This is a must see documentary that shows how the quality of life in a city can collapse when homelessness, drug use and addiction, and mental health issues take over neighborhoods. The documentary illustrates how bad neighborhood conditions become when laws are not enforced, police are handcuffed, citizen voice are not heard, the criminal justice system fails (prosecutors and courts) and politicians don’t work to protect the community.
Below is a link to an article in national review ‘What if Seattle Is Dying, and We Don’t Even Know It?’. The article discusses a documentary from KOMO’s (Seattle news channel) Eric Johnson that explores the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on Seattle and possible solutions in “Seattle is Dying.”
The documentary explores topics such as: broken windows policing, quality of life, message from politicians, disgruntled police, upset citizens etc.
Link to the Article is HERE
The link to the documentary “Seattle is Dying” is:
On the KOMO website HERE
On YouTube HERE
Researchers find little evidence for ‘broken windows theory,’ say neighborhood disorder doesn’t cause crime
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2019-05-evidence-broken-windows-theory-neighborhood.amp
This is the latest publication – 2019
In this exclusive bipartisan collection from the Brennan Center, candidates, lawmakers, and activists offer bold ideas on criminal justice reform.
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/publication/ending-mass-incarceration-ideas-todays-leaders
In this remarkable bipartisan collaboration, the country’s most prominent political figures and experts join together to propose ideas to reform our criminal justice system – and end mass incarceration.
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/publication/solutions-american-leaders-speak-out-criminal-justice
George Kelling: A Visionary of Public Order
— Read on www.city-journal.org/george-kelling
George Kelling was celebrated for having helped tame urban crime and blight and his ideas were embraced from Newark, N.J., to Boyle Heights.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-george-kelling-broken-windows-policing-dead-20190516-story.html
The NYPD’s CompStat at 25 | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News
— Read on www.westsidespirit.com/local-news/20190514/the-nypds-compstat-at-25/1
This in the 2 latest publications in this series there are articles on policing. One article is by Bill Bratton and the other by George Kelling.
Urban Policy Series | Manhattan Institute
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/on-the-ground/urban-policy-series