BROOKLYN - Local community members testified about their experiences with NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy at Brooklyn College Tuesday.

The City Council Civil Rights Committee held a hearing on the practice, which many attendees say has negatively impacted their neighborhoods. Others said they have been unfairly targeted because of how they look.

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Supporters, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, argue the program is a necessary crime-fighting tool.

The goal of the meeting was to see what changes should be made to legislation that proposes new stop-and-frisk rules.