Over the past decade, New York City authored a remarkable public safety success story that saved thousands of lives, transformed the safety of communities across the five boroughs, and overturned false narratives about the efficacy of broken windows policing. As America’s safest big city, we proved that significant reductions in violent crime could be achieved without unconstitutional stop-and-frisk tactics or unnecessary prosecutions of low-level non-violent offenses, both of which disproportionately harmed our Black and Latino communities.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-dont-bring-back-broken-windows-20200824-zblyi4rr7nfjlmosswwbeeb4de-story.html
We now live in a time of cancellations and closings. Most seriously, our public schools are now closed, no longer serving the 1.1 million city children who usually attend. Also shuttered are some of our principal entertainments and iconic distractions. Bars and restaurants, for instance, cannot serve sitting customers, only make deliveries.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-justice-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-20200316-ovskg6k3abfwrgqjjwnhyeuygq-story.html
Excellent description why police are needed in the subway.
As the MTA seeks more control over policing its system, it can make civil enforcement more efficient and consistent.
— Read on nypost.com/2019/12/01/a-better-way-to-fight-new-yorks-fare-beating-problem/
Critics of an initiative to stop fare evasion say residents living in poverty are punished and harkens back to New York’s so-called Broken Windows policing that helped foster the mass criminalization of nonviolent Black and brown people.
— Read on newsone.com/3888423/nyc-subway-fare-evasion-guerrilla-campaign/
This is a good article on Broken Windows Policing. There are 2 videos one on Mayor De Blasio and a cartoon type video about the Broken Windows Theory. Well done!
De Blasio’s New York Slips Toward a Crisis of Crime & Disorder – American Security Today
— Read on americansecuritytoday.com/de-blasios-new-york-slips-toward-a-crisis-of-crime-disorder/
This is an interesting interview on the effects of the application of Broken Windows Policing on homeless people.
The premise of the interview was that when minor violations of law are enforced on homeless people it makes them more disorderly.
I think this premise is flawed because it is similar to saying that enforcement of speeding laws creates more speeders because by stopping someone who was speeding now makes them late to wherever they were going and now they have to speed more!!!
Is “Broken Windows” Broken? – KPFA
— Read on kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-july-16-2019/
Dr. Sparks article
The Bureau of Justice Assistance conducted an executive sesssion on police leadership. This website contains the public documents and contact information.
— Read on bjaleader.org/Kelling5.html
To better understand the impacts of aggressive policing on New Yorkers, beginning in 2016 the New York Civil Liberties Union surveyed nearly 1,500 people in neighborhoods with historically high and low numbers of official stop-and-frisk reports.
— Read on www.nyclu.org/en/publications/shattered-continuing-damaging-and-disparate-legacy-broken-windows-policing-new-york