Nicholas Peart and Frank Lopez

Yesterday, a federal judge in New York ruled the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

Nicholas Peart, a lifelong Harlem resident and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, tells his friend Frank Lopez about being stopped by police without cause while celebrating his 18th birthday with friends.

Originally aired August 13, 2013, on NPR’s Tell Me More.