NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hip Hop Youth Summit Council founder Charles Fisher joined NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on Wednesday, for a dialogue about the controversial stop-and-frisk program.
Fisher said it was a surprise that hip hop and the NYPD could come together, but that is exactly what has happened, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. He stood with Kelly and said: “We cannot get rid of stop and frisk. It’s working.”
But Fisher said the program should be tweaked a little.
The two were at August Martin High School in South Jamaica, Queens, for a frank discussion between NYPD officers and 100 teenagers.
“Our new stop, question and frisk is part of their concerns, and the commissioner met with us, and said he was definitely interested in coming together and making something happen,” Fisher said.
Fisher is the chairman, as well as founder of the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council. He is the former manager of LL Cool J and helped discover R. Kelly.
State Sen. Eric Adams has claimed that Kelly told elected officials that the NYPD targets young black and Hispanic men for stop-and-frisk in order to instill fear in them so they won’t carry guns when they leave their homes.
Police have denied that anyone has been stopped because of race.
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