Actor and former Obama administration aide Kal Penn surprised most of his Twitter followers Tuesday when he strongly defended New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy. Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that the policy violated the constitutional rights of the city’s minority populations and called for a federal monitor to oversee reforms.
Penn’s views also put him at odds with Attorney General Eric Holder, who filed a brief in support of the case against the NYPD.
— Lakshmi Gandhi, “Kal Penn Tweets in Support of Stop and Frisk and We Become Really Sad” August 14, 2013. Read all of his tweets over at The Aerogram.