67/11/13 Brief of National District Attorneys Assocation Amicus Curiae, in support of Respondent
Wood, Harry; Sondheim, Harry E.; Byrne, Brenden T.; Moylan, Charles Jr.; and Younger, Evelle T., "67/11/13 Brief of National District Attorneys Assocation Amicus Curiae, in support of Respondent" (1967). United States Supreme Court. 10.
"It would be naive to state that members of minority groups are never harassed by the practice of temporary field detention and protective pat-downs. It is just as naive to tell policemen that they do not need to use either of these practices in their work. Irrespective of the degree of truth in either of these statements, undoubtedly each of these opinions is the prevailing view within the particular group under consideration, i.e., the minority groups and the policemen. It would certainly be worthy of the dignity of the law if it could give recognition to both these views in such a way as to accommodate both. This would truly benefit minority groups as well as policemen in their respect both for each other and for the law. Thus there would be "no war between the Constitution and common sense."" -- from conclusion, p.40