J.D. Williams of ‘The Wire’ Says Stop-and-Frisk Cops Forget He’s Not a Real Drug Dealer

From Hypervocal:

Onscreen, J.D. Williams shot and killed a 16-year-old whose loyalty to a local drug ring was suspect. In real life, he’s an actor from New Jersey who commutes to New York for auditions, and like many other young black men in the city, is often stopped and frisked by police. In the case of the very recognizable actor, however, cops often approach him because they think they recognize him from a previous arrest.

(via Poor Mojo)

  • Mike K

    Wow, talk about life imitating art.

  • Angry Sam

    Terry v. Ohio is the one true case of judicial activism that people should be upset about.

  • Miss Poppy

    He doesn’t actually say that he’s been stopped and frisked in NY. He kind of dances around it – he “knows” people who have been, and he “could” be.

    He probably has been somewhere at some time and it’s great that he’s supporting the people. But if he had been stopped and frisked in NY I think he’d be more explicit about it.