NY Daily News: Basketball Tournament Brings Brooklyn Youth & Cops Together


“This is something that the kids are going to remember,” Tequan Bekka — the center’s program director — said, adding that when the young residents happen to see the officers working the beat, they’ll be more likely to say, “Hey. What’s up? I played with you.”

(Reece T. Williams/NYDailyNews) Brooklyn youth and NYPD cops used an oldtime city tradition to form a connection Saturday — coming together on the hardwood to play some hoops.

The games were part of a community-organized tournament at the Joseph Miccio Community Center in Red Hook, intended to strengthen relations between law enforcement and kids living in public housing.

Cops and their young counterparts joined up on the same teams.

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