NYPD Defends ‘Stop-and-Pepper-Spray-a-Baby’ Tactic

NEW YORK — The NYPD is making the case for its controversial “stop-and-pepper-spray-a-baby” program, which is the subject of a recent lawsuit. Speaking on Wednesday during the annual convention of the National Action Network—Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights organization—Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the issue personally. “’Stop-and-pepper-spray-a-baby’ has been one of our most effective crime prevention strategies,” Kelly argued. “Our officers have…