PLAYBOY: Put yourself in the shoes of a 17-year-old black teenager dressed in a hoodie and baggy pants, earplugs in, listening to music, a can of Coke in his pocket. You're on your way home and haven't done anything wrong. Out of the blue, cops stop you. Is that fair?
KELLY: It depends on why he's being stopped. Was there a description on the radio of somebody committing a crime who looked like that young man? Was somebody fleeing a particular area? Is there gang activity there? Or did they think his can of Coke was a weapon? Stopping him is a legitimate law enforcement function.
PLAYBOY: But he won't be stopped just because he's black or because of what he's wearing?
KELLY: No, absolutely not. You need reasonable suspicion.