Coalition to End Broken Windows Release Statement on Drop in NYC Criminal Summonses, Demands Reduction in Police
"Broken Windows" theory purports to prevent serious crimes by aggressively going after minor, petty violations (like a broken window) as a way to deter more serious offenses -- despite no criminology research to prove declines in crime rates. In practice, Broken Windows encourages police to harass, racially profile, entrap, and punitively arrest citizens in low-income Black and Latino communities. In this video captured on a phone, cops attack a student on her way to school.
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