NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - As the memorial grows to Officer Randolph Holder's ultimate sacrifice, residents are determined to show their appreciation. A police presence remains at the memorial where a deadly confrontation happened, and Holder's life was taken away. Now the murdered officer's mother is calling for the return of stop and frisk.
The heartbroken cousin of Holder, the 4th city cop to be killed in the line of duty in the last 11 months, says more needs to be done to get guns off the streets. Her words came moments after career criminal Tyrone Howard, 30, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges.
In one of the public housing developments where residents were protected by Officer Holder, residents are anxious about all the illegal guns in the hands of criminals. Many are too afraid to speak on camera, but I sat down with a long time resident. He fears for his safety and asked us to conceal his identity.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Good Day New York that stop-and-frisk is effective and needed. A federal judge ruled that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional because it discriminated against innocent black and Latino men. Now there's a growing call to bring back a revised version that would target criminals and get the guns off the streets.