The 30th Precinct had 7,550 total stops in 2011, 3,987 which involved a frisk, ranking it 38th in total number of frisks city-wide, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the practice and credited it as part of the reason New York City's crime rate has dropped to historic lows. Bloomberg has also called for changes in the training of officers that perform stop-and-frisk and in data collection of the practice, saying it should be "mended not ended."
But Gonzalez and Swaye see the flyer as an effort to "discredit" and "shame" them for protesting what they feel is a civil rights issue, while also potentially endangering them by putting their home address on the flyer.
"I saw it immediately and was kind of blown away," said Swaye, "It was designed to show us as people who are not trustworthy or safe."
The couple have filmed officers stopping and frisking and arresting young people of color in Harlem and around city, which they post on Gonzalez's YouTube account, according to Swaye. They said their actions are legal.