January 23, 2014 - About 30 people gathered today at the intersection of Broad & Girard streets in Philadelphia, PA to demand justice for Darrin Manning. Darrin is a 16-year-old straight-A student at a charter school. On his way to practice for his championship basketball team, Darrin was stopped by employees of the Philadelphia Police Department for an invasive procedure euphemistically called "Stop & Frisk." This is a process by which a person who is not suspected of committing a crime is detained by a police employee to have his body and possessions searched without a warrant.
Though his teammates ran from the police and escaped detention and arrest, Darrin calmly and politely allowed himself to be searched, knowing that he had done nothing wrong. A female officer, who has not yet been named, pulled on Darrin's testicles so hard that she ruptured them, jeopardizing the 16-year-old's ability to have children in the future and preventing him from walking correctly.
Members of Darrin's community are demanding justice and an end to "Stop & Frisk."