06/21/2012 03:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Actor J.D. Williams From HBO's The Wire Speaks Out Against NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk

J.D. Williams, an actor who played drug dealer Preston "Bodie" Broadus on the hit HBO series, The Wire, took part in Sunday's New York City march against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy.

"It's a sad thing that it becomes kind of natural with young black men," Williams told Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman at the protest. "It kind of becomes second nature with us, in a way where we expect to be stopped or we expect to be bothered or we expect to be harassed."

Read the entire transcript here.