”
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