A 55-year old black man said he’s still afraid of cops after police stopped and frisked him on Bushwick Ave. two weeks ago. James Manning said he was walking alone at around 11 p.m. when two patrolmen and a sergeant jumped out of a squad car, weapons drawn, and demanded to see his identification.
“They said there’s been a robbery in the area,” Manning said. “Then they patted and frisked me and they didn’t find [anything].”
Now 19 months into Mayor Bill De Blasio’s effort to reform the stop-and-frisk policy, Manning believes race, rather than reasonable suspicion, is the primary motivator for the controversial practice. But the uptick in murders reported by the NYPD this year has caused some Brooklyn residents to reconsider the merits of the procedure.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. -- Although Muslim recruits could not fast due to the rigors of recruit Training, the Islamic faith group here was granted an extra hour of worship to observe their holy month of Ramadan.
The prayer group at the Religious Ministry Center is informally led by Rct. Mohamed Maghraoui, who is the guide for Platoon 1086, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion. Maghraoui teaches his fellow recruits the lessons he has learned from a childhood spent in a cradle of Muslim faith. He is the son of Mokhtar Maghraoui, a widely recognized Muslim scholar who has worked to bridge gaps between different faiths. He shares some of his father’s lessons with the group.