The murder of Antiq Henis, a 1 year old boy shot in his stroller in Brownsville, Brooklyn, by an assailant in a likely act of gang violence targeting his father is exactly the kind of crime that Stop and Frisk was meant to prevent.
In 2010, the New York Times described 52,000 police Stop and Frisk stops being made in Brownsville.
This small army of officers, night after night, spends much of its energy pursuing the controversial Police Department tactic known as “Stop, Question, Frisk,” and it does so at a rate unmatched anywhere else in the city.
On the inner streets, dozens of officers, many fresh out of the police academy, walk in pairs or linger on corners. Others, deeper within the urban grid, navigate a maze of public housing complexes, patrolling the stairwells and hallways.
Between January 2006 and March 2010, the police made nearly 52,000 stops on these blocks and in these buildings.
When night falls, police officers blanket some eight odd blocks of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Squad cars with flashing lights cruise along the main avenues: Livonia to Powell to Sutter to Rockaway. And again.
Antiq Hennis was shot at Livonia Avenue and Bristol Street in in the Marcus Garvey Village project. Unfortunately by then, Stop and Frisk had already been eliminated by Judge Shira Scheindlin, better known as Judge Judy’s daughter, a liberal judge appointed by Bill Clinton.
The murder of Antiq Henis is a reminder that liberals like Judge Shira Scheindlin have the blood of the very black people they claim to be trying to protect on their hands.